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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4875 on: February 04, 2021, 11:34:14 am »
Hi zzzzzzed, a nice clue, as Ian says, but perhaps if you'd said 'Sounds like a chilling cavity' it would have been more solvable.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4876 on: February 08, 2021, 07:53:45 pm »
Ill kick-start this then, since no one else has taken up the baton.......

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« Reply #4877 on: February 16, 2021, 12:30:15 pm »
Clue time then - its in NC2 but of more interest to those with diving gear than us mere mortals.
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« Reply #4878 on: February 28, 2021, 10:07:59 am »
Clue time then - its in NC2 but of more interest to those with diving gear than us mere mortals.
I think this has died a death.
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« Reply #4879 on: February 28, 2021, 04:35:36 pm »
Clue time then - its in NC2 but of more interest to those with diving gear than us mere mortals.
I think this has died a death.

Agreed - it was Chapman's Rising in Chapel-le-Dale for anyone with the slightest interest!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4880 on: February 28, 2021, 04:46:08 pm »
I was thinking the 6 had to be cavern, so the nc2 index didnt help!


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4881 on: February 28, 2021, 05:23:15 pm »
I was thinking the 6 had to be cavern, so the nc2 index didnt help!

I’d worked out what letters it all was, just needed to get round to rearranging them!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4882 on: February 28, 2021, 05:24:48 pm »
Ha!  Chasing goes to cha + sing, while snap rim = pmansri in between.

Very good clue, with the advantage of hindsight!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4883 on: March 01, 2021, 02:03:35 pm »
Someone else want to have a go at setting a clue then?  :clap2:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4884 on: March 01, 2021, 05:18:38 pm »
I'll drop in an easy one.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4885 on: March 07, 2021, 11:45:01 am »
I'll drop in an easy one.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4886 on: March 07, 2021, 12:00:32 pm »
I'll go for Ben Scar Cave.
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4887 on: March 07, 2021, 01:11:25 pm »
I'll go for Ben Scar Cave.
I can see how that fits the clue but wouldn't that be 3,4,4?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4888 on: March 07, 2021, 03:29:44 pm »
Not according to LUUSS
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4889 on: March 08, 2021, 01:06:50 pm »
Umm...  try this:

With twitching twigs nose ice - not good! - nor yet the one that Franklin sought.  (10, 7)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4890 on: May 31, 2021, 09:47:46 pm »
I want to put Northwest Passage but that's only 9,6
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4891 on: June 01, 2021, 09:36:09 am »
Try counting those letters again!

That is the one - over to you.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4892 on: June 01, 2021, 10:17:38 am »
How do you get Northwest Passage to be either (10,7) or (9,6) ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4893 on: June 01, 2021, 11:28:51 am »
Dowbergill Passage.


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4894 on: June 01, 2021, 12:21:38 pm »
I think Graigwen may have it...  It's so long since I set the clue, I'd forgotten how it worked.    :(

Alas!  Blame it on advancing years, senile decay and that sort of thing.

Anyway - that was the one.
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4895 on: June 01, 2021, 02:21:40 pm »
"twitching twigs" = dowse

"nose"   = no se on the end of dowse

"ice"  =  berg

"not well"  = ill

"nor yet the one that Franklin sought"   - as others have identified, Franklin's expedition sought the north west passage, so the answer is some other passage.

There will be a delay while I think of a new one, as this is not really my sort of thing. Meanwhile here is my favourite version of the story of Franklin's expedition (it does not include the incompetence nor the cannabalism). 

 

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4896 on: June 01, 2021, 04:42:54 pm »
 :thumbsup:
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4897 on: June 10, 2021, 09:57:47 pm »
I realise I have no talent for this:

"Around the circular edge, I gulp without an exclamation of pain, then overlapping slightly rent it out"


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4898 on: June 11, 2021, 02:28:05 am »
Number of letters?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4899 on: June 11, 2021, 12:42:19 pm »
I'm going with Flange Swallet anyway!
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