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sirlearie | 11:09 Wed 29th Jun 2022 | Crosswords
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hi all
don’t understand clue 8
6 letters “ one who pulls the plug on Brenda “
I have “ p*f*er. the only word is “ puffer “ but why ?
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PUFF - is a plug/an advert ER is Brenda (the Queen) a PUFFER pulls a train. End of!
12:28 Thu 30th Jun 2022
Don't really know but Brenda was a puffer which ferried goods on the River Clyde?
PORTER ? One who pulls; 'port' (plug) + 'ER' (Private Eye refers to the Queen as 'Brenda')
Puff (effusive review/ plug) er (Brenda)

A puffer (steam train) pulls the other carriages
G A F F E R Electrician on a film set.
PUFF - is a plug/an advert ER is Brenda (the Queen) a PUFFER pulls a train. End of!
Just a bit of info if anyone is wondering:
//Why is Queen called Brenda?
Queen Elizabeth II is often referred to as "Brenda", and the Prince of Wales as "Brian". This is a result of the 1969 BBC documentary Royal Family, after which the magazine gave each member of the Royal Family working class nicknames, as though they were characters in a soap opera.//
Hi there! 12 across, “Hold on to amphetamine, ***!”. I have G-I-E, so it could be glide or grime, but I don’t know why. Can anyone help, please?
gripe?
yes - it's gripe. The starred word is a female dog.
Grip, hold, E, amphetamine.
thanks dave, i was struggling to find a naughty synonym for gripe :-)
Thank you! I worked it out eventually. Thanks for your help.

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