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Cryptic clues

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Re: Cryptic clues

#321 Post by petemster » March 3rd, 2011, 12:20 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

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show vet (5)

I was thinking of : TOMMY - which was done as a musical show - possibly called The Who's Tommy ?
- also the nickname for a British soldier in WWII - veteran ?

OK, it probably wasn't very good. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing. :shrug:

Somebody else give us a clue, please.

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Re: Cryptic clues

#322 Post by animist » March 3rd, 2011, 4:46 pm

petemster wrote:.
OK, it probably wasn't very good.
no, it was too good for the likes of me; you obviously have a lateral mind which is excellent for crosswords. Having said that, I was just about to post the answer :hilarity:

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Re: Cryptic clues

#323 Post by petemster » March 3rd, 2011, 5:22 pm

animist wrote:
petemster wrote:.
OK, it probably wasn't very good.
no, it was too good for the likes of me; you obviously have a lateral mind which is excellent for crosswords. Having said that, I was just about to post the answer :hilarity:

Oh, in that case - Well done, Sir ! It must be your go then. :smile:

( I think I'll sit this game out for a wee while ).

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Re: Cryptic clues

#324 Post by animist » March 3rd, 2011, 6:26 pm

All five integers should give eternal bliss (4,11) (or else my sums are wrong!)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#325 Post by petemster » March 3rd, 2011, 6:58 pm

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Life everlasting (anagram)

I'm off to the quiz tonight. Please do carry on without me. Thanks.

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Re: Cryptic clues

#326 Post by animist » March 3rd, 2011, 7:00 pm

petemster wrote:Life everlasting (anagram)
knew you couldn't resist! Yes, OK, off you go

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Re: Cryptic clues

#327 Post by Nick » March 4th, 2011, 10:01 am

Tough Times Jumbo this week.

2d. It expanded and forced out the main rival. (7,8)

I-A-I-N/-----U--

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Re: Cryptic clues

#328 Post by petemster » March 4th, 2011, 11:08 am

Hi Nick,

This looks like it could be : ITALIAN VERMOUTH

. . . which would be "it" expanded i.e. from "Gin and IT".

I don't know what the other part of it refers to : forced out it's main rival.

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#329 Post by animist » March 4th, 2011, 1:25 pm

petemster wrote:Hi Nick,

This looks like it could be : ITALIAN VERMOUTH

. . . which would be "it" expanded i.e. from "Gin and IT".

I don't know what the other part of it refers to : forced out it's main rival.
isn't it just an anagram of "out the main rival"?

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Re: Cryptic clues

#330 Post by Nick » March 4th, 2011, 1:39 pm

I'd guessed Italian, but couldn't justify it. "Gin 'n' It" was rather before my time, too.... :wink:



If you're happy to be on the receiving end, I'll post another one shortly. :)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#331 Post by petemster » March 4th, 2011, 2:14 pm

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Animist - Well spotted! It's an anagram right enough.
My head seems to have been a wee bit fuzzy this morning, for some reason.

Nick - Keep them coming. Our group effort should crack it!

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Re: Cryptic clues

#332 Post by animist » March 4th, 2011, 2:35 pm

petemster wrote: My head seems to have been a wee bit fuzzy this morning, for some reason.
how was the pub quiz? :wink:

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Re: Cryptic clues

#333 Post by Nick » March 4th, 2011, 7:49 pm

A couple of clues to be getting on with.. :D

23 ac. Supervisor of games interrupting work in plant (7)


--E-O--


23d. Run away- shock follower (4,4)


----/T---

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Re: Cryptic clues

#334 Post by animist » March 4th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Nick wrote: 23d. Run away- shock follower (4,4)


----/T---
turn tail? this is running away, a shock is a turn and to tail is to follow

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Re: Cryptic clues

#335 Post by petemster » March 4th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Nick,

23ac Superviser of games interrupting work in plant

Looks like : TREFOIL - REF coming between T OIL

Animist,
The quiz was fine, thanks. It was won by one of the big three as usual.
Actually, our "team" didn't show up, so we were mere spectators, apart from
offering a few answers to some folks.
We usually confer with three guys who call themselves the "Numbnuts" and have
won outright only three times in the history of the quiz. Good fun, though.

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Re: Cryptic clues

#336 Post by Nick » March 4th, 2011, 10:33 pm

Very good, Pete! I got as far as ref!



I've just tried to google anagram, and up came the question...


Do you mean "nag a ram" :laughter:

Honest! Try it yourself! :laughter:


Another clue shortly. :D

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Re: Cryptic clues

#337 Post by Nick » March 5th, 2011, 2:09 pm

7ac. Effect of erosion complete after rock face splits like this. (7,4)

S---L-W/----

The 3rd letter may be A. Shallow?

A is right if 8d. is ASSAY

8d. Test the quality of lead-free fuel, for example. (5)

Test the quality is "assay"

for example, is "say"

Lead is Pb.. therefore take Pb away from something...?


17ac. Polite fellow, more or less, with a shed. (8)

-A-N-R--

Mannered?

However, the last letters of 17ac. and 8d. are shared.

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Re: Cryptic clues

#338 Post by animist » March 5th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Nick wrote:7ac. Effect of erosion complete after rock face splits like this. (7,4)

S---L-W/----

The 3rd letter may be A. Shallow?
swallow tail? rock face could split like this, and swallowing tail would mean complete disappearance, ie like complete erosion

I would go for mannerly rather than mannered, which would make assay OK? But I'm not sure (or petemster!)

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Re: Cryptic clues

#339 Post by animist » March 5th, 2011, 2:46 pm

petemster wrote:< . . . 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 about my "Coolin' Off With Ulanov" Henny Penny clue, which you got - do you know the tune (which I adore) or did you google it?

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Re: Cryptic clues

#340 Post by Nick » March 5th, 2011, 2:54 pm

Thanks animist! I think you are right, (and have put them in,) but not completely nailed...

TAIL gives us 2 letters for 11d and 12d.

11d. Poacher regularly seen with many cats (7) A-E---S

12D. Are producing old Spanish wine? (6) L-T---

Hmmm...

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Re: Cryptic clues

#341 Post by petemster » March 5th, 2011, 3:31 pm

Hi Nick,

I've printed off your post number 6056 (wow)
I'll try it a bit at a time.

8d - Test the quality of lead-free fuel, for example (5)

You're right - ASSAY - - - - lead-free, I think, means "leading-letter-free" (not pb-free)
which then would be (my guess) GAS SAY = (G) ASSAY


17ac - Polite fellow, more or less, with a shed (8)

Animist's answer looks right : MANNERLY - which is "polite"

fellow = MAN - - - - NERLY = nearly (more or less) if you shed the "a"

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