Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 34879 times)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2010, 10:10:57 pm »
Eat.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2010, 10:13:16 pm »
Nope
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2010, 10:15:03 pm »
Wolf in sheep's clothing. 

But I haven't a clue to set, so carry on.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2010, 10:15:12 pm »
Is it Wolf (3) ?

I'm a bit confused by the Three Letters Long
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2010, 10:16:10 pm »
Sorry, yes, in standard crossword stylee : -

Wolf (3)

And the extra info is that the first letter is 'e'.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2010, 10:17:41 pm »
Sorry, yes, in standard crossword stylee : -

Wolf (3)

And the extra info is that the first letter is 'e'.

Ebb.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2010, 10:20:20 pm »
Spot on.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2010, 10:22:38 pm »
He plays around under waterfalls (4, 6)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2010, 11:09:29 pm »
Anyone still doing this?
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2010, 11:13:03 pm »
I tried, then got stuck into some emails, photos, a newsletter for the local football club and listening to some music inappropriate for a 50 year old.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2010, 07:15:34 am »
He plays around under waterfalls (4, 6)

 ???  any letters !


Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2010, 12:29:57 pm »
He plays around under waterfalls (4, 6)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2010, 12:32:10 pm »
He plays around under waterfalls (4, 6)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2010, 12:38:01 pm »
There's an anagram in there.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2010, 02:21:41 pm »
There's an anagram in there.

FATS WALLER, who certainly played, is an anagram of "waterfalls". [But I don't really buy "under" as an anagram indicator, while "around" is in the wrong place for one, isn't it? Am I barking up the wrong tree entirely? I'm not good on golfers.]


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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2010, 02:41:29 pm »
There's an anagram in there.

FATS WALLER, who certainly played, is an anagram of "waterfalls". [But I don't really buy "under" as an anagram indicator, while "around" is in the wrong place for one, isn't it? Am I barking up the wrong tree entirely? I'm not good on golfers.]




Fats Waller it is.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2010, 02:48:23 pm »

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em tune sung in church (3,5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 02:54:03 pm »

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em tune sung in church (3,5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 03:02:57 pm »
On the assumption that the above is correct:-

Two boys are followed by a youth leader in Essex. (10)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2010, 03:15:19 pm »
Got it.

Am I allowed to answer without then offering another clue?
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2010, 03:15:59 pm »
On the assumption that the above is correct:-
(it is)
Quote

Two boys are followed by a youth leader in Essex. (10)
Billericay

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2010, 03:23:53 pm »
On the assumption that the above is correct:-
(it is)
Quote

Two boys are followed by a youth leader in Essex. (10)
Billericay

You're doing very well  ;)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2010, 03:47:45 pm »
Wicket, duck, wicket, bye... cricket correspondent cut short, could be infinitely prolonged. (9)


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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2010, 03:49:48 pm »
Wowbagger!  ;D
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2010, 03:54:23 pm »
how??