Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 44182 times)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2011, 08:10:33 am »
Nope, wrong again... the S would be in the wrong place... d'oh!

It's "Vol's" - the apostrophe s is to be read literally, not as a contraction.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2011, 04:12:10 pm »
For fans of the Cryptic Crossword, the 20p 'i' newspaper from today includes a daily cryptic crossword  :thumbsup:

A clue from todays paper :

Lithe acts performed in the name of sport (9)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2011, 04:17:47 pm »
Athletics

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2011, 07:35:21 pm »
Can anyone help me out I'm stuck on a few clues from Friday's i crossword, one being ........
.......Men scorn hostels specially built for unseen tourist attraction (4,4,7) ?

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2011, 07:44:37 pm »
Loch Ness Monster?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2011, 08:06:13 pm »
Loch Ness Monster?

Thanks
How about.....
........I weary myself, keeping up with retired people (7)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2011, 08:21:03 pm »

How about.....
........I weary myself, keeping up with retired people (7)

Sounds like my audax experiences.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2011, 08:23:14 am »

How about.....
........I weary myself, keeping up with retired people (7)

Sounds like my audax experiences.

 ;D

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2011, 09:43:28 am »
Sublime effort from Puck in today's Guardian:

"Off/on, hard/soft etc. (3,2,5)"

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2011, 10:19:06 pm »
We got that one  :thumbsup:

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 19, 2011, 07:59:40 am »
In the 'i' paper today all the across clues are Cheese related

e.g. cheese produced by, note, Greek character (4)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 19, 2011, 08:08:40 am »
feta
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2011, 10:43:16 am »
Here's another

Some cheese a plebeian is holding back ? (3,5)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2011, 11:46:36 am »
Bel Paese.

Here's one I recall from many years ago: "Cheese that's made backwards. (4)"

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2011, 11:53:34 am »
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2011, 12:40:19 pm »
What's put in cheese that makes dog start to drool (4)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #91 on: July 19, 2011, 01:08:38 pm »
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Not on a cheese theme, but it amused me at lunch-time:

Skinny, toothless what's-his-name (9)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2011, 09:01:34 pm »
What's put in cheese that makes dog start to drool (4)

curd

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« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2011, 10:56:16 pm »
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Not on a cheese theme, but it amused me at lunch-time:

Skinny, toothless what's-his-name (9)

Thingummy

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2011, 12:17:41 am »
For fans of the Cryptic Crossword, the 20p 'i' newspaper from today includes a daily cryptic crossword  :thumbsup:

A clue from todays paper :

Lithe acts performed in the name of sport (9)

There was one very similar to that in the Guardian the other day.

Here's another of mine that I was quite pleased with:

They order "Horses for courses!" (8)

d.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 21, 2011, 08:34:19 am »
Café where the OAPs gather (7)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2011, 08:45:19 am »
I am being redundant on the 30th September  :-\....









.... I start a new (better) job on the 1st October.  ;D

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #97 on: July 21, 2011, 10:03:01 am »
Café where the OAPs gather (7)

Teashop

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 21, 2011, 10:47:30 am »
For fans of the Cryptic Crossword, the 20p 'i' newspaper from today includes a daily cryptic crossword  :thumbsup:

A clue from todays paper :

Lithe acts performed in the name of sport (9)

There was one very similar to that in the Guardian the other day.

Here's another of mine that I was quite pleased with:

They order "Horses for courses!" (8)

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Tipsters?

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2011, 12:37:39 pm »
Nope.