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Descramble

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Dave B
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Re: Descramble

#61 Postby Dave B » May 25th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

stevenw888 wrote:My attempt at a descramble

"Long grim nory" (7,5)
clue: Lucky strike, early in the day


Morning glory
----------------------
I cannot ding

But it's a popular beverage. 3, 3, 5
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Re: Descramble

#62 Postby animist » May 25th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Dave B wrote:
stevenw888 wrote:My attempt at a descramble

"Long grim nory" (7,5)
clue: Lucky strike, early in the day


Morning glory
----------------------
I cannot ding

But it's a popular beverage. 3, 3, 5
gin and tonic

popular entomological ballet by Roussel
3,7,7
queers bathed pints

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Re: Descramble

#63 Postby Maria Mac » May 25th, 2017, 6:59 pm

The Spider's Banquet

Sticking with the highbrow theme, this is what I say from the Mikado when in need of retail therapy.

evil tog titillates
3,3,1,6,4

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Re: Descramble

#64 Postby Nick » May 25th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Athena wrote:The Spider's Banquet

Sticking with the highbrow theme, this is what I say from the Mikado when in need of retail therapy.

evil tog titillates
3,3,1,6,4


I've got a little list!

0? A nuclear missile-free Europe? (4, 6)

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Re: Descramble

#65 Postby Maria Mac » May 25th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Got an anagram for us, Nick, or is it buried in the clue like in a crossword?

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Re: Descramble

#66 Postby animist » May 26th, 2017, 9:48 am

Athena wrote:Got an anagram for us, Nick, or is it buried in the clue like in a crossword?
knowing Nick's political views, and if the words had been 6,4 instead of the reverse, I would guess "danger zone"

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Re: Descramble

#67 Postby animist » May 27th, 2017, 8:44 am

while we wait for NIck, here is another one.

Geo "gobbyness" Bentley
3,7,2,7
Tautological plea for forgiveness

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Re: Descramble

#68 Postby Nick » May 27th, 2017, 8:48 am

It's a cryptic clue. And much more of a pinko hue than animist suggests...! :wink:

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Re: Descramble

#69 Postby animist » May 27th, 2017, 10:12 am

Nick wrote:It's a cryptic clue. And much more of a pinko hue than animist suggests...! :wink:
you haven't really answered Athena's query, but I assume that there is a lexical (rather than semantic) clue in the fact that it begins "O"?

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Re: Descramble

#70 Postby Nick » May 27th, 2017, 11:00 am

animist wrote:
Nick wrote:It's a cryptic clue. And much more of a pinko hue than animist suggests...! :wink:
you haven't really answered Athena's query, but I assume that there is a lexical (rather than semantic) clue in the fact that it begins "O"?


I thought I had! It is not an anagram in this instance (and consequently, probably in the wrong thread.... :redface:)

Lexical and semantic are rather big words for me, but if I understand you, yes, the whole thing is important. But I'll give you a steer: It is "0?" ,not "O?", and certainly not " "O"? "

Clear as mud, now! :D

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Re: Descramble

#71 Postby animist » May 27th, 2017, 12:37 pm

zero option?

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Re: Descramble

#72 Postby Nick » May 27th, 2017, 5:19 pm

:nod:

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Re: Descramble

#73 Postby Maria Mac » May 27th, 2017, 11:57 pm

animist wrote:while we wait for NIck, here is another one.

Geo "gobbyness" Bentley
3,7,2,7
Tautological plea for forgiveness

Let bygones be bygones


a rankling docket boon 4,4,4,2,5

refrain from glancing furiously behind you

(I reckon this will be solved quicker than it took me to make that anagram)

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Re: Descramble

#74 Postby Alan H » May 28th, 2017, 12:58 am

Athena wrote:
animist wrote:while we wait for NIck, here is another one.

Geo "gobbyness" Bentley
3,7,2,7
Tautological plea for forgiveness

Let bygones be bygones


a rankling docket boon 4,4,4,2,5

refrain from glancing furiously behind you

(I reckon this will be solved quicker than it took me to make that anagram)
Yup. Don't look back in anger.

a violent ace thug 1,6,3,1,4

I'm not helping you with this.
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Re: Descramble

#75 Postby animist » May 28th, 2017, 10:23 am

Alan H wrote:a violent ace thug 1,6,3,1,4

I'm not helping you with this.
so this is pure descramble and no clue? Without any semantic hint, it will be tough to guess a sequence of words from the letters provided, plus the number of letters in each word (Nick - this is what I meant by "lexical") which is "meaningful" in the ordinary sense of the word, eg a common saying, or title of something. There must be millions plus of such sequences which COULD have a meaning for someone in some situation, but I don't think that Descramble is about these possibilities, and this seemed to be established early on in the thread in the dialogue between Tetenterre and Dave B

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Re: Descramble

#76 Postby Alan H » May 28th, 2017, 10:59 am

animist wrote:
Alan H wrote:a violent ace thug 1,6,3,1,4

I'm not helping you with this.
so this is pure descramble and no clue? Without any semantic hint, it will be tough to guess a sequence of words from the letters provided, plus the number of letters in each word...
Well, that's one interpretation, but quite wrong... :D
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Descramble

#77 Postby animist » May 28th, 2017, 11:04 am

Alan H wrote:
animist wrote:
Alan H wrote:a violent ace thug 1,6,3,1,4

I'm not helping you with this.
so this is pure descramble and no clue? Without any semantic hint, it will be tough to guess a sequence of words from the letters provided, plus the number of letters in each word...
Well, that's one interpretation, but quite wrong... :D
so do I take it that the anagram is also a cryptic clue? As Athena said, this is standard in crossword puzzles

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Re: Descramble

#78 Postby Maria Mac » May 28th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Stop being deliberately obtuse, Alan.

This is the clue:"I'm not helping you with this."

It certainly hasn't helped me much so far.

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Re: Descramble

#79 Postby Alan H » May 28th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Athena wrote:Stop being deliberately obtuse, Alan.

This is the clue:"I'm not helping you with this."

It certainly hasn't helped me much so far.
:wink:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Descramble

#80 Postby Maria Mac » May 28th, 2017, 4:30 pm

It suddenly came to me. The answer is:

I HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE

:cross:

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Re: Descramble

#81 Postby petemster » May 28th, 2017, 8:24 pm

A waste of space.




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