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Half the Battle [BB530]

17 April, 2016

As Anzac Day draws near, it's time we consider a war chest of battles - or half the battle in each case. That's what you confornt below. We give the first half of 15 battles through the ages, including both World Wars - though some are far more ancient.

TOB, say, is TOBRUK. Some answers have two words - though every answer offers the FIRST half of the battle only. Only buffs will score more than half.

1. GETTY 

2. STALI

3. WATE

4. PASSCH

5. BUNKE

5. KHAR  

6. MARA

7. SARA

8. MID

9. VER

10. MAFE

11. CORA

12. THEB

13. NAS

14. ACT

15. ZA

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK

BB529 SOLUTION: March of the Penguins, ides of March, her novel March, salt march, the band Augie March, March birthstone, March To Keep Fear Alive, The March King, his novel Augie March, death march, aka marchpane, Actor Frederic March

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