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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2300 on: October 02, 2016, 08:23:53 am »
The Arsebreaker?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2301 on: October 02, 2016, 09:57:05 am »
Doesn't quite fit the clue but - the Backbreaker, Bye George Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2302 on: October 02, 2016, 12:07:15 pm »
Quite right grahams, over to you! The Backbreaker in Bye George, an offshoot of Pippikin. Thought the clue was OK: An article definitely (ie definite article) = THE;  behind = BACK;  and beloved by the surfer = BREAKER. Then later mention of a contortion and not loved by most folk. Simpler clue than many I've seen!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2303 on: October 02, 2016, 04:44:59 pm »
Well, Trogger, I suspect that the reason it took so long for your clue to be cracked has nothing to do with the 'quality' of the clue, but rather to the fact that the answer wasn't a (well-know) cave but a somewhat obscure section of a cave that's not exactly a bog-standard tourist trip.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2304 on: October 02, 2016, 05:29:22 pm »
Fulk: Obscure? Just wait for the new NC3!  Bye George has been around for over 20 years and has its own entrance. Pete Hall wrote a detailed account in Caves and Caving, Spring 1996. Mistral to Cigalere is a popular trip as far as the Grand Cascade. It starts above this waterfall and emerges onto the fellside via some (admittedly) non-bog-standard caving, including The Backbreaker squeeze.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2305 on: October 02, 2016, 06:09:49 pm »
Quite right grahams, over to you! The Backbreaker in Bye George, an offshoot of Pippikin. Thought the clue was OK: An article definitely (ie definite article) = THE;  behind = BACK;  and beloved by the surfer = BREAKER. Then later mention of a contortion and not loved by most folk. Simpler clue than many I've seen!

Ah I see. Good clue Trogger though I had a lot of help getting the answer.

This should be a quickie:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2306 on: October 02, 2016, 06:46:44 pm »
Bruntscar Cave

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2307 on: October 02, 2016, 06:57:27 pm »
I didn't say 'obscure cave' but
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obscure section of a cave
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2308 on: October 03, 2016, 09:06:45 am »
That's the one Steviet. Over to you.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2309 on: October 03, 2016, 11:56:30 am »
OK - try this

It was an understandably wasteful year said Lord Cyan's wife but take a deep breath and dream (4,5,10,7)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2310 on: October 03, 2016, 11:59:46 am »
Lady Blue's Underwater Fantasy?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2311 on: October 03, 2016, 12:09:25 pm »
Indeed (you probably could have guessed it by the numbers alone!)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2312 on: October 03, 2016, 12:17:33 pm »
Article followed by morsels of bread trapping French article leads to this cave (3,8).
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2313 on: October 03, 2016, 04:02:29 pm »
Got to be "The Crumbles"?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2314 on: October 03, 2016, 05:33:17 pm »
It certainly has, andys.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2315 on: October 03, 2016, 06:15:27 pm »
 Cheers. Have a go at this one then.....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2316 on: October 03, 2016, 08:03:10 pm »
Blaen Onneu Quarry Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2317 on: October 03, 2016, 11:19:34 pm »
Thats it in one Graham  - over to you...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2318 on: October 04, 2016, 05:57:16 pm »
Cheers Andys - impressive 19 letter anag.

Here's another:

"Recycles exhaust gas after a bad party (7, 3)"
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2319 on: October 04, 2016, 07:56:29 pm »
That sounds as if it could be Turbary Pot
"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 #2320 on: October 04, 2016, 10:26:11 pm »
Cheers Andys - impressive 19 letter anag.



pah ... 26 is the one to beat  :smartass: ;D

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2321 on: October 05, 2016, 08:46:33 am »
That sounds as if it could be Turbary Pot

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2322 on: October 05, 2016, 10:59:40 am »
I really wish you would post your workings. I do not understand how you so easily solve these.

Recycles exhaust gas - I would have thought that was a catalyic converter, so cat
A bad party - flop? so catflop and as its after then post which would put after the flop

So I would come up with Floppostcat pot. How the heck did you get Turbury?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2323 on: October 05, 2016, 11:28:05 am »
Turbochargers (usually shortened to turbo) work by using an engine's exhaust gas to force more air/fuel into the combustion chamber i.e. the exhaust gas is recycled. The rest of the clue is an anagram of 'party' as indicated by the word 'bad'.

Cats convert most of the nasties in exhaust gas to less harmful compounds but do not recycle the gas for extra power as does a turbo.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #2324 on: October 05, 2016, 11:52:53 am »
Sometimes I think composing these things can be harder than solving them...   See if this works:

  Hen racing?  Nowt to do with that!  But which pullet has the best foot all twisted up?  (4 3 2 3 7)

"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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