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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:06 pm

ExpatEddie wrote:
CharlesT wrote:Correct again EE. :clap: :clap: Your go and I'll refrain from responding while I get on with my house move packing. :D


Thanks Charles - good luck with the house move and come back soon.

I'm breaking protocol with this one and not giving a starter but giving every letter

This high spot comes from a Manila gunman

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Well, as no-one else seems to want to play, Mam na Gualainn.

Still packing, but I needed a rest. :(
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby ExpatEddie » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:27 pm

CharlesT wrote:
ExpatEddie wrote:
CharlesT wrote:Correct again EE. :clap: :clap: Your go and I'll refrain from responding while I get on with my house move packing. :D


Thanks Charles - good luck with the house move and come back soon.

I'm breaking protocol with this one and not giving a starter but giving every letter

This high spot comes from a Manila gunman

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Well, as no-one else seems to want to play, Mam na Gualainn.

Still packing, but I needed a rest. :(


Well played :clap: then Charles - spot on. Your turn now - and then get on with packing :lol:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:22 am

Thanks EE, old crossword solvers never die. :wink:

Now it was at RC that BA played a diabolical game and troubled folk no more.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:32 pm

Time for that second clue it seems.

In another guise he may have come down upon the fold. :D
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:00 pm

Hmmm? Second clue not worked this time, so here's a third.

In gaelic BA would be AM and fully AMmaR.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:05 pm

CharlesT wrote:Thanks EE, old crossword solvers never die. :wink:

Now it was at RC that BA played a diabolical game and troubled folk no more.


Someone has to get it soon - I'm incommunicado from 2nd April for a week.

So, another clue. In current times RC is HC and comprises two fine houses of the type referred to by its current name.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby nigheandonn » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:13 pm

I don't know any Gaelic Assyrians, purple or otherwise!

There was a Wolf of Badenoch, I believe, but he seems to have been Alexander Stewart...
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:31 pm

nigheandonn wrote:I don't know any Gaelic Assyrians, purple or otherwise!

There was a Wolf of Badenoch, I believe, but he seems to have been Alexander Stewart...


You are partly there. Alexander Stewart, Lord Buchan was known as Big Alexander, more properly Alasdair Mor mac an Righ and the Wolf of Badenoch. He might have worn purple and gold for all we know. Anyway, he was a bad lot and reputedly met his come-uppence at RC after losing a game of chess to a tall dark stranger. What is RC?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:43 am

Aaaarrrrr, Ruthven Castle, where the evil Wolf of Badenoch is reputed to have played chess with the Devil himself ! His body was found blackened and burnt, with the nails of his boots blasted out, and terrible storms accompanied his funeral as he descended to the Gates of Hell !!! OK, let's not get carried away, but what a man for Gravity ! :shock:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:29 am

Caberfeidh wrote:Aaaarrrrr, Ruthven Castle, where the evil Wolf of Badenoch is reputed to have played chess with the Devil himself ! His body was found blackened and burnt, with the nails of his boots blasted out, and terrible storms accompanied his funeral as he descended to the Gates of Hell !!! OK, let's not get carried away, but what a man for Gravity ! :shock:


Aye, a man for your heart if not your soul. :shock: He was pretty useless at anything but rape, pillage and arson (burning Elgin Cathedral in a fit of pique!). Reputedly the funeral storms abated when his coffin was moved to the back of the procession. He lies in Dunkeld Cathedral or in Hell, take your pick.

Over to you.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:34 am

CharlesT wrote: He lies in Dunkeld Cathedral or in Hell, take your pick.

Well I remember as a boy I shone a torch through the hole broken in the stone lid of his sarcophagus at Dunkeld, and there was nothing there but sweetie-wrappers, so he aint in Dunkeld !!!

Talking of bedevilment, which B.C. does legend tell was host to a laird who coveted riches so much that he reputedly sold his soul to the devil?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Shug » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:46 pm

Barr castle?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:56 pm

Shug wrote:Barr castle?


Not the one I'm thinking of, but it occurs to me there may be many such legends regarding many an old ruin! This one is on an island...
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:33 pm

Brodick Castle?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Caberfeidh » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:42 am

CharlesT wrote:Brodick Castle?


No, further North, and much older...
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