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Valentines Day Massacre with Hints #1177616
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The answers to the following clues can be found by massacring the letters found in Valentinesday. Each letter can be used as many times as it appears in the original phrase, and the answers are in order of increasing length.

Feel free to take a couple

-1. Monetary unit equal to 100 stotinki (3)
-2. River in northern England (4)
-3. Sediment from an alcoholic drink l---
-4. Tough flexible plastic, used for coverings (5)
-5. Motor manufacturer T---- think electric
-6. Nautical term meaning "stop" (5)
-7. Body part often contemplated (5)
-8. Case d----- think grammar
-9. Yellowish brown pigment (6)
-10. Fermentation agent
-11. French isle in the Mediterranean
-12. Ingenuousness
-13. Heavenly E------ think mythology
-14. Type of oil, used to maintain cricket bats (7)
-15. Material used to block gaps (7)
-16. Mass per unit volume (7)
-17. Cookery flavouring
-18. Time and place of a news item
-19. Check for correctness v-------
-20. Drooled (9)
-21. To remove sodium chloride from (10)

Last edited by Urban Worrier; 02/16/19 05:14 PM.

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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177617
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2. Tyne

7. navel

Hi Rog, nice puzzle.


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177619
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I guess I'll get used to the new look here, but I know it's not 11:21AM here crazy

Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177623
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177630
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177632
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177633
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177658
02/14/19 10:39 AM
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Sorry, manxman - a little bit of sneakiness on my part. Your answer fits the clue but is a smidgeon short think

All the others look good to me! bravo


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177661
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177662
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Ahoy there, Fil - good call! smile


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177668
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: OrleansBelle] #1177670
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177671
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Good one, OB smile

Sorry, Marian - me being sneaky again. Not that sort of case think


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177694
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177743
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177753
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177756
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10 - yeast


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177780
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manxman, michele - all good! smile

OB - nice try, but I've got another fermentation agent - think Biblical think

Hints tomorrow...

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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177781
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177802
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177827
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Hi Rog.


A note left for a pianist from his wife: "Gone Chopin, have Liszt, Bach in a Minuet."
Re: Valentines Day Massacre [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177828
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Pretty good! I've have to pass on #8 Remi (or was it #3?), but the others are spot-on bravo


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Re: Valentines Day Massacre with Hinta [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177830
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I was a whiz at grammar in high school, having gone to a Catholic school where they stressed it. Had it
in college too. So, I'm hoping the answer is...

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Re: Valentines Day Massacre with Hinta [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177842
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Re: Valentines Day Massacre with Hinta [Re: Urban Worrier] #1177848
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Your whizziness remains, Joan. Good calls, ladies! grin


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