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#227708 - 12/01/17 02:30 PM Noam Chomsky Day [Re: A C Bowden]  
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9- Language, including Esperanto, is highlighted in Captain Fantastic movie.

#227717 - 12/05/17 01:24 AM Re: Strong personalities [Re: may2point0]  
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Movie moguls such as Sam Goldwyn ran studios like dictators. (10)

#227720 - 12/05/17 05:08 PM Gregg or Pittman? [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Dictators need stenographers to transcribe their edicts, dubious rule-of-law status notwithstanding. (11)

#227735 - 12/09/17 03:02 AM Re: Valiant effort [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Notwithstanding the fierce resistance, the Allies drove the Germans out of Italy. (12)


Interestingly, it would also be true to say:
"Withstanding the fierce resistance, the Allies drove the Germans out of Italy."

#227736 - 12/09/17 05:24 PM Re: Last Word [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Italy looks like a boot, many of us were taught that in school? (13)


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#227737 - 12/09/17 05:57 PM at least, that's the way I learned it,70 years ago [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Schooling like that betrays your age: "...shaped like a boot, run by a heel..." (14)

#227739 - 12/10/17 03:57 AM Re: Jarring action [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Heel problems can afflict fast bowlers in cricket, due to the constant impact they make. (15)

#227744 - 12/11/17 04:56 PM Re: Last Word [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Make haste, early bird catches the worm, only thirteen shopping days before Christmas, get going now (16).


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#227748 - 12/12/17 02:32 AM rolling over in 'is grave, 'e is [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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"Now is the winter of our discount tents," said the sign in the cut-rate camping supplies store. (17)

(I saw this caption on a cartoon somewhere, but I don't remember exactly where, or the artist's name.)

#227752 - 12/13/17 03:06 AM Re: Fire precautions [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Store flammable or explosive substances in a cool place, in closed containers well away from any electrical sources. (18)

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