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LukeJavan8 #227969 02/11/18 12:55 AM
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Endeavors should not be mocked just because they have failed. (10)

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Failed attempts many hundreds of times preceded Edison's light bulb invention (11)

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"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded maternal ingenuity. (12)

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"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded maternal ingenuity. (12)

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... will do it. (Iolanthe, Act II)

"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded her maternal ingenuity. (12)

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'Ingenuity' is a badly formed word, apparently resulting from a confusion with 'ingenuous'. (13)

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"Ingenuous" ought to mean the opposite of "disingenuous," but peculiarly enough it doesn't quite. (14)

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Quite enough gun violence has taken place, and it is time to desensitize online gaming (15)

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Gaming appeals to those British aristocrats who are too idle to go foxhunting or grouse shooting. (16)

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Shooting the spectacular underwater fight scenes won the cinematographer a deserved Oscar at that year's Academy Awards. (17)

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