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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3050 on: November 09, 2017, 09:06:33 am »
Simply because it fits the number of letters Ayleburn Mine Cave. Though  why it should be this I do not know.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3051 on: November 09, 2017, 09:37:14 am »
Obscure grade 3 through trip in the North Dales with photo on the magnificent tome - must be Jingling Sike Cave. Anag plus 'jive'?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3052 on: November 09, 2017, 12:51:15 pm »
That's the badger - over to you Grahams....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3053 on: November 09, 2017, 02:13:28 pm »
I even looked at that grrr!  Good clue Andy!  I enjoyed trying to solve it even though I was nowhere near it!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3054 on: November 09, 2017, 02:16:35 pm »
... Good clue Andy! ...

Thx. I sometimes wonder if I've overcooked it!  :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3055 on: November 09, 2017, 04:15:32 pm »
Thanks Andys. Good anagram.

Here we go again:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3056 on: November 09, 2017, 04:19:31 pm »
Moses Well?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3057 on: November 09, 2017, 06:15:18 pm »
It is indeed Kevlar - that lasted all of 3min 59sec.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3058 on: November 10, 2017, 12:20:09 pm »
Yes, we hear meaty baby cow potters around near Ease Gill.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3059 on: November 20, 2017, 06:45:55 pm »
Casserole pot?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3060 on: November 21, 2017, 01:01:34 pm »
Casterton Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3061 on: November 21, 2017, 04:04:38 pm »
Nope to both, though Andy S is close geographically.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3062 on: November 21, 2017, 04:36:40 pm »
galegarth pot

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3063 on: November 21, 2017, 06:41:13 pm »
I'm gonna try Sylvester Pot then?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3064 on: November 21, 2017, 06:43:37 pm »
 :clap2:

That'll be it.

My first "proper" cryptic clue, hopefully it is written correctly and you know why it's Sylvester!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3065 on: November 21, 2017, 10:14:33 pm »
You'll have to explain it to me please. I'm pretty good on cryptic clues, but I can't see how you arrive at that. I can't get Tweetie Pie out of my head.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3066 on: November 21, 2017, 10:29:01 pm »
What Ship-badger just said.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3067 on: November 22, 2017, 08:44:47 am »
Yep - even though I got it, I'm still confused - apart from the "potters" anagram at the end. And arguably its nearer Casserole Pot than Casterton Pot too  :) ! But the word count fitted!

Meantime, try this...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3068 on: November 22, 2017, 03:02:51 pm »
Roaring Hole
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3069 on: November 22, 2017, 04:11:07 pm »
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That'll be it.

My first "proper" cryptic clue, hopefully it is written correctly and you know why it's Sylvester!

I can't see why that should be Sylvester either.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3070 on: November 22, 2017, 04:52:42 pm »
Sorry!

Around triggers the anagram, Yes and Potters form part of the anagram, as does VL, which sounds like (we hear) the tasty baby cow meat, veal.

The near Ease Gill bit was to say it was a cave near Ease Gill, so the more literal meaning.

Did I try an combine elements together that I shouldn't have?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3071 on: November 22, 2017, 05:10:47 pm »
I think it would have been OK if the answer had included the letters 'vl' rather than 'lv' as anagramising a homophone is a step too far but I might be wrong. What do other folks think?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3072 on: November 22, 2017, 05:28:38 pm »
I agree with Graham, and VL isn't even a homophone of veal, at least not how I say it.

But hey, this isn't the Times crossword :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3073 on: November 22, 2017, 06:03:57 pm »
I was looking for the homophone too, but didn't see it. Don't give up though, it was better than many I have seen. :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3074 on: November 22, 2017, 06:19:23 pm »
I was looking for the homophone too, but didn't see it. Don't give up though, it was better than many I have seen. :)
Agreed.
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