Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 34978 times)

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2010, 03:55:57 pm »
Oh I got that one straight away, unusually.  Got one for us, wow?  I'm enjoying this thread, even though I only see most of them retrospectively
Getting there...

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2010, 03:56:46 pm »
It helps to know that Jonathan Agnew "Aggers" is the BBC's chief cricket correspondent.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2010, 04:03:56 pm »
Hans' wife follows fish for forum favourite. (9)
Basses lower the tone.

Snakehips

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2010, 04:08:32 pm »
Hans' wife follows fish for forum favourite. (9)

Charlotte
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2010, 04:10:37 pm »
(Haha! Does googling for people who follow fish count as cheating?)

The trumpet sounds (two notes), right, and no one shall be raised. (7)

Though Snakehips beat me to it while I was finalising my clue. Your go, Snaky.

ETA a little more of a clue, since "sounds" is obscure. But please to admire the Handel reference. So smug here.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2010, 04:11:57 pm »
Isn't it Snakehips' turn?
Basses lower the tone.

Snakehips

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2010, 04:15:34 pm »
Frank had slightly more than Edith        (7)
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2010, 07:47:58 pm »
Regrets, of course. Not fond of that type of clue though, tbh. It's more general knowledge quiz than wordplay.

Here's one that I can't claim authorship of but I think it's brilliant - and is a proper cryptic crossword clue:

Eggs on toast. (6)

d.

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2010, 07:54:31 pm »
Regrets, of course. Not fond of that type of clue though, tbh. It's more general knowledge quiz than wordplay.

Here's one that I can't claim authorship of but I think it's brilliant - and is a proper cryptic crossword clue:

Eggs on toast. (6)

d.

Cheers

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2010, 07:55:14 pm »
And now I can pearoast:



The trumpet sounds (two notes), right, and no one shall be raised. (7)



citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2010, 08:04:07 pm »
Clarion, I think.

d.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2010, 08:05:08 pm »
If it's right, I'll set another shortly.

d.

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2010, 08:06:46 pm »
Clarion, I think.

d.
Yes. And isn't it pleasing?

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2010, 09:59:36 pm »
Very good, HTFB. :thumbsup:

Outfit designers created incorporating large bust and white headpiece. (7,5)

d.

Snakehips

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2010, 08:50:49 am »
wedding dress
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2010, 08:53:05 am »
wedding dress

I can see the large bust (dd) but I don't know how you get the rest of that.
Basses lower the tone.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2010, 09:02:22 am »
Anagram of designers + W (white).

d.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2010, 09:06:20 am »
Anagram of designers + W (white).

d.

That's really good. It didn't occur to me that designers was the anagram.
Basses lower the tone.

Snakehips

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2010, 09:23:50 am »
Well it took me a while to work out why wolf was ebb earlier even after you had answered it earlier !

How about

European King a small tome's recalled (6)
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2010, 10:34:33 am »
Well it took me a while to work out why wolf was ebb earlier even after you had answered it earlier !

OK, I'll admit it... I still haven't worked it out. But please don't tell me because I'm determined to get it myself without help!

Who's doing/done the Araucaria Christmas special from last Saturday's Guardian? After a slow start, I'm making some progress but still a long way from completion. One question for anyone who's got further than me: when he says "modern" novels, presumably he means "anything from Don Quixote onwards", right? I got the Dickens novel pretty quickly, but that's a rather narrower range to choose from.

d.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2010, 10:50:00 am »
European King a small tome's recalled (6)

Very nice clue, but I'll let someone else give the answer as I've just had two turns in quick succession...  :smug:

d.

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #71 on: December 30, 2010, 10:34:17 pm »
Who's doing/done the Araucaria Christmas special from last Saturday's Guardian? After a slow start, I'm making some progress but still a long way from completion. One question for anyone who's got further than me: when he says "modern" novels, presumably he means "anything from Don Quixote onwards", right? I got the Dickens novel pretty quickly, but that's a rather narrower range to choose from.

Started on Christmas Day and finished today  ::-)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2011, 07:56:09 am »
European King a small tome's recalled (6)

 ???  Please, somebody put me out of my misery !


citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2011, 08:06:04 am »
SLOVAK

K = king
A = a
Vol = small tome (volume)

"recalled" ie reversed

d.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2011, 08:07:34 am »
Sorry, that should be:

Vol = tome (volume)
S = small

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