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Re: Descramble

#341 Postby animist » November 20th, 2017, 11:00 am

Latest post of the previous page:

animist wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:
animist wrote:sorry, a bit obscure. Celia Cruz performed it as well as Bird and Machito
No help at all, since I've never heard of them (& I don't like using google until I have a solution I want to check).

Is the fruit "mango"? (Because, if so, I'm really struggling to get a bird from aegmnu)
ah, the "bird" was the musician, Charlie Parker. It is "mango" for the fruit, but the word with which you struggle has no meaning for me either, so just see what Celia Cruz recorded
or consider that the second word is a conjugation of the Spanish verb for "pinch" :D

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Re: Descramble

#342 Postby Tetenterre » November 22nd, 2017, 3:30 pm

mango mangue

Punning Henning stands up to limit the choices.

wet alpha pions stain in too (10,2,3,2,6)
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Re: Descramble

#343 Postby animist » November 28th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Tetenterre wrote:mango mangue

Punning Henning stands up to limit the choices.

wet alpha pions stain in too (10,2,3,2,6)
this certainly tests various powers of deduction and research when you've not an idea what the answer is! The last four words of the clue suggest - "is not an option" ? AH, got it, Google to the rescue! Westphalia is not option. Well, suppose I deserve that after Mango Mangue :smile:

Sticky stick, and it's not liquorice but citrus

at alarm, deal mincer! (8,9)

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Re: Descramble

#344 Postby Tetenterre » November 28th, 2017, 4:30 pm

animist wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:Punning Henning stands up to limit the choices.

wet alpha pions stain in too (10,2,3,2,6)
this certainly tests various powers of deduction and research when you've not an idea what the answer is!
We'd seen him a few days before, so .... sorry :D .
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Re: Descramble

#345 Postby Tetenterre » November 28th, 2017, 4:38 pm

animist wrote:Sticky stick, and it's not liquorice but citrus

at alarm, deal mincer! (8,9)


Hah, I spy marmalade.

Clarinet marmalade (another one whose existence I had to verify with DuckDuckGo - a non-tracking version of google)

Preferring not to see this Perfect rendition of an Etta original.

Her goblin did art (2,6,2,5)
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Re: Descramble

#346 Postby animist » November 28th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Tetenterre wrote:Preferring not to see this Perfect rendition of an Etta original.

Her goblin did art (2,6,2,5)
I'd rather go blind

on similar lines to my last one, but food is Chinese

cutey chose porn (6,4,4)

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Re: Descramble

#347 Postby animist » November 30th, 2017, 11:00 am

animist wrote:on similar lines to my last one, but food is Chinese... and the musical instrument is also a name of an archaic (abolished in 1871) army rank

cutey chose porn (6,4,4)

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Re: Descramble

#348 Postby Tetenterre » November 30th, 2017, 3:17 pm

I think I see chop suey in there; I'll come back later when I've got the first word. (Have a newsletter to write first :D )
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Re: Descramble

#349 Postby animist » December 1st, 2017, 9:22 am

Tetenterre wrote:I think I see chop suey in there; I'll come back later when I've got the first word. (Have a newsletter to write first :D )
you seem to be good at "seeing" foods, TT
:wink:

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Re: Descramble

#350 Postby Tetenterre » December 4th, 2017, 1:16 pm

animist wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:I think I see chop suey in there; I'll come back later when I've got the first word. (Have a newsletter to write first :D )
you seem to be good at "seeing" foods, TT
:wink:

Ah. Maybe that is related to my plumpness.. :laughter:

Cornet chop suey - didn't see the ice-cream holder at first :D

I'll be back with a new one.
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Re: Descramble

#351 Postby Tetenterre » December 4th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Mr Bonamassa meets 3rd line of Little Gidding?

heat honest ants (6,2,6)
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Re: Descramble

#352 Postby Tetenterre » December 15th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Tetenterre wrote:Mr Bonamassa meets 3rd line of Little Gidding?

