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Cryptic clues

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Re: Cryptic clues

#241 Post by Nick » February 8th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Yes, you are right with gravedigger. :D Fun clue, eh?

While still pondering your clue, animist, I am pleased to tell the world that Saturday's Jumbo is complete! :D

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Re: Cryptic clues

#242 Post by animist » February 10th, 2011, 1:02 pm

demonic sprinter lived to run errands around the presses (8, 5)

sorry, previous version was another case of letter miscounts, :redface: and I have added a bit to the clue as a penance

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Re: Cryptic clues

#243 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 10th, 2011, 3:24 pm

Aha!

PRINTER'S DEVIL

(I used to drink in a pub of that name, when I worked near Fleet Street.)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#244 Post by animist » February 10th, 2011, 5:58 pm

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Aha!

PRINTER'S DEVIL

(I used to drink in a pub of that name, when I worked near Fleet Street.)
ok, you devil, magic up another clue - and two Henny Pennys while you're at it

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Re: Cryptic clues

#245 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 10th, 2011, 7:10 pm

Corrupt tenor brought nothing for a shrunken constituency (6, 7)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#246 Post by animist » February 10th, 2011, 7:22 pm

rotten borough?

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Re: Cryptic clues

#247 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 10th, 2011, 7:24 pm

Yep! (I make them too easy! :D )

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Re: Cryptic clues

#248 Post by animist » February 10th, 2011, 9:55 pm

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Yep! (I make them too easy! :D )
well really, you could have said "brilliant!"! :laughter:


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Re: Cryptic clues

#249 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 11th, 2011, 9:50 am

DIM SUM

(Oh, all right then, it was brilliant ... :) )


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Re: Cryptic clues

#250 Post by Vicky » February 11th, 2011, 10:02 am

Fat controller?

Here's one from yesterday's Grauniad:-

Leader of republic bringing two islands close to monarchy (7)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#251 Post by animist » February 11th, 2011, 12:57 pm

I've had about three possible answers in my head - my fave at present is Britain

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Re: Cryptic clues

#252 Post by Dave B » February 11th, 2011, 3:10 pm

animist wrote:I've had about three possible answers in my head - my fave at present is Britain
I was wondering if there was "R"(epublic) and "Man" in there somewhere. Trying to think of other three letters islands.
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Re: Cryptic clues

#253 Post by Vicky » February 11th, 2011, 5:47 pm

One island has two letters, the other has four!

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Re: Cryptic clues

#254 Post by Dave B » February 11th, 2011, 7:59 pm

OK, thinking "royalty" now, but can't prove it.
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#255 Post by animist » February 12th, 2011, 8:24 am

Dave B wrote:OK, thinking "royalty" now, but can't prove it.
yes so was I (and regency), but where are the islands?

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Re: Cryptic clues

#256 Post by Vicky » February 12th, 2011, 8:51 am

The answer is "leader of republic".

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Re: Cryptic clues

#257 Post by animist » February 12th, 2011, 9:50 am

Vicky wrote:The answer is "leader of republic".
is is sarkozy? - I get Sark but not much else unless oz means Australia

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Re: Cryptic clues

#258 Post by Vicky » February 12th, 2011, 9:59 am

Oz did mean Australia, and the "y" came from close (end) to monarchy.

So, you got it! Your go........

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Re: Cryptic clues

#259 Post by animist » February 12th, 2011, 12:38 pm

thirteen members vet wise conch for a spell (7,5)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#260 Post by Dave B » February 12th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Vicky wrote:Oz did mean Australia, and the "y" came from close (end) to monarchy.
Duh!
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Re: Cryptic clues

#261 Post by thundril » February 12th, 2011, 8:01 pm

witches coven?

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