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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4725 on: July 26, 2020, 10:01:53 pm »
Fire Hydrant Chamber?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4726 on: July 26, 2020, 10:52:49 pm »
Ahh!! I got as far as 'Something Something Chamber' (Tiny Something; Hard Something? . . . ) (figuring that it must be an anagram), but missed the rest.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4727 on: July 27, 2020, 10:15:25 am »
Yay! - go for it Inferus!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4728 on: July 27, 2020, 03:54:35 pm »
I'll keep it simple as always, although the location in question might be lesser known.

It seems like Winnie is getting his own back. (5, 7)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4729 on: July 27, 2020, 04:15:04 pm »
Pooh's Revenge?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4730 on: July 27, 2020, 05:49:41 pm »
That's the one Spelotron.. over to you.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4731 on: July 27, 2020, 07:57:03 pm »
Can you resist the call of this passage? 3,8
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4732 on: July 27, 2020, 09:03:41 pm »
It's too late to edit it, but 'hear the call' might be better than 'resist the call', not that it makes much difference.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4733 on: August 04, 2020, 04:49:39 pm »
Hmmmm.   :-\   Think we may need a bit more help here?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4734 on: August 21, 2020, 10:53:54 pm »
Hey up Speleotron! Been three weeks now - are you still alive?  As andys says, 'appen it's time for a clue?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4735 on: August 29, 2020, 02:54:28 pm »
I think its time to assume Speleotron is stuck the wrong side of a sump, so to keep things ticking along, here's new one....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4736 on: August 29, 2020, 10:46:58 pm »
Waterfall Caves?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4737 on: August 30, 2020, 08:40:26 am »
Spot on Jason - over to you....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4738 on: August 30, 2020, 10:11:29 am »
Sorry, I didn't see the reply! I was checking the homepage to see if Cryptic Caves came up but I didn't check the actual thread. probably for the best my clue wasn't very good anyway (I don't think it was cryptic).
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4739 on: August 30, 2020, 08:43:12 pm »
OK, try this one:
North Yorkshire leaders in reversing around mountain.   (7)

Speleotron - well, I still haven't cracked your clue, so another clue, or just the answer, would be great!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4740 on: August 30, 2020, 09:39:17 pm »
OK I'll try and do this without confusing the thread by bifurcating it into 2 challanges. I'll give a clue and if somebody gets it, just remember not to post one, as this is the minor branch of the thread!

The clue is that it's not strictly cryptic, in the formal style of a cryptic crossword clue, and it's in the Dales.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4741 on: September 01, 2020, 02:30:40 pm »
Speleotron:  Could it be 'The Minarets'  - from where the call to the faithful is given?
JasonC: Not solved yours yet...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4742 on: September 01, 2020, 02:35:48 pm »
Yes Trogger you're right.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4743 on: September 01, 2020, 06:44:16 pm »
Speleotron:  Could it be 'The Minarets'  - from where the call to the faithful is given?
JasonC: Not solved yours yet...

Speleotron/Trogger: very clever - I was nowhere near that!

As for mine, I'm surprised no-one's got it - you could say the answer is before your eyes...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4744 on: September 01, 2020, 07:38:08 pm »
Marilyn?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4745 on: September 01, 2020, 07:47:38 pm »
Or:   'Plainly' - before one's eyes, but can't see a caving connection.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4746 on: September 01, 2020, 11:00:32 pm »
Marilyn it is  :clap2:

For those that hadn't noticed, it was the first letters of each word in clue, backwards ("leaders in reversing")

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4747 on: September 02, 2020, 11:21:53 am »
Here's an easy one: A starry underground venue? (3,5,3)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4748 on: September 02, 2020, 02:44:22 pm »
The Milky Way?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4749 on: September 02, 2020, 04:43:48 pm »
The Milkly Way it is.

 

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