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Quickword No. 46 : Do you know ‘situation of a golf ball’ (3 letters), and ‘the capital of the State of New York’ (6 letters)?
Quickword No. 46
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Malleable metal alloy, mostly of tin, mixed with copper, antimony, bismuth, and sometimes lead or silver.
Belonging to us.
“It would be wiser — considering how soon the breath of scandal will tarnish a lady’s fame — to let her be mine to-morrow.”
From ‘A Group of Noble Dames’, by Thomas Hardy.
Go past an intended limit.
The position and environment of a golf ball during play.
Capital of New York State in the US, named after a Dukedom held by King James II.
Greek island of the Dodecanese where St John the Divine saw his Revelation.
See Revelation 1:9-11.
Frank Worrell, captain of the 1960-61 West Indians in Australia, and the country’s first black captain.
“He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit, / This tun of treasure.”
Of a box of tennis balls, in William Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’.
Country in the Horn of Africa, north of Ethiopia, with a long coastline on the Red Sea, liberated by Britain from Mussolini’s Italy in 1941.
Plaintive cry of a horse.
Tease; bone.

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(1865-1936)
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