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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4550 on: May 13, 2020, 09:58:29 am »
A subterranean site of execution? (4,4,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4551 on: May 13, 2020, 10:05:24 am »
There's a Dead Man's Cave by a railway line near Sheffield, but he might have died of natural causes..?
"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 #4552 on: May 13, 2020, 11:25:11 am »
Nice try, Roger – but not what I had in mind.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4553 on: May 13, 2020, 11:31:10 am »
Long Drop Cave?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4554 on: May 13, 2020, 11:58:02 am »
That's the one, grahams.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4555 on: May 15, 2020, 10:21:22 am »
Will choking reveal this significant sink? ( 3, 4, 4 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4556 on: May 15, 2020, 11:24:23 am »
How Gill Nick?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4557 on: May 15, 2020, 11:46:59 am »
That's the one Trogger.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4558 on: May 15, 2020, 07:26:26 pm »
Final trip to end summer? Good effort if you get this far!  (8,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4559 on: May 16, 2020, 07:41:44 am »
Meregill hole?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4560 on: May 16, 2020, 08:33:12 am »
No sir, not Meregill Hole.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4561 on: May 16, 2020, 03:22:46 pm »
Promised Land?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4562 on: May 16, 2020, 04:39:34 pm »
Not the Promised Land.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4563 on: May 18, 2020, 11:48:45 am »
There's a deafening silence out there, so here's a hint: first half of the clue is cryptic, second half is a comment.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4564 on: May 18, 2020, 03:14:19 pm »
There's a deafening silence out there, so here's a hint: first half of the clue is cryptic, second half is a comment.

Yep, I got that far. But no further!
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4565 on: May 19, 2020, 11:45:52 am »
Another hint? Will re-write original clue with slight modification:  Final tri(p) to end summer? Good effort if you get this far!  (8,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4566 on: May 22, 2020, 05:54:32 pm »
November Hole ????

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4567 on: May 22, 2020, 09:05:16 pm »
Not November Hole.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4568 on: May 22, 2020, 09:13:30 pm »
Perhaps the Guardians of Azkaban are to be found there - it's remote enough?!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4569 on: May 22, 2020, 11:15:08 pm »
Well, I was confused before; I'm even more confused now.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4570 on: May 22, 2020, 11:28:49 pm »
Blimey! - try Googling the latest clue, if you can't solve the original twelve letter anagram!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4571 on: May 22, 2020, 11:41:04 pm »
Dementor Sump would fit, but I've never heard of it...
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4572 on: May 22, 2020, 11:55:53 pm »
That's the one! Close to the end of Langcliffe Pot. Over to you sir...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4573 on: May 23, 2020, 01:01:38 am »
Well I got the "sump" bit pretty quick, but would never have got the rest without your last clue.

Try this for my first ever cryptic clue:

Yes! New punk confuses nauseous livestock (6,4)
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4574 on: Yesterday at 05:41:21 pm »
4 days, Pete, and not even a guess; is it time for another clue?

 

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