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#851932 - 11/25/12 08:58 PM ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61
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welcomeBy way of reminder, the object of this game is to solve 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 from the pure path beware the scourge of... ...Pandora's WET NOODLE! scared

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!

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 24 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, you should consider giving a hint as to letters when the question is set, unless the answer is relatively 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 are encouraged to 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 successfully 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! rah
Next clue:
Inspired by a recent crypt posted here:

Try to close trap door second time (4) no "e"


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#852055 - 11/26/12 10:43 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I'll take a wild "shot" here lol

close trap = sh
door second = o
time = t

try = shot
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#852080 - 11/26/12 12:17 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Yepper; inspired by recent sh = not a word.===[**WCF**]===
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#852094 - 11/26/12 01:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I hadn't seen that one. Interesting.

Game is a bit of silliness comprised by minstrels (9)


Edited by Cue (11/27/12 07:43 AM)
Edit Reason: Changed "sillier" to "of silliness"
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#852242 - 11/27/12 08:29 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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billiards smile

b(illi)ards
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#852244 - 11/27/12 08:41 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Hmmmmm. Nice surface sense, but "a bit of silliness" = illi? That's pretty vague. It might look good when you've got the answer in hand, but when you're trying to solve the clue, it's too vague. Lashably vague.

So sorry, Cue. One lash. smile
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#852247 - 11/27/12 09:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Ouch! I thought that type of clue was commonplace. "a bit of" or "some of" to mean part of an adjacent word in the clue. Sorry, P. frown

Good answer manxman. One of my favorite games! thumbsup Here you go. ===[**WCF**]=== Please excuse the lash mark across the back of it
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#852275 - 11/27/12 12:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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Thanks Cue. No problem re the lash mark, it goes well with the 5 that I received recently lol

In making 3000 from 1000, 1000 is shaky (9)
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#852571 - 11/28/12 06:31 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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Direct is on the right wave
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#852670 - 11/29/12 07:48 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Aha! Took me a while to "see" this one!

Main Entry: shaky  [shey-kee]
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: trembling ********
Synonyms: aquake, aquiver, ashake, faltering ....

******** TRE m=1000 BLING ; 3000 from 1000 = trebling (tripling).
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#852671 - 11/29/12 08:07 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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That's it bravo This is yours ===[**WCF**]===
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#852684 - 11/29/12 08:50 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Cool clue and well solved! thumbsup

Also impressed with sh + utter recently.
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#852720 - 11/29/12 11:12 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks MxM.

Ferret searches end perfectly (5) no "e"
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#852987 - 11/30/12 04:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#1 clue: direct on left
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#853107 - 12/01/12 10:14 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#2 clue: s---- ; s = searche"s" end

The answer word is a seldom used word.
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#853342 - 12/02/12 11:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#3 clue: st--t
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#853345 - 12/02/12 11:44 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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stoat

toat= to a t (perfection)
very tough one CD woozy
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#853351 - 12/02/12 12:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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This'll fit you to a t: ===[**WCF**]===
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#853365 - 12/02/12 02:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks CD. wave12

Goes off when retreating--before military's first assault (5)
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#853527 - 12/03/12 12:02 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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clue: no 'e's
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#853539 - 12/03/12 12:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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storm?

goes off when retreating = rots <> stor
first of military - m
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#853553 - 12/03/12 01:38 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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Good one Cue wave12
This belongs to you now ===[**WCF**]===
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#853567 - 12/03/12 02:50 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, manxman smile12

Okay, now that I read this again I'm thinking that it may be noodlish..so

I have dirty toilets for decoration (9)

Unmask former spouse with model (6)
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#853592 - 12/03/12 05:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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expose yes

former spouse = ex
model = pose
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#853628 - 12/03/12 09:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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Originally Posted By: Cue

Okay, now that I read this again I'm thinking that it may be noodlish..so
I have dirty toilets for decoration (9)

M istleto E
Looks pretty good to me;
maybe "flushing" instead of "dirty" and "carry" instead of "have"...
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#853682 - 12/04/12 07:18 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Good solve, Cheryl. Wear this so you're not too exposed ===[**WCF**]===

Denis, I was thinking about this last night. I originally had flushing but dismissed it for whatever reason. Would "collect" work instead of "have"?
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#853689 - 12/04/12 08:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I think your original one is just fine, Cue. Gross, but fine. smile12
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#853740 - 12/04/12 12:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Decorations are a mess: toilet overflowed! (10)
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#853775 - 12/04/12 04:39 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nice, that's a bit less "gross". lol12
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#853798 - 12/04/12 06:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Cue]
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Thanks, Cue! santa

Toy stereo found in bed (6)
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#853817 - 12/04/12 07:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Sherlock]
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oyster (hidden word) wave12
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#853832 - 12/04/12 09:11 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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That's the one, Manxman! ===[**WCF**]===
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#853854 - 12/04/12 11:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Sherlock]
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Rodent's limb carried by climbing cat (6)
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#853866 - 12/05/12 12:44 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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Rodent's limb carried by climbing cat (6)

Rodent = Marmot (dir)
limb = arm
carried by = cont. ind.
climbing = rev.ind.
cat = tom (mot)

cool
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#853915 - 12/05/12 08:23 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Koala]
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Well done Koala thumbsup12
All yours.....===[**WCF**]===
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#854005 - 12/05/12 01:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I never heard of a marmot. Interesting. They're some pretty big squirrels!
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#854133 - 12/05/12 10:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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Thanks MxM.

