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#241 Latin pianist

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 13:09

Chemical one is organic.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 22:25



The sailor one is tarsi and I think the building material is Portland slate.

What's a tarsi?

 

Portland stone fits with the O of GENEALOGY. That leaves three clues remaining:

 

Previously turn it back into a rodent (6)

A_E_ _ _

 

Fellow will not finish directions for Trojan (5)

H_U_ _

 

Number on exercise, removing part of plant (7)

_ _ _ _R_L


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:54

Tarsus is a foot bone, plural tarsi.
Number on exercise is tendril.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:02

Struggling with the other two clues. Have you got any more letters for them?
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:12

I think the Trojan one could be Helen if the u is incorrect. He will not finish would be hel ie. he'll without the last letter followed by directions en East North.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:18

And the rodent could be agouti. Previously is ago, u ( u turn) it written backwards.So maybe you've got an incorrect answer somewhere.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:27

The E and the U came from my answer to Low-flying bird (3) which I had as EMU but I now realise must be OWLidea.gif Cheers everyone!


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:00

Another one from BBC Science Focus magazine...

 

Wrapped a chain around villa (5)

D_C_ _

 

Copy kiss on top (4)

_ _E_


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:07

The second clue is apex.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:09

And I think the first is dacha. I had to look that word up as I'd never heard it.
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