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The Very Logical Prize Puzzle # 345

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Matakari | 15:05 Sun 20th Sep 2020 | Crosswords
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Stuck on the last four which must be quite archaic. Answers with parsing if possible would be appreciated. Thanks!
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4. Played like Donegan when light rain is over Germany. (8) : ?K?F?L?D
17. Thin, achy and upset? A flower is needed. (8): ??A?A?T?
18. Wearing a close-fitting garment with the central casing removed and settled inside. (8) :
??R?F?E?
19. It illuminates the South in Georgia and Louisiana at melting-point. (3,4): ?A?/I?M?


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4 Skiffled (Lonnie Donegan)
4 skiffled, but I can't find a link with Germany.
Skiffle + D

(ˈskɪfəl) n. (Physical Geography) dialect Ulster a drizzle: a skiffle of rain. [from Scottish skiff, from skiff to move lightly, probably changed from skift, from Old Norse skipta shift]
19 gas lamp
abbreviations for Georgia and Louisiana: GA LA
the South = S
at melting point = mp
17 Hyacinth, anagram.
19 Gas lamp
18 Cor set ed
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Thanks, all, for the precious help!
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Glad we could help, Matakari. I think you led yourself astray, thinking the answers were going to be archaic!
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Yes, I was a bit rash in thinking the answers were archaic. I have to be more patient. I should have got the anagram for 17!

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