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Eat No Meat [BB389]

18 November, 2012

Vegetarians will find today’s ten phrases palatable, as each answer refers to food of a vegetal nature, without a skerrick of animal flesh on the plate.

And just to make sure you’re holding the right end of the pineapple, no fruit appears among any of the ten solutions. Nothing here but nibbles from the vegie patch – so hoe in. (And see if you can add to the harvest.)

  1. A-bomb billow
  2. Accountant – slang
  3. Tube addict
  4. Identical entities
  5. Tools of persuasion
  6. White Album song
  7. Police ploy
  8. Boxing souvenir?
  9. Newborn’s mythical origin
  10. Acutely embarrassed

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK BB388 SOLUTION: Stig (jig), muscle (hustle), five (jive), wheel (reel), whist (twist), mango (tango), amber (samba), bolts (waltz), stronger (conga), litterbug (jitterbug), jimmy (shimmy), number (rumba)

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