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Bird Flipping [BB352]

5 March, 2012

Sorry to be rude – this has nothing to do with my recent Net problems I swear – but GNAWS and GENRE both ‘flip the bird’. That’s to say, the two possess a backward bird (SWAN and ERN/E) nesting in their letters.

The same applies to today’s twelve answers, with the bird nesting backwards in a consecutive cluster, anywhere within the answer.

  1. Jazz singer Diana (5)
  2. Southern Aboriginal (5)
  3. Duty of care (14)
  4. Sauce type (14)
  5. Believe (6)
  6. Polar hazard (7)
  7. Skittles (8)
  8. Intimate (8)
  9. He’s a loyal worker (7,3)
  10. Scrubber (5,4)
  11. Azalea cousin (12)
  12. Plates, platters etc (10)

BB351 SOLUTION: Delighted, disinterested, deported, devoted, departed, depressed, displayed, degraded, distorted, defiled. (Other devious dismissals are possible.)

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