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MM LINKS MARCH 2010 [WEEK 3]

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Strix | 09:45 Sat 20th Mar 2010 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Strix understands some of you found last Saturday’s offering a little hard to swallow so this week he will attempt to be a little kinder – after all we can’t have the Chief Harpy of the Shrubbery threatening to bunk off!

Strix is not really into matters horticultural but as the days start to lengthen even he imagines long summer evenings reclining, drink in hand, in a deckchair in the garden with the scent of flowers and shrubs drifting by and the aroma of a fine supper emanating from the kitchen. His reveries on this pastoral idyll, however, were interrupted by Mrs Strix saying “Isn’t it time you got off your backside, out of your study, into the garden and did something useful?”

Strix managed to procrastinate for a few days when he could not find the necessary digging equipment as he couldn’t remember where he had hidden them last autumn.

Sadly Mrs Strix soon found them.

Next he tried to delay it further by insisting that a little research on the internet was necessary but when Mrs S. found him studying pictures of Holm Oaks, Ash trees, Hawthorns and Tiger lilies her patience snapped.

“Listen here you verbose indolent stuffed owl”, she hooted “we live in straitened times and we need to start trying a little self-sufficiency. Here’s a perfectly good article in today’s Telegraph showing how and where in our garden we could grow all the vegetables we might need for the next year and also have cut flowers. So off your butt and get digging.”

“Cheers, Daily Telegraph”, thought Strix bitterly, as he evicted some spiders from his wellies.

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As he prodded half-heartedly at the ground Strix reminded himself that gluttony and glugging were more his style than gardening. But when he looked round the garden he remembered that someone had told him that one of the most important aspects of the layout of plants and vegetables in the garden was structure. “What did that mean?” he wondered.

But over the following days the garden was dug, weeds pulled. Beds and rows made. Seeds sowed, seedlings planted and tubers bedded in. Old CDs were hung from bamboo canes to frighten the birds. Flowers were intermingled with vegetable plants to see off predatory insects. Eventually Mrs Strix came out, looked at the garden and congratulated him on his efforts. Strix, glowing with pride, preened himself. Glancing over the neat vegetable and raised tuber rows he almost felt like dancing at the thought of the fruits of his labours cooked, and served up piled and mounded on dinner plates.

Exhausted by his endeavours Strix slumped into his deckchair and started to dream of those celebratory banquets ahead.
'Morning Strix an' all. What have you got up your devious sleeve for us today? My mind turns to Spayed Ram, or Fork Handles.
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As always, for the every day running of MM, I will follow the same rule as introduced by crofter on word length. Each of my chosen link words contains at least four letters and at most eight. Stray outside this range and you will be wasting one of your attempts!
Each of my selected words may go in front of or after my challenge word. The competition will officially close at 7.00pm on Sunday evening when Gen2 will declare my selected words, then apply the same rules for awarding points that have been applied during all MM Link Games in the past.
My third set of four words to have their links predicted will appear below at 9.00am.
Have fun and good luck to you all.
in that case, I'm a bit worried about your mind AQ - btw, good morning !!
'Morning to you, Steff. Too late to worry about my mind! It left some time ago.
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MM LINK WORDS

I, Strix the Horticulturist, challenge you to predict the third set of words based on

A KITCHEN GARDEN

ONION
POTATO
PEA (I am permitted a 3-letter word, but you are NOT)
BEAN

Get digging
lol aq xxx
SPRING onion
ROAST potato
SWEET pea
RUNNER bean
springonion
potato crisp
pea brain
bean stalk
SPRING Onion
Potato CRISP
SWEET Pea
Bean POLE
Onion Gravy
Mashed Potato
Sweet Pea
soya Bean

thanks
jan
ONION soup
POTATO wedges
split PEA
BEAN salad
Morning all!

Onion Soup
Potato Soup
Pea Soup
Bean Feast
spring onion
mashed potato
sweet pea
runner bean
onion SOUP
potato PATCH
pea GREEN
bean SPROUT

cheers all
No imagination for me this morning. I'll go for:
Onion RING
Potato HEAD
PeaBRAIN (that's me)
RUNNER bean

Good luck to all.
Spring onion
Couch potato
Sweet pea
Beanpole
Spanish Onion
Couch Potato
Sweet Pea
Green Bean
SPRING onion
potato CHIPS
pea BRAIN
RUNNER bean
Good morning all. A host of possibilities today !

ONION bhaji
couch POTATO
PEA-brained
kidney BEAN

Good luck all

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