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#1133849 - 12/03/17 06:53 AM ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt
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welcome By way of reminder, the object of this game is to solve (and briefly explain) the clue presented by the previous poster and then set your own clue.

Anything from the (worldwide) crossword arena is acceptable by way of clue style, but if you stray too far from the pure path beware the scourge of... Pandora's WET NOODLE! scared wavegirl

The puzzle could be an old favourite or something of your own making. Don't be shy: this is for everyone, not just the old hands!

For those unfamiliar with crossword clues who want to give it a try, there is plenty of guidance online and a quite entertaining and instructive book (not just for beginners) available from amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Times-Crack-Cryptic-Crosswords/dp/0007546521/ref=dp_ob_image_bk and no doubt elsewhere, and for those who like British Crosswords you may like to try these (which are free): http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords.

There is nothing to prevent (say) a couple of related clues if offering a single clue cramps your style.

If there are multiple answers involved, there is no restriction against one person solving all and the solver of the final clue/part is the one who goes next.

Obviously you need to await confirmation of a correct answer before posting your own puzzle, but please then do so reasonably promptly: if having answered correctly you are not going to be able to set a follow-up clue within about the next 18 hours, please pass your turn to someone else so that the game does not stall.

To save the poor demented solvers from excessive brain damage crazy , you should consider revealing one letter of the answer when the question is set, unless the answer is very short/easy so that provision of a letter hint at the outset would spoil the sport!

If no-one is biting within about 24 hours you should start dropping additional hints.

To try to give everyone a fair crack of the whip, the immediately previous setter is asked not to post a solution to the current clue within the first 24 hours.

The weighty trophy to be passed to whoever solves your clue is the jewel-encrusted World Clue Federation Championship Belt
===[**WCF**]===

Constructive criticism and cheerful badinage are to be expected, not to mention a certain amount of national rivalry, but above all, have a bit of fun! bunny

Next clue coming shortly from currently Belt-ed Manxman.


Edited by Lex (12/03/17 06:53 AM)
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#1133859 - 12/03/17 09:31 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Look around bottom of map for chaplain's address (6) wave
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#1133889 - 12/03/17 12:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: manxman]
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s(p)ee/ch grin
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#1133908 - 12/03/17 01:44 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Sherlock]
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Sherlock, you can give your next speech wearing this ===[**WCF**]=== smile
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#1133911 - 12/03/17 02:41 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: manxman]
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Thanks, manxy! wave

Refrain from wasting hours after conference starts (6) no e's
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#1133941 - 12/03/17 06:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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C(onference)HORUS=hours = refrain

Nice crypt Cheryl.
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#1133946 - 12/03/17 07:20 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, Denis! wave Don't refrain from wearing this. ===[**WCF**]===
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#1133947 - 12/03/17 07:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Merci Madame.

Will quiet everybody? (5) no e
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#1133951 - 12/03/17 07:51 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: CanukDenis]
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Will quiet everybody? (5)

Will = Shall (dir)
quiet = SH
everybody = all

smile
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#1133961 - 12/03/17 10:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Will you keep quiet wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===
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#1133963 - 12/03/17 10:58 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: CanukDenis]
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Sure thing Den.

Too loud for ear hole? (8)

smile
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#1134052 - 12/04/17 04:47 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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piercing (dd) wave
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#1134067 - 12/04/17 07:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Cue]
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Right on Cue.

===[**WCF**]===

happydance
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#1134097 - 12/05/17 08:20 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Thanks, Koala smile

To the audience, he's someone without polish (7) a single "e"
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#1134231 - 12/06/17 07:24 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Hint time:

Direct on right. Three unique vowels

cvccvvc
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#1134286 - 12/06/17 07:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Hmmmm....how bouts bighead
bighead = without polish
sounds (to the audience) like bigot ?

Noticed 3rd letter = g(reen) ; yes?
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#1134346 - 12/07/17 07:32 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Nice try but, no. The two words are homonyms. The third letter is green as a tip off that a "C" is located here in the answer word.
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#1134352 - 12/07/17 08:25 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Cue]
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lacquer (sounds like lacker) wave
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#1134360 - 12/07/17 08:49 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Nice solve, manxman wave

I've polished this up to give it a little more shine ===[**WCF**]===
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#1134383 - 12/07/17 12:15 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
CanukDenis Offline
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Ahhh....so lacker = someone without ?
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#1134386 - 12/07/17 12:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Yeah, I've been a lacker for some time...or is that a lackey think
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#1134391 - 12/07/17 12:50 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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...but but you no LACK "imagination" !!
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#1134447 - 12/08/17 01:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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A smart clue and I like the polish on the belt, although I find lacquer a bit of a stretch as a synonym for polish - I think varnish might have worked almost as well and been a more appropriate word (as a synonym), but that's just my opinion! smile

Mind you, when it comes to nails polish and varnish seem to be interchangeable...

