Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 40562 times)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #150 on: September 06, 2011, 02:46:28 pm »
Good spot. I had it as "fair" originally, but I thought "fete" sounded better. Maybe I also noticed it subconsciously.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #151 on: September 06, 2011, 02:48:24 pm »
So presumably it's festival - for the same reason.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2011, 03:06:52 pm »
Bingo.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #153 on: September 06, 2011, 03:08:09 pm »
French shout across US city on call for parishioner (7)

Clarion

I don't think the setter should be allowed to solve their own clue. ;)

d.

It was just taking sooooooo  looooong.....! :)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #154 on: September 06, 2011, 03:34:47 pm »
Sorry, I hadn't looked in on the thread for a few days.

d.

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #155 on: September 06, 2011, 03:39:08 pm »
French shout across US city on call for parishioner (7)

Clarion

I don't think the setter should be allowed to solve their own clue. ;)

d.

It was just taking sooooooo  looooong.....! :)

:facepalm: :-[
Getting there...

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #156 on: September 06, 2011, 10:44:02 pm »
It's Clarion. I guessed that this morning but couldn't work out why.

LA, cri on.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #157 on: September 07, 2011, 01:16:11 am »
It's Clarion. I guessed that this morning but couldn't work out why.

LA, cri on.

The French shout (cri) is across the US city (LA), so  C  LA  RI, then ON

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2011, 09:10:35 pm »
Conductor linked to sulphur, sodium and potassium eventually injects poison (11).
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2011, 09:14:22 pm »
Rattlesnake

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #160 on: September 08, 2011, 09:15:47 pm »
Rattlesnake.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #161 on: September 08, 2011, 09:16:07 pm »
Bugger :-)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #162 on: September 08, 2011, 09:17:03 pm »
No, I think you'll find it really is rattlesnake! :)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #163 on: September 24, 2011, 07:01:50 pm »
Material made by bee, say, in mini conflagration (5,5)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2011, 11:32:22 pm »
Sorry to post another one before yours is answered Pingu, but I couldn't resist.

Places in which clients must not be rubbed up the wrong way (7,8)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #165 on: September 25, 2011, 11:34:49 pm »
I'd guess that that's MASSAGE PARLOURS.

I had a think about Pingu's last night but haven't got any ideas yet.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #166 on: September 26, 2011, 12:05:05 am »
I'd guess that that's MASSAGE PARLOURS.

 :thumbsup:   it made me chuckle !!!

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2011, 12:09:55 am »
Sorry to post another one before yours is answered Pingu, but I couldn't resist.

Places in which clients must not be rubbed up the wrong way (7,8)

Massage Parlours?

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #168 on: September 26, 2011, 12:11:05 am »
Sorry, didn't see Wow's!

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #169 on: September 26, 2011, 12:19:04 am »
Material made by bee, say, in mini conflagration (5,5)

One of the words is denim?

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #170 on: September 26, 2011, 09:50:07 am »
Material made by bee, say, in mini conflagration (5,5)

One of the words is denim?

No.

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2011, 10:00:39 am »
One of the words is fibre, but I can't get the other.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #172 on: September 26, 2011, 10:08:37 am »
Material made by bee, say, in mini conflagration (5,5)

MICRO FIBRE

(You could omit the "say", since "bee" already clues B.)

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #173 on: September 26, 2011, 10:11:06 am »
Obvious now you've said it, Gareth.  That's been doing my head in.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #174 on: September 26, 2011, 10:24:43 am »
Material made by bee, say, in mini conflagration (5,5)

MICRO FIBRE

(You could omit the "say", since "bee" already clues B.)

Close to my answer - 2nd word is correct. The answer is bike related.