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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:41 am

I think you might call it my scattergun approach.
JA was ab early adopter of C
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:58 am

Sgurr wrote:I think you might call it my scattergun approach.
JA was ab early adopter of C


Can I just clarify that "ab" is correct or is it meant to be "an"
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:59 am

rohan wrote:
Sgurr wrote:I think you might call it my scattergun approach.
JA was ab early adopter of C


Can I just clarify that "ab" is correct or is it meant to be "an"



Whoops, it is an. Sorry.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:10 am

We don't use C for that purpose any more, but it was all the rage at the time.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:17 pm

My first thought was C for chloroform, but can't find a JA to go with it.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 pm

Not chloroform...but I hoped you would think it could be. We now use DP instead
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:09 pm

So it's a medical thing?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:59 pm

No, it's not a medical thing. We use DP instead of the non chloroform (original) C
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:11 am

Could this be about photography?
James Adamson was an early adopter of calotype, and we now use digital photography?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:59 am

Nearly spot on. My memory was jogged by getting the answer on the Muirs who lived in our house built by Thomas Rodger, who also used calotype originally. However it was JOHN, not JAMES. A slip of transcription I assume. He was another local as far as I am concerned. I could fill my entire portion of the quiz with them, but it would become too easy. Have already done Gregory of the meridian.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:09 pm

Yes I botched that answer a bit. :lol: There does seem to have been an early photographer James Adamson but not linked with calotype.
On the assumption I'm not disqualified :) I'll continue with:

A D changed D to M, which in a different context was associated with violent conflict
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:20 pm

Scattergun approach. A Doctor (don't know who) changed death to murder???? Possibly in the contest of Burke and Hare, but probably not.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:52 pm

Nope, nothing to do with doctors or murder for dissection purposes
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:37 am

A DUKE (of Sutherland) changed his family seat from DUNROBIN to MERTOUN (in the Scottish Borders)??????. The only later violence I can find was a family quarrel in the Scotts who represented Harden Roxburgh and mertoun in parliament.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:15 am

No, not that. The violent conflict referred to (which culminated in a beheading) related to M in another context from the meaning within the puzzle, a clue for which is:

"The fowk o' this place wud ca' their vera tykes aifter the Y o' [no hints as to the next word]. This is fat we had ees't to ca' the 'Main Street' - D Street; fat sorra ither."
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