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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4650 on: June 24, 2020, 11:58:21 am »
That's it. I was thinking of the chamber in Box stone mine. All yours
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4651 on: June 24, 2020, 12:36:37 pm »
Right-e-o - try this one perhaps?

"Wooden plug holds back wild horde?"  ( 6,4 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4652 on: June 24, 2020, 05:13:09 pm »
Is it Dowel Cave

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4653 on: June 24, 2020, 05:32:10 pm »
Not Dowel Cave sorry.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4654 on: June 25, 2020, 09:05:34 pm »
Spider Hole?

- which I've never heard of.  Apparently 'Spider Holes' are in Morecambe Bay, so logically, one of them must be Spider Hole?

Nice clue, btw :)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4655 on: June 25, 2020, 09:47:39 pm »
Spider Hole it is - and the one I was thinking of is in Mendip! Over to you JasonC.....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4656 on: June 26, 2020, 08:52:23 am »
Ah, forgive my ignorance of Southern climes.... I suppose spiders inhabit most caves, so there are probably Spider Holes everywhere!

Anyway, try this:

Mutant Turtle kissed, that is without empty lips.   (4,6,2)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4657 on: June 26, 2020, 09:54:46 am »
So I can see you've got an anagram of Horde in there. Where's the wooden peg?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4658 on: June 26, 2020, 10:01:15 am »
Aha!  Spile - "a small wooden peg or spigot for stopping a cask."

SPI + HORDE rearranged + LE = Spider Hole.

Easy when you know the answer!  And a good clue, Andys.
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4659 on: June 26, 2020, 10:04:44 am »
Thank you, crickleymal and Roger; I was also stymied (never having heard of a spile). But a good clue, nevertheless.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4660 on: June 28, 2020, 08:42:19 am »
Mutant Turtle kissed, that is without empty lips.   (4,6,2)

No offers on this?  It's a well-known location in a Dales cave.

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4661 on: June 28, 2020, 01:57:25 pm »
Duke Street II ?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4662 on: June 28, 2020, 03:58:29 pm »
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That's the one, Andy!

I was wondering if I'd made it too cryptic ...

(in case anyone else cares, it's an anagram of TURTLE KISSED + IE (that is) - LipS (empty lips))

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4663 on: June 28, 2020, 06:36:14 pm »
Here goes then..

"Undergound venue in italics perhaps?"  ( 8,4 )
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4664 on: June 29, 2020, 10:28:02 am »
Slanting Cave?

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4665 on: June 29, 2020, 11:29:58 am »
That's the badger - over to you Trogger....
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4666 on: June 30, 2020, 11:46:35 am »
Nutter - beware!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4667 on: June 30, 2020, 02:06:51 pm »
Bit hard without a word count - but how about Barkin Cave?  :-\
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4668 on: June 30, 2020, 05:35:43 pm »
Sorry about that andys, a word count would have helped...  it's (8,4)

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4669 on: June 30, 2020, 06:50:37 pm »
Wild guess
Squirrel Cave?
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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4670 on: June 30, 2020, 07:54:41 pm »
No sir, not Squirrel Cave...  though they are indeed nutters!

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4671 on: June 30, 2020, 09:59:56 pm »
Crackpot cave

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4672 on: June 30, 2020, 10:49:53 pm »
That's the one!  All yours Duck ditch...

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4673 on: July 01, 2020, 07:00:52 am »
Mmmmm a cryptic for you to pursue
I have an answer now here’s the clue
Is it to the left
Is it to the right
Could be straight on what am I to do

8,8

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Re: Cryptic caves
« Reply #4674 on: July 01, 2020, 09:54:15 am »
Limerick Junction?
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