Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 55768 times)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2011, 01:09:12 pm »
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2011, 01:48:05 pm »
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2011, 08:40:43 am »
Not the quickest opening for securing a flat ? (4,8)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #103 on: July 23, 2011, 12:49:21 pm »
Slow puncture

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« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2011, 01:10:27 am »
Vegetable, say, left between doctor and worker (8)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2011, 01:17:22 am »
Vegetable, say, left between doctor and worker (8)

Eggplant

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2011, 01:20:52 am »
Vegetable, say, left between doctor and worker (8)

Eggplant

Yes, that was quick !

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2011, 02:34:42 pm »
Here's one that occurred to me yesterday:

Resort to deep salination when tides change (9)
Getting there...

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #109 on: August 17, 2011, 01:37:51 am »
Hydrogen, aluminium, oxygen, germanium, nitrogen ? None of these ! (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2011, 08:05:44 am »
Hydrogen, aluminium, oxygen, germanium, nitrogen ? None of these ! (7)

Halogen.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2011, 08:00:30 pm »
Hydrogen, aluminium, oxygen, germanium, nitrogen ? None of these ! (7)

Halogen.
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clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #112 on: August 17, 2011, 08:05:50 pm »
Here's one that occurred to me yesterday:

Resort to deep salination when tides change (9)

No one hazard a guess at mine? :(
Getting there...

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #113 on: August 17, 2011, 10:44:40 pm »
Here's one that occurred to me yesterday:

Resort to deep salination when tides change (9)

No one hazard a guess at mine? :(

Is it an anagram of 'when tides' ?

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #114 on: August 17, 2011, 10:46:06 pm »
No anagram in there
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2011, 11:04:05 pm »
Seasalter

Though I might question the 'resort' bit - unless preceded by 'last' perhaps.
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citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #116 on: August 18, 2011, 01:30:36 pm »
I might question the 'resort' bit - unless preceded by 'last' perhaps.

Harsh but fair.  ;D

Tbh, not sure I get the clue. Could you explain, please, Clarion?

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #117 on: August 18, 2011, 03:55:47 pm »
tides change = seas alter?
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citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #118 on: August 18, 2011, 04:26:10 pm »
tides change = seas alter?

 :facepalm:

Very good.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #119 on: August 18, 2011, 04:58:01 pm »
I'm not sure you should have "deep salination" (presumably that's SEA SALT; I don't see the "er" in that section of the wordplay) in there as well as the changing tides. The double false anagram lead is very neat, though.

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 18, 2011, 10:37:27 pm »
Seasalter

Though I might question the 'resort' bit - unless preceded by 'last' perhaps.
Fair comment :(
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clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 18, 2011, 10:40:57 pm »
I'm not sure you should have "deep salination" (presumably that's SEA SALT; I don't see the "er" in that section of the wordplay) in there as well as the changing tides. The double false anagram lead is very neat, though.
Also fair. It seemed to work at first, but you're right
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citoyen

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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 24, 2011, 08:58:27 am »
Gentleman's gentleman curtailed joke about First Lady. (6)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 24, 2011, 10:10:01 am »
Jeeves

citoyen

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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 24, 2011, 08:24:49 pm »
Pah, that was too easy!

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