Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 47850 times)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #325 on: June 01, 2014, 08:38:34 pm »
Better. Shoulder's still a bit sore.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #326 on: June 01, 2014, 09:50:46 pm »
How many letters?

Rich XAB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #327 on: June 01, 2014, 09:57:31 pm »


(2,6)   (4,1,5)

 :)

Rich XAB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #328 on: June 01, 2014, 10:04:08 pm »
Sorry; jumped the gun, didn't realise you had to answer one first.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #329 on: June 02, 2014, 01:03:04 am »
No ------ (5) would give "clues" - Just a blank?

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #330 on: June 02, 2014, 09:43:33 am »
Sorry; jumped the gun, didn't realise you had to answer one first.
After the first exuberant rush on this thread some years ago, that stricture serves no purpose at all. Any clues are welcome. I, for one, welcome our... drat, no solver? (3, 3, 9)

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #331 on: June 02, 2014, 01:19:57 pm »

Rich XAB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #332 on: June 02, 2014, 02:09:22 pm »
Top of the class, Pingu.  :thumbsup:

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #333 on: June 03, 2014, 12:10:07 am »
Very neat!

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #334 on: June 06, 2014, 01:08:02 pm »
A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)

I wrote this one for HTFB if that's any help.

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #335 on: June 09, 2014, 12:09:31 pm »
A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)

I wrote this one for HTFB if that's any help.
UNE and an anagram of ANNE, around MIX upwards.

Pingu

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #336 on: June 10, 2014, 11:04:25 am »
A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)

I wrote this one for HTFB if that's any help.
UNE and an anagram of ANNE, around MIX upwards.

 :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #337 on: June 10, 2014, 10:51:23 pm »
A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)

I wrote this one for HTFB if that's any help.
UNE and an anagram of ANNE, around MIX upwards.

I still can't work out the answer...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clarion

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #338 on: June 11, 2014, 12:06:11 pm »
I'm glad I'm not alone in that.
Getting there...

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #339 on: August 26, 2014, 06:07:04 pm »
Within seven days, Union's "historic name": Alex Salmond (3,3)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #340 on: August 26, 2014, 06:34:26 pm »
Wee Eck.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #341 on: August 26, 2014, 06:52:35 pm »
Ill, he dances not, ruptured. (8, 6)

Edit: I couldn't count and have revised the number of letters.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #342 on: August 26, 2014, 06:57:15 pm »
Wee Eck.
Yup. Must remember to tweet that again in a fortnight or so.

A couple of solutions left outstanding:

A French poor girl covers up jumble. That's against our principles (10)
UNE and an anagram of ANNE, around MIX upwards.
UNXIMENEAN (i.e., against the canonical principles of crossword-setting, as set out by Ximenes.)

I, for one, welcome our... drat, no solver? (3, 3, 9)
NEW ANT OVERLORDS ("Drat, no solver" is an anagram of "ant overlords". So the anagram indicator is in the answer, not the clue. I believe Ximenes permits this, at least with the question mark. Doesn't he? Please?)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #343 on: August 26, 2014, 07:09:43 pm »
I suspect that my last clue may well not obey the Ximinean rules, but it is apposite.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #344 on: August 26, 2014, 07:30:38 pm »
Achilles tendon
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #345 on: August 26, 2014, 07:39:05 pm »
Indeed. Quite proud of that anagram.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #346 on: September 12, 2014, 02:23:44 pm »
Within seven days, Union's "historic name": Alex Salmond (3,3)

Quitting cherished Union six days before referendum, town setting pattern? (7)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #347 on: September 12, 2014, 03:08:49 pm »
Paisley!

Wowbagger

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #348 on: September 12, 2014, 09:07:25 pm »
Is a Paisley tie the bond that holds the union together? (That's not a clue, by the way).
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

HTFB

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #349 on: September 13, 2014, 10:13:24 am »
Vote showing spirit about last part of joint purpose (10)