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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3100 on: December 05, 2017, 03:46:20 pm »
Still playing - but struggling with this one!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3101 on: December 05, 2017, 04:18:32 pm »
.. unless its Kisdon Pots (though I can't work out where the pots bit comes from?)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3102 on: December 05, 2017, 04:23:56 pm »
Near enough Andys - it's a straightforward hidden word clue but I should probably have specified (6, Cave). I struggle to find unused clues for cave, pot etc. Sorry if it caused confusion.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3103 on: December 05, 2017, 10:39:58 pm »
OH; I was thinking on the lines of Army clothing . . . Fatigues Cave or some such!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3104 on: December 06, 2017, 08:21:09 am »
Try this then...

Retches violently in inspection pit.   (10,4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3105 on: December 06, 2017, 08:46:40 am »
Manchester Hole :)

(or should one say Personchester Hole?)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3106 on: December 06, 2017, 09:29:14 am »
That's the badger Jasonc - over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3107 on: December 06, 2017, 12:23:16 pm »
ok...

River runs back around two monkeys - "Quiet!", the Spanish cry.   (6,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3108 on: December 06, 2017, 01:17:27 pm »
Snurds Hole?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3109 on: December 06, 2017, 04:39:34 pm »
Er... no.  Snurds Hole is a new one on me, so thanks for that.

But it is in the same book....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3110 on: December 06, 2017, 04:49:36 pm »
Eglins Hole?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3111 on: December 06, 2017, 11:17:21 pm »
You got it, Andy  :clap2:

I was wondering if '2 monkeys' for G was a bit tortuous, but obviously not :)

(if anyone's still wondering, a monkey is slang for 500, so two are 1000, = a Grand = G - in ELIN (River runs back) followed by Sh! and Olé)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3112 on: December 06, 2017, 11:55:03 pm »
I was looking for a cave with double D in the name.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3113 on: December 07, 2017, 08:59:37 am »
I was looking for one with two Ms.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3114 on: December 07, 2017, 09:00:57 am »
Try this then..

"Indians surround failed cod concoction."  (10,5)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3115 on: December 07, 2017, 10:36:06 am »
With no hope of success Broadfield Caves?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3116 on: December 07, 2017, 04:46:07 pm »
With no hope of success Broadfield Caves?

What do you mean "no hope...." - you're spot on so over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3117 on: December 08, 2017, 08:59:16 am »
Well I'd never heard of it so it was a logical stab in the dark based on the clue.

Ok try this.

Maybe tall ships smoke this. (4,4,3)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3118 on: December 08, 2017, 06:23:19 pm »
High Rigg Pot?  (Which I just made up by "merging" High Rigg Cave and High Nick Pot!)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3119 on: December 08, 2017, 06:34:59 pm »
High Hull Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3120 on: December 08, 2017, 07:08:50 pm »
High Hull Pot?
That is, as they say, the Badger.  Over to you.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3121 on: December 08, 2017, 07:33:24 pm »
Thankee.

"You might get one of these for coming second or even third (6, 3)"
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3122 on: December 08, 2017, 07:43:35 pm »
Is this Loser's Pot ?  :)

I'd never heard of it, and it doesn't seem to be in Northern Caves, but it is here: http://cavemapping.speleologist.me.uk/SelectCavesByName.php - so it must exist....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3123 on: December 08, 2017, 08:19:20 pm »
It is indeed. See Adventures Underground by Haigh and Cordingley for a description of its exploration.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3124 on: December 09, 2017, 02:03:00 pm »
Something a bit different....

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