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by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 1:19 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:ROUTINE?
Absolutely correct! Well done. Your turn. :smile:
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

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There's just the one clue still to be answered :

- 5. Act normal - though it takes practice (7) : R - - - I - -
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113563

Re: Henny Penny

Fia wrote:tyke bike?
Exactly ! Your turn. :smile:
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 172605

Re: Interview the person below you.

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I'd have been a leading banker.

If you were a leading banker which good causes would you support with your filthy, unearned wealth ?
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 2:58 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113563

Re: Henny Penny

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Hen Pen : transport for the little rascal
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113563

Re: Henny Penny

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Could that be something like : germinal terminal ?
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

. Hello Emma, Yes, you're right, the answer is : OUTLANDISH. Well done ! 4. Foreign student among one thousand in confusion - very,very strange (10) O - - - - - - I - - Here's the breakdown. First, the meaning :- - "Very, very strange" is one meaning, but the word "outlandish" or "out-of-the-land" i...
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

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Well, here's an update :

4. Foreign student among one thousand in confusion - very, very strange (10) : O - - - - - - I - -

5. Act normal - though it takes practice (7) : R - - - I - -
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Is 3. UNSCREW? Not my turn to offer a clue for solving but this one has just "unfolded" in my head: The sailor and the good man get together with a deceitful plan that's hard to understand (8) Is it : abstruse ? Keywrecked Ah right, Dave - at first I thought you'd set another cryptic clue, but I go...
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 12:14 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Two clues left - here's another letter

4. Foreign student among one thousand in confusion (10) : O - - - - - - I - -

5. Act normal (7) : R - - - I - -
by petemster
March 7th, 2011, 12:09 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Dave B wrote:Is 3. UNSCREW?

Not my turn to offer a clue for solving but this one has just "unfolded" in my head:

The sailor and the good man get together with a deceitful plan that's hard to understand (8)

Is it : abstruse ?
by petemster
March 6th, 2011, 9:33 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Dave B wrote:Is 3. UNSCREW?
Yes. Well done, Dave B. Another one bites the dust !

3. A foreign second team is seen to slacken off (7) = UNSCREW

- "A" in French = UN . . . S (second) . . . CREW (team) = to slacken off (e.g. corks etc.)

Only two left !
by petemster
March 6th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

animist wrote:think number one is atrophy
Yes. Good. Two completed, three to go.
by petemster
March 6th, 2011, 9:50 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

I tried to do a post earlier but I must have hit the wrong button or something - here goes again. First I have to apologise for a mistake : Number 5 only has 7 letters. Doh. Yes, Animist. Well done. - No.2 is RAVEN - as in "ravenous". 1. Waste a prize (7) : A - - - - - - 2. Greedily eat bird (5) : R...
by petemster
March 6th, 2011, 1:32 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

The good thing about doing crosswords is that we can start with the easy ones and then tackle the harder ones when we have established some of the letters to help us. Without some letters to work with, the harder clues might be impossible to solve. So, in fairness, here are some letters to help with...
by petemster
March 6th, 2011, 1:11 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why is the Universe not a Giant Marshmallow?
Replies: 14
Views: 2796

Re: Why is the Universe not a Giant Marshmallow?

. . . . which reminds me of the occasion, when I worked in a local government office, that we had to call in a representative of the Repairs Dept. to advise on the problem of water dripping from the flat roof on to our desks and computers etc. After an inspection of the roof he announced, "It's the ...
by petemster
March 5th, 2011, 9:10 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Here's something to keep it going while I'm down the pub.

1. Waste a prize (7)

2. Greedily eat bird (5)

3. A foreign second team is seen to slacken off (7)

4. Foreign student among one thousand in confusion (10)

5. Act normal (8)

Hope I don't forget the answers.
by petemster
March 5th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

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- ART DECO ?
by petemster
March 5th, 2011, 5:20 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

< . . . my pet subject is jazz > No, jazz doesn't come up very often. Do jazz enthusiasts have a different kind of brain ? Are jazz enthusiasts supposed to be more intelligent than other humans ? I don't know, why do you say this? (but yes of course we are) :laughter: Actually, I meant to ask you a...
by petemster
March 5th, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 61305

Re: Cryptic clues

Hi Nick, Your frequent contributions to this forum are very much appreciated by one and all, I'm very sure. I'm thoroughly enjoying my visits here, thanks to you and other regulars! Now, about these clues. They make more sense now. 11d. Poacher regularly seen with many cats (7) - I'd say that is OCE...