Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 43455 times)

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #125 on: August 24, 2011, 08:46:41 pm »
Gentleman's gentleman's gentleman, pursues (as gentleman lady), pursued by hindparts of joker. (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 24, 2011, 10:11:28 pm »
Wooster

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #127 on: August 25, 2011, 11:37:54 am »
Gentleman's gentleman's gentleman, pursues (as gentleman lady), pursued by hindparts of joker. (7)

 ;D

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #128 on: August 29, 2011, 01:52:10 am »
Not strictly my turn, but try this, if you would:

Col taken away. Add one fag. (7)

And

Dry 'coon appears in south London (7)
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #129 on: August 29, 2011, 02:11:30 am »
Ok, while I still can't sleep:

Premier found Yttrium in Ozarks?  That's crazy. (7)

And:

Bear mixed up with above (5)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #130 on: August 29, 2011, 02:23:30 am »
I can do you Croydon but I'm off to bed now!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #131 on: August 29, 2011, 02:43:45 am »
Spot on, Peter. Good night.

BTW, the other clues are all much more playful.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #132 on: August 29, 2011, 10:12:48 am »
Ok, Clarion, I'm up again, now, so you can have Sarkozy to be going on with!

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #133 on: August 29, 2011, 10:17:19 am »
Guess you could have Koala, (in Oz) or Putin - Russian (aka bear) premier, pu being mixed "up"?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #134 on: August 29, 2011, 12:10:56 pm »
Sarkozy is correct (not often I'd say that!).

But you're looking too far afield for the bear...
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #135 on: August 29, 2011, 01:41:04 pm »
Brown, as in Bruni?

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #136 on: August 29, 2011, 01:42:07 pm »
No, no 5 letters, so it's bruin?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #137 on: August 29, 2011, 05:14:13 pm »
You've got it star about face.  Bruin, yes, for the bear, but mixed up gives us Bruni, who, with a second meaning for 'mixed up', fits with Sarkozy.

The fourth clue should also give you a topical person.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #138 on: August 29, 2011, 05:34:11 pm »
Gaddafi, then innit?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #139 on: August 29, 2011, 06:42:05 pm »
Yeah.    Did you like that one? :)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #140 on: August 29, 2011, 07:30:13 pm »
I liked them all - especially the ones with multiple choice! :)  I'll sort something out for the thread soon.  Cheers!

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #141 on: August 29, 2011, 09:56:11 pm »
Not my turn, but a couple of easy ones for tonight !!!


Be direct with regard to trendy project ? (5,4,3,3)

Top player securing University Cricket Club's win (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #142 on: August 29, 2011, 11:26:38 pm »
Shoot from the hip (good one!)

I'll have athink about the other one!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #143 on: August 30, 2011, 12:25:08 am »
Top player securing University Cricket Club's win (7)

SUCCEED

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #144 on: August 30, 2011, 07:28:17 am »
Top player securing University Cricket Club's win (7)

SUCCEED

Shoot from the hip (good one!)

Yes both correct  ;D

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #145 on: August 30, 2011, 01:46:52 pm »
French shout across US city on call for parishioner (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 05, 2011, 09:27:47 pm »
French shout across US city on call for parishioner (7)

Clarion, I think may be you should have a go at this, since there are no other takers!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #147 on: September 06, 2011, 02:16:33 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.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #148 on: September 06, 2011, 02:17:51 pm »
Here's one that came to me this morning:

"French leader goes to summer fete. (8)"

d.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #149 on: September 06, 2011, 02:43:38 pm »
That's an odd clue in that F (french leader) and ete (summer - OK, with accents omitted) make up fete (again, accent omitted).
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.