Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 42627 times)

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 10, 2013, 10:11:22 pm »
;D
Getting there...

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #276 on: December 15, 2013, 07:07:20 am »
Solvent from distilled pine? Nutter! (10)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #277 on: December 15, 2013, 07:21:32 am »
Turpentine.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #278 on: December 15, 2013, 07:35:10 am »
Mayor is tuned to One Direction in W8 (10)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

T42

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #279 on: December 15, 2013, 07:45:37 am »
Kensington


Bean-counters so circumspect for a large bird? (9)
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #280 on: December 15, 2013, 07:51:48 am »
Indeed, which is where I am off to shortly.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #281 on: December 15, 2013, 12:50:55 pm »
Cassowary

(Also, I've just worked out how Wow's clue works. Tuned "in G", very nice.)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #282 on: December 15, 2013, 03:58:05 pm »
Thanks for the explanation.  I'd got the rest, but couldn't manage that bit.
Getting there...

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #283 on: December 20, 2013, 07:56:08 am »
Let's get these in early:

Gift Mary's missing: frankincense's third, and second, signifier of a king, rhodium. (5)

Scrooge's attitude, say, during the Christmas story. (10)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #284 on: December 20, 2013, 08:37:04 am »
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Rust never sleeps

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #285 on: December 20, 2013, 08:51:22 am »

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #286 on: December 21, 2013, 07:52:12 pm »
Did anyone notice that today is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword, in the New York Times, 21/12/1913?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #287 on: December 21, 2013, 07:57:59 pm »
Anyone fancy the Gaun cryptic Christmas puzzle?

Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #288 on: December 21, 2013, 08:08:37 pm »
I seem to be unable to print it without the left-hand column of squares disappearing.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #289 on: December 21, 2013, 08:08:54 pm »
Wow, I haven't seen this year's (our neighbour usually passes the paper on no a Sunday).  Is it a double? Did Araucaria leave us a farewell present?

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #290 on: December 21, 2013, 09:00:05 pm »
It's by Maskerade, of whom I have never heard, and it' the monstrosity I embedded above.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #291 on: December 21, 2013, 09:11:54 pm »
Ah!  Can't find anything embedded, or otherwise!

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #292 on: December 21, 2013, 09:36:58 pm »
Nothing in Reply #287?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #293 on: December 21, 2013, 10:29:47 pm »
http://static.guim.co.uk/ni/1387370480499/Prize-crossword-26,137.pdf
Now divested of its [img] tags. The link is correct. I've only got a couple of clues, and the long made-up quotation around the edge, left on the Private Eye crossword, so bear with me.

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #294 on: December 21, 2013, 11:42:14 pm »
Did anyone notice that today is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword, in the New York Times, 21/12/1913?

How many letters?

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #295 on: December 21, 2013, 11:45:37 pm »
Did anyone notice that today is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword, in the New York Times, 21/12/1913?

How many letters?
3,6,6,4,5,2,3,5,11,2,3,5,4,9,2,3,3,4,5,2/2/4.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #296 on: December 22, 2013, 12:18:43 am »
Managed to find it now, Wow, thanks.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #297 on: December 26, 2013, 10:45:08 am »
The Christmas double seemed ok to me, though I've still got one to get, I think.  Did you notice the self-reference?

hellymedic

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #298 on: December 26, 2013, 12:21:51 pm »
Did anyone notice that today is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword, in the New York Times, 21/12/1913?

Diamond Geezer certainly did!

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #299 on: December 26, 2013, 12:40:20 pm »
Did anyone notice that today is the 100th anniversary of the first ever crossword, in the New York Times, 21/12/1913?

Diamond Geezer certainly did!

http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26135