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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2225 on: August 10, 2016, 02:19:13 pm »
Thanks, although Bograt did a lot of the work there.

As we're into slightly unusual clues, here's one for a well
trodden Dales cave feature:

"As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the
boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy
comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great
quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing ..... " (10, 7)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2226 on: August 10, 2016, 04:37:33 pm »
Thackeray's Passage?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2227 on: August 10, 2016, 04:45:21 pm »
That's it Fulk. Over to you.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2228 on: August 10, 2016, 05:00:23 pm »
Retail a nocturnal excursion? – well, that's what it sounds like! (8,7) [A feature in a cave).

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2229 on: August 10, 2016, 05:38:41 pm »
Selenite Passage?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2230 on: August 10, 2016, 05:41:01 pm »
Yep; too easy huh?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2231 on: August 11, 2016, 08:57:19 am »
Cheers Fulk - good wordplay.

Here's aother:

Inside every smarty-boot per'aps there's a (8, 4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2232 on: August 12, 2016, 11:30:50 pm »
Apparently there is some caving event happening during the next week ?? there may be some delay to responses -----
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2233 on: August 13, 2016, 09:22:39 am »
Apparently there is some caving event happening during the next week ?? there may be some delay to responses -----

Meanwhile, here's a pointer to the answer - it's one of those irritating punning homophones for which I apologise.
The handle for the clue is the content of one's boot.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2234 on: August 13, 2016, 10:43:04 am »
Stinking foot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2235 on: August 13, 2016, 03:06:06 pm »
Hunter's Hole ?  (Hunter Sole   :unsure:)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2236 on: August 13, 2016, 04:47:36 pm »
Hunter's Hole is a great answer but doesn't quite fit with the clue. Stinking Foot also has something going for it, though I've never heard of the place.
To narrow it down a bit, we're in the Dales.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2237 on: August 13, 2016, 06:46:39 pm »
Stinking Foot also has something going for it, though I've never heard of the place.
I made it up to fit with the clue and the hint.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2238 on: August 13, 2016, 07:58:56 pm »
The next time I discover a cave, I will name it Stinking Foot :D

- and I can't quite explain how I thought 'Hunters' had 8 letters  :thumbsdown:

Nearest I can get in the Dales is Hangman's Hole, but that doesn't work either....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2239 on: August 13, 2016, 08:47:50 pm »
Footnaw's Hole?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2240 on: August 13, 2016, 08:59:14 pm »
Hmm, I think "smarty" may be significant??
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2241 on: August 14, 2016, 08:24:25 am »
Footnaw's Hole?

That's the one Inferus. :clap2:
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2242 on: August 14, 2016, 08:31:59 am »
The next time I discover a cave, I will name it Stinking Foot :D
That could be my caving legacy :clap2:

OK I get the foot and the hole parts of the answer, but where does the naws come from?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2243 on: August 14, 2016, 09:13:37 am »
The next time I discover a cave, I will name it Stinking Foot :D
That could be my caving legacy :clap2:

OK I get the foot and the hole parts of the answer, but where does the naws come from?

Inside every smarty-boot per'aps there's a - explanation.

'Smarty-boot' is slang for know-all - similar to 'clever clogs'. 'per'aps' implies unsounded 'h'.

Footnaws Hole is homophone of 'foot knows all'.

Sorry for the dodgy clue - I'm off to crawl away down the nearest hole.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2244 on: August 14, 2016, 05:59:31 pm »

Footnaws Hole is homophone of 'foot knows all'.


is it ?  knows fook all .... 


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2245 on: August 14, 2016, 09:04:42 pm »
Having seen the explanation I kind of understand it, although previous replies with foot and "..s hole" coupled with in the Dales gave me enough clues to think of Footnaws.. I was actually thinking Foot na Sole spoke in some random dialect. I'm not great at creating clues so I'm more than happy to throw it open - first come first served and all that  :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2246 on: August 14, 2016, 10:56:04 pm »
Here's an easy one then, to keep things going...

Make love to a small aperture on Mendip  (6,4).
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2247 on: August 14, 2016, 10:59:53 pm »
Wookey Hole  :clap2:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2248 on: August 15, 2016, 09:04:41 am »
That's the one, Jason!  Over to you.
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2249 on: August 15, 2016, 11:01:43 am »
Make love? Isn't that Nooky Hole?

 

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