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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Libelous (10 letters)

When Abraham Saffron saw the answer given to the clue in an Australian newspaper "Sydney underword figure nicknamed Mr. Sin" given as his own name, he believed he had been defamed. So he sued.  On July 28, a four person New South Wales jury agreed with him, to the extent that it found that calling him "a Sydney underworld figure" was unacceptable. The nickname "Mr. Sin" seems to have been all right. Another jury will determine whether Mr. Saffron should receive damages. Read an article in The Australian about the case.

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