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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3350 on: April 07, 2018, 12:08:57 pm »
Knock Fell Caverns it is, Elaine.  :clap2:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3351 on: April 15, 2018, 11:45:50 am »
Yay! I have always wanted to get one of these right.

Here we go...

A short term secretary with light elements is quite heavy.  (9)
Wot tiny writing!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3352 on: April 15, 2018, 12:19:05 pm »
Templeton?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3353 on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:27 pm »
How did you guess! I must get out more!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3354 on: April 17, 2018, 02:42:32 pm »
Awful northern sheep pen one gladiator, losing nothing, in this cave – 3,6,9

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3355 on: April 18, 2018, 03:04:14 pm »
It's 'oop north' but outside t'main caving area.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3356 on: April 18, 2018, 06:42:19 pm »
All I can come up with is The Angel's Drainpipe - but that's from the letter counts alone!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3357 on: April 18, 2018, 10:53:06 pm »
OK, andys, you got it . . .  :clap2:  Why? Well, awful indicates anagram, northern is the letter N, then there's sheep pen, one for 1 = I, and gladiator missing nothing = 0 = letter O. Sorry if it was a bit convoluted.   :-[

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3358 on: April 18, 2018, 11:42:17 pm »
Haha I feel dumb!  I don't understand it with the explanation.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3359 on: April 19, 2018, 07:22:04 am »
Awful is the anagram indicator (anagrind as the website fifteen squared has it). So it's an anagram of

n + i + sheep+pen + gladiatr

I didn't get it either although I figured out most of the anagram components
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3360 on: April 19, 2018, 08:07:25 am »
I am used to not being able to answer questions, but struggling to understand the answers when given is a new experience!


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3361 on: April 19, 2018, 08:45:15 am »
Have a go at this one instead then......

Hire out ladder - fixed - for alternative way into Dales classic.   (8,5)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3362 on: April 19, 2018, 11:03:50 am »
Dihedral Route?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3363 on: April 19, 2018, 02:37:18 pm »
Spot on - over to you Malc.....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3364 on: April 20, 2018, 08:48:21 am »
Sounds like this building was pulled into place. 4,4
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3365 on: Yesterday at 11:00:47 am »
South Wales feature
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