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Descramble

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Re: Descramble

#121 Post by Maria Mac » June 6th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

animist wrote:
following on, use your loaf!
4,4,7,3
Sven, atone - lather hoe!
Let's have another one!

And continuing with the theme...the most splendid object in a long time.

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4,5,5,6,5

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Re: Descramble

#122 Post by animist » June 7th, 2017, 12:02 am

best thing since sliced bread

another linked one!

a team of football-playing rats challenged some mice to a game. Confident that their size would give them victory, their non-playing captain, another rodent, snoozed during the match, which had finished when he awoke. He asked about the result and was told...?

4,3,8
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Re: Descramble

#123 Post by Tetenterre » June 7th, 2017, 10:46 am

Mice won, Squirrel. (I remembered that joke!)

Continuing the theme (sort of): The unhappy astronomically probable frequency with which smaller, lighter opponents are likely to win a physical game?

No, no nubile cameo! (4, 2, 1, 4, 4)
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Re: Descramble

#124 Post by animist » June 7th, 2017, 12:27 pm

once in a blue moon

a bit nearer than the previous puzzle in terms of distance, but not in terms of practical applications
4,3,6
"he buy lek" story

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Re: Descramble

#125 Post by Tetenterre » June 8th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Blue sky theory

Headline when Brian Clough assaulted Notts Forest supporters?

Antitheft h-h-heist (3, 4, 3, 3, 3)
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Re: Descramble

#126 Post by animist » June 8th, 2017, 3:29 pm

the shit hits the fan?

easyish one if you remember the old Hall and MacGregor duo; it is related to the previous puzzle

8,5
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Re: Descramble

#127 Post by Maria Mac » June 8th, 2017, 5:51 pm

animist wrote:the shit hits the fan?

easyish one if you remember the old Hall and MacGregor duo; it is related to the previous puzzle

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Blimey - that sent me down memory lane. :)

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Talking of football, remember a certain England manager's most famous saying?

Lit titan hooked! 2,1,3,4,4

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#128 Post by animist » June 8th, 2017, 10:35 pm

Athena wrote:Blimey - that sent me down memory lane. :)
I imagine, Athena, that this must be your previous incarnation's memory (crawl)

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Re: Descramble

#129 Post by animist » June 10th, 2017, 9:40 am

Athena wrote: Talking of football, remember a certain England manager's most famous saying?

Lit titan hooked! 2,1,3,4,4
not being a footie fan, I am not doing well on this one; though, researching some so-called memorable sayings of these egotists, I might surmise that the one-letter word is "I". Can you furnish some further clue?

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Re: Descramble

#130 Post by Maria Mac » June 10th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Extra clue: It's more usual to say it this way round 1,2,3,4,4 and it's what you might say when you disdain something.

If that doesn't help enough...
Spoiler:
I've realised it's difficult if you don't know who I'm talking about so I'll give it away: The man's name was Graham Taylor and he had several 'famous sayings'.

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Re: Descramble

#131 Post by Alan H » June 11th, 2017, 1:36 am

Athena wrote:Extra clue: It's more usual to say it this way round 1,2,3,4,4 and it's what you might say when you disdain something.

If that doesn't help enough...
Spoiler:
I've realised it's difficult if you don't know who I'm talking about so I'll give it away: The man's name was Graham Taylor and he had several 'famous sayings'.
I'm afraid that last clue isn't of the slightest help...
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Re: Descramble

#132 Post by Alan H » June 11th, 2017, 1:52 am

Alan H wrote:
Athena wrote:Extra clue: It's more usual to say it this way round 1,2,3,4,4 and it's what you might say when you disdain something.

If that doesn't help enough...
Spoiler:
I've realised it's difficult if you don't know who I'm talking about so I'll give it away: The man's name was Graham Taylor and he had several 'famous sayings'.
I'm afraid that last clue isn't of the slightest help...
The following words are in there, but I can't see why it would be memorable that anyone should say them!

I do not like that
Do I not like that

If that's correct, here's mine:

eagle faiths moat vows

3,1,4,2,3,6

Still just this on the whole.
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Re: Descramble

#133 Post by Maria Mac » June 11th, 2017, 1:56 am

Yes, it's correct - well done. I think it became memorable at least partly because he sounded like such a wally for saying it.

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Re: Descramble

#134 Post by Alan H » June 12th, 2017, 10:17 pm

Another clue? This is still on the theme of the game of football.
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Re: Descramble

#135 Post by animist » June 12th, 2017, 10:27 pm

Alan H wrote:Another clue? This is still on the theme of the game of football.
it's a game of two halves - is it?

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Re: Descramble

#136 Post by Alan H » June 12th, 2017, 10:36 pm

animist wrote:
Alan H wrote:Another clue? This is still on the theme of the game of football.
it's a game of two halves - is it?
Apparently... I believe some pundit once called it that...

Your turn!
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Re: Descramble

#137 Post by animist » June 12th, 2017, 10:54 pm

Alan H wrote:
animist wrote:
Alan H wrote:Another clue? This is still on the theme of the game of football.
it's a game of two halves - is it?
Apparently... I believe some pundit once called it that...

Your turn!
another silly footy one! This one involves a bird, not the orc in the anagram, and it's not happy!
4,2,1,6
Orc, aka trip ass

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Re: Descramble

#138 Post by Tetenterre » June 13th, 2017, 1:11 pm

Sick as a parrot.

Footie, as described by rugger-buggers.

Laughable men trod (3, 5, 4, 4)
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Re: Descramble

#139 Post by Maria Mac » June 13th, 2017, 2:36 pm

The round ball game.

A game invitation.

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Re: Descramble

#140 Post by animist » June 13th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Athena wrote:The round ball game.

A game invitation.

Fare son on ninety? 6,3,6
anyone for tennis?

when the game is enjoyably over
Ida, a sinning dog, hove
3,3,1,4,7

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Re: Descramble

#141 Post by animist » June 15th, 2017, 11:23 am

animist wrote:when the game is enjoyably over
Ida, a Hove sinning dog
3,3,1,4,7
the game could be a ball game in which the defending party lasted well, or it could be a game of life which has been pretty long and satisfactory

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