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by stevenw888
May 30th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Leo Baxendale R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Re: Leo Baxendale R.I.P.

If you're interested, there's more about Leo Baxendale here http://britishcomicawards.com/hall-fame-leo-baxendale/
as well as working for the Beano, he also created the character of Grimly Feendish!
by stevenw888
May 26th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

Correct! Ploughmans Lunch.
the author of the book doesn't explain the reasoning behind the answer.
by stevenw888
May 25th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 389
Views: 43861

Re: Descramble

Ok, I have it. (I think).
answer to last one "Cogito ergo sum"

My attempt at a descramble

"Long grim nory" (7,5)
clue: Lucky strike, early in the day
by stevenw888
May 25th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

You're kinda on the right lines. The first word does start with a "P".
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 389
Views: 43861

Re: Descramble

Ah - I have it. Rene Descartes - a 17th century philosopher. He said "I think, therefore I am" - only in Latin.
I can't say the answer, because I need to think of another clue. I'd have to do that in the morning.
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Leo Baxendale R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Leo Baxendale R.I.P.

I realise you’re not all big followers of comics here, but I need to flag up a notification I received last week of the sad death of Leo Baxendale. Leo Baxendale was a very important artist in the changes that happened to the best selling British comic in the 50s. That comic was, of course, the Bean...
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 389
Views: 43861

Re: Descramble

I've spent hours on this but am no closer to guessing the answer. Perhaps I could just outline my thought processes based on the clue. Rene was in Allo, Allo - played by Gordon Kaye. One of his most popular sayings was - "You stupid woman!" I don't know what "You stupid woman" is...
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

Going the wrong way here! "Lunch" is the correct word in your original attempt. It's the first word you need to find.
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

Petemster was not right, but very close. I'll hold off putting up the correct answer for a while.
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Compulsory voting - good or bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Compulsory voting - good or bad?

As a past resident of Belgium, I know that voting there is compulsory. A failure to vote inflicts a fine on the non-voter. Be interesting to see what would happen if such a law were invoked here! I would generally be in favour of such a law here, but for the practical difficulties. If the state was ...
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Is there a funny pics thread?
Replies: 705
Views: 89078

Re: Is there a funny pics thread?

Tetenterre, your post reminded me (somewhat obscurely) of this one - generally titled 'Pleasuring Jesus'.
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 222616

Re: In or out?

As a past resident of Belgium, I know that voting there is compulsory. A failure to vote inflicts a fine on the non-voter. Be interesting to see what would happen if such a law were invoked here!
by stevenw888
May 24th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

Hi, Animist, yes, it was the "Descrambler" thread that reminded me of my desperate need to unencrypt the meaning of cryptic crosswords. And Petemster, here is an example from my book "How to Solve Crosswords" by Don Manley. This is an example where he gives the answer. You won't ...
by stevenw888
May 23rd, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 40986

Re: Cryptic clues

Could I be a nuisance and revive this thread? I'm interested in 'getting to grips' with cryptic crosswords and I have a small book issued by The Independent a few years ago, which, together with Nick's excellent tips earlier in this thread should help me to solve cryptic crossword questions. The pro...
by stevenw888
May 23rd, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 189287

Re: The future of Government (if any)

I agree 100% with Theresa May's declared intention to take away the £200 winter fuel allowance from wealthy pensioners. Gordon Brown introduced this benefit in 1997 in a desperate attempt to win/keep the middle class pensioners' vote. I know a number of moderately well-off pensioners who all say tha...
by stevenw888
May 18th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Is there a funny pics thread?
Replies: 705
Views: 89078

Re: Is there a funny pics thread?

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by stevenw888
May 18th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Favourite Quotes...
Replies: 34
Views: 8567

Re: Favourite Quotes...

I don't know whether this is true but I would love it to be so.
by stevenw888
May 17th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 189287

Re: The future of Government (if any)

Talking of extremely bizarre claims by political leaders prior to the election...

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/801005 ... abour-Tory
by stevenw888
May 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Is there a funny pics thread?
Replies: 705
Views: 89078

Re: Is there a funny pics thread?

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by stevenw888
May 12th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 189287

Re: The future of Government (if any)

Ah, I see. So, I am completely mystified as to why Labour MPs voted in favour of the motion to dissolve parliament. surely it would have been in their interests to vote against such a motion. They are presumably all aware that they are going to get slaughtered in a general election, so was this a ca...

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