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AWOL Animals

4 October, 2016

To bookmark the blog's disappearance for 10 days - damn domain disputes - let's try a Storm where beasts beat a retreat. 

Pick any word, where any kind of animal is nesting. Perhaps that's a PUMA in SPUMANTE, or the OWL in SUPERBOWL. Once these animals go AWOL, you are left with SNTE and SUPERB to clue.

That's the trick - concocting a clue that defines the original word, yet wangles the wordplay upon the leftovers only. Here's my first stab:

PAVI (PAVILION) - Cake on one stand

BRIE (BRIEFLY) - For a twinkling French wheel?

C (CRAVEN) - C-Chicken

Have some fun with the format. See who can qualify into the Who's Who of the AWOL Zoo.

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