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Offline Roger W

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4675 on: July 01, 2020, 09:54:39 am »
If you are of the Antipodean race,
Platypus Junction could be the place.
"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 #4676 on: July 01, 2020, 12:51:54 pm »
I was going with limerick junction.  Back to you andys

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4677 on: July 01, 2020, 02:02:50 pm »
Okey dokey, have a go at this one...

"Easier one - provided by the Suez Canal?"  ( 3,4,7 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4678 on: July 01, 2020, 05:46:06 pm »
I like your limerick, duck.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4679 on: July 04, 2020, 12:08:44 pm »
Okay I’m going with
Far East passage.  Although I haven’t worked out the far bit

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4680 on: July 04, 2020, 12:20:47 pm »
Far East Passage it is - well done. When it opened, the Suez Canal shortened the passage of ships from, say, London, to the Far East by some 5,500 miles (or almost 2 months for the shipping of the time).  :smartass:

Anyway, your go!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4681 on: July 04, 2020, 12:42:42 pm »
Of course. I just couldn’t get it out of my head that Suez is In the Near East.

It takes 3 days to get out according to Matthew.  12,4

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4682 on: July 04, 2020, 04:21:45 pm »
Resurrection Hole (he asks wondering if this is turning into ping pong?)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4683 on: July 04, 2020, 05:57:41 pm »
Looks like it.  Take it away.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4684 on: July 05, 2020, 03:19:41 pm »
Here you go then...

"Restored panel, teetering on edge of main route."   ( 5,4,5 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4685 on: July 06, 2020, 11:13:02 am »
If you like this sort of thing, a Mendip selection provided by Bagpuss' dad:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=26716

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4686 on: July 09, 2020, 10:11:00 am »
Here you go then...

"Restored panel, teetering on edge of main route."   ( 5,4,5 )

Wot, no takers?  :shrug:  Perhaps a slight rewording of the clue then - instead of "on edge", read "off to the side"......
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4687 on: July 09, 2020, 08:59:06 pm »
Green Tape Inlet

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4688 on: July 10, 2020, 08:20:23 am »
Spot on - take it away Fulk......
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4689 on: July 10, 2020, 08:50:01 am »
‘Hold on to hand-out’, said Spooner (3,4).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4690 on: July 10, 2020, 08:54:15 am »
Dog Hole?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4691 on: July 10, 2020, 10:28:02 am »
4 min 14 sec!!! You got it   :thumbsup:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4692 on: July 10, 2020, 04:02:41 pm »
Sorry, I was going to post a change to my last one, but it's not necessary, however this forum won't let you just delete something if you change your mind.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4693 on: July 10, 2020, 04:39:23 pm »
You might be able to do this in a Wellington.  6,4
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4694 on: July 11, 2020, 11:26:42 am »
Is there a 'Bomber Cave/Hole' somewhere?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4695 on: July 11, 2020, 01:10:33 pm »
No but you're on the right lines.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4696 on: July 11, 2020, 03:31:10 pm »
Hangar Hole?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4697 on: July 11, 2020, 05:01:05 pm »
Or gunner hole

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4698 on: July 11, 2020, 06:49:42 pm »
No its a part of a Mendip cave
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4699 on: July 11, 2020, 08:08:38 pm »
Rocket drop?
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