Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 39863 times)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #200 on: December 13, 2011, 03:47:36 pm »
Topical  :thumbsup:

(That's not the answer BTW  ;) )

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 13, 2011, 05:18:21 pm »
CERN result's no big "Gosh!", possibly? (5,5)

Higgs Boson - have they found it yet?

One of my all time favourites:

Smuggle grain in Cheshire (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #202 on: December 13, 2011, 09:23:34 pm »
Runcorn

ETA

On same lines:-

Sounds like a thin drink at charter site  (9)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #203 on: December 13, 2011, 09:55:32 pm »
Runnymede

Not one of mine, but from today's Indie - short & succint

Elementary clue? (4)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #204 on: December 13, 2011, 10:05:46 pm »
Lead?

Snakehips

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #205 on: December 13, 2011, 10:10:49 pm »
Lead?
Very good.

I was torn between neon and iron. Neither seemed quite right.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #206 on: December 13, 2011, 10:36:38 pm »
Lead it is - the best cryptic clues are the shortest (IMO)

Wonky

  • Not exactly straight or narrow
The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #207 on: December 13, 2011, 11:53:12 pm »
Lead it is - the best cryptic clues are the shortest (IMO)

O (8,6)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #208 on: December 13, 2011, 11:57:26 pm »
Circular letter?

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #209 on: December 14, 2011, 11:23:56 am »
Have we had

E (13)
Rust never sleeps

Wonky

  • Not exactly straight or narrow
The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #210 on: December 14, 2011, 05:58:50 pm »
Circular letter?
Correct.

Not to be confused with;

0 (5,6)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #211 on: December 14, 2011, 06:07:01 pm »
Round number
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #212 on: December 14, 2011, 06:49:10 pm »
Have we had

E (13)

Have to confess to having seen this before --
(click to show/hide)

can't think of any more good ones at the moment

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #213 on: December 14, 2011, 06:59:12 pm »
Her majesty’s angry outburst is highly irregular. (6)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #214 on: December 14, 2011, 08:42:44 pm »
Errant

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #215 on: December 14, 2011, 09:05:50 pm »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #216 on: March 08, 2012, 08:09:52 am »
This shows the way to personalise letters ( 8 )

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #217 on: March 08, 2012, 08:16:31 am »
Signpost?

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #218 on: March 08, 2012, 08:49:02 am »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #219 on: March 08, 2012, 11:25:07 pm »
A ruler lied, for a change? (10)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #220 on: March 09, 2012, 06:41:38 am »
DERAILLEUR

Btw, android phone owners, there's a new Guardian crossword app that they're giving away as a free trial at the moment.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/crossword-blog/2012/mar/08/android-crossword-app-launch

No iPhone version yet...

d.


Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #221 on: March 09, 2012, 09:32:04 am »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #222 on: March 25, 2012, 11:53:17 pm »
Flier accommodates expected argument (5,7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #223 on: March 29, 2012, 12:31:58 pm »
Flier accommodates expected argument (5,7)

HOUSE SPARROW

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #224 on: March 29, 2012, 09:50:24 pm »
YACF, in confusion expanding "cycling" into fervent religion, becomes body of teachers. (7)