A dish tips over a headmaster for the overall picture (8)

smile12
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#854139 - 12/05/12 11:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I've got a newbie question for anyone here...

These types of puzzles are bizarre and near unsolvable to me. They seem to be like how I've heard British style crossword clues are. Is this right? I've worked American style crosswords all my life but have had almost no exposure to British ones.

Thanks and I now return you to your regular puzzle solving. thanks
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#854216 - 12/06/12 08:50 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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These types of puzzles are bizarre and sometimes near unsolvable and highly addictive. Only practice helps. Trying to create them also helps.

Yes, they're also known as Brisith style crosswords. The British tend to have more relaxed rules about what's fair game and what's not. The Americans stick to a more structured set of rules (see the link at the beginning of my cryptic clues threads).

At the core of each is a love of the Engish language and its many novelties.

smile12
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#854313 - 12/06/12 05:08 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks for the reply and pointing out the link. I haven't read it yet but I will. From my quick glance I think it will be very helpful.

Thanks also for your patience. I noticed that CanukDenis had mentioned "(worldwide) crossword" which should have tipped me off.

I think once I get used to the quirks and the signals I may have a chance.
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#854335 - 12/06/12 08:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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CAUTION: highly addictive. Proceed at your own risk crazy
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#854374 - 12/07/12 12:19 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Woo Hoo...a stumper.

Clue time...

1. Direct on right.
2. No 'e'
3. No 'i'
4. No 'u'

yes
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#854379 - 12/07/12 12:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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A dish tips over a headmaster for the overall picture (8)

PAN (a dish)
OR (tips OveR)
A (a)
MA (head MAster) : DownUnder masters have 2 heads? headscratch
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#854593 - 12/07/12 11:14 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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All yours MAster...

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

yes
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#854607 - 12/08/12 02:22 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci M'sieu...

Rodents go blind after removal of part of eyelids?(4)
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#854819 - 12/09/12 12:00 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#1 clue: part of eyelids = i
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#854892 - 12/09/12 09:52 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Part of eyelids = i? Like part of noodle = o?

*puts pot of water on to boil - big pot*
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#854964 - 12/09/12 12:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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These 2 recently appeared in your "cryptic clues":

5. Tidbits of mushrooms stuffed with pinch of sage (7)
in solution: pinch of sage = s

12. Southern cornbread and a piece of chicken stored in jars (8)
in solution: piece of chicken = c

So does that mean that "part of eyelids" MUST = e (1st letter)?

I'll change my clue then:

Rodents go blind after removal of fifth of eyelids?(4)
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#854974 - 12/09/12 12:43 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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So does that mean that "part of eyelids" MUST = e (1st letter)?


Yes, e or ey, or eye. You can fairly take up to the first three letters, I'd say. Otherwise, the segment needs to be written differently.
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#854983 - 12/09/12 01:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Agree because you wield the noodle!
Otherwise, disagree (but without being disagreeable!).
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#855015 - 12/09/12 02:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Denis, you're never disagreeable. You just can't clue a single random letter out of a word. Not even in the UK. That's why we use words like first, last, ultimate, initially, or else abbreviations.

I don't want to "win" because I wield the noodle, I want to win because (a) I'm female and (b) I'm right. grin12
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#855028 - 12/09/12 02:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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#855032 - 12/09/12 03:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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Yes dear..... kissy12
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#855044 - 12/09/12 04:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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...I'm waving the white flag... rolleyes12
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#855045 - 12/09/12 04:12 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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...Not even in the UK...

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#855133 - 12/09/12 11:02 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well, probably "too wordie like", so I'll rewrite the clue:

Rodents held in possum icebox! (4) one i
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#855139 - 12/09/12 11:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#855140 - 12/09/12 11:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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mice (hidden word)

How did the other ones work?

Hahaa! Beaten by seconds. grin12
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#855142 - 12/09/12 11:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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#855144 - 12/10/12 12:07 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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OK, what was the answer to the first one you wrote, Denis? headscratch
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#855148 - 12/10/12 12:38 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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mice - i : no more i (eye), so blind ; AHEM!!

Before ya'll jump all over me, I saw one where
"h to o" (H2O) was used to represent water!

Here ya go MxM: ===[**WCF**]===
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#855179 - 12/10/12 08:14 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you CD. Good luck with the noodle smile12

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#855201 - 12/10/12 08:54 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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If I give him the appropriate number of lashes, he won't survive. Especially with the relish I'll apply to the task in this instance.

Ten lashes, Denis.

Rodents go blind after removal of part of eyelids?(4)

rodents (direct) = mice

So... the rest makes no sense and is not a cryptic clue. Removing the i from mice leaves mce.

