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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5025 on: September 04, 2021, 05:22:55 pm »
OK, try this:

Shakespearean character's short girlfriend, according to Spooner, found under Mendip (5,3)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5026 on: September 05, 2021, 05:58:16 pm »
How about:

Whimsical Shakespearean character's short girlfriend, according to Spooner, found under Mendip (5,3)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5027 on: September 05, 2021, 06:14:56 pm »
Duck's Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5028 on: September 05, 2021, 07:01:42 pm »
Yep, andys, that's the one – over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5029 on: September 06, 2021, 01:11:29 pm »
OK try.....

Dress he's worn in trunk.  ( 7,4 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5030 on: September 13, 2021, 08:22:25 am »
Clue time: its a cave in Mendip.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5031 on: September 17, 2021, 06:43:14 pm »
Brownes' Hole

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5032 on: September 17, 2021, 07:34:51 pm »
Yes! You have it so over to you..........................
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5033 on: September 17, 2021, 07:45:11 pm »
Smurfette's immersive dream? (4, 5, 10, 7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5034 on: September 17, 2021, 08:08:58 pm »
Lady Blue's Underwater Fantasy

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5035 on: September 17, 2021, 08:13:13 pm »
Probably a unique word count there! Well done, over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5036 on: September 17, 2021, 09:18:41 pm »
Lady Blue's Underwater Fantasy

Sounds like a very beguiling cave, but I bet it's a horror show show of mud and tightness.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5037 on: September 17, 2021, 10:10:33 pm »
It were the word count wot dun i', andy.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5038 on: September 18, 2021, 08:43:20 am »
Lady Blue's Underwater Fantasy

Sounds like a very beguiling cave, but I bet it's a horror show show of mud and tightness.

I haven't been in as I don't have gills but I believe that the cave consists of a long sump to roomy passages and has huge potential. In the right weather conditions the sump blows enormous bubbles into the plunge pool in the river Rawthey in which it rises. It's hard to understand how a sump of some depth can do this.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5039 on: September 18, 2021, 09:45:52 am »
Avian roost somewhere in Easegill (6,6)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5040 on: September 20, 2021, 08:31:57 am »
2 days and not a peep (or cheep) . . . so Pool Sink?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5041 on: September 20, 2021, 05:20:22 pm »
Magpie Grotto?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5042 on: September 20, 2021, 05:49:48 pm »
That's the one, andys.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5043 on: September 20, 2021, 07:30:13 pm »
Here we go then - Try this section of a well known cave in't Dales.....

"Foreside spun around in miner's changing rooms."  ( 2,9,6 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5044 on: October 04, 2021, 07:11:09 pm »
Further clue then....

Its part of a system on Leck Fell which, in turn, forms part of the Three Counties. May have been used by support parties for the epic traverse a week or so back, but probably not since its a bit off the main route down.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5045 on: October 04, 2021, 07:23:17 pm »
I'm going for a guess at De Profundis (definitely not a main route down but quite nice), not sure what the last 6 letter word would be though.. brain fog/tired.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5046 on: October 04, 2021, 07:46:30 pm »
That'll do....

Anagram of "FORESIDE SPUN" ( which = E PROFUNDIS SE ) in a "miner's changing room" ( = D RIES )

so the missing final word is SERIES

Anyway  - your go....  :)
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« Reply #5047 on: October 04, 2021, 08:19:34 pm »
Ahh, I'd partly figured out the anagram bit but wondered where the other d came from (not familiar with that name for miners changing rooms).
Quite happy for someone to jump in if they wish, might take me a while to think of something and post it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5048 on: October 04, 2021, 11:44:56 pm »
Well, I actually Googled 'miner's changing room' and got a whole load of stuff, some quite wholesome, really – pictures of kit hanging off drying racks, for example – but nowhere did 'dries' come up as a synonim.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5049 on: October 05, 2021, 09:40:01 am »
"Your honour, I present exhibit 1a....."
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