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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #250 on: June 15, 2013, 07:57:27 pm »
Roaring Hole  :lol:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2013, 09:07:22 pm »

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2013, 11:15:29 pm »
ok, another short one.....

M60 ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #253 on: June 16, 2013, 07:47:55 am »
Manchester bypass?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #254 on: June 16, 2013, 10:03:31 am »
Manchester bypass?

Indeed  :thumbsup: - though highway specialists might disagree....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #255 on: June 16, 2013, 11:30:00 am »
Are passage names allowed as well as cave names, then?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #256 on: June 16, 2013, 12:20:41 pm »
Summon old soldier with urge for rebuilding

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #257 on: June 16, 2013, 09:50:06 pm »
Are passage names allowed as well as cave names, then?

There are no rules, in Cryptic Caves, as in life  ;)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #258 on: June 16, 2013, 09:55:03 pm »
Come on, someone make a guess. It's a lot easier than a lot of the horrors we've had.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #259 on: June 17, 2013, 06:47:08 am »
Come on, someone make a guess. It's a lot easier than a lot of the horrors we've had.

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how many letters?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #260 on: June 17, 2013, 08:28:12 am »
forget that... dislexic!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #261 on: June 17, 2013, 12:42:12 pm »
Are passage names allowed as well as cave names, then?

There are no rules, in Cryptic Caves, as in life  ;)

The first rule of cryptic caves is fight club
'Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.' — Mark Twain

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #262 on: June 17, 2013, 12:58:59 pm »
call vet grue cave?    :shrug:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #263 on: June 17, 2013, 03:12:32 pm »
Valley Entrance??  :doubt:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #264 on: June 17, 2013, 10:11:00 pm »
Dunc has it. Anagram of call veteran yen

Cavermark was half way. Hadn't thought about the anagram marker ambiguity. I could have given word length, but (6,8) would have given it away straight away!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #265 on: June 18, 2013, 12:02:00 am »
What a mash up! Jules dopped an  ‘E’ on his journey to the centre of the Earth. We hear his Urine Test for Ketamine showed traces of element 98....
You see that Taxus baccata.........that's Yew that is........

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #266 on: June 18, 2013, 07:10:35 am »
What a mash up! Jules dopped an  ‘E’ on his journey to the centre of the Earth. We hear his Urine Test for Ketamine showed traces of element 98....

Shouldn't you have put that in the "trip reports" section, Dan?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #267 on: June 18, 2013, 07:13:00 am »
peak Cavern?  :lol:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #268 on: June 18, 2013, 08:11:48 am »
Isn't it Dunc's turn?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #269 on: June 18, 2013, 08:40:12 am »
Hmmmm . . . I do the Observer crossword most weeks, and most weeks I manage to finish it; but the clues there are far less convoluted than those here!

I was under the impression that convention demands that if you set an anagram, then you give the actual words (i.e letters) contained in the answer, not those contained in the answer to the first part of the clue.

Still, I guess it's all innocent fun.  :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #270 on: June 18, 2013, 09:00:37 am »
Hmmmm . . . I do the Observer crossword most weeks, and most weeks I manage to finish it; but the clues there are far less convoluted than those here!

I was under the impression that convention demands that if you set an anagram, then you give the actual words (i.e letters) contained in the answer, not those contained in the answer to the first part of the clue.

Still, I guess it's all innocent fun.  :)

Convention possibly, but I don't think there are "rules" for cryptic crosswords? 

Re: next poster - should there a be a time limit before people can jump in? Or like with the "Wezzits" could people say "open floor" if they aren't going to put a clue up?

Dunc can go next perhaps...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #271 on: June 18, 2013, 10:59:18 am »
I'll let dans run this time..

At work right now so haven't got time to think up some obscure clues!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #272 on: June 18, 2013, 11:18:22 am »
Fulk - maybe clues need to be more convoluted here because we already know the theme of the answer?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #273 on: June 18, 2013, 12:22:04 pm »
True, but if it's so convoluted that extra clues need to be provided does it not defeat the object a little? So far it's been a mixture of easier and harder clues, variety is always good..

Typically I thought of something easy not long after my last post, will wait for a free go some other time.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #274 on: June 18, 2013, 01:10:15 pm »
Speedwell Cavern
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Rusted and ropy, dog-eared old copy.
Vintage and classic or just plain Jurassic:
all words to describe me.

 

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