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Author Topic: Cryptic  (Read 13130 times)

razpag

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Cryptic
« on: February 14, 2011, 09:21:23 PM »

This Cryptic Clue appeared in The Daily Express many moons ago ......................

a,b,c,d,e,f,g,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z      (5 letters). 
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 06:42:11 AM »

 :hmm:

Missing letters H to O

 :idea: .......H2O

= Water... :-\
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 07:18:30 AM »

Well done Duck.  ;D

Looking at the time you posted the answer on here, it reminds me that I was awake most of the night finally deducing the answer in the small hours.

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »

Ah, you're a night owl.  :D

Here's a cryptic crossword clue to try..........Times crossword.

three and five letters

kick in the pants
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razpag

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 11:57:10 AM »

Not so much a 'night owl' duck, more-so a long suffering insomniac I'm afraid.

I've had 20 mins on your clue, and am not getting anywhere with it as yet. Perseverance (or begging) will eventually lead me to the answer. ;D
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 02:18:56 PM »

A good cure for both insomnia and odd crossword clues is a drop of Scottish refreshment.  ;)
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scottiesmum

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 02:29:04 PM »

Am I allowed to join in on this  ....  because I have an idea  ?    but I don't want to intrude  :)
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 02:35:25 PM »

Come on in....the water's lovely... ;D
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scottiesmum

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 03:36:20 PM »

Ooooooooooooo  ....merci !       

There's drink involved here   ;D  ....    a good Scotch could  give you a 'kick'    and then you have  "kick in the pants" ..... which could suggest something to hold the kick in the pants  ...  a container   .....  a container for drink  could be a flask... a drinks flask would be a Hip Flask  ... and hips fits in with pants   ......  and 3 and five letters

Hip Flask  ?
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 03:43:00 PM »

 :clap:

Yay, well thought through...hip flask it is.  ;D
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scottiesmum

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 04:11:27 PM »

Ooooooo  :)  ...

another one if you like  ....


Leaves home    (four letters)
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razpag

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 06:50:33 PM »

Gonna sound all boorish now, but cryptic clues can end up with umpteen answers depending on what logic you apply.
Regular 'solvers' will know that the 'Daily's' have their own code for certain words ...... ie, Home will equate to the letters 'in'.
 Church ..... will equate to 'CE' (as in Chruch of England) .... etc etc .....

Scottiesmum, has your clue appeared in a daily paper or is it a home-made clue ??? Cheers. ;D
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 06:58:56 PM »

Well I think the answer is flit  :)
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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 07:16:57 PM »

Well I think the answer is flit  :)

That kinda shows my point silver. Your given answer is a 'direct meaning' of the word 'flit', it isn't 'cryptic'.  In other words, if somebody was to ask you the meaning of the word 'flit', you may well say 'To leave home'.
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scottiesmum

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Re: Cryptic
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 08:38:49 PM »

Sorry Colin      :no:      .....the clue is more cryptic  .....   

Razpag    ....  it's not a home spun one  (I  think my own cryptic clues on the 'where am I ' section are enough  ;D )    It's a well known clue, I've seen it in a few crosswords over the years .....

a hint  .....    think of leaves in the plural  ;)
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