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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 RICHARDCFF » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:03 pm

I can't believe I got one of these.... :o

Here's my effort:

WA and TT etc were instrumental in L's demise
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm

Wendy Alexander and ?TT were responsible for Labour's demise in Scotland. (I have tried leprosy, Latin, Lallans, and "lovers, Mary Queen of Scots")
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 pm

Nope, nothing to do with Wendy Alexander/Labour (or any of the other Ls mentioned). Indeed no political construction can be applied to the solution.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:10 pm

William Adams and Thomas Telford were responsible for the demise of longshoremen
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 am

A plausible answer, but not the right one in this instance. However you are getting closer, with two out of the five words correct.
"etc" comprised TF, JP and many others.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am

I think this is an engineering question but I'm baffled by L.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:22 am

L was in one respect mythical, but nevertheless had a regular connection with B and G
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 pm

Are William and Thomas the two correct words, or have I by sheer chance hit on a correct surname as well? The only L mythical creature I can find turned out to be a water vole...which has diminished...but goodness knows why.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:05 pm

William and Thomas are correct

My forth clue:
WA and TT were generally styled SWA and STT; the former more well-known than the rather obscure TT, (In fact I could accept an answer that comprises WA and L only... :wink: )

My fifth clue:
L was way more fearsome than a water vole!
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:57 am

The only such L I know of is the Luideag of the Lochan of the Black Trout on Skye. Can't link it with a WA though.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:02 pm

CharlesT wrote:The only such L I know of is the Luideag of the Lochan of the Black Trout on Skye. Can't link it with a WA though.


If you can't solve this, Charles, we are doomed. All I can think it must be in some fictional work (book, film, play, poem, painting ???) about a made up scary thing or at least something more scary than a water vole, which is just about everything.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:48 pm

Most definitely no fiction involved here and nothing to do with the Lochan of the Black Trout - onsider my earlier clue that L was mythical 'in one respect'.

L's demise was relatively quick following the achievements of WA (or SWA - see my forth clue), and many many others. Her succesors did not have the same key quality, which would have been obvious to anyone in B or G looking on.

Hopefully you can now build a connection from these and all the previous clues to the solution
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:49 pm

RICHARDCFF wrote:I can't believe I got one of these.... :o

Here's my effort:

WA and TT etc were instrumental in L's demise


Sir William Arrol and Sir Thomas Tancred, contractors for building the Forth Bridge which opened in 1890, were instrumental in the demise of Leviathan, a ferry from Granton to Burntisland that ceased operating and was scrapped in 1892?

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

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:08 pm

Well done 1/2 man and 1/2 T. Had got to Sir William Arrol, but could find neither a side-kick nor an L. Sure this must be it.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:26 pm

Absolutely correct HalfManHalfTitanium.!!
Leviathan carried railway wagons, hence it was no longer needed after the construction of the bridge, although passenger ferries continued on the Granton-Burntisland route for some time.

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