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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3900 on: March 31, 2019, 09:46:44 am »
Ha - pipped him by 2mins   :halo:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3901 on: March 31, 2019, 11:51:33 am »
Sylvester Pot...  no 'pippers' this time?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3902 on: March 31, 2019, 12:29:48 pm »
Correct - and not pipped either so over to you.......
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3903 on: April 01, 2019, 10:12:05 am »
OK, try this:  'Annoy the establishment with breather: Spring's not starting!'  (Word count now would make it too easy?)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3904 on: April 03, 2019, 09:10:41 pm »
But without the word count fiendishly difficult it seems :unsure:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3905 on: April 03, 2019, 11:08:38 pm »
But with the word count (11,4,6) all too simple I fear...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3906 on: April 04, 2019, 06:51:28 pm »
You see,  overestimating our solving abilities. But a little flattery now and again does no harm  :thumbsup:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3907 on: April 04, 2019, 07:07:37 pm »
You'll find this one in the Dales.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3908 on: April 05, 2019, 08:21:00 am »
Needlehouse Gill Cave?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3909 on: April 05, 2019, 09:42:59 am »
Needlehouse Gill Cave?

Hmmmm - except that has a different word letter count?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3910 on: April 05, 2019, 09:58:08 am »
Thanks for pointing that out Andys -

Needlehouse Gill Rising?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3911 on: April 05, 2019, 10:15:00 am »
Spot on!   Annoy(needle)  the establishment(house)  breather(gill)  spring(rising)  not starting - it's at the end.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3912 on: April 05, 2019, 10:53:31 am »
Thanks Trogger

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3913 on: April 05, 2019, 11:23:09 am »
Spot on!   Annoy(needle)  the establishment(house)  breather(gill)  spring(rising)  not starting - it's at the end.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3914 on: April 05, 2019, 02:40:53 pm »
Angerholme Pots?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3915 on: April 05, 2019, 03:11:57 pm »
Yes it was quite tough  Standard crypics in newspapers usual involve well known phrases or sayings which get lodged in the grey matter  To solve regional caving  general knowledge cryptics if you have never heard the name is quite challenging  :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3916 on: April 05, 2019, 03:13:24 pm »
That's the one. Pot number 25 is the other end of the Needlehouse Gill Rising.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3917 on: April 05, 2019, 03:35:58 pm »
Here's one then...

A central holocene formation above Cowan Bridge?  (4,4,8)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3918 on: April 07, 2019, 08:36:56 pm »
could be a mucky un, this ;)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3919 on: April 14, 2019, 08:30:36 am »
I'm pretty sure Thomasr has it - though he's declined to include the actual answer! Either way, if no comes up with it by tomorrow I'll have to hand it over as I'll be away for a fortnight!  :) :) :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3920 on: April 14, 2019, 04:08:11 pm »
A wild guess - Leck Fell alluvium?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3921 on: April 14, 2019, 06:50:54 pm »
Nah - its a cave!  :smartass:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3922 on: May 03, 2019, 10:23:02 am »
OK - methinks this is taking too long.  :spank:

The answer - an anagram of "a central holocene" - was Coal Hole Entrance.  :smartass:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3923 on: May 03, 2019, 11:03:28 am »
Well, it was a good clue, andys . . . I completely missed the point, though.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3924 on: May 03, 2019, 12:01:33 pm »
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