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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3950 on: May 14, 2019, 08:13:56 pm »
Thanks Andys.

Here's another:

The highest in the land raised to the highest in the land in 1977 (6, 7, 3)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3951 on: May 16, 2019, 06:49:02 pm »
Time for a clue - a unique event in 1977 provides the handle to this record holding obscurity.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3952 on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:13 pm »
That'll be Silver Jubilee Pot, then - nice clue  :thumbsup:

I confess I'd never heard of it, and initially googling the name just gave an enormous collection of tacky chinaware....

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3953 on: May 17, 2019, 07:48:51 am »
Ooooh - I thought it was something to do with the passing of Elvis Presley. But then, the guy's not dead is he!  :)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3954 on: May 17, 2019, 07:58:19 am »
Silver Jubilee Pot is reputed to be the highest cave in England. It's in a fantastic position near the summit of Great Dun Fell in the Northern Pennines.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3955 on: May 17, 2019, 08:23:36 am »
ok, here is the next clue, below.  Letter count to follow if needed...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3956 on: May 17, 2019, 08:29:13 am »
Ooooh - I thought it was something to do with the passing of Elvis Presley. But then, the guy's not dead is he!  :)

Yes I was going down the lines of Elvis Presley, the election of Jimmy Carter, the release of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and so on. I did google the top 20 events of 1977 and the silver jobilee wasn't even on it.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3957 on: May 17, 2019, 09:54:52 am »
Wild guess - Whirley Gill Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3958 on: May 17, 2019, 10:09:59 am »
Or, perhaps, Fall Pot?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3959 on: May 17, 2019, 07:55:27 pm »
Not Whirley Gill, not Fall, but you're thinking along the right lines...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3960 on: May 17, 2019, 09:45:00 pm »
Whirlygig pot.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3961 on: May 17, 2019, 10:46:27 pm »
Quote
ok, here is the next clue, below.  Letter count to follow if needed...

In every crossword I've ever done, the letter count was a sine qua non:confused:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3962 on: May 17, 2019, 11:08:34 pm »
Yes Fulk, but this isn't really a crossword and I thought the letter count would make it too easy - but hadn't allowed for alternative answers.

I have to admit that Whirlygig Pot is good try, so to avoid confusion and controversy, the letter count for the one I have in mind is 8

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3963 on: May 18, 2019, 09:47:39 am »
Not really a crossword! Don't anger the crucibervalists  :o

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3964 on: May 18, 2019, 09:50:01 am »
Is the answer "Entrance" (as in Top Entrance)? That's got 8 letters. Or did you really mean that the full letter count was, eg, (8,3)?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3965 on: May 18, 2019, 01:30:18 pm »
No, it's one word with 8 letters.

Checking my Northern Caves, I see that its official title also has the word 'Cave', though to the best of my knowledge it's usually referred to just by the single word.

Does that help?

(and Ian, I count myself among the cruciverbalists, goodness knows I've wasted enough time doing the Grauniad cryptic)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3966 on: May 18, 2019, 06:23:10 pm »
I'm not even going to bother guessing now! People will be be grabbing their copy of Northern caves looking through the index for an eight letter cave name.. But this cave has an official title with the word "cave' in it?
That's me mystified.. nothing unusual there mind you.
Sure someone will get it though. :thumbsup:

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3967 on: May 18, 2019, 07:46:37 pm »
I've just done that via the NC website dugadig. Didn't get anywhere though :shrug:.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3968 on: May 18, 2019, 09:08:47 pm »
Perhaps I should have mentioned it's in NC1, not the new one.... ;)

Not a new cave either, though a bit off the beaten track.  It has been featured in a video on none other than UKC not too long since, so I can't be accused of picking an obscurity (lie the last one !)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3969 on: May 19, 2019, 08:31:39 am »
I'd guess Crackpot based off recent clues, but no idea how the original one would get you there! I've always been hopeless at cryptic crosswords...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3970 on: May 19, 2019, 08:33:02 pm »
Yes, yes! It's Crackpot :)

The clue was 'top', which is 'pot', cracked....

Well, it made perfect sense to me at the time.
As I said, I've only known it referred to as Crackpot, it was only when I looked it up I realised it was properly Crackpot Cave, though it does make sense, as it's very much a cave rather than a pot.

Anyway, over to you Cat.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3971 on: May 19, 2019, 08:50:28 pm »
I wouldn't even know where to start, so someone else feel free to have a go!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3972 on: May 19, 2019, 10:43:09 pm »
Obvious when you see the answer!  Got to admit, I think they are the best clues  :thumbsup:


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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3973 on: May 20, 2019, 07:53:19 am »
Good clue JasonC. Pity I got the wrong end of the cave. :(
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #3974 on: May 20, 2019, 02:12:04 pm »
Make a way for Jimmy's Wet Nellie (9,7)