I can name that in ONE HINT!!!

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  1. Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy Detective/Moderator

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    We're past the deadline (no prize needed) and haven't heard from Nine lately, so here's to a Happy New Year with my answers to 1 and 2 in hopes he'll post:

    #1
    Before grass, head or root or on jailed arrowgrass, arrowhead, arrowroot
    Jeffrey?s suits Jeffrey Dahmer on death row wears jailclothes, sometimes printed with large arrows instead of stripes
    Men in tights aren?t always dancers archers from Robin Hood films
    After 'H' it?s a place - after 'N' skinny waist Harrow, narrow
    Could William tell you the answer? William Tell shot an arrow through the apple on his son's head

    The answer is arrow.

    #2
    My first starts off frigid and ends up aloof The letter f is first in frigid and last in aloof
    My next two - electric that flickers letters AC for alternating current
    My last ends a clue and I?ll tell you the truth letter e is last in clue
    The cheeks of my whole don?t need knickers...undergarments aren't worn on this body part which is the word we're seeking

    Thus, face is the answer.
     
  2. Delpita

    Delpita Woooooo-Hoooooo!

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    Oh, very clever Dick Tracy! Great thinking!
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  3. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    Promise I will provide answers to this near-dead thread after I come back from a little leave. Promise.
     
  4. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    Well, just to clear this thread up (I hate loose ends*) I have to say that although people came close, no-one got every reference... (sorry - no avatars this year) so here they are... better late than never...

    #1
    Before grass, head or root or on jailed Jeffrey?s suits
    Men in tights aren?t always dancers
    After 'H' it?s a place - after 'N' skinny waist
    Could William tell you the answer?

    Arrowgrass, arrowhead, disgraced British ex-MP and one-time convict Jeffrey Archer
    Reference to the Mel Brooks spoof film 'Men in Tights' about the archer Robin Hood
    Harrow, narrow
    William Tell was another famous archer
    THE ANSWER WAS ARROW


    #2
    My first starts off frigid and ends up aloof
    My next two - electric that flickers
    My last ends a clue and I?ll tell you the truth
    The cheeks of my whole don?t need knickers...

    Frigid and aloof start and end with F
    Alternating current is know as AC current
    Clue ends with the letter E
    A thing with cheeks that would not need underwear would be a face
    THE ANSWER WAS FACE


    #3
    It comes after ear when you block out commotion
    It sits after spark for a car
    It lives after bath or it could mean promotion
    The ugliest on Bash Street by far...

    Block ears with an earplug
    Cars use spark plugs
    Bath plug, promote something by 'plugging' it
    There was a character called Plug in the Bash Street comic strip
    THE ANSWER WAS PLUG


    #4
    It?s cricket with leg - in a saying with peg
    A mile makes a capital heart
    With root or with dance - is it trendy? No chance!
    Face up to it - back to the start...

    Square leg, 'Fit a round peg into a square hole'
    The heart of London is known as the 'Square Mile'
    Square root, square dance, untrendy people were known as 'squares'
    Square up to something, go back to square one
    THE ANSWER WAS SQUARE


    #5
    Let?s put on a show ? it?s a paper, you know
    Or it comes before pass, coach or fright
    It?s restrained after ?ho? ? it?s a stamp after ?po?
    And its under me most Sunday nights?

    Put on a show on a stage, 'The Stage' is the industry paper for actors
    Stage pass, stagecoach, stagefright
    Hostage, postage
    I used to produce a review on-stage at weekends
    THE ANSWER WAS STAGE


    #6
    You know that my diction is free from affliction
    So my clues are clipped, clear and crisp
    My conundrum to see could possibly be
    A small rodent who suffers a lisp...

    These individual clues were always part of a set of three, getting progressively easier throughout the show and were written to be read on-stage rather than viewed so not everything was a hidden meaning or reference. The only point of this rhyme was to get you to the last line... a small rodent was a mouse - so a small rodent with a lisp would be mou-th
    THE ANSWER WAS MOUSE

    *I usually prefer them slightly tighter...
     
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