Définitions énigmatiques

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Ergonomics.

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Tom wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Container?
Exactly, Tom. Working = on, "in certain fashion" = 'on' in an anagram of 'certain', giving 'container', which is a can, for example.
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:) Phew!

:mrgreen: If the clue had said 'not working' (ns + certain) then cannister would have worked.

:oops: But of course it didn't say that!
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Tom wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:01 pm
:mrgreen: If the clue had said 'not working' (ns + certain) then cannister would have worked.
'ns' for not working? 'hs' I can understand, in French, but not 'ns'.
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'ns' for not working? 'hs' I can understand, in French, but not 'ns'.
ns for non- or not-serviceable.
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Tom wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:21 pm
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Skirt ?

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:) Not skirt.
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If it was 4 I reckon it should be
Edna

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Debra?

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