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Singer in short time arrives in capital city (7)
19 Aug 2012 21:38 UTCSun 19 Aug 2012 - 9:38 pm UTC
I've been away for a few weeks, and now that I'm catching up, I'm confused.
Didn't Pink find the solution? And if so, what's the subsequent hubbub all about?
Yours, in perplexity...
20 Aug 2012 05:52 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 5:52 am UTC
David, so you've been 'away for a few weeks' have you?
Technically, this is known as 'Absence Without Leave' - or AWOL for short.
Sadly, the Pink Lady did not find the correct solution and I suspect that she may have also gone AWOL.
Now, I suspect that you probably went AWOL together - probably to the Olympics?
In fact, I thought I saw you both on TV - sitting in the Royal Box.
I am very disappointed that, although you were both in the UK, neither of you bothered to look me up.
Regretfully, this Question still remains answerless.
Please demonstrate your skills as a Researcher and provide the correct Answer.
As a further clue, the great singer closely resembles Dick Van Dyke - as he is now, not like he was when he appeared in 'Mary Poppins'.
Yours, also in perplexity ....
20 Aug 2012 11:42 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 11:42 am UTC
A short time is an INSTANT.
A singer in short time is STAN.
Stan arrives in ("is at the entry to") a capital city: STANLEY
Stanley is the capital city of the Falkland Islands.
Stan who? I don't know any Stans who resemble Dick Van Dyke.
20 Aug 2012 12:57 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 12:57 pm UTC
Many thanks, Roger, but - sorry - you have also got it wrong.
As far as a singer named Stan is concerned, there was, of course, Stanley Holloway who appeared in 'My Fair Lady' as Eliza's dad and sang: "With a Little Bit of Luck" and "Get Me to the Church on Time"
Actually, I did provide further clues to the correct solution on 11th August, above:
Well, if Short Time = MIN for Minute;
And AR is short for Arrives
And YO is short for Tokyo
Can anyone now piece it all together for the name of a great singer?
Please do remember it's a 7 letter word.
And please remember that he is also a Dick Van Dyke look-alike:
20 Aug 2012 13:08 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 1:08 pm UTC
Indeed! Ribuck did propose "MY OAR IN" a few days ago, but had already used it as his answer to the clue "Singer with paddle in dihydrogen monoxide".
As for Myo being a Dick Van Dyke lookalike, I guess they do both have grey hair. But as I haven't seen Myo dance, nor heard his mockney accent, I can't comment further...
20 Aug 2012 13:18 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 1:18 pm UTC
Ribuck did indeed comment intriguingly some time ago but, alas, he is not a Real Researcher, is he?
Consequently, he could not post an Answer.
I hereby recommend his promotion which, in my view, is sadly overdue.
20 Aug 2012 13:31 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 1:31 pm UTC
Ribuck has informed us that he does not have a PayPal account, and therefore would not be eligible to become a Uclue Researcher (even if we were recruiting). Nor does he have a bank account, apparently on account of something he calls "chuggers".
If ribuck has provided the answer that you seek, then this one is a freebie for you!
20 Aug 2012 14:27 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 2:27 pm UTC
Thank you Admin.
I shall now close this Question.
20 Aug 2012 14:28 UTCMon 20 Aug 2012 - 2:28 pm UTC
Many thanks to everyone!