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Have to try this one on you - a clue from the Telegraph crossword a couple of weeks ago. My mother said "You'll know this one", but I was completely flummoxed.

"Tunic-like garment worn over a smock, from the middle ages to the 18th century" 6 letters.

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Post by ValTarrant »

How about a bliaut?

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Post by ada-anne »

I hadn't thought of that interpretation of bliaut structure. But "...to the 18th century"?

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Any letters to go on?

Odd, because a smock is an overgarment. What do you wear over an overgarment?

Tabard possibly?
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It sounds as if they mean the sort of smock that is also called a shift, rather than the sort of smock worn by agricultural labourers.

Kirtle is still my best guess, are people still wearing them by the 18thC though :?

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Bodice?

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Merlon. wrote:Bodice?
I wondered that, but thought it was even less tunic like than a kirtle. :?

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Kirtle was my best guess, but it's a bizarre description!

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Post by Theotherone »

Were no letters given by other clues?
Because there would have to be three of them.

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Post by ada-anne »

No, it was one of those annoying corners where we couldn't get any of the clues. And I forgot to ask Mother to check the answers the next week.

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