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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3425 on: May 27, 2018, 04:46:38 pm »
 :shrug:   Ssomebody care to explain???

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3426 on: May 27, 2018, 10:58:01 pm »
:shrug:   Ssomebody care to explain???

If you mean Ogof Pig Melyn, then a beak is old slang for teacher, followed by either Melin or Melyn optionally.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3427 on: May 27, 2018, 11:28:29 pm »
Where does the pig come from? And how does opium fit into Pig Melyn?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3428 on: May 27, 2018, 11:46:43 pm »
Where does the pig come from? And how does opium fit into Pig Melyn?

Pig is a Welsh word for beak. The name in Welsh is intended to mean Yellow Beak Cave.

Opium is an alternative name for the cave, presumably derived from the desire to have a shorter English equivalent to the Welsh name.

So two languages; two names; two variants of one name.


....and its such a little, dangerous, unpromising place.


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3429 on: May 28, 2018, 05:13:01 pm »
Oh, b***** me, I've just got it . . . ogof pig melyn = O(h) P(ee) (e)M = opium.

Sorry guys, it took a long time for that penny to drop!!!! Thanks, Graigwen.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3430 on: June 07, 2018, 11:12:22 am »
Well [email protected]@er me! Off 10 days and no-one has claimed my turn despite the offer. SO it looks like I get to go again anyway,  and you may care to try this...

Thin pig wallows around in the Dales! (7,4,3)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3431 on: June 07, 2018, 01:25:44 pm »
Winshaw Gill Pot ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3432 on: June 07, 2018, 01:49:10 pm »
Spot on Fulk - over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3433 on: June 07, 2018, 04:02:50 pm »
A lovely clue, by the way, andys.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3434 on: June 07, 2018, 04:18:42 pm »
So:

Some drifter follows the money to get to this Mendip cave (5,4).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3435 on: June 07, 2018, 08:24:55 pm »
I'm guessing Rhino Rift...

I vaguely recalled rhino being slang for money, so checked in the Urban Dictionary...  As usual, I immediately regretted it :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3436 on: June 07, 2018, 11:04:28 pm »
Spot on, Jason . . . over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3437 on: June 08, 2018, 11:43:07 pm »
Erm, ok then:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3438 on: June 12, 2018, 07:57:09 pm »
ok, I suppose it is somewhat obscure.

It's in the NC2 area, though not in NC2, but it has been referenced in this forum

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3439 on: June 14, 2018, 11:38:30 am »
Quote
it has been referenced in this forum

Well, that helps a lot, Jason!!!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3440 on: June 14, 2018, 12:44:19 pm »
Vimbar Pot? - Though I just totally made that one up!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3441 on: June 14, 2018, 09:42:08 pm »
Nope...

I hadn't thought the crosswordplay was too hard, but another clue: it's near Pennyghent

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3442 on: June 15, 2018, 10:10:43 am »
Assuming end of dog is G and fried is an anagram indicator then Looser Veg   :ang: :lol:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3443 on: June 15, 2018, 10:55:38 am »
Funnily enough, crickleymal, I was just about to post something similar.  ;D ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3444 on: June 15, 2018, 12:57:27 pm »
Ha! I suspect this may be Losers Pot!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3445 on: June 17, 2018, 09:42:50 am »
Andy - yes, you are a Winner :)

Fried Sole = LOSE, over end = R, dog = SPOT (all dogs are called Spot, as everyone knows...)

I suspect it's an insignificant grovel, but it's mentioned in CaveMaps, which is where I found it.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3446 on: June 17, 2018, 10:18:53 am »
I suspect it's an insignificant grovel, but it's mentioned in CaveMaps, which is where I found it.

With pitches of 30m, 12M and 10M then your "insignificant grovel" would be a day's work for someone my age LOL!

Anyway, try this one....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3447 on: June 17, 2018, 07:25:30 pm »

With pitches of 30m, 12M and 10M then your "insignificant grovel" would be a day's work for someone my age LOL!


- oh, well, I owe it an apology, then :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3448 on: June 20, 2018, 08:54:34 am »
Chicken's rep lost in accident! (8,3)

This is another that's in the NC2 area but the entrance wasn't found until well after the last edition was published.....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3449 on: June 20, 2018, 09:00:43 am »
Hensler's Pot ?