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Tom Comes out of Lockdown! #1247378
05/12/21 11:30 AM
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More Tom Swifties. (For example "I'll have a martini," said Tom, drily.) As ever, grovelling apologies for any re-runs

Some of these are very clever and quite tough, so being all heart, I've given you first letter and length as a starter grin·

As ever, an asterisk represents a "real" hyphen.

One answer each for first 24 hours, please.

-1. "Some countries have really severe penalties for stealing", said Tom o----------
-2. "I'll never learn to play the guitar", Tom f------
-3. "I feel really calm when I finally complete a jigsaw", said Tom p---------
-4. "The ... gasp ... carburettor gas/air mixture's all wrong," Tom c-----
-5. "Well I insist - it must have an apple in its mouth", said Tom p----------
-6. "My shoulder's - popped - out - again," Tom said d-----------
-7. "Oh - and don't arrive until after the stated time", said Tom b--------
-8. "I love crossword puzzles," said Tom, c----------
-9. "I don't think the Earth is round," said Tom, f-----
-10. “Pennies look really different under a microscope,” Tom said m------------

Last edited by Urban Worrier; 05/13/21 05:39 AM.

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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247380
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Love the topic title, Rog lol

1. offhandedly


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247383
05/12/21 12:01 PM
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Thanks, Cue - nice start! grin


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247386
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So happy to see Tom come out of lockdown! happydance

Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247387
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3. Peacefully - great news Tom is back Rog wave

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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247388
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I will pass your best wishes on... lol


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247389
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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247391
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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247392
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Thank you, Rog kissy

Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247393
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Hi Rog.


If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what was yesterday?
Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247394
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Thanks Urban Worrier!

Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247396
05/12/21 03:09 PM
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michelle - nice try, but a rare [Linked Image]

Pandora, Remi, Joan, oldbroad - most excellent! bravo


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247408
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8. cryptically wink


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247410
05/12/21 06:09 PM
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Oops...too late on #8 correction ...

10. magnificently smile

Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247411
05/12/21 06:17 PM
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Yes and yes, ladies! smile


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Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247433
05/13/21 02:35 AM
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Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: Tom Comes out of Lockdown! [Re: Urban Worrier] #1247435
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Nice finish, Lex! thumbsup


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