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Sweet-Teeth [BB342]

25 December, 2011

Yuletide is the season to delight every SWEET-TOOTH in the land, a word that brags three doubles in a row (EE/TT/OO), as does BOOKKEEPER, and all nine answers below. Excepting this lot are all contrived.

BALLOON NEEDLES, say, might be party poppers. Can you defy that chocolate overdose and deal with these nine double-heavy phrases?

  1. Moray guise (3,4)
  2. Playground ogle (6,4)
  3. Ink stacks (6,6)
  4. Woollen bedcovers (5,6)
  5. Coral sense (4,4)
  6. Liquor bill (6,7)
  7. Donkey guts (5,5)
  8. Mildura spitter? (6,5)
  9. Oeuf? (5,3)

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