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gertyberty | 20:51 Mon 28th Jul 2008 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Can anyone answer the following cryptic clue please - "According to linesman, summer teams flattered to deceive sweden" - 10 and 5 possibly ??A?N?????/????S - thanks


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Flannelled fools

Flannelled - flattered
fool - deceive
S - Sweden

A reference to cricket
One "linesman" in question was Rudyard Kipling. Here's a quote from The Islanders:

"Then ye returned to your trinkets; then ye contented your souls
With the flannelled fools at the wicket or the muddied oafs at the goals."

Bernard Shaw borrowed it, describing cricket as "eleven flannelled fools chasing a red ball, with eleven thousand fools cheering them"

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