Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 39659 times)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #175 on: September 26, 2011, 10:27:51 am »
Just realised that I can't count - it should've been (6,5)  :-[

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #176 on: September 26, 2011, 10:32:17 am »
Carbon Fibre

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #177 on: September 26, 2011, 10:35:08 am »
I don't get that.  ???
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Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #178 on: September 26, 2011, 10:36:58 am »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #179 on: September 26, 2011, 10:37:27 am »
I don't get that.  ???

Car (mini)    b in bonfire

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 26, 2011, 10:50:46 am »
Thanks.  I'd got a b in fire, but not bonfire.  Good one. :thumbsup:
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citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #181 on: September 26, 2011, 04:16:43 pm »
Sorry for jumping in out of turn, but this just came to me...

Damn shells! (6)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 26, 2011, 05:09:32 pm »
Blasts?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2011, 06:36:55 pm »
Damn shells! (6)

SNAILS

[OED: Snails, int. Obs. An abbreviation of God's nails, used as a petty oath or exclamation.]

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2011, 09:35:51 pm »
No and no. Though both good answers.

d.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 27, 2011, 09:15:33 pm »
Shucks

citoyen

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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 27, 2011, 09:25:45 pm »
Yup!

d.

citoyen

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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #187 on: October 05, 2011, 08:04:25 am »
If no one else wants to pick up the baton, here's another I just came up with…

"Musical number performed by foe or twat." (3,3,3)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #188 on: October 05, 2011, 09:32:41 am »
Eat for two? Eat for two?

And then it dawned on me.  ;D
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #189 on: October 05, 2011, 10:16:54 am »
I think you've got it.  ;D

d.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #190 on: October 05, 2011, 11:54:07 am »
I remember one of those very old Auraucaria double puzzles - at least 30 years ago - when the answer was "Indian Ocean" but we got very hung up on "Indian Canoe" as a possible answer.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #191 on: October 05, 2011, 12:30:08 pm »
My favourite wrong 'right answer' was also from the Guardian.  I don't remember the exact clue, but it was along the lines of:  Work by gay

We had:

B_GG_R_ / _P_R_

One of our number was insistent that the answer was 'Buggery Sport'. ;D
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #192 on: October 19, 2011, 12:39:04 am »
A clue from todays i that has me puzzled !!!

Plastic train from US (8,7)

any ideas ?

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #193 on: October 19, 2011, 10:12:51 am »
American Express?

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« Reply #194 on: October 19, 2011, 07:44:12 pm »
American Express?

 :thumbsup:
Amazing, once you see it you kick yourself.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #195 on: December 02, 2011, 03:42:45 am »
Finally finished a Cryptic from the 'i' paper today  ;D
No. 252 by DAC ( although l haven't attempted them all
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A clue from the crossword......

Gentleman showing hesitation in fancy bow tie store (6,7)

The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #196 on: December 02, 2011, 08:47:54 am »
Bertie Wooster ??

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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #197 on: December 02, 2011, 12:35:01 pm »
Here's one I liked from a Guardian Quiptic a couple of weeks ago:

Garfunkel recording that's seen in gallery? (4,2,3)



Eddington: 107 Miles

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #198 on: December 02, 2011, 01:20:46 pm »
Here's one I liked from a Guardian Quiptic a couple of weeks ago:

Garfunkel recording that's seen in gallery? (4,2,3)

Work of Art

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #199 on: December 13, 2011, 02:56:52 pm »
CERN result's no big "Gosh!", possibly? (5,5)