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Offline Ian Ball

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3750 on: November 11, 2018, 09:31:58 am »
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3751 on: December 11, 2018, 12:10:12 pm »
BUMP!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3752 on: December 12, 2018, 12:50:21 pm »
Apologies for stalling an enjoyable thread but I'll open it anyone else - I enjoy the clues but ain't good enough to think of one.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3753 on: December 12, 2018, 01:15:11 pm »
East one to kick-start then.......

Hmmm - can't find any of the toilets up North! (4,5)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3754 on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:17 pm »
Lost Johns'

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3755 on: December 13, 2018, 10:01:05 am »
Spot on - go for it!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3756 on: December 15, 2018, 07:21:56 pm »
If it is short, the sun doesn't shine there.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3757 on: December 16, 2018, 11:34:28 am »
If it is short, the sun doesn't shine there.
4,3,4,6,4

I don't think this has anything to do with the theme tune for our dig near Blaenavon.

https://thestranger1.bandcamp.com/track/we-scarcely-see-sunlight

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3758 on: December 16, 2018, 06:05:06 pm »
No, not your dig.

When I fisrt looked at the name I thought it a bit tautological.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3759 on: December 18, 2018, 09:35:25 pm »
The faux tautology is in two languages

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3760 on: December 22, 2018, 04:39:04 pm »
One of the more popular caves in this remote area

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3761 on: December 22, 2018, 06:12:48 pm »
Allt Nan Uamh Stream Cave
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3762 on: December 22, 2018, 07:15:26 pm »
That's it
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3763 on: December 22, 2018, 08:07:22 pm »
You're going to have to explain that one for me.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3764 on: December 22, 2018, 08:15:27 pm »

Allt Nan Uamh Stream Cave is more usually called Anus cave. An anus is a hole, and a cave is a hole. That's tautological, sort of.
Anyway, here's my clue;

What comes after a confused Celtic priest following an old country from the east. (7,3)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3765 on: December 22, 2018, 10:22:06 pm »

Allt Nan Uamh Stream Cave is more usually called Anus cave. An anus is a hole, and a cave is a hole. That's tautological, sort of.
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Its tautological even without an anus; as one of the meanings of uamh is cave.

Perhaps not as good as the triple tautology of Wookey Hole Cave.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3766 on: December 22, 2018, 10:34:11 pm »
Allt nan Uamh = Stream of the Cave

(I had thought 'where the sun doesn't shine was a bit obvious...)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3767 on: December 23, 2018, 09:51:51 am »
I got stuck on peak cavern  also known as the  devils arsehole [ the sun never shines there]

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3768 on: December 23, 2018, 10:04:56 am »
Here's the clue again, in case people missed it;

What comes after a confused Celtic priest following an old country from the east. (7,3)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3769 on: December 23, 2018, 06:59:58 pm »
Is it time for a clue yet?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3770 on: December 24, 2018, 12:36:31 am »
Does calcite figure in the Equation ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3771 on: December 24, 2018, 11:32:50 am »
No calcite. I can see your thinking that it might be an anagram of Celtic; but no.
Think more of what a Celtic priest might otherwise be called.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3772 on: December 24, 2018, 12:11:08 pm »
Struggled to make much of Druid...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3773 on: December 24, 2018, 12:33:01 pm »
Keep struggling.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3774 on: December 24, 2018, 01:55:25 pm »
Siambre Ddu?
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