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barnaclebill58 | 14:36 Tue 01st Jun 2021 | Crosswords
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Please explain these to me.
Someone shirking in 27 , or a loyal chap. Ans Goldbrick. The answer to 27 is Des Moines (clue Loose ends , some involving Iowa's capital? Yes) I've heard "brick" for a good person (Enid Blyton -Famous Five language?) but never goldbrick. But in any case, where does the someone shirking come in ?
Woman rejecting lover once found in ditch . Ans jilt . To jilt could be to ditch and a woman rejecting a lover is jilting them -but can't quite see how the wordplay works.
Code name for some grass. Ans lawn. I've googled but can't see the code bit.
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Goldbrick is US slang asd indictade inthe clue:
gold brick
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INFORMAL•US
noun
noun: goldbrick
1.
a thing that looks valuable, but is in fact worthless.
2.
a lazy person.
verb
verb: goldbrick
1.
invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk.
"he wasn't goldbricking; he was really sick"
2.
swindle (someone).
"look out they don't goldbrick you"
Definitions from Oxford Languages
Code name for some grass

Law(Code) + N(name)
Law is another word for code. Law and n(ame)
JILT - 'Jill', without one of the 'L's, plus the 't' found in 'ditch', which is also used for the definition.
I thought it was Jill, losing l(over) but can't fathom the t.
I thought about Jil(l) but can't see where it is indicated to replace the l with the t from ditch
It is a double definition - a woman rejecting lover (once) and ditch.
Well spotted Llanfair.

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