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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1250 on: June 29, 2014, 04:46:49 pm »
Noon's Hole?

No, not Noons (how did you arrive at that by the way)

Mr No is a Mr Men character. Am I thinking on the right lines BTW?

I like your thinking, but not on the right lines
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1251 on: June 29, 2014, 06:13:22 pm »
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease doesn't help me.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1252 on: June 29, 2014, 06:41:42 pm »
Not knowing quite why: Merlin's Mine?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1253 on: June 30, 2014, 09:45:36 am »
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease doesn't help me.

::) Caves of the Peak District

and no not Merlins

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1254 on: July 05, 2014, 05:55:31 pm »

Confused Mr Men back in the hole


Cmon I think you are thinking too much about this one

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1255 on: July 05, 2014, 06:30:06 pm »
I suspect it's actually quite the opposite...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1256 on: July 07, 2014, 08:09:45 pm »

Confused Mr Men back in the hole


Cmon I think you are thinking too much about this one

Gis a clue - we're stuck.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1257 on: July 08, 2014, 12:11:04 am »
Anagram

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1258 on: July 08, 2014, 08:29:33 am »
Anagram

I'd assumed that - still can't do anything with it though.  :wall:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1259 on: July 08, 2014, 09:59:26 am »
Been purposely holding back to give others a go, you've all had long enough;;

Holme Bank Chert Mine.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1260 on: July 08, 2014, 10:14:12 am »
That probably qualifies you to wear the Anagram Solvers' jersey...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1261 on: July 08, 2014, 11:47:49 am »
Been purposely holding back to give others a go, you've all had long enough;;

Holme Bank Chert Mine.

Nice one boggy

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1262 on: July 08, 2014, 12:26:45 pm »
Like I said, its a question of wavelengths, I've known you for while Mark ;)

Something slightly different;--


"Any back right in Manchester United, rescue writer Lewis's initial exchange."
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1263 on: July 09, 2014, 08:38:31 am »
a lazy guess: Mulu ?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1264 on: July 09, 2014, 11:25:48 am »
a lazy guess: Mulu ?

Far too lazy Jason  :thumbsdown:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1265 on: July 09, 2014, 01:34:36 pm »
At risk of sounding a bit peevish or pedantic, it seems to me that Jason's answer fairly well fits the clue  (there is perhaps a bit more in the clue than the answer uses but it fits none-the-less) and this seems to have happened several times with answers. In a crossword the number of words and letters per word is known, also the clue would contain the type as well as the name of a thing (e.g. mine, pot, swallet, cave, region of the world, etc).

So to inject a bit more life into the thread, may be giving numbers of words and letters would help? It would at least allow people to rule out possible answers and avoid looking silly.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1266 on: July 09, 2014, 02:58:18 pm »
O.K.;

"Any back right in Manchester United, rescue writer Lewis's initial exchange." (8, 4.)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1267 on: July 09, 2014, 07:23:02 pm »
At the risk of being accused of being a pendant I would point out that Mulu is not actually a cave but is a place...  :smartass:

There are a couple of caves in Mulu though...  :unsure:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1268 on: July 09, 2014, 09:54:54 pm »
At risk of sounding a bit peevish or pedantic, it seems to me that Jason's answer fairly well fits the clue  (there is perhaps a bit more in the clue than the answer uses but it fits none-the-less) ....

to be fair to Bograt, I didn't think it fit all that well, but I couldn't be bothered to research the many writers called Lewis and thought I'd have a punt.

<wind-up alert>Anyway, it's probably some obscure hole in Derbyshire I've never heard of.....</wind-up alert>

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1269 on: July 10, 2014, 12:53:43 am »
<wind-up alert>Anyway, it's probably some obscure hole in Derbyshire I've never heard of.....</wind-up alert>

 :lol: :lol: :lol: First clue Jason !!  :lol: :lol: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(although recently mentioned on this site!)

I think the pendant ought to go to Les W.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1270 on: July 10, 2014, 08:13:28 am »
I got the writer bit and how that fits into the last word. I just can't find an answer to the first word.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1271 on: July 10, 2014, 10:08:26 am »
Manynaru Cave  ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1272 on: July 10, 2014, 02:02:13 pm »
Almost there Fulk. :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1273 on: July 10, 2014, 02:10:08 pm »
Putting "any" back with an 'r' for 'right' in Manchester United could give "Myanaru"

"Save" with an exchange of the initials of CS Lewis gives "cave."

Not enough letters for the first word... (drat!)

Somewhere in Derbyshire??

Maynard's cave???
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1274 on: July 10, 2014, 02:15:01 pm »
Try again!

What colour shirts do Man United wear?

Reds + yna + r + cave = Reynard's Cave in Dovedale...   
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