Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 70065 times)

slope

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #500 on: 21 May, 2021, 02:45:37 pm »
In today’s Guardian:

Cyclist of note about to sell his pants. (4,9)

 :thumbsup: Brilliant - and the three other gospels linked round the perimeter 

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #501 on: 28 June, 2021, 12:44:34 pm »
Today's Guardian cryptic is set by Dave Gorman, working under the pseudonym Fed - https://twitter.com/DaveGorman/status/1409412645120323585?s=20

Some good work there - not the hardest to solve, but all neatly constructed.

Apparently, he also sets cryptics for the Independent as Bluth.
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Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #502 on: 23 August, 2021, 12:11:43 pm »
Not from a cryptic crossword, but a couple of recent rather good anagrams from the Graun Quick:

Late lamb! (anag) (8 )

One old fort now (anag) (5,2,6)
Bach without a doubt.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #503 on: 05 September, 2021, 08:52:37 pm »
I've been dabbling in putting together my own cryptic crosswords - here's one I've finished:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:6c3edd09-7af5-4889-a83c-85b11e5a20c2

File is a simple pdf (not interactive, unfortunately, so if you want to have a go, you'll have to print it). Download at your own risk. That aside, I make no promises as to the quality of the content, but would welcome any comments - positive, constructively critical, or even just tell me it's shit if you like. I have a few thoughts of my own re what's good and what isn't, but won't share them just yet - don't want to influence opinion.

Given how long it has taken me to finish this one, I don't think I'll be giving up the day job to become the new Araucaria just yet.
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slope

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #504 on: 05 September, 2021, 09:25:07 pm »
Downloaded and will have a go tomorrow :thumbsup:

AZED was a bit simple today, so unlike the usual few days working on that, I'm well up for entertainment of a Monday :)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #505 on: 05 September, 2021, 09:40:00 pm »
Downloaded and will have a go tomorrow :thumbsup:

:thumbsup:


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AZED was a bit simple today

:o

If that’s your level, mine won’t take you long.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #506 on: 06 September, 2021, 11:03:00 am »
Haven't the technology to print the grid, so am just solving as is, at the moment.  I especially like 10 acc.!

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #507 on: 06 September, 2021, 12:03:27 pm »
I especially like 10 acc.!

 :thumbsup:

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slope

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #508 on: 06 September, 2021, 03:29:15 pm »
^ Like the simplicity of 4d - made me smile too :thumbsup:

18a was a new one on me - perhaps it ought to have a US indicator?

Still struggling with the NW corner :-[


citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #509 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:15:18 pm »
^ Like the simplicity of 4d - made me smile too :thumbsup:

Oh good! That's one I wasn't sure about myself.

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18a was a new one on me - perhaps it ought to have a US indicator?


Yes, fair point.

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Still struggling with the NW corner :-[

I have to admit I'm pushing my luck with some elements in that corner, especially the definition for 9a.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #510 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:51:03 pm »
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I think you've mad a really good fist of this.


citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #511 on: 06 September, 2021, 06:34:05 pm »
Ta!

That play sounds lovely. I'll have to keep an ear out for it on 4extra.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #512 on: 10 September, 2021, 10:11:28 am »
And here's one from today's Guardian cryptic that amused me...

Trump to take five women home before date. (5,4)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."