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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4175 on: November 04, 2019, 08:33:26 am »
Nope but right idea.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4176 on: November 04, 2019, 10:34:47 am »
Prescribed pot?

Never heard of it so just guessing.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4177 on: November 04, 2019, 10:54:55 am »
Good guess. It's main claim to fame is that it is just above Psychotic Pot in the NC2 index.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4178 on: November 04, 2019, 03:05:44 pm »
Analgesice 9,3
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4179 on: November 04, 2019, 03:36:30 pm »
That looks like Paracetam 'ole...?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4180 on: November 04, 2019, 05:12:51 pm »
Yup. I didn't think it'd last long.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4181 on: November 04, 2019, 06:07:54 pm »
It sort of rang a bell...

That's not the clue, by the way!

I doubt this one will last any longer...

O what a terrible racket!  Watch out when you're in Rome!   (4,4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4182 on: November 05, 2019, 09:48:47 am »
Odin Mine?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4183 on: November 05, 2019, 09:53:16 am »
Disclaimer of ownership - it's not mine, I'm afraid.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4184 on: November 05, 2019, 11:12:44 am »
Odin Cave then? But if it is, then grahams can have it!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4185 on: November 05, 2019, 11:56:49 am »
Got it! 

Over to Grahams then...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4186 on: November 05, 2019, 08:02:12 pm »
Thanks Roger and Andys.

I've been a bit obscure of late. This one is well known:

A coracle would be very appropriate down here ( 6, 4, 3 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4187 on: November 06, 2019, 08:36:20 am »
Little Hull Pot ?    :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4188 on: November 06, 2019, 03:00:01 pm »
That's the one. Over to you JasonC.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4189 on: November 06, 2019, 03:41:19 pm »
Home of the Umiguli people ?   (7,7,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4190 on: November 06, 2019, 04:34:53 pm »
Knacker-Trapper Pot?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4191 on: November 06, 2019, 07:40:16 pm »
Near enough - given that Pot has 3 letters and Hole has 4!   :ras:

I was too lazy to make up a proper clue, so fell back on the old joke....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4192 on: November 06, 2019, 08:10:06 pm »
oops  :-[

How about: A vampire seen hanging from the roof of a cave (4,3,7).   

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4193 on: November 07, 2019, 08:15:42 am »
Vlad the Impaler?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4194 on: November 07, 2019, 10:41:55 am »
That's the one, grtahams. Over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4195 on: November 08, 2019, 09:22:59 am »
Thanks Fulk.

Goliath's favourite place perhaps? ( 3, 4, 7 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4196 on: November 12, 2019, 04:12:59 pm »
Stuck with this one - unless there is somewhere called The Huge Chamber!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4197 on: November 12, 2019, 06:33:52 pm »
The Golliath in this clue is made of the same stuff as Vlad the Impaler and is at least as popular.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4198 on: November 13, 2019, 09:56:45 am »
Sorry 'Goliath'. I blame my keyboard.
Another clue: NC4 (1975 ed.)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4199 on: November 15, 2019, 07:58:04 am »
Another clue regarding this well known feature :

Goliath's favourite place is reached via a 'take it or leave it' choice.
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