heat honest ants (6,2,6)


Clue: Named for a deity of wisdom and war.
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Re: Descramble

#353 Postby animist » December 15th, 2017, 8:59 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:Mr Bonamassa meets 3rd line of Little Gidding?

heat honest ants (6,2,6)


Clue: Named for a deity of wisdom and war.
must be Athena, who has not responded on this one :smile: I "discovered" the blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa after this challenge, but cannot relate him to Little Gidding. Please help me since I have an absolute stinker (not the tune, but its guessability) lined up for you. Athena's hot nest? Can't see this in Joe's listing

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Re: Descramble

#354 Postby Tetenterre » December 16th, 2017, 3:17 pm

Little Gidding begins:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.


Now what was the city named for Athena? :D
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Re: Descramble

#355 Postby animist » December 17th, 2017, 10:18 pm

Athens to Athens


Greek dog-philosopher in the Maghreb
cycling is near aim
8,8


PS thanks for introducing me to Joe B. Just listened to this tune on YouTube, and I specially enjoyed the keyed fiddle. In the highly unlikely event that I had written it I might have called it Athlone to Athlone because of the Irish feel, but I assume this is Athens, Georgia

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Re: Descramble

#356 Postby Tetenterre » December 18th, 2017, 4:42 pm

animist wrote:PS thanks for introducing me to Joe B. Just listened to this tune on YouTube, and I specially enjoyed the keyed fiddle. In the highly unlikely event that I had written it I might have called it Athlone to Athlone because of the Irish feel, but I assume this is Athens, Georgia
I too assume so. The keyed fiddle mention suggests that you listed to the acoustic sessions at the Vienna Opera House versions - good; it's the best. :D Really good performer to see live.
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Re: Descramble

#357 Postby Tetenterre » December 18th, 2017, 4:48 pm

animist wrote:Greek dog-philosopher in the Maghreb
cycling is near aim
8,8


Hmph! Saw the clue and that 8 letters were required and thought to myself , "Must be old dodgy-knees. This'll be a doddle!" :D

Back to the drawing board....
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Re: Descramble

#358 Postby Tetenterre » December 18th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Hah! Overthinking it. Must be Algerian cynicism. I'll have to duckduckgo it as I've not heard of it.

I'll return with another, but feel free to post one yourself/ves if you have the urge...
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Re: Descramble

#359 Postby animist » December 18th, 2017, 9:54 pm

dodgy knees to algerian cynicism - how the hell did you rise to the occasion, TT? Anyway, brilliant. I really thought this would take me over the moronic and disgusting time ahead of us. If you want to give me a disgusting season present, get hold of this tune on Utube and tell me that you like it, or otherwise

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Re: Descramble

#360 Postby Tetenterre » December 19th, 2017, 5:58 pm

animist wrote:dodgy knees to algerian cynicism - how the hell did you rise to the occasion, TT? Anyway, brilliant.
{preen} :wink:

Greek dog-philosopher had to be a cynic (etymology), so I thought, "Hah! Diogenes (dodgy knees) is 8 letters," realised it didn't fit, then saw that cynicism did, got stuck for a bit on "realign a", then "Algerian" sort of fell out of it once I pondered the Mahgreb bit (well, "realign a" wasn't going to give me Tunisian or Libyan). Anyway, that's how what I nowadays try to pass off as a mind functions. It's pretty basic; either I see things pretty quickly, or I sweat over them for ages; no middle ground.

As for Algerian cynicism on YouTube: not my cup of tea - a bit "plip plop" and "clever" for my simple tastes. Here's something more to my liking:

Animalist plea for comprehension

Senor Dust-Nottee blamed model pies (6,4,3,2,2,13)
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Re: Descramble

#361 Postby animist » December 21st, 2017, 12:16 pm

Please don't let me be misunderstood



first word means irritate, second word nonsense? Cecil the clothier is responsible
ie glug feeling
6,7


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