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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« on: 19 December, 2010, 10:06:19 am »
In a similar manner to Guess the Place, whoever solves the clue correctly sets the next one.

I'll start.

Dis duck or dat? (5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #1 on: 19 December, 2010, 10:47:59 am »
Eider.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #2 on: 19 December, 2010, 10:50:21 am »
Of course!   :)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #3 on: 19 December, 2010, 10:54:18 am »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3, 9, 8).
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #4 on: 19 December, 2010, 10:57:34 am »
H _ _ _ _ _ _ O (5)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #5 on: 19 December, 2010, 11:02:33 am »
H _ _ _ _ _ _ O (5)

Water, but you're supposed to solve one first!  :D :D

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #6 on: 19 December, 2010, 11:09:02 am »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #7 on: 19 December, 2010, 11:10:01 am »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #8 on: 19 December, 2010, 12:02:39 pm »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #9 on: 19 December, 2010, 12:48:51 pm »
How did I miss that!  Great minds clearly  think alike.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #10 on: 19 December, 2010, 05:52:47 pm »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3,9,8)
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.
You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.

With that extra context, it's obviously THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #11 on: 19 December, 2010, 05:54:24 pm »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3,9,8)
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.
With that extra context, it's obviously THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.


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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #12 on: 19 December, 2010, 05:59:03 pm »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #13 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:10:51 pm »
Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?

Yes. TRY covering INIT (IT, but, first IN).

Here's another. I'm finding the Ashes a good theme.

Twenty runs, but at the crease he doesn't push through with his cuts (6)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #14 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:12:27 pm »
Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?

Yes. TRY covering INIT (IT, but, first IN).

Here's another. I'm finding the Ashes a good theme.

Twenty runs, but at the crease he doesn't push through with his cuts (6)

I'd have said SCORE but that's only got 5 letters...
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #15 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:13:10 pm »
So SCORER.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #16 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:19:57 pm »
Peripherally outmoded, Dorothy, Matthew and Brian write childish letters to Her Majesty (3, 6, 7)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #17 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:21:28 pm »
Dot Matrix Printer

But I don't have one of my own to offer, I'm afraid :-[

Didn't think it through, did I? :-\
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #18 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:21:49 pm »
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #19 on: 19 December, 2010, 06:28:09 pm »
OK here's another:

School for bar staff within a place of worship, we hear. (5-6)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #20 on: 20 December, 2010, 05:38:20 pm »
Clue - These students are preparing to answer their calling..

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« Reply #21 on: 20 December, 2010, 05:59:59 pm »
Inner Temple
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« Reply #22 on: 20 December, 2010, 06:00:49 pm »
Three letters long.

Wolf.
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« Reply #23 on: 20 December, 2010, 09:57:15 pm »
Stumped.

Cry?

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« Reply #24 on: 20 December, 2010, 10:09:53 pm »
First letter is 'e'.
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