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Old 15-09-2009, 19:01
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Righty-ho, ace clue as always

Shan't be on line tonight, so I'll leave an extra hint: he's a Championship footballer
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Old 16-09-2009, 17:47
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Scottish racetrack where there's French wine and French glue? Not so!
Hmmm... no idea at the moment, but maybe some of this will help someone else to get it?

Scotland's five race grounds = Ayr, Hamilton, Kelso, Perth and Musselburgh

Others: Knockhill

French wine = Vin

French glue = colle ???
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Old 17-09-2009, 12:22
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Hmmm... no idea at the moment, but maybe some of this will help someone else to get it?

Scotland's five race grounds = Ayr, Hamilton, Kelso, Perth and Musselburgh

Others: Knockhill

French wine = Vin

French glue = colle ??? right idea, but look behind instead of in front of you!
Right bits in bold

Letters: 6,5
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Old 17-09-2009, 16:30
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Tempted to say Kelvin Wilson, as that might sort of fit plus Terrence's dodgy football leanings, but that would be 6,6
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Old 17-09-2009, 18:14
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Phhhrt, you were jammy to get a draw at the weekend....

Kelvin is right though
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Old 17-09-2009, 20:07
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Kelvin Etuhu

Kelso (not so) = Kel
French wine = vin
and French = Et
Glue = uhu
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Old 18-09-2009, 01:38
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Air deflected in potato dish by airborne trooper returning with eggs.
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Old 18-09-2009, 12:38
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Old 18-09-2009, 20:53
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I have no reason for this answer but is it Alex Bogdanovic?
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Old 19-09-2009, 01:24
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Hi scorer

Nope, afraid not.

Female
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Old 19-09-2009, 13:35
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Air deflected in potato dish = m (ari) ash

by airporne trooper returning = arap

with eggs = ova

...... gives Maria Sharapova
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Old 19-09-2009, 15:14
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Yay!
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Old 20-09-2009, 14:01
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Ok, next clue:-

Another proud talent in major
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Old 21-09-2009, 12:19
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VJ Singh?
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Old 21-09-2009, 21:42
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'fraid not - although this is one of those cryptic clues where the answer neatly fits the description!
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Old 22-09-2009, 12:48
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'Another' can be an anagram indicator, not sure if it this time though.....

Proud: vain, glad....not many suitable looking synonyms really, can proud be a cryptic instruction (stand proud / outside of?)

Talent: skill is the first word that springs to mind, flair, gift, bent are others....

'in' could be an instruction denoting that 'major' goes around the rest...

Sneaky punt also that Major could be John....other suggestions are key, main or chief....
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Old 23-09-2009, 19:10
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Old 24-09-2009, 10:48
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Can't believe I deduced that 'another' was the anagram indicator but couldn't pick out Juan Martin Del Potro from the fodder - especially with the major hint!!

Neat anagram PA
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Old 24-09-2009, 11:34
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Half Indian pigeon consumes a student
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Old 24-09-2009, 11:54
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Nasser Hussian?
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Old 24-09-2009, 15:13
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Right about half Indian = ian
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Old 25-09-2009, 18:33
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Old 26-09-2009, 04:13
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Ian Poulter

Pouter = pigeon
(L for student)
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Old 26-09-2009, 04:30
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I blame mess on breathing tube after losing first two points
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Old 27-09-2009, 14:30
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