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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2900 on: April 12, 2017, 01:11:43 pm »
Easy one to get us going again!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2901 on: April 12, 2017, 02:00:24 pm »
Frog Pot?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2902 on: April 12, 2017, 02:20:49 pm »
That would be the one :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2903 on: April 12, 2017, 02:52:14 pm »
Rich lady, bad lassy turn out with ends of chain to lure you to your doom (6,3,9)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2904 on: April 12, 2017, 03:52:38 pm »
Will that be Scylla and Charybdis?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2905 on: April 12, 2017, 04:03:32 pm »
It certainly would, Kevlar.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2906 on: April 12, 2017, 07:45:55 pm »
Rich lady, bad lassy turn out with ends of chain to lure you to your doom (6,3,9)
May I say how impressed I am with that clue for the likes of UKCaving.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2907 on: April 12, 2017, 08:27:41 pm »
 :smartass:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2908 on: April 24, 2017, 03:47:39 pm »
To ascend wee tarn in a roundabout way would get us into GG.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2909 on: April 24, 2017, 03:59:07 pm »
Wade's Entrance?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2910 on: April 24, 2017, 04:58:11 pm »
Yep, sorry it took a while to get going again!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2911 on: April 24, 2017, 06:14:47 pm »
Have a go at this then...

"Constructed dig never as black as alternative name for eastern dales system."  (11,4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2912 on: April 28, 2017, 10:52:43 am »
OK, time for a new clue methinks. SO this is to the "normal" name of said place....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2913 on: June 28, 2017, 06:36:17 am »
Langcliffe Pot, Oddmire Pot can't get passed them.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2914 on: June 28, 2017, 09:51:57 am »
Andys: Your original clue had (11,4) letters in the words. You didn't give the numbers of letters in your second clue, the 'normal' name.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2915 on: June 28, 2017, 12:43:56 pm »
Going back to the original clue, I suspect an anagram of "dig never as black".  Something like Lanksbridge Cave . . .

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2916 on: June 28, 2017, 04:32:03 pm »
All I can come up with is Guildersbank (aka Scosca) Cave but that's too many letters.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2917 on: June 28, 2017, 06:25:53 pm »
Ha - there ARE still people out there!

Ok, letter count for the "normal" name is (6,4) and - the get things rolling quickly - its in NC1.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2918 on: June 28, 2017, 07:42:57 pm »
Actually methinks Grahams already has it, but with an unexpected "u" in its alternative name. In NC1, its spelt "Gildersbank" (as is the Gildersbank Sike that it's at the head of)..... However, on the 25000 OS map, said gill isn't named but the general area for that bit of the valley side is spelt with the "U" as Grahams has it. And the early OS maps from the 1800's also use the spelling with the "u".....

So it looks like NC1 is wrong and my apologies if I've accidentally baffled any/everyone with this!   :chair:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2919 on: June 29, 2017, 11:29:07 am »
Thanks Andys - laziness on my part for not checking the NC spelling.

Here's a quickie -

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2920 on: July 13, 2017, 09:35:07 pm »
I can't get beyond 'Swinsto'..... :(

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2921 on: July 13, 2017, 10:35:33 pm »
Swinsto Hole?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2922 on: July 14, 2017, 08:35:53 am »
I think Pegasus has it, 'hole' being a bit superfluous for Swinsto.  :clap2:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2923 on: July 14, 2017, 09:58:06 am »
(7,4) grrr, also useful to distinguish between it and Swinsto South, which is somewhere I won't be visiting.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2924 on: September 11, 2017, 02:54:28 pm »
As there has been no posting for several weeks I hope people won't mind me stepping in with one I came up with this morning, for the sake of revival.

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