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Pete_the_teach | 11:11 Sat 17th Apr 2010 | Crosswords
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26a Unintelligible participant in tug of war (5) ?R?E?


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I'd considered Greek, but why?
From the proverb-'' When Greeks joyn'd then was tug of war''
And 'Greek' is unintelligible.
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I'd just found that;
When GREEK meets Greek, then comes the tug of war
1677 N. Lee Rival Queens iv. 48
When Greeks joyn'd Greeks, then was the tug of War.
Pretty obscure, even for Araucaria!

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