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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4850 on: January 19, 2021, 09:58:14 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4851 on: January 19, 2021, 10:24:34 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?
I think Cardinals refers to the cardinal points of a compass but in French (Nord, Est, Sud, Ouest). There is no N or S in the clue, so you are looking for surplus O (Ouest) and E (Est).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4852 on: January 19, 2021, 10:37:59 am »
Morning Andys, I've got my dunce's cap on today; I can see that 'VLAD THE IMPALER' is an anagram of 'MEDIAEVAL POTHOLER' missing E/O/O . . . but where do the 3 French cardinals come in?
I think Cardinals refers to the cardinal points of a compass but in French (Nord, Est, Sud, Ouest). There is no N or S in the clue, so you are looking for surplus O (Ouest) and E (Est).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4853 on: January 19, 2021, 11:04:18 am »
Thank you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4854 on: January 19, 2021, 02:45:04 pm »
Makes me feel dumb

I agree with Jason, great clue.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4855 on: January 23, 2021, 07:07:40 pm »
ok, try this piece of nonsense...

A passage: there, round about, one ball of hot gas fails to start after another  (3,6,3)

A reminder... Hope someone gets it before I forget the answer myself !

 

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