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by petemster
March 19th, 2011, 7:10 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

I think I should get rid of this first clue : - With time and energy and cerebral activity, run out to make mark (9) = CELEBRATE It's an anagram, indicated by "activity". So - T (time) plus E (energy) plus C-E-R-E-B-R-A-L except that we need to lose one "R" so we have "run o...
by petemster
March 17th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

think 5 is elbow much less sure about 4 - could be ferret (fret "about" ER, and ferrets are diggers) Yes, good. Right both times ! 5. Digger finds bent bones scattered below (5) : ELBOW = Anagram of B-E-L-O-W (indicated by"scattered") - and an elbow is a Digger - digs into ribs ...
by petemster
March 17th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Right, people. I need to make a change to that first clue. Here's the new version : - With time and energy and cerebral activity, run out to make mark (9) : C - - - - - - - - Hopefully I've got it right this time. And for my sins I offer these updates : 1. Digger finds article with unknown power (5)...
by petemster
March 16th, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Being Human
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Re: Being Human

Thankyou, Dave B, for explaining that this thread relates to a TV programme called "Being Human". Like yourself, I was totally bemused and befuddled - and I do have a telly ! Clearly I am living in a different dimension. But I do know about the brain deficiency problem. A letter arrived fr...
by petemster
March 15th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

. Well, a lot of mental effort went into that last one, but we got there in the end. Which suggests a clue :- With time and energy cerebral activity makes mark (9) And to avoid all that effort going to waste here are some ideas that I tried out for "Digger finds . . . " 1. Digger finds art...
by petemster
March 14th, 2011, 7:05 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Digger finds body surrounded by deer (8)

I'm going to try : mongoose - i.e. NGO (non-government organisation) inside MO ---OSE
by petemster
March 13th, 2011, 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: If you've got it, flout it!
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: If you've got it, flout it!

I mean, I do know a preposition is a bad word to end a sentence with.

Not everyone agrees, so maybe we should get together and have a coffee to talk it over over.

Or maybe not. :-)
by petemster
March 12th, 2011, 11:02 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Could it be FUNDER? (FOUNDER O) Yes. That's it. Great ! Angel resembles creator, when nothing's left (6) : - - N - E - It's - FUNDER - from "Angel" or sometimes, "Guardian Angel", a person who provides fiinancial backing for a play or film etc. - plus, as you say, FOUNDER (creat...
by petemster
March 11th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Or maybe this -

Angel resembles creator, when nothing's left (6) : - - N - E -
by petemster
March 11th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Here's an update on that last clue.

- Angel replaces creator when nothing's left (6) : - - N - - -
by petemster
March 10th, 2011, 8:19 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Thankyou, gents, for those reassuring messages.

Here's one to keep it going while I'm at the quiz. I don't know if it's easy or not.

Clue : Guardian angel replaces creator when nothing's left (6)
by petemster
March 10th, 2011, 12:06 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Dave B wrote:Pointless small army group shouts angrily, in quarters? (9)


Hi Dave,

That looks like it might be : QUADRANTS - (s)quad + rants


Hello Animist,
Thanks for your kind words. Do take a shot when you remember your good clue.
by petemster
March 9th, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

The Cryptic Clues thread might soon fall off the bottom of the page so I'd better hand over to someone else. Clue : Soldiers given small measure of juice - don't accept it The answer I had in mind is : REVOLT Basically it means : they "don't accept it" - i.e. they "revolt" It's m...
by petemster
March 9th, 2011, 9:45 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 82410

Re: Henny Penny

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- several Peverell ?
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 8:35 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

animist wrote:reject? (not that sure why)


No, not "reject". Have another go.
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 7:36 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

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Soldiers given small measure of juice - don't accept it (6)
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 4:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Gravity tumbles toys around soft cheese (8)


Could it be : sobriety ?
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

It's the style in Iceland (4)
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Tongue twisted Shaw at one fifty-one (7)


- SWAHILI ?
by petemster
March 8th, 2011, 1:19 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cryptic clues
Replies: 479
Views: 39512

Re: Cryptic clues

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:ROUTINE?


Absolutely correct! Well done. Your turn. :smile:

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