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  • boo 27 Apr 2009 16:19:15 12,113 posts
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    Stuck on one last clue - I'm 99% sure that the letters I've got are correct.

    "Apes put human in broth I steam" (12)

    _ M _ E _ S _ N _ T _ S


    Any ideas?
  • boo 27 Apr 2009 16:23:52 12,113 posts
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    Don't worry - got it!
  • tombo 27 Apr 2009 16:24:15 2,102 posts
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    looks like one of the Ses could be wrong?

    what was the answer?
  • Deleted user 27 April 2009 16:25:06
    IMPERSONATES
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:26:41 48,846 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    BLAST.
    Too short.
  • tombo 27 Apr 2009 16:26:44 2,102 posts
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    nice
  • opalw00t 27 Apr 2009 16:27:10 11,612 posts
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    My brain just can't do cryptic crosswords.
  • ecu 27 Apr 2009 16:27:38 77,757 posts
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    Here

    Lock thread now.
  • Deleted user 27 April 2009 16:28:14
    So ecureuil is a massive cheat.

    Hmm.
  • mrpon 27 Apr 2009 16:28:33 30,279 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    BLAST.
    Too short.
    /cries

    My biology teacher wrote this on my homework, harmless enough I guess, but he continued with "..like you!"

    :(
  • StarchildHypocrethes 27 Apr 2009 16:28:48 27,526 posts
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    How the fuck is that a clue to 'impersonates'?
  • pjmaybe 27 Apr 2009 16:28:54 70,666 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Here

    Lock thread now.

    That site is shit. I put Boo's letters and the letter count in there and it couldn't even find a fucking simple word like impersonates.
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:29:55 2,893 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    How the fuck is that a clue to 'impersonates'?

    Word means Apes.. put Human i.e. Person in anagram (broth) of I STEAM
  • X201 27 Apr 2009 16:30:47 16,388 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    How the fuck is that a clue to 'impersonates'?

    Take the letters I STEAM

    add a human, a human is a PERSON
  • StarchildHypocrethes 27 Apr 2009 16:31:30 27,526 posts
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    Ahhh, got you.

    Apart from the broth bit.

    Cryptic crosswords baffle me.
  • X201 27 Apr 2009 16:32:25 16,388 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Ahhh, got you.

    Apart from the broth bit.

    Cryptic crosswords baffle me.

    broth = boil up, mixed up etc
  • StarchildHypocrethes 27 Apr 2009 16:33:48 27,526 posts
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    Aha!

    Clever. Slightly ridiculous, but clever :)
  • ecu 27 Apr 2009 16:35:10 77,757 posts
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    What.

    How the fuck are you ever supposed to get that? o_o
  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:36:37 36,736 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    My brain just can't do cryptic crosswords.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one - I don't get them at all. Even when people explain them, they just seem ridiculous.

    Crosswords are a stupid bloody waste of time.

    /F5
    /F5
    /F5
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:37:15 2,893 posts
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    I'm useless at Cryptic Crosswords, I worked backwards for that one..

    Its all about knowing the hidden rules with CCs you need to keep doing them as well otherwise (like me) you'll forget all the meanings of certain turns of phrase..
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:37:40 48,846 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Ahhh, got you.

    Apart from the broth bit.

    Cryptic crosswords baffle me.

    broth = thick soup
    Fixed.

    I get the clue, apart from the broth bit. Wank.
  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:38:54 36,736 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    'I steam' is in a broth

    What?
  • mrpon 27 Apr 2009 16:39:29 30,279 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    How the fuck is that a clue to 'impersonates'?
    The real answer is: Ape is a primate and they are notorious for eating their offspring in a steamy soup.

    So rearrange "primate" and "me son" and you get impersonates.

    Simples ;)
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:39:39 2,893 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    broth = thin soup

    re-fixed no?
  • consignia 27 Apr 2009 16:39:43 1,435 posts
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    Richie: Hey, I'll tell you what! Why don't we think of another word that
    means ironmonger but only has six letters?
    Eddie: Ha! Well, that'd be cheating, wouldn't it?
    Richie: Who's to know?
    Eddie: Ha! You're right me old pal, hahahaa! We get through a few
    scrapes, don't we?
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