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#860145 - 01/03/13 01:47 PM ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63
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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 hardwall, 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 each 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! sherlock

Here's a New Year Resolution for you:

Be polite, be aware of your place initially then employ abrasive questions (4,4,2,3,2)



Edited by Lex (01/30/13 03:20 PM)
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#860164 - 01/03/13 04:35 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Question: say 2000 is clued as "two g's";
are the word lengths (3,2) or (3,1'1)?
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#860289 - 01/04/13 08:59 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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A good question and possibly of some relevance to this clue, but I am not convinced that 2 g's should not actually be 2 gs: that use of the apostrophe appears to be a modern development.

It also seems to be common practice to ignore apostrophes for the purposes of a crossword clue, presumably to avoid making it too easy: I endorse that approach.

That should leave you suitably baffled... woozy


Edited by Lex (01/04/13 05:43 PM)
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#860317 - 01/04/13 11:37 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Be polite, be aware of your place initially then employ abrasive questions (4,4,2,3,2)

Ow - that was tortuous, Lex. Thanks to you/Denis for the hint! thanks

Mind (be aware) your p(lace) sand (abrasive) q's -> Mind your p's and q's (be polite)


A quote from "Eats Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss concerning the many uses of the apostrophe:

"7. It indicates the plurals of lettters"

... although I can't ever recall seeing the apostophe used in the word length part of a clue, so I go with Lex on that. woozy
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#860379 - 01/04/13 05:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Yes indeed young Rog! yes Herewith your circumference:
===[**WCF**]===

I can claim no credit (or blame) for that clue as it appeared in a recent paper. The answer was actually "mind one's Ps and Qs" (hence my mention of silent/invisible apostrophes) but obviously "your" is just as acceptable.
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#860439 - 01/05/13 05:08 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks, Lex - I just assumed "your" 'cos it was part of the clue (a rare gift, I thought! lol12)

Bishop found in vehicle is neither here nor there (5)


Edited by Urban Worrier (01/05/13 05:08 AM)
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#860593 - 01/06/13 12:37 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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LIM(b=bishop)O ?
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#860608 - 01/06/13 05:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Good one, Denis smile12

Off to the frozen wastelands it goes: ===[**WCF**]===

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#860626 - 01/06/13 10:09 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Merci M'sieu.

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#860681 - 01/06/13 01:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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bowl

b+owl wave12
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#860731 - 01/06/13 05:27 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Go bowl 'em over wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===
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#860792 - 01/06/13 11:34 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci CD wave

Feeling very self conscious in say, Arab country, returning first-class (8)
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#860961 - 01/07/13 10:27 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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#861037 - 01/08/13 10:43 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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EG(say)OMAN(arab country)IA(returning first-class: a-one)

Luckily, very few 8letter words end with ia !
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#861039 - 01/08/13 10:46 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Good deduction thumbsup
Here you are....===[**WCF**]===
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#861054 - 01/08/13 11:26 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks.

Partying girls opening a second drink(9,5) one "e"
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#861162 - 01/09/13 12:20 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Rewriting my clue:
Partying girls opening a stiff first drink(9,5)
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#861255 - 01/09/13 12:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Anag ("girls opening" (partying) + a + S(tiff)) => Singapore sling (drink) woozy
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#861270 - 01/09/13 01:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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I meant (but yours just as good!):
Anag: "girls opening a s(tiff)"; (partying)
"first" is to clue the s : "s"tiff

SLING this around your waist: ===[**WCF**]===
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#861277 - 01/09/13 02:17 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Merci, Denis! smile

Implied by American historian (7) - no E's
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#861284 - 01/09/13 02:58 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Tacitus

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#861300 - 01/09/13 05:12 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Quick work, manxman! bravo

Herewith one belt: ===[**WCF**]===
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#861304 - 01/09/13 05:41 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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thank you UW wave

For a tower, an architect may use this? (10)
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#861522 - 01/10/13 04:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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Hint: no e's smile
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#861589 - 01/10/13 10:41 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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...finally dawned on me that "tower" could = puller!

PRO(for)TRACTOR(tower)
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#861624 - 01/11/13 08:40 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Here you are CD..... thumbsup
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#861637 - 01/11/13 10:17 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks MxM.

An 8-wood ? (3,2,4)
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#861655 - 01/11/13 12:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Two by four

Cute! smile
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#861668 - 01/11/13 01:31 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Put this around your 2by4 waist: ===[**WCF**]===
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#861669 - 01/11/13 01:35 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Many thanks! smile

Summarize harvest, including source of corn (5)
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#861683 - 01/11/13 02:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Recap = summarize - reap (harvest) containing (including) c (source/first letter of corn).