You're confusing wordplay with cryptic clues, I think.
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#855205 - 12/10/12 09:17 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Outch! I will not abuse cryptic clues no more, no more...

Can I borrow your triple-thick longjohns, MxM?
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#855275 - 12/10/12 12:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Of course you can CD--standard issue here. Although it is a bit chilly here today lol12
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#855293 - 12/10/12 01:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Put-Eli smile12
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#855336 - 12/10/12 04:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Well done UW wave12
You can sail away with this ===[**WCF**]===
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#855344 - 12/10/12 05:04 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, manxman!

Nice easy one:
Depressed - as a result of a pillow-fight? (4,2,3,5)
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#855402 - 12/10/12 08:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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down in the mouth lol12

double definition/pun
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#855430 - 12/11/12 02:55 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Indeed, young Pandora! smile12

An early Christmas present: ===[**WCF**]===
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#855473 - 12/11/12 08:39 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you Santa! smile12

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#855545 - 12/11/12 02:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nervously: pitch (tar) (double def)?

Since quiet = low-pitch...
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#855556 - 12/11/12 04:05 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I like that answer, Denis. Quiet is a low pitch.

My answer is a bit more devious than a double definition. smile12
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#855585 - 12/11/12 05:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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paths santa

quiet = sh
touch = tap
up = reversal ind.
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#855592 - 12/11/12 06:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. And don't forget to wear the belt:

===[**WCF**]===
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#855597 - 12/11/12 06:50 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Pandora]
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Thanks, Sue! wave12

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#855608 - 12/11/12 08:13 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Sherlock]
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all over

al+lover wave12
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#855628 - 12/11/12 09:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: manxman]
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You were all over that one, manxman! Here you go! wave12 ===[**WCF**]===
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#855629 - 12/11/12 09:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Sherlock]
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Thanks Sherlock wave12

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#855644 - 12/11/12 11:12 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Pretty sure it's "Caspar" (one of the 3 magi).
spar = box.
but can't see how "to open" = ca (or ac)...
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#855647 - 12/12/12 12:21 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Good one Denis.
About=circa=ca
to open means ca is first then spar wave12

Here is my gift to you....===[**WCF**]===
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#855648 - 12/12/12 12:41 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Geesh...feel guilty cause I didn't have full explanation;
but if you insist...!!

Sleep until 2:12 (5)
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#855660 - 12/12/12 04:24 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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"Sleep until 2:12 (5)" - dozen

Like it! 12 is the direct, "until 2" = n. grin12
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#855672 - 12/12/12 05:59 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Here tizz, special edition: ===[******WCF******]===
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#855715 - 12/12/12 09:37 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#855756 - 12/12/12 11:56 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I'm dazzled, Denis rolleyes12

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#855761 - 12/12/12 12:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Originally Posted By: Urban Worrier
I'm dazzled, Denis rolleyes12

By the belt, or by my outstanding clue? evil
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#855842 - 12/12/12 04:46 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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related (double def.) wave12
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#855859 - 12/12/12 05:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Take it away, Cheryl! wave12 ===[**WCF**]===

I've given Denis's extra bling to the Rest Home for Bewildered Crypt-solvers...
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#855903 - 12/12/12 07:58 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Thanks, Rog! wave12

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#855910 - 12/12/12 08:50 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Salami (anagram)

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#855926 - 12/12/12 10:21 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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shroeder! Nice to see you! wave12
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#855929 - 12/12/12 10:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Hi Sue. Just got the opportunity to pop my head in for a quick visit.

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#855931 - 12/12/12 11:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: shroeder]
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And the belt passes to you, shroeder! ===[**WCF**]=== santa
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#856196 - 12/13/12 08:13 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Sherlock. A nice easy one just to make sure I don't feel the lash of Pandora's wet noodle!

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#856210 - 12/13/12 09:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: shroeder]
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female

fe+male wave12
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#856218 - 12/13/12 10:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well done ManxMan

Here's da belt ===[**WCF**]===

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#856233 - 12/13/12 11:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: shroeder]
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Thanks shroeder wave12

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#856235 - 12/14/12 12:08 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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(tr)i(al) rate
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#856278 - 12/14/12 08:16 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nicely done CD. smile12
I rate that this belongs to you ===[**WCF**]===
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#856313 - 12/14/12 10:29 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci MxM

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#856412 - 12/14/12 04:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Early Xmas clue: "Cops" is an indicator of some kind...
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#856484 - 12/14/12 11:14 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Comedic Keystone Cops chasing a donkey! (6)

Hidden Word = Come(dic Key)stone

Dickey = Donkey (dir).

cool
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#856488 - 12/15/12 12:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Special delivery by Dickey: ===[**WCF**]===
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#856506 - 12/15/12 03:49 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 61 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I've not been around much lately (inconvenient stuff called "work" interfering) and have been looking through the last several pages with interest and amusement, especially the blind mice exchange! thumbsup12

About time for a new thread, so Koala please put your next clue on Route 66 Bout 62.
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