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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4850 on: January 19, 2021, 09:58:14 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4851 on: January 19, 2021, 10:24:34 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?
I think Cardinals refers to the cardinal points of a compass but in French (Nord, Est, Sud, Ouest). There is no N or S in the clue, so you are looking for surplus O (Ouest) and E (Est).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4852 on: January 19, 2021, 10:37:59 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?
I think Cardinals refers to the cardinal points of a compass but in French (Nord, Est, Sud, Ouest). There is no N or S in the clue, so you are looking for surplus O (Ouest) and E (Est).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4853 on: January 19, 2021, 11:04:18 am »
Thank you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4854 on: January 19, 2021, 02:45:04 pm »
Makes me feel dumb

I agree with Jason, great clue.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4855 on: January 23, 2021, 07:07:40 pm »
ok, try this piece of nonsense...

A passage: there, round about, one ball of hot gas fails to start after another  (3,6,3)

A reminder... Hope someone gets it before I forget the answer myself !

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4856 on: January 29, 2021, 07:13:20 pm »

A passage: there, round about, one ball of hot gas fails to start after another  (3,6,3)

A big clue, as this seems to have killed the thread:  It's on Leck Fell, not St Moritz

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4857 on: January 30, 2021, 10:15:11 am »
The Cresta Run

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4858 on: January 30, 2021, 04:47:59 pm »
The Cresta Run

Good clue if Mat has it!  :clap2:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4859 on: January 30, 2021, 10:50:13 pm »
The Cresta Run

Thankyou for putting this out of its misery Mat - take it away  :thumbsup:

In case anyone was wondering, it was: THERE round C (about) + (s)UN (ball of gas fails to start) after STAR (another)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4860 on: January 31, 2021, 07:04:43 pm »
I shall pass to more capable folk on this forum.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4861 on: January 31, 2021, 07:29:44 pm »
Hi mat – you got that crazy clue? Suggests you're quite capable!!!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4862 on: January 31, 2021, 08:00:36 pm »
Rinse the mafia bosses (8)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4863 on: January 31, 2021, 09:08:20 pm »
Is that a clue? What's the letter count?  ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4864 on: January 31, 2021, 10:52:43 pm »
I think the Cool dude emoji is 8 in brackets....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4865 on: February 01, 2021, 10:15:19 am »
Rinse the mafia bosses (8)

Oops!

Rinse the mafia bosses  ( 8 )

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4866 on: February 01, 2021, 11:58:40 am »
Rinse the mafia bosses  ( 8 )
Swildons?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4867 on: February 01, 2021, 01:44:10 pm »
Cheers   :thumbsup:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4868 on: February 01, 2021, 05:56:36 pm »
A chilling cavity (6 & 4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4869 on: February 01, 2021, 07:23:57 pm »
Fridge Hole? Freeze Hole?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4870 on: February 01, 2021, 10:53:20 pm »
Frozen Deep

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4871 on: February 02, 2021, 10:51:54 am »
A chilling cavity (6 & 4)
Perhaps it’s a bit obscure, and it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say it’s a chilling cavity – a cooling cavity is more accurate.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4872 on: February 02, 2021, 11:01:14 am »
A chilling cavity (6 & 4)
Perhaps it’s a bit obscure, and it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say it’s a chilling cavity – a cooling cavity is more accurate.
I’ve decided it is too obscure so I’ll give a couple of mountaineering clues.

It’s near K2 and the opposite feature can be found on the Isle of Skye.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4873 on: February 04, 2021, 10:27:33 am »
OK, it doesn’t look like anyone is going to get it.  The answer is Kuling Hole on Malham Moor.

For those who don’t know the area, the pot/dig next door is called K2 and the opposite feature on the Isle of Skye is the Cuillin Ridge.

Over to someone else.....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4874 on: February 04, 2021, 10:34:30 am »
Don't you just hate it when the answer makes the clue seems as plain as the nose on my face.

great clue and a cave I have read about a lot too.

 

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