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  • tombo 27 Apr 2009 16:40:38 2,100 posts
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    delbert wrote:
    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..

    You can learn it.
    I decided I wanted to learn. There are books that give you tips, but it's just down to practice.
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:43:31 2,895 posts
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    comrades
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:44:03 48,854 posts
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    comrades
  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:46:26 36,523 posts
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    I understand how that works, but how do you know that 'make friends' means that the answer is an anagram of 'Mac or Des'? Is it something you just learn to spot as you do more and more crosswords or something?
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:47:09 48,854 posts
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    Drunk Priest.
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:47:18 2,895 posts
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    Its the non-anagram ones that get me.. whilst I'm pondering that one any good daily cryptics on the interweb I have got the taste for getting back into them now..
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:47:50 48,854 posts
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    Make = there's an anagram in here.
    Friends = Clue to what you're looking for.
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:48:17 48,854 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Lutz wrote:
    Drunk Priest.
    Sadly no.
    Heh, I know. I don't know that one.
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:48:17 2,895 posts
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    and I got it Benedictine
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:49:59 48,854 posts
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    delbert wrote:
    and I got it Benedictine
    Oh I say, well done old bean.

    Pip, pip!

    Moar.
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:52:00 48,854 posts
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    ANUS.

    No, wait...
  • X201 27 Apr 2009 16:54:40 15,905 posts
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    There was a famous one in The times IIRC.

    gegs (9,4)
  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:56:33 2,895 posts
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    Hmm might have got me on this one.. not sure which word is the definition and which the construct for lack of the proper terms?!
  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:58:28 36,523 posts
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    I really don't think I'd ever have got that.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 27 Apr 2009 16:59:37 26,910 posts
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    Cryptic crosswords are the worst thing in the world.

    Worse than swine flucession.
  • ProfessorLesser 27 Apr 2009 17:06:23 19,429 posts
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    That's a fucking awful crossword clue. It makes me angry when the clue as a whole makes no bloody sense.
  • JayeM 27 Apr 2009 17:11:19 3,386 posts
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    My brain hurts.
  • Dougs 28 Apr 2009 09:40:37 69,953 posts
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    Holy shit, I just tried to post the Telegraph's Cryptic and they now demand 5 a month to play the damned thing online!
  • boo 28 Apr 2009 09:54:54 11,995 posts
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    Ok, the clue I gave was from the company magazine crossword. Here's the link to the current one, and the setter also explains how the answers are arrived at for previous crosswords.

    Be warned - he's not a professional crossword setter, so some of them tend to be a bit 'Oh that's crap!'

    Just Another Lego Blog

  • ProfessorLesser 28 Apr 2009 09:59:55 19,429 posts
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    Our Varsity paper tends to have quite good crosswords, albeit with a rather high occurrence of knob jokes...
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