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  • tombo 27 Apr 2009 16:40:38 2,095 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.
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:41:30 43,170 posts
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    Simple one for everyone but Gremmi and boo:

    Make friends with Mac or Des (8)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:43:31 2,889 posts
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    comrades
  • Lutz 27 Apr 2009 16:44:03 48,854 posts
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    comrades
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:44:23 43,170 posts
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    Kudos to that man.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:45:16 43,170 posts
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    And to Lutz, I suppose. Harder one then:

    Spirited monk (11)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:46:26 36,192 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 2,889 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..
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:47:27 43,170 posts
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    You take the letters from 'MAC OR DES' and use them to make something that means 'friends'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:47:45 43,170 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    Drunk Priest.
    Sadly no.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • 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 2,889 posts
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    and I got it Benedictine
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:49:12 43,170 posts
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    Top marks to delbert again.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • 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.
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:50:18 43,170 posts
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    Final one:

    It's rude to woo her without a ring. (4)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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

    No, wait...
  • X201 27 Apr 2009 16:54:40 15,124 posts
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    There was a famous one in The times IIRC.

    gegs (9,4)
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:55:30 43,170 posts
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    Scrambled Eggs

    I like that.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • delbert 27 Apr 2009 16:56:33 2,889 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?!
  • LeoliansBro 27 Apr 2009 16:57:04 43,170 posts
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    Right, into a meeting but here's the answer to my last one:

    'Curt' - wooing her is 'Court', take the ring out of it and it's rude.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JuanKerr 27 Apr 2009 16:58:28 36,192 posts
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    I really don't think I'd ever have got that.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 27 Apr 2009 16:59:37 25,406 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 19,352 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.
  • LeoliansBro 28 Apr 2009 09:09:27 43,170 posts
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    MOAR PLS.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Dougs 28 Apr 2009 09:40:37 66,621 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 11,703 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 19,352 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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