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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1750 on: February 19, 2016, 02:46:27 pm »
Craftman's Pot ?  From the "beer style", though I can't see the T-Spoon connection...  and it's really Craftsman's Pot so the letter count is wrong.  Apart from that, how can it be anything else  ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1751 on: February 19, 2016, 02:54:16 pm »
If I can't have Pontoons Pot can I have Spontoon Pot?!  (there IS such a word as spontoon!). Otherwise no other anagrams have emerged - if indeed there is an anagram?

Not Spontoon Pot - probably because I suspect it doesn't exist! Though there is such a thing as a spontoon: it a medieval pole weapon.  :smartass:

Craftman's Pot ?  From the "beer style", though I can't see the T-Spoon connection...  and it's really Craftsman's Pot so the letter count is wrong.  Apart from that, how can it be anything else  ;D

And not Craftsmans either - and despite previous c*ck ups, I did check the letter counts this time!  :ang:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1752 on: February 19, 2016, 03:02:04 pm »
Robinson Pot? - I know it should have 's on the end but the name is sometimes misquoted.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1753 on: February 19, 2016, 03:33:02 pm »
Scrafton Pot.

Anagram of craft (beer) and T-spoon (arranged).
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1754 on: February 19, 2016, 03:47:41 pm »
Scrafton Pot.

Anagram of craft (beer) and T-spoon (arranged).

That's the one, back over to you!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1755 on: February 19, 2016, 04:18:19 pm »
I was under the impression that the letters of anagrams in cryptic crossword clues were supposed to be there in the actual clue, not in the answer to a 'mini-clue', as it were, contained in the overall clue – as is the case here.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1756 on: February 19, 2016, 04:46:52 pm »
I was under the impression that the letters of anagrams in cryptic crossword clues were supposed to be there in the actual clue, not in the answer to a 'mini-clue', as it were, contained in the overall clue – as is the case here.

That's my understanding too although I've never seen the rules of crossword composition written down.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1757 on: February 19, 2016, 05:22:26 pm »
I was under the impression that the letters of anagrams in cryptic crossword clues were supposed to be there in the actual clue, not in the answer to a 'mini-clue', as it were, contained in the overall clue – as is the case here.

Fully concur with that - but the letters of "CRAFT" weren't part of the anagram at all, they were included "en-bloc" within (indicator phrase : "takes on") the anagram of "TSPOON" (indicator word: "arrangement"). So I think that fits the bill of a properly formed clue!  ;)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1758 on: February 19, 2016, 07:54:56 pm »
I agree with Andys, the 'craft' is a complete word set within an anagram, there is no indicator to suggest it is part of the whole anagram.( Although 'new fangled' could be interpreted so)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1759 on: February 25, 2016, 06:08:03 am »
Apologies for the delay, tried to think of a decent clue, failed, wandered off and forgot about it!
I'll admit I'm not good at concocting clues so this may be wrongly worded, naff or really easy...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1760 on: February 25, 2016, 07:07:59 am »
Can only be Rowten Pot?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1761 on: February 25, 2016, 08:08:26 am »
Apologies for the delay, tried to think of a decent clue, failed, wandered off and forgot about it!
I'll admit I'm not good at concocting clues so this may be wrongly worded, naff or really easy...

Short argument gains something potent, confusingly. (6,3)

No problem. I guess most of us are in the same boat.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1762 on: February 25, 2016, 10:15:30 am »
I can see why that is Rowten! nice clue  :clap2:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1763 on: February 25, 2016, 11:57:52 am »
It is Rowten Pot.  Over to Trogger. ..
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1764 on: February 29, 2016, 07:22:22 pm »
Classy stone kitchen item? It's a tough proposition!  (6,4).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1765 on: February 29, 2016, 08:07:43 pm »
Marble Sink?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1766 on: February 29, 2016, 09:52:56 pm »
Spot on Pegasus!  Over to you.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1767 on: February 29, 2016, 11:23:44 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1768 on: February 29, 2016, 11:30:05 pm »
er.... the magic roundabout

Surely?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1769 on: March 01, 2016, 07:46:19 am »
Yup!  Over to you, Chris..... :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1770 on: March 01, 2016, 09:31:23 am »
Bronte's SRT route

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1771 on: March 01, 2016, 10:02:22 am »
Wuthering Heights?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1772 on: March 01, 2016, 10:26:06 am »
Fart oo ee Z.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1773 on: March 01, 2016, 11:20:48 am »
Wild swan in climbing aid (8,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #1774 on: March 01, 2016, 01:08:42 pm »
Footnaws Hole?
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