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Offline Fulk

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5125 on: January 12, 2022, 09:44:28 am »
That's right, rm128 – it's all yours.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5126 on: January 12, 2022, 10:08:47 am »
Spend a long time following stock, for example in flatfish (10, 7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5127 on: January 13, 2022, 01:45:09 pm »
A quick clue: for "stock", read "stock market index"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5128 on: January 16, 2022, 08:39:47 am »
Another clue: Think of the connection between a pot and a cave.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5129 on: January 16, 2022, 06:33:30 pm »
Dowbergill Passage?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5130 on: January 16, 2022, 07:16:58 pm »
That’s the one Robin. Well done.

Spend a long time = PASS AGE
following stock = DOW
((for example = EG) in (flatfish = BRILL)) = BERGILL

I was a bit cheeky in using “following” also to indicate that PASSAGE follows DOWBERGILL, but I guess you know that.

Over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5131 on: January 17, 2022, 11:04:02 am »
Somewhat outside the usual cave haunts this one.

Excavation where arboreal taunting is vented. (8, 6, 4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5132 on: January 17, 2022, 12:37:37 pm »
so easy when you have the answer, good clue rm128

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5133 on: January 18, 2022, 10:38:42 am »
Time for a little clue. We're in Silurian limestone.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5134 on: January 19, 2022, 11:02:05 am »
I think I've chosen a bit too obscurely here.


If anyone gives me arboreal taunting (8 ) or (4, 4), it's all yours...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5135 on: January 19, 2022, 08:34:55 pm »
Don't rush, I'm giving it all I've got ha :-)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5136 on: January 19, 2022, 08:45:39 pm »
Righty ho! Shall leave it to fester for a few days then!!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5137 on: January 26, 2022, 10:36:39 am »
This is a description from the Cambrian Cave Registry, although the cave is actually 10 miles across the border in Herefordshire.

"There are several very small enlarged joints in an exposure of Aymestry (Silurian) Limestone, only negotiable for a few metres. One was extended in 1972 to a total of 135 metres. The cave consists of a series of tight interconnecting rifts, which are enlarged joints and run close to the surface. Draughts in the cave indicate connections with the surface. There are plentiful remains of calcite in the cave. Work by the HCC is continuing. HCC 1972."

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5138 on: January 26, 2022, 11:12:44 am »
Good clue! I had to cheat to find it, so I'll let someone else claim the 'glory'

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5139 on: January 26, 2022, 01:29:33 pm »
Go for it Speleofish, I've no idea and I think everyone else has gone on holiday.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5140 on: January 26, 2022, 02:00:42 pm »
I gave this a lot of thought, but came up with nothing. What was the answer?

Offline Speleofish

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5141 on: January 26, 2022, 03:08:16 pm »
Mocktree Quarry Cave (but I had to search the Cambrian Registry maps to find it). It's just down the road from where I live but I had no idea it existed till today. The description suggests it's rather narrower than I am...

Assuming I'm right, there will be a short pause while I think of a clue. Don't hold your breath.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5142 on: January 26, 2022, 03:50:31 pm »
Two caves. French shepherd needs this chap to make roquefort (7, 6) and (7, 2, 2, 9)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5143 on: January 26, 2022, 05:56:33 pm »
Not British caves....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5144 on: January 26, 2022, 09:56:16 pm »
Gouffre Berger and maybe Gouffre de la Fromagère?

Offline RobinGriffiths

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5145 on: January 26, 2022, 10:38:51 pm »
Mocktree Quarry Cave (but I had to search the Cambrian Registry maps to find it). It's just down the road from where I live but I had no idea it existed till today. The description suggests it's rather narrower than I am...

Assuming I'm right, there will be a short pause while I think of a clue. Don't hold your breath.

Heh, heh. That was definitely a case of going for a cryptic clue at the expense of anyone having the foggiest notion of what, or where it was!! I'll stay on the well trodden path if I get into the 'chair' again.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #5146 on: Yesterday at 08:18:42 am »
 That didn't last long.. I need to work on my clue writing. I'd have taken either Gouffre or Scialet for the Fromagere.
Over to you Trogger

 

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