Rather than lacker or lackey, how about lekker?


Edited by Lex (12/09/17 05:48 AM)
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#1134465 - 12/08/17 08:05 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Cue]
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Thank you Cue. Nothing lacking in the belt you sent. wave

Prognosticator receives no show of contempt (5)
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#1134526 - 12/08/17 07:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: manxman]
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s(n)eer grin
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#1134542 - 12/08/17 11:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Sherlock]
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nobody will sneer at you wearing this Sherlock===[**WCF**]=== smile
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#1134596 - 12/09/17 01:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: manxman]
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Thanks, manxman! wave

Get hitched or split (6) couple of e's
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#1134634 - 12/09/17 10:02 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Just in case you meant 5 letters: elope ?
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#1134636 - 12/09/17 11:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nice try, but I did mean 6. yes
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#1134643 - 12/10/17 02:34 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Cleave - nifty double def happydance12


Edited by Lex (12/10/17 02:35 AM)
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#1134654 - 12/10/17 08:35 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Darn it...discarded cleave as I thought
it only meant "get hitched", not "split";
shudda looked it up:
cleave2
verb
1. to split or divide...

Nice solve Sir Lex!
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#1134661 - 12/10/17 10:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Interesting - I would have expected you to be more familiar with the other meaning (as I was), from meat cleaver or cleaving of skulls with battle axes! grin12
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#1134666 - 12/10/17 12:14 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Yes, Sir Lex, nice solve! Hitch this around your midsection. wave2 ===[**WCF**]===
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#1134726 - 12/11/17 01:28 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Thank you ma'am! smile12

Persistent crew in the middle, not fast? (10) e>1
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#1134729 - 12/11/17 03:55 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Are you sure there is only one e?

Morning Kevin.

Forget my message, I've been told.


Edited by curly (12/11/17 10:12 AM)
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#1134746 - 12/11/17 07:45 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: curly]
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Remi, that's a "greater than" sign. There's more than 1. wave2
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#1134762 - 12/11/17 10:12 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Thanks very much Cheryl. I'm smarter now.
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#1134775 - 12/11/17 12:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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I have a feeling it was Denis who started that trick. blackkitty
The direct is on the left, and there are 3 vowels all e.


Edited by Lex (12/11/17 12:37 PM)
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#1134780 - 12/11/17 01:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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relentless grin12

c(re)w + not fast = lent less
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#1134865 - 12/12/17 01:12 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Fast enough - here you go:
===[**WCF**]===
thumbsup12
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#1134883 - 12/12/17 07:45 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Thanks, Lex

Short criminal boomer found in Buffalo(7)
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#1134892 - 12/12/17 09:13 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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CON(short criminal)FUSE(boomer) = buffalo

Thought at first that short criminal Boomer = Lex lol12
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#1134894 - 12/12/17 09:32 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Originally Posted By: CanukDenis
Thought at first that short criminal Boomer = Lex lol12


I like your answer but it's not mine. Sometimes our first thoughts... wink12
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#1134937 - 12/12/17 12:17 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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PERP LEX !!!!

Nice one Cue yes

Could be (since perp = perpendicular):
Upstanding boomer from Buffalo

But then, that wouldn't be Lex laugh
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#1134948 - 12/12/17 12:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Originally Posted By: CanukDenis
Upstanding boomer from Buffalo. But then, that wouldn't be Lex

No, I see he's from Isle of Man lol12

You can throw this on and shuffle off to Buffalo ===[**WCF**]===
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#1134955 - 12/12/17 01:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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I'll have you know that I am not short - a little over 6' 4.5" (or 1.95 metres)! wink12

(And as my wife is always quick to point out, living in the Isle of Man but emphatically not from there, and our cat has a tail!!)


Edited by Lex (Yesterday at 01:30 AM)
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#1134976 - 12/12/17 03:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Originally Posted By: Lex
I'll have you know that I am not short - a little over 6' 4.5"

How's the weather UP there?!

Aboard upriver tugboat, I leave with spinning head (7) e's >0 and <2
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#1135084 - Yesterday at 12:14 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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direct on right, aboard = container indicator
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#1135140 - Yesterday at 09:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: CanukDenis]
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vertigo crazy

upriVER Tugboat (aboard)
I leave = igo
Don't know if I've seen a crypt quite like this one!
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#1135147 - Yesterday at 11:38 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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Weird crypt gives you a weird belt ===[W**C**F]=== wave2
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#1135152 - Today at 01:29 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt [Re: Lex]
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The view from on high: an interesting clue, but I think it needs something more to alert us to the idea of it being only partly a container clue, perhaps "with some of those aboard...", probably noodle-worthy, and very well solved! thumbsup12
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