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Elk Cackle

12 December, 2014

For some Friday follying, how about we solve (and invent) mini-palindromes? Just two words only, with names legit, and lengths optional. A fish fanatic, say, would be a TUNA NUT, while a deer laugh is an ELK CACKLE.

Get a titter from these, and see if you can make your own, using your byline and numbering so we can track solutions. To lift the level of difficulty, there's no need for word lengths, with the only proviso that all answers own two words.

DA1 - Dense filth

DA2 - CEOs cry

DA3 - Brazil underbelly?

DA4 - Regal lubricant?

DA5 - Note umps

DA6 - Big jewel

DA7 - Small barbarian?

DA8 - NASA merch

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