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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4350 on: March 04, 2020, 10:25:51 am »
Close, very close - but no cigar!  :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4351 on: March 04, 2020, 01:48:33 pm »
Double Bucket Pitch?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4352 on: March 05, 2020, 05:11:49 pm »
That's the one Trogger - your go.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4353 on: March 08, 2020, 12:54:51 pm »
So I get the cigar eh? - and I've never smoked - too late to start now!

Try this one:  'Doubt whether Lochinvar ever visited this place.'  (10,7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4354 on: March 11, 2020, 03:45:13 pm »
  mm, a deafening silence. I'll extend the previous sentence: 'Doubt whether Lochinvar ever visited this place, unless he was in the CDG.' (10,7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4355 on: March 11, 2020, 11:14:01 pm »
Hungerhill Swallet? (no idea how it fits the clue, but it's the right length ;D)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4356 on: March 12, 2020, 09:56:27 am »
Not Hungerhill Swallet sn. This one's in Yorkshire.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4357 on: March 12, 2020, 06:46:29 pm »
Crosslands Passage?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4358 on: March 12, 2020, 09:05:26 pm »
Not Crosslands Passage grahams.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4359 on: March 15, 2020, 04:57:43 pm »
Yet another clue, the fourth - it's at Malham.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4360 on: March 17, 2020, 06:53:53 pm »
Broadsword chamber, Malham cove

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4361 on: March 17, 2020, 07:57:37 pm »
Spot on lexik!  One of the CDG's discoveries in the passages behind the rising in the Cove.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4362 on: March 18, 2020, 04:45:04 pm »
Hello lexik, I see you're a 'newbie'...  Since you've solved the cryptic you're allowed to submit one of your own, or pass it on to someone else to provide one!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4363 on: March 18, 2020, 06:27:04 pm »
Spot on lexik!  One of the CDG's discoveries in the passages behind the rising in the Cove.

Hi Trogger. Do you have a link for info regarding this discovery - it sounds very interesting.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4364 on: March 18, 2020, 07:45:27 pm »
CDG Newsletter No.214  January 2020. Think it's an underwater chamber though! JNC and AMH are the men to help you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4365 on: March 18, 2020, 09:27:01 pm »
I'll pass - only solved it by accident after reading an article written by JNC on the diving in Malham Cove (CPC Record 133 - available on the CPC website).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4366 on: March 19, 2020, 08:33:52 am »
I'll jump in with a quick one then to keep things rolling along.....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4367 on: March 19, 2020, 04:58:49 pm »
Great Douk Cave?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4368 on: March 19, 2020, 06:14:05 pm »
... spot on - over to you ...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4369 on: March 19, 2020, 08:22:47 pm »
Could one of you two please explain the answer: 'Great Douk Cave' to thickos like me?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4370 on: March 19, 2020, 08:35:00 pm »
"Worked" or rearranged letters of "out caked" in between the first two and last two letters of one's (last) resting place = grave.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4371 on: March 19, 2020, 08:36:08 pm »
I'm not one of the two but my understanding of it was resting place= Gr ave  then worked (anagram) out caked = eat Douk C    which put in grave creates Great Douk Cave..
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4372 on: March 20, 2020, 08:20:08 am »
Thank you Roger W & Inferus for that. So simple(?) when it's explained to me!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4373 on: March 21, 2020, 09:58:34 am »
Thanks Andys

No need for ladders or SRT down here ( 10, 3 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4374 on: March 26, 2020, 09:15:59 am »
No-one making any suggestions so how about 'Stepladder Pot' if there is any such place? Or if that letter count is wrong (9 instead of 10), how about an 'Escalator Pot' or 'Staircase Pot' - again, if they exist?

 

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