Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 47087 times)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #300 on: December 27, 2013, 02:59:38 pm »
Scrooge's attitude, say, during the Christmas story. (10)
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Two days into Christmas, fighting robin. (6,3)

Danish great-grandmother imprisoned by an evil wizard. (7) (NB: Google Translate may help non-Danes here.)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #301 on: December 27, 2013, 08:31:57 pm »
Boxing Day

I'll keep thinking about the other.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #302 on: December 27, 2013, 08:36:54 pm »
Oldemor
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #303 on: December 27, 2013, 08:43:17 pm »
Felines elevated? You've got a sauce! (7)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 27, 2013, 09:36:54 pm »
Catsup is, etymologically, an early form of KETCHUP; but it's hardly Ximenean.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #305 on: February 10, 2014, 12:12:57 am »
Preserve area, we hear, in the West Indies (7).
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #306 on: February 10, 2014, 12:57:32 am »
I got that very quickly (rare for me - I don't normally grok cryptic clues at all), but it took me ten times as long to work out how 'area, we hear' worked.

Groan ...

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #307 on: February 11, 2014, 09:23:09 pm »
Reserve after Junior admits alias, in the East Indies (7).

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #308 on: February 12, 2014, 02:31:09 pm »
My wife's gone to the East Indies.
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No, she went by paddle steamer.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #309 on: February 12, 2014, 02:32:48 pm »
Jakarta

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #310 on: March 13, 2014, 08:13:37 pm »
About turn! Left! About turn! Right! About turn! Rock! (5)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #311 on: March 13, 2014, 08:53:50 pm »
Uluru (aka Ayer's Rock)

I'll try and come up with one soon!

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #312 on: March 14, 2014, 12:24:45 am »
Typical British weather (eastern) - topical  (7)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #313 on: March 25, 2014, 02:38:00 pm »
Nice theme in today's Grauniad cryptic  :thumbsup:

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #314 on: March 25, 2014, 02:45:59 pm »
Answer the question!

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #315 on: March 25, 2014, 03:54:43 pm »
Nice theme in today's Grauniad cryptic  :thumbsup:

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(Sorry, Peter, haven't worked yours out yet. But Pingu is right. Lovely.)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #316 on: March 25, 2014, 03:58:18 pm »
Ah, I only see The Guardian at the weekend.  I'll have a look on line.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #317 on: March 25, 2014, 06:29:32 pm »
Answer the question!
UK-rain-E. But "topical" is a bit unximenean for my taste.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #318 on: March 25, 2014, 07:04:50 pm »
A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #319 on: March 25, 2014, 07:34:56 pm »
Answer the question!
UK-rain-E. But "topical" is a bit unximenean for my taste.

How do you mean?  In the sense that it is a clue that won't last?  If so, fair enough - only I wasn't expecting it to take this long!

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #320 on: March 25, 2014, 10:54:35 pm »
More because "topical", though it's a word applicable to Ukraine at the moment, doesn't in any way define it.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #321 on: March 26, 2014, 12:10:52 am »
You're right, H, bit sloppy, that!

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #322 on: June 01, 2014, 01:00:34 pm »
Professorship after a Masters? Lewis's grass. (7)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #323 on: June 01, 2014, 06:46:12 pm »
Machair

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #324 on: June 01, 2014, 07:21:52 pm »
Indeed. How's the conk?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.