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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3800 on: January 05, 2019, 02:43:37 pm »
So, try this:

Messed up Tim backs clever Mel – left, not right – in this Northern cave (9,4,4)

Smeltmill Beck Cave?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3801 on: January 06, 2019, 02:24:02 pm »
THat's the one, A_Northerner.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3802 on: January 07, 2019, 09:30:01 pm »
Before death, find a penny in Small Mammal (9,4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3803 on: January 08, 2019, 12:14:23 pm »
The only association I can find with death in SMP is the Graveyard Inlet . . . not that it fits!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3804 on: January 08, 2019, 03:34:37 pm »
..... I'm suspecting that "Small Mammal" is really "small mammal"  - eg "weasel" - with a "d" in it, for an old penny, and looking something like "-------he Aven".

And then I get stuck!  :-\
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3805 on: January 09, 2019, 06:54:04 pm »
..... I'm suspecting that "Small Mammal" is really "small mammal"  - eg "weasel" - with a "d" in it, for an old penny, and looking something like "-------he Aven".

And then I get stuck!  :-\

You're along the right lines! I should clarify that the clue only refers to the first word, given that the second word has been clued for ad nauseum in this thread.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3806 on: January 20, 2019, 10:25:30 pm »
Voldemort's

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3807 on: January 20, 2019, 10:32:25 pm »
Yes! Find a penny (D) in small mammal (vole) before death (mort).

Your go.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3808 on: January 20, 2019, 10:37:23 pm »
A rapid transport service that's just the right price (12,3)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3809 on: January 24, 2019, 11:19:34 am »
A rapid transport service that's just the right price (12,3)

Hmmmmm. Cave or feature? And clue to the whole answer or just the (12) bit?  :-\
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3810 on: January 24, 2019, 12:19:30 pm »
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3811 on: January 26, 2019, 05:43:46 pm »
Is anybody there? :sleeping:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3812 on: January 26, 2019, 06:39:44 pm »
 Correct! Sorry I've only just spotted this. Your turn.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3813 on: January 26, 2019, 07:24:45 pm »
Something a little different So the clue .  A regular and forum hero with beastly eating habits  3 3 9

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3814 on: January 27, 2019, 09:09:09 am »
The Old Ruminator!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3815 on: January 27, 2019, 09:10:42 am »
That is the gentleman and over to you

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3816 on: January 27, 2019, 11:49:07 am »
I'll go back to a cavity.....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3817 on: January 27, 2019, 05:12:01 pm »
Tatham Wife Hole?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3818 on: January 27, 2019, 06:16:40 pm »
Spot on Trogger - over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3819 on: January 27, 2019, 07:46:07 pm »
Can you explain it please? I don't get any of these  :(
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3820 on: January 27, 2019, 07:55:52 pm »
Can you explain it please? I don't get any of these  :(

The last one is an anagram (mixed) of 'faith who me' inside TALE (story).  Clever...

Not quite sure about TOR - there's an anagram of HERO + MINATOR (beastly ?), but that leaves TLDU which I can't explain - no doubt others of greater erudition will elucidate

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3821 on: January 27, 2019, 09:04:36 pm »
 Hi for Jason. cryptic is not always about anagrams     

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3822 on: January 27, 2019, 10:27:34 pm »
To ruminate is to chew the cud - either literally, as in the case of the cow, or metaphorically as in the case of the elderly caver who likes to sit and think of things and turn them over in his mind.

I believe that our Mr Chipchase comes into the latter category.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3823 on: January 29, 2019, 11:06:51 am »
My go it seems, so this one should be easy (ignore apostrophe):    Gin swiggers' spot?  (7,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3824 on: January 29, 2019, 11:38:23 am »
Juniper Gulf (or Gulp!)?
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