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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #425 on: June 28, 2013, 10:45:20 pm »
I thought of KFC, but couldn't make it work...

Could 'old yardage behind facade of depot' be DELL ?  Are there any something Dell caves ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #426 on: June 28, 2013, 11:47:11 pm »
Not Knock Fell - though you're in the correct series of books, albeit the wrong volume.

And to help further, its what I think is called a "letter series clue" where the phrases of the clue, in order, spell out the answer, also in order.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #427 on: June 29, 2013, 04:34:23 pm »
Super duper. Try this one then....

"Taps onto a rent review for old yardage behind facade of depot."

just bumping onto this page, it drives me mad having to flip pages to see the original clue! :wall:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #428 on: June 29, 2013, 07:45:16 pm »
Hhhmmm. Methinks I may need to give an additional clue!

Its in NC3 and the first word is 10 letters long....... well that should narrow it down a bit!

But anyone guessing now really ought to show some of their workings!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #429 on: June 29, 2013, 08:03:45 pm »
My NC Volume 3 is Ingleborough (1975), am I at a disadvantage??
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #430 on: June 29, 2013, 08:16:26 pm »
My NC Volume 3 is Ingleborough (1975), am I at a disadvantage??
If you are then so am I - CaveMaps v3 contains Knock Fell Caverns, not the vol. according to Andys.
I bet the answer is something like Frustration Pot.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #431 on: June 29, 2013, 09:06:48 pm »
Its in NC3 and the first word is 10 letters long....... well that should narrow it down a bit!

But anyone guessing now really ought to show some of their workings!

Well, if NC3 is Three Counties, and if Cave Maps is to be relied on (and it surely is), then I can only find three caves whose first name has 10 letters: Apprentice, Bruntskill and Broadfield, none of which appear to bear any relation to the clue.

And trying to apply the "letter series" hint comes up with toarrfoybfod or possibly soatwrdedeft  :-\
... might be onto something if it was in Wales  :D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #432 on: June 29, 2013, 09:07:48 pm »
Hackergill Pot?

Hack(ing) is tapping in to something. A gill is an old measurement, not sure how it relates to yards. Behind facade of depot, so I guess remove front of (de) to get pot..   :shrug:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #433 on: June 29, 2013, 09:36:03 pm »
Sh*t sh*t sh*t - sincerest apologies guys. Just realised that I wrote NC3 from the "old" series when it should be NC2 in the "modern" series  :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #434 on: June 30, 2013, 10:06:07 am »
C H + anter + ell + (de)pot
Chanterell Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #435 on: June 30, 2013, 10:15:42 am »
Bingo!! - you can have that one Bograt - even though you're one letter out with the spelling 'cos it should be.... CH - anter - ell - (d)e pot   :clap2: :clap2:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #436 on: June 30, 2013, 10:27:59 am »
Aah, 11 letters then  :lol:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #437 on: June 30, 2013, 10:30:05 am »
Gingling?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #438 on: June 30, 2013, 10:33:40 am »
Hmm, 2 minutes, couldn't you type any faster? ;D ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #439 on: June 30, 2013, 05:07:05 pm »
Apologies for the tardy response, I just caught that before I went out. Anyway:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #440 on: June 30, 2013, 05:56:07 pm »
Blue John Mine?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #441 on: June 30, 2013, 06:20:36 pm »
box mine?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #442 on: June 30, 2013, 06:23:05 pm »
Bingo!! - you can have that one Bograt - even though you're one letter out with the spelling 'cos it should be.... CH - anter - ell - (d)e pot   :clap2: :clap2:
I'm probably being really thick but how do you get CH?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #443 on: June 30, 2013, 06:38:43 pm »
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #444 on: June 30, 2013, 06:46:35 pm »
I think that your clue was A over T – ox-b rather than b-ox  :ras:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #445 on: June 30, 2013, 07:04:23 pm »
Bingo!! - you can have that one Bograt - even though you're one letter out with the spelling 'cos it should be.... CH - anter - ell - (d)e pot   :clap2: :clap2:
I'm probably being really thick but how do you get CH?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #446 on: June 30, 2013, 07:17:41 pm »
I think that your clue was A over T – ox-b rather than b-ox  :ras:

... confused ...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #447 on: June 30, 2013, 08:04:43 pm »
Makes gin with a bay.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #448 on: June 30, 2013, 08:52:29 pm »
Juniper Gulf ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #449 on: June 30, 2013, 10:37:04 pm »
I think that your clue was A over T – ox-b rather than b-ox 

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... confused ...

  Yeah, well, maybe 'Oxford boy confused by loss of car' should've been 'Oxford boy confused after loss of car'

 

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