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The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« on: December 19, 2010, 10:06:19 am »
In a similar manner to Guess the Place, whoever solves the clue correctly sets the next one.

I'll start.

Dis duck or dat? (5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 10:47:59 am »
Eider.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 10:50:21 am »
Of course!   :)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 10:54:18 am »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3, 9, 8).
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 10:57:34 am »
H _ _ _ _ _ _ O (5)
The fattest Knight of the round table was Sir Cumference , a surfeit of Pi made him that way as opposed to a surfeit of Lampreys , which surely would have killed him

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 11:02:33 am »
H _ _ _ _ _ _ O (5)

Water, but you're supposed to solve one first!  :D :D

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 11:09:02 am »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 11:10:01 am »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 12:02:39 pm »

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2010, 12:48:51 pm »
How did I miss that!  Great minds clearly  think alike.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2010, 05:52:47 pm »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3,9,8)
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.
You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.

With that extra context, it's obviously THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.


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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2010, 05:54:24 pm »
Take the oil? I, a h-holy man? (3,9,8)
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

You are right, and it's also rather dated. I have to admit to rank plagiarism as this was one of Bunthorne's from about 30 years ago. It so impressed me that I've never forgotten it.
With that extra context, it's obviously THE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.


Indeed.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 05:59:03 pm »
I imagine Wow's is an anagram of the whole clue, but I'm stuck.

And, being stuck:

Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 06:10:51 pm »
Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?

Yes. TRY covering INIT (IT, but, first IN).

Here's another. I'm finding the Ashes a good theme.

Twenty runs, but at the crease he doesn't push through with his cuts (6)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2010, 06:12:27 pm »
Try covering it first in Three-In-One (7)

Trinity?

Yes. TRY covering INIT (IT, but, first IN).

Here's another. I'm finding the Ashes a good theme.

Twenty runs, but at the crease he doesn't push through with his cuts (6)

I'd have said SCORE but that's only got 5 letters...
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2010, 06:13:10 pm »
So SCORER.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2010, 06:19:57 pm »
Peripherally outmoded, Dorothy, Matthew and Brian write childish letters to Her Majesty (3, 6, 7)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2010, 06:21:28 pm »
Dot Matrix Printer

But I don't have one of my own to offer, I'm afraid :-[

Didn't think it through, did I? :-\
Getting there...

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2010, 06:21:49 pm »
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 06:28:09 pm »
OK here's another:

School for bar staff within a place of worship, we hear. (5-6)

Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2010, 05:38:20 pm »
Clue - These students are preparing to answer their calling..

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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2010, 05:59:59 pm »
Inner Temple
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2010, 06:00:49 pm »
Three letters long.

Wolf.
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2010, 09:57:15 pm »
Stumped.

Cry?

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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2010, 10:09:53 pm »
First letter is 'e'.
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