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Quick crossword No. 1172 - you have to think for this one

submitted by lilinuyasha on 30 Jan 2009 at 08:49 PM GMT

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"...How does the clue for 18a equate to "attract"?..."

commented drakesdrum on 26 April 2009 at 06:59 AM GMT

"...3d should indicate it's an abbrev...."

commented drakesdrum on 26 April 2009 at 07:03 AM GMT

"...Some clues lacking in precision as mentioned above. I have an issue with 12D too. 2D is poorly phrased. 15D never originated in the MIDDLE EAST, but in Eastern Africa, Zanzibar, and stayed there. "The origin of Swahili is in Zanzibar, an island off the eastern coast of Africa. The dialect spoken in Zanzibar is known as Kiunguja. Swahili is an official language in Tanzania and Kenya. It is also spoken in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC), Comoros Islands (including Mayotte), Mozambique and Malawi."..."

commented prisca22 on 14 October 2009 at 07:27 AM GMT

"...Avocados grow on huge trees, don't that make them fruit?..."

commented ereni on 27 January 2010 at 01:17 PM GMT

"...15d: Simply wrong. Swahili was developed to unify native tribal languages with an emphasis on French. How can someone be so reckless with fact?..."

commented moldycheese on 30 December 2014 at 06:24 AM GMT