Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 42702 times)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #350 on: September 13, 2014, 10:24:24 am »
Referendum.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #351 on: September 13, 2014, 10:39:38 am »
Consultation people (among which I) refer to (10)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #352 on: September 13, 2014, 12:25:52 pm »
Referendum.
Yup.  An alternative clue:

Polling official cut short Union, admitting "draw" (10)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #353 on: September 13, 2014, 12:34:43 pm »
My brother was sufficiently impressed to text me this just now, from today's Graun:

Gosh! Isn't the platform busy tonight! (4,5,2,3,5)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #354 on: September 13, 2014, 12:53:12 pm »
VG. Busy is the anagram indicator.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #355 on: September 13, 2014, 02:23:38 pm »
And another summer flies past!

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #356 on: September 14, 2014, 11:16:48 am »
Consultation people (among which I) refer to (10)

This one's still outstanding. Here's another:

Year for Parliament to comprehend former Union territory's leaving (9)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #357 on: September 14, 2014, 02:59:55 pm »
I'm not ignoring this, I just haven't come up with any ideas yet.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #358 on: September 15, 2014, 06:41:12 pm »
He gambles to win partner for him in (traditional!) Union? No. (6, 8)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #359 on: October 02, 2014, 06:45:11 pm »
Bullshitter was an answer in today's Grauniad cryptic.

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #360 on: October 02, 2014, 09:18:35 pm »
He gambles to win partner for him in (traditional!) Union? No. (6, 8)

sorry, just seen this

Better Together

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #361 on: November 24, 2014, 07:12:25 am »
Racing driver drops 1,... 50,... 100mph. That's on the A20 and A21. (8)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #362 on: November 24, 2014, 09:03:45 am »
Lewisham

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #363 on: May 17, 2015, 01:45:43 am »
International standard bra size in Kent. (6)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #364 on: May 17, 2015, 06:31:13 am »
International standard bra size in Kent. (6)


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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #365 on: May 17, 2015, 10:13:36 am »
Indeed! That occurred to me on Thursday whild driving along the M20 and observed the letters DCUP appear on the satnav. It amused me.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #366 on: December 07, 2016, 10:53:27 pm »
OK, help!

We have just been doing the Graun's "Quiptic" crossword with Phyllis. It only turns up on a Monday. I find it a bit irritating, to be honest, but particularly when I can't understand the answer, even when I've got it.

"Often described as wonderful, surprisingly (6)"

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but I am damned if I can see why.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #367 on: December 07, 2016, 11:14:21 pm »
What is seldom is wonderful

An Irish saying

 
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #368 on: December 07, 2016, 11:26:30 pm »
Thanks.

No less irritated!  ;)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #369 on: February 01, 2017, 05:01:21 pm »
Nice one from today's Guardian:

Right-wing Mad Hatter ethic. (11)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #370 on: February 01, 2017, 05:09:27 pm »
Nice one from today's Guardian:

Right-wing Mad Hatter ethic. (11)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #371 on: February 01, 2017, 06:41:51 pm »
Took me way too long.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #372 on: February 01, 2017, 06:48:27 pm »
That one was fairly straightforward.  I can normally spot the anagrams, it's the obscure biblical or literary allusions I'm useless at.

With practice a few years ago I was up to about 2/3 of the Times cryptic, but sadly through lack of practice I'm now next to useless.

I think my favourite still has to be

A rag man (7)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #373 on: February 01, 2017, 07:34:00 pm »
Ha!  Anagram - as is Teepots (7)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #374 on: February 02, 2017, 08:57:39 am »
That episode,of "Drop The Dead Donkey" in which Henry is driven even madder than usual trying to figure out "gegs (9,4)" always made me chortle.
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