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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

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

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:19 pm

Tinto63 wrote:Not sure about the BB, but it could be Balfour Beatty, will remove Radium pollution (radioactive particles) from Dalgety Bay - remaining from when aircraft using instruments painted with radium were scrapped there after WW11. This work is supposed to start next month?


Spot on - the announcement about the clear-up was last week.

And very quickly solved too - well done! I didn’t even have to use my Rosamund Pike clue!

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

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:53 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Tinto63 wrote:Not sure about the BB, but it could be Balfour Beatty, will remove Radium pollution (radioactive particles) from Dalgety Bay - remaining from when aircraft using instruments painted with radium were scrapped there after WW11. This work is supposed to start next month?


Spot on - the announcement about the clear-up was last week.

And very quickly solved too - well done! I didn’t even have to use my Rosamund Pike clue!

Tim


Thanks Tim, the saga at Dalgety Bay seems to have been going on for a very long time (20years+?), good to see it is being resolved at last.

Now try this one: TPT - destination known to every taxi driver in one of Scotland's cities.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:38 pm

does the location you’re thinking of end with the word Triangle?

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

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:08 pm

Very perceptive of you Tim, shall we leave it at that? ... over to you. (I really don't want to offend any Mary Whitehouses out there!)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:23 pm

She might not have cottoned on. Did she know what she was saying here? I don't of course.

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

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:37 pm

A matter of life and death scene shows a CO but the CO in this clue shows us D

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

Postby Sgurr » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:12 pm

Is CO Commanding Officer and in this case was he Claverhouse, showing either the DRAGOONS or DRUMCLOG
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:48 pm

Sgurr wrote:Is CO Commanding Officer and in this case was he Claverhouse, showing either the DRAGOONS or DRUMCLOG


I’m afraid not - although it could be said that the CO “commands” a fine view...

It’s not just D that can be seen from a CO. There is also K, for example.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:42 pm

Can Dalkeith be seen from the Edinburgh City Observatory? I imagine Kirkcaldy can too?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:59 pm

The Camera Obscura, Edinburgh and are D and K Dunfermline and Kircaldy?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby geocaching » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 am

Tinto63 wrote:Very perceptive of you Tim, shall we leave it at that? ... over to you. (I really don't want to offend any Mary Whitehouses out there!)

Had to look this up! With a bit of delving. Never heard of it :lol:
These conundrums are worse than a cryptic crossword :lol: :lol:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:17 pm

CharlesT wrote:The Camera Obscura, Edinburgh and are D and K Dunfermline and Kircaldy?


Sgurr was getting on the right lines but this is closer - CO is indeed Camera Obscura

My full clue would be

A matter of life and death scene shows a Camera Obscura* but the Camera Obscura in this clue shows us Dumfries

It’s not just Dumfries that can be seen from a Camera Obscura. There is also Kirriemuir, for example.

* The film "A matter of life and death" contains a scene in which the daily life of a village is viewed through a Camera Obscura

Over to you!

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

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:21 pm

geocaching wrote:
Tinto63 wrote:Very perceptive of you Tim, shall we leave it at that? ... over to you. (I really don't want to offend any Mary Whitehouses out there!)

Had to look this up! With a bit of delving. Never heard of it :lol:
These conundrums are worse than a cryptic crossword :lol: :lol:


I avoid delving into Edinburgh's TPT...
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:38 pm

Thanks Tim.
MW later became MD but now stands empty.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:31 pm

Monckton Windmill became Monckton Doocot and now stands empty.
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