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No Pain, No Gain [BB453]

23 March, 2014

Today’s Birdbrain is doubly painful, as every answer to the clues below nurses OW twice. You will need some KNOWHOW to crank up the POWER MOWER and flatten this poignant bundle in one swathe.

(Warning: As with our two examples above, answers can be a single word – or two. And see if you can unearth any OW-OW oversights once the clues are cracked.)

  1. Decelerate
  2. Grovel
  3. Hippie slogan
  4. Face-off
  5. Pallid hooter
  6. Confab
  7. Bogan
  8. Alpine fluff?
  9. Detailed
  10. Dirt
  11. Cree armoury
  12. Rounded oriel
  13. Surrender
  14. That’s enough!

BB452 SOLUTION: Mayday, brainchild, impound, simile, grammar, parody, announce, broody, diagnose (horseracing), eponym (beer glasses)

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