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Postby ada-anne » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:27 pm

Have to try this one on you - a clue from the Telegraph crossword a couple of weeks ago. My mother said "You'll know this one", but I was completely flummoxed.

"Tunic-like garment worn over a smock, from the middle ages to the 18th century" 6 letters.

Any thoughts?



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Postby ValTarrant » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:34 pm

How about a bliaut?

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Postby ada-anne » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:58 pm

I hadn't thought of that interpretation of bliaut structure. But "...to the 18th century"?



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Postby John Waller » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:25 pm

Any letters to go on?

Odd, because a smock is an overgarment. What do you wear over an overgarment?

Tabard possibly?


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Postby sally » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:31 pm

It sounds as if they mean the sort of smock that is also called a shift, rather than the sort of smock worn by agricultural labourers.

Kirtle is still my best guess, are people still wearing them by the 18thC though :?



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Postby Merlon. » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:42 pm

Bodice?



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Postby sally » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:02 pm

Merlon. wrote:Bodice?


I wondered that, but thought it was even less tunic like than a kirtle. :?



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Postby ada-anne » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:35 pm

Kirtle was my best guess, but it's a bizarre description!



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Postby Theotherone » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:38 pm

Were no letters given by other clues?


Because there would have to be three of them.

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Postby ada-anne » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:07 pm

No, it was one of those annoying corners where we couldn't get any of the clues. And I forgot to ask Mother to check the answers the next week.




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