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SpiderPig | 21:45 Thu 06th Dec 2007 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Has anyone got any ideas for this clue, before I just plump for one of my guesses.

24 Ac. Conyeyance delivering a travelling woman (4)

W?i?

If it's conveyance meaning legal document, it could be WRIT - but it still doesn't explain the rest of the clue.

If its conveyance meaning mode of transport, it could be WAIN. I thought a WHIP was a carriage, but looking it up I can only see a definition of a carriage driver.

I also thought of whip as meaning a long thin piece of wood - Maybe a Witch's broom ?

Thanks in advance.



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Apologies if I don't reply immediately. I've got a curry to be eaten !
Hi Spider Pig!

I think you can rule out WRIT: it's not a conveyance-type of legal document.
As for the others .... from Chambers:

Whip ... a simple form of hoisting apparatus, a small tackle consisting of a single rope and block.

Waif ..... a homeless wanderer; a fashionable young woman, esp a model of extremely slender build.

Whim ... a vertical rope drum revolved by a horse, used for hoisting from shallow shafts.

&, of course, Wain

Do you know which Dictionary the TLS uses ? It might be useful to see if they have more compatible definitions.

Sorry to add to your problems!
Wain - one definition on Google is "A kind of large broad-wheeled wagon, usually covered, for travelling in soft soil and on prairies"
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Thanks everyone,

The non literary clues are usually quite straightforward, and would be in any general dictionary.

I think I'm just going to have to plump for something., probably WAIN I think.

There's been a few clues in the last few weeks that don't totally add up.

For instance, there was one clue where " extreme right winger " clued for NOZI and not NAZI


Thanks again
I've plumped for WAIN ... but am having trouble with 1 a
Borrow character from Ambrose Smith (10) --
P???L?N?R?
gtfl any pointers. Tks.
1a Petulengro

In the absence of any inspiration, I too would go for WAIN, but it would be nice to understand precisely why !
Petulengro
Travelling Woman - Win + a?
Tks for the help on 1a.
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Thanks again everyone,

It's good to know that other people attempt this crossword.

For any Times Crossword Club Subscribers, the TLS crossword is free to enter, its worth �40, its usually quite doable and it must have less entries than the Saturday and Sunday Crosswords.

Thanks 1955, gen2 has also previously suggested that answer and explanation- this crossword is usually not so obscure.

If anyone does this crossword regularly , please post, so that we can discuss any future crosswords.


Cheers SP

Wain (author) wrote "A Travelling Woman"

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