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Quickword No. 14
Do you know ‘a town like Bath’ (3 letters), and ‘deteriorate’ (6 letters)?
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle.
Psalm 32:9
Town such as Bath, Buxton or Cheltenham.
Greek goddess turned into a cow by Hera.
Worried, nervy.
Female pheasant.
Cathedral city.
Clay-like rock and chief commercial ore of aluminium.
Early Christian bishop who received two letters from St Paul.
Hard to find anywhere.
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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)?
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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Quickword No. 45
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
Short river in Cumbria entering the Irish Sea at Morecambe Bay, where its estuary is crossed by Arnside Viaduct.
Amusing play on words.
A very small amount.
In tennis, a service which touches the top of the net before falling within bounds, and which must be replayed.
Bread grain.
British tribe which rose in an unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Empire in AD 60, by their warlike dowager Queen Boudica (Boadicea).
Make a mistake.
Thomas Erskine, Earl of Kellie (1732-1781), Scottish violin virtuoso and composer nicknamed Fiddler Tam.
Gossip harmlessly.
One of the four children in C.S. Lewis’s story ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
Church territorial unit forming a subdivision of a diocese.
Adult leaf of a pine tree.
Pale colour of unbleached linen.
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Quickword No. 44
Music: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
‘The Blazing-World’, novel by Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, published in 1666, blending fantasy and science fiction.
Sunderland Albion FC, soccer team formed in 1888 and disbanded after four years of bitter rivalry with Sunderland AFC.
Regret; bitter herb.
A single game in the sport of darts.
Iron pyrite, an iron sulphide mineral with the chemical formula FeS2, known as “fool’s gold”.
E.g. Rievaulx, Whitby or Westminster.
Piece of music for nine players.
Common garden flower; son of Mr and Mrs Pooter in George and Weedon Grossmith’s “Diary of a Nobody”.
“Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?” James 3:12
A member of an ancient Scandinavian people, such the legendary hero Beowulf.
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Quickword No. 43
Do you know ‘princes and princesses, kings and queens’ (7 letters), and ‘jump up and down on one foot’ (3 letters)?

“If I dared, I’d touch you, to see if you are substance or shadow, you elf!”

Edward Rochester, in ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë.

Seaside town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, claimed by some Victorians to be the ‘Sinus Portuosus’ (bay of many harbours) mentioned by Ptolemy in his ‘Geographica’ of c. 150.
the Heir”, 1871 novel by Anthony Trollope.
In cricket, no longer batting.
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” Matthew 6:20
Threadlike part of a climbing plant such as vines, clematis or sweet peas, for twining around a support (see main picture).

“His ball would twist from the off stump into the leg.”

John Nyren, writing of a cricketer for Hambledon from 1777 and 1781 known only as Lambourn, credited with inventing under-arm spin of this kind.

E.g. olive, walnut or sunflower.
Princes and princesses, kings and queens; author’s payment.

“The young imp cannot be found,” said Dr. Trevelyan; “the maid and the cook have just been searching for him.”

From ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Myrna Loy, American actress who starred opposite Cary Grant in “Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House” (1948).
Jump forward or up and down on one foot.
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Quickword No. 42
Do you know ‘overbalance’ (6 letters), and ‘veteran’ (3,4 letters)?
Line behind which darts players must stand to throw.
Fall lightly asleep.
I, ‘the Great’, member of the Herod family who ruled Judaea 41 to 44, and who executed St James, brother of St John the Evangelist. See The Martyrdom of St James the Great.
“Only tip him a nod every now and then when he looks off his paper,” said Wemmick, “and he’ll be as happy as a king.” From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.
River rising in Wales, and flowing through Ludlow in Shropshire before entering the Severn south of Worcester.
Veteran, someone with a great deal of experience acquired over a long time.
“We will, in France, by God’s grace, play a set / Shall strike his father’s crown into the hazard.” From ‘Henry V’, by William Shakespeare.
Blow up.
Overbalance, or cause to do so; overthrow.
Provided that.
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