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aurion | 19:02 Tue 08th Nov 2011 | Crosswords
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I'm stuck on the last two clues.

24a Beat wings when in an angry mood (4) ? A ? E

26d Nuts - crack almonds to start with (4) ? A ? A

Any help would be very welcome .. thanks.

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26 Gag a
24a sounds like Flap but doesn't fit your letters
26d Gag A
On second thoughts
24a Bate
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Thanks mamyalynne and Calibax.
I just wish I understood how "bate" and "gaga" answer the clues.
Gag = Crack (a joke) + A (start of Almonds)
Bate is a double meaning - to beat wings or a rage
Bate can mean to flap the wings impatiently or it can mean a rage
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Well, you live and learn! Thanks again.
Glad to help out.

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