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    Has someone done the May 31 Easy Cryptic Crossword?


    English is not my first language and i don't see the link between the answer "alleging" and Gateshead. The clue was "claiiming everything, for example, in Gateshead".


    Thanks. Scot

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    To allege something means to claim it happened...Gateshead has a county court house.


    >>>al·lege   [uh-lej] Show IPA
    verb (used with object), al·leged, al·leg·ing.
    1.
    to assert without proof.
    2.
    to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact.
    3.
    to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath.
    4.
    to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse.
    5.
    Archaic . to cite or quote in confirmation.
    Origin:
    1275–1325; Middle English alleg ( g ) en, probably < Old French aleguer (< Medieval Latin, Latin all?g?re to adduce in support of a plea; see allegation), conflated with Anglo-French, Old French aleg ( i ) er to justify, free, literally, to lighten (< Late Latin allevi?re; see alleviate); homonymous Middle English v. alleg ( g ) en, with literal sense of Old French aleg ( i ) er, replaced by allay in 16th cent.


    From>>>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alleging



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