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  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:18:29 12,222 posts
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    Ok, two left...

    Sounds like the way to go to get to the bottom of it (4) _ _ O _

    A retort is hurled back without extreme habitual repetition (4) _ _ T _

    Go, Hive mind, go!
  • tombo 28 Aug 2009 16:27:54 2,111 posts
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    1) ROOT
  • Lutz 28 Aug 2009 16:28:13 48,846 posts
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    The way to fo to get to the bottom is "Down"... sounds like down...?
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:30:35 12,222 posts
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    Kudos to Tombo!

    Less so to Lutz... ;o)
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:31:25 12,222 posts
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    Which means that we now have:

    A retort is hurled back without extreme habitual repetition (4)

    R _ T _
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 16:31:39
    Lutz wrote:
    sounds like down

    HURR DURR
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 16:32:37
    Anyway, it's rote or something.
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 16:32:39
    Post deleted
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 16:33:21
    and that above is a play on the word down, not that I'm saying lutz is thick
  • Lutz 28 Aug 2009 16:35:25 48,846 posts
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    Meh... sounds like usually involves something that sounds like!
    Second one... rote ? Means to memorise... ?
  • tombo 28 Aug 2009 16:35:28 2,111 posts
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    it's ROTE (which means memorisation by repetition) It's 'RETORT' backwards with out it's outer (extreme) letters.
  • Lutz 28 Aug 2009 16:35:54 48,846 posts
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    FUCK YOU GREMMI. (rote)
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:35:57 12,222 posts
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    Rote

    Retort, backwards = troter removes 'extremes' R & t, gives ROTE
  • Deleted user 28 August 2009 16:36:13
    too slow bitches
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:36:19 12,222 posts
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    Thanks all!
  • tombo 28 Aug 2009 16:37:41 2,111 posts
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    MOAAAAARRR
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:38:16 12,222 posts
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    Ok - I've got the answer to this one, but can someone explain the cryptic bit?

    It's your right to change the name of the book with stout support. (13)

    Answer is ENCOURAGEMENT

    Stout support = Encouragement, but anyone got any ideas about the other half of the clue?
  • Lutz 28 Aug 2009 16:48:25 48,846 posts
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    it implies an anagram somewhere, but the only word that fits in perfectly is "name", leaving lots of missing stuff.

    Book is a wierd one...
  • tombo 28 Aug 2009 16:54:03 2,111 posts
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    Book would typically be NT (New Testament)
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 16:58:12 12,222 posts
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    Ok, let's assume that the fulcrum is AFTER stout.

    So - Courage could be stout (as in a pint of Courage best)

    Which leaves:
    ENMENT = It's your right to change the name of the book

    Hmmm
  • tombo 28 Aug 2009 17:01:03 2,111 posts
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    Hmm, well Courage isn't really a stout, is it?
  • boo 28 Aug 2009 17:09:27 12,222 posts
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    No idea - I'm teetotal!
  • boo 28 Sep 2009 11:09:12 12,222 posts
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    Another one - go, go gadget EG hive mind...

    _ _ T _ _ - Crazy place to perform at such a young age
  • boo 28 Sep 2009 14:01:04 12,222 posts
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    Come on people! This is driving me nuts!
  • tombo 28 Sep 2009 14:16:33 2,111 posts
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    Yeah - it's tricky.
  • localnotail 28 Sep 2009 14:22:57 23,084 posts
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    haven't you got any other letters by now?

    otherwise - pick one of these ;)
  • mrpon 28 Sep 2009 14:25:24 30,725 posts
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    Patio
  • faux-C 28 Sep 2009 14:33:06 10,373 posts
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    Anyone that can do cryptic crosswords = first against the wall come the glorious day.
  • X201 28 Sep 2009 14:38:17 16,679 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Anyone that can do cryptic crosswords = first against the wall come the glorious day.

    Its Grouse isn't it?

    The whole sentence is a moan (grouse) and the "Glorious Day" is obviously the "Glorious Twelfth", the start of the grouse shooting season.
  • localnotail 28 Sep 2009 14:43:48 23,084 posts
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    :D
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