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Getting the answer first

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Just wondered if there are any memorable instances of getting the answer to a question (in dramas etc.) before it's given. One I have was a crossword clue from 'The Flipside Of Dominick Hide :
Commuter: "Several people go off the deep end - six letters"
Dominick: "divers"
and I do realise that half the time the writer wanted us to have that feel-good factor!
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Someone will have to back me up on this one, but I think it may have been an episode of "The Crezz" where Joss Ackland's character had to guess the name of a Japanese city which was an anagram of "Tokyo", and somehow managed to come up with every possible arrangement of letters except the correct one, which was never revealed. (The Kyoto Protocol was of course decades away at that point!)

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"12 Down. An Abbreviated story usually of an amusing nature; 8 letters" is another, this time said by Emma Peel to Steed in the Forget-Me-Knot episode of The Avengers. Steed didn't get it either!
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Private Frazer wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:22 am
"12 Down. An Abbreviated story usually of an amusing nature; 8 letters" is another, this time said by Emma Peel to Steed in the Forget-Me-Knot episode of The Avengers. Steed didn't get it either!
Miniquip?
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I thought it was "anecdote".

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The one in the dictionary was Emma's!
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13 across. Type of bird R__K. Rook or Rilk? (Porridge).

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There was a whole Two Ronnies sketch based on wrong answers to crossword clues, set in a railway carriage as I recall. "It's red, smells and is often picked in the morning... something O-S-E" (he guesses NOSE instead of ROSE), and so on. Ends with "it's found in the bottom of a bird's cage... something something I-T".

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Brock wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:48 am
I thought it was "anecdote".
It was, wasn't "miniquip" Steed's suggestion?
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Simon Coward wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Brock wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:48 am
I thought it was "anecdote".
It was, wasn't "miniquip" Steed's suggestion?
It was his nice try!
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