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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3825 on: January 29, 2019, 08:25:58 pm »
Correct andys - over to you.  That took all of 32 minutes, obviously the mention of 'gin swiggers' certainly hit the spot!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3826 on: January 30, 2019, 10:03:02 am »
Try this then...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3827 on: January 30, 2019, 05:09:52 pm »
Is there a "Fat, old and past it pot" ?  A new one on me, though not a new concept....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3828 on: January 30, 2019, 05:24:56 pm »
There is indeed, Jason C - North York Moors and could well have been named specially for me! (Here it is... http://nymcc.org.uk/old-fat-and-past-it-pot-ofapi/).

So over to you........
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3829 on: January 30, 2019, 09:25:08 pm »
Old Fat and Past It Pot is in Dalby Forest in the North York Moors. An interesting slip rift feature. Access requires a key which is available from the Forestry Commission if you ask nicely.

There is a couple of pages about it in the York Caving Club Journal 1 (pages attached).
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3830 on: January 31, 2019, 09:13:50 am »
Thanks for the info, Andy and Gary, you live and learn...

Here you go (letter count available later, if needed)

No, it's really very average, not at all tops.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3831 on: February 01, 2019, 09:17:25 am »
No?  1 word, 7 letters

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3832 on: February 02, 2019, 11:36:27 am »
Well, all I can come up with that has a one word, seven letter, name is Marilyn. But I can't get that from the clue!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3833 on: February 02, 2019, 01:01:04 pm »
Owt to do with hill/mountain classification? 
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3834 on: February 02, 2019, 05:26:21 pm »
Andy - not Marilyn
Roger - er... no

Can't get it? Nevermind.  It's in (the new) NC.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3835 on: February 03, 2019, 08:10:02 am »
Ha! Nirvana.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3836 on: February 03, 2019, 08:54:06 am »
If that is right, which I think it must be, that is a great clue   :thumbsup:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3837 on: February 03, 2019, 11:21:03 am »
Oh I see, yes, all tops (first letters)
Wot tiny writing!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3838 on: February 03, 2019, 03:37:52 pm »
Nirvana it is, Andy, well done :)

Strangely, Northern Caves has it just as that, not 'Nirvana Cave' or 'Nirvana Pot'.

I hope you noticed the little extra clue in my last post - 'Nevermind' being an album by the popular beat combo, m'lud.

Anyway, over to you Andy....

(and thank you, Ian)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3839 on: February 03, 2019, 03:57:02 pm »
Yep, but I've got to admit that the "Nevermind" bit was the giveaway....

Any way, try "Apple, blackcurrant and rhubarb?" (3,8)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3840 on: February 03, 2019, 11:36:53 pm »
the crumbles

(from Mistral)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3841 on: February 04, 2019, 08:04:15 am »
Sure is - over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3842 on: February 06, 2019, 05:32:42 pm »
German east, surrounded by gunpowder.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3843 on: February 06, 2019, 08:01:29 pm »
Post Lot?

or maybe Lost Pot, if the Speverend Rooner has been at work....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3844 on: February 06, 2019, 08:24:24 pm »
 :)

Well that was quick... I'm sure anagrams are ok for the surroundings.
(I was just going to say East)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3845 on: February 08, 2019, 11:25:14 am »
Ok, then, try this:

Artist's girlfriend's pretty feature?   (8,7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3846 on: February 08, 2019, 02:31:43 pm »
Painters Palette?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3847 on: February 08, 2019, 04:58:15 pm »
That's the feature, Andy - take it away ! :)


(In case anyone else is puzzled, or interested, if a friend is a pal, then surely a girlfriend is a palette?)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3848 on: February 08, 2019, 05:32:13 pm »
Thankee! Try this one then..

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3849 on: February 09, 2019, 01:07:51 pm »
Needlehouse Gill Cave (in the Northern Dales, with caverns measureless waiting to be discovered).

 

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