Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 39813 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #450 on: March 07, 2019, 11:24:06 pm »
When doing crosswords with Phyllis, every so often I give supplementary terrible-joke-style clues if she's struggling with a solution. I felt quite smug with one of my efforts this evening. The clue was

1. Position of special prominence (5, 2, 5).

My supplementary was "What you get if you cross lions with flatfish."

OK, I know that the word for flatfish isn't spelt the same way, but that doesn't really matter when you are trying to jog someones brain. Phyllis appreciated it, anyway.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #451 on: March 08, 2019, 12:22:07 am »
Probably not original but I came up with this earlier...

Those who put stitches in drainpipes. (6)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #452 on: March 08, 2019, 12:23:12 am »
My supplementary was "What you get if you cross lions with flatfish."

I like it.

hellymedic

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #453 on: March 08, 2019, 04:27:03 pm »
My supplementary was "What you get if you cross lions with flatfish."

I like it.

Sounds like a name for a chippie...

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #454 on: March 09, 2019, 08:45:34 am »
I always thought Sole Trader would be a good name for a chippie.