Edited by Lex (01/11/13 02:10 PM)
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#861695 - 01/11/13 03:43 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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You summed that one up nicely, Lex! smile

===[**WCF**]===
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#861797 - 01/12/13 06:50 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thank you!

Was unaccustomed to endless student roistering (6) - one e


Edited by Lex (01/12/13 02:42 PM)
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#861986 - 01/13/13 06:58 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Quite tricky this, or at least it kept us guessing for a while. As a first day hint: it is somewhat old fashioned usage and there is an apostrophe involved. grin
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#861989 - 01/13/13 08:04 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Was working on swager : swa = was (unaccustomed)
and swager = roistering...
So thanks for the clue; I can throw that away now!
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#861992 - 01/13/13 09:06 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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I don't have much of a chance it it's old English
(have problems with new English!) but:
was unaccustomed = direct = untes'd
anagram of studen(t)

In case untes'd is old English for untested...
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#861993 - 01/13/13 09:14 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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24 hours later I used Google and found 'usedn't', which is student less 't' anagrammed (roistering) = usedn't
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#862028 - 01/13/13 11:37 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Well done young sir! Don't get too used to wearing this:
===[**WCF**]===


Edited by Lex (01/13/13 11:37 AM)
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#862047 - 01/13/13 12:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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yez bo l'young sir...
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#862050 - 01/13/13 01:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Me young? Merci Lex.

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#862070 - 01/13/13 02:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: curly]
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affable (anag.) wave
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#862073 - 01/13/13 03:04 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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All yours mxm. ===[**WCF**]===
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#862118 - 01/13/13 08:43 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: curly]
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Thanks Curly smile

Beer cans beginning to bother expert (4)
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#862134 - 01/13/13 10:39 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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a(b)le

expert = able
beer = ale
cans = container indicator
beginning to bother = b

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#862135 - 01/13/13 10:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Pandora]
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bravo smile
All yours... ===[**WCF**]===
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#862138 - 01/13/13 10:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks! smile

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#862229 - 01/14/13 03:48 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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loft?

loft noun
4. an upper story of a business building, warehouse, or factory, typically consisting of open, unpartitioned floor area.

If so, then full clue is direct, so is "elevated room"
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#862247 - 01/14/13 06:38 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Nice try Denis, but nope. smile
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#862267 - 01/14/13 08:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Hint time: "elevated" is a reversal indicator. eek
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#862410 - 01/15/13 02:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Firm = company - if (provided) reversed (elevated) + rm (short for room)
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#862415 - 01/15/13 02:58 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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YIKES! Quite the solve Lex.

Wonder why Pandora used "elevated";
"provided back room" would have been ok...
Give yourself 2 lashes, Sue!
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#862463 - 01/15/13 07:31 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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A firm solve, Sir Lex! ===[**WCF**]===

Denis, don't forget that these clues are often part of a crossword grid. The Down clues can use words like "elevated" to indicate reversals. It's your Achilles heel. evil
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#862477 - 01/15/13 08:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Pandora]
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Originally Posted By: Pandora
Denis, don't forget that these clues are often part of a crossword grid. The Down clues can use words like "elevated" to indicate reversals. It's your Achilles heel. evil

Curses...foiled again...as Oilcan Harry would say!!

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#862603 - 01/16/13 03:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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I graciously accept the mantle!

Let's have two for the price of one: no connection except that they were both in a recent paper and were quite testing (for us, anyway!):

1. Severe, the south wind close to shore (7) - two es

2. Block, centre reportedly for US government agency (5,5) - two es



Edited by Lex (01/16/13 03:37 PM)
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#862765 - 01/17/13 02:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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First day hint: each answer also has one a and one s (they had more in common than I thought!). grin
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#862772 - 01/17/13 03:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/P.shtml
peace corps = piece core ?!

Would never have gotten this one without your a and s clue:
Main Entry: severe  
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: astringent, austere !,......
auster = south wind (yikes!)
e = close(end) to shor(e)
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#862774 - 01/17/13 03:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Yo' de man! thumbsup Put this round your core
===[**WCF**]===
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#862779 - 01/17/13 05:04 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Mercy oh lex!

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#862920 - 01/18/13 04:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Day#1 clue: "fighting" is an indicator
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#862990 - 01/18/13 11:44 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Beau said "no fighting!" (6)

Beau (dir) = Adonis (anag - 'said no')

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#862994 - 01/18/13 11:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Become an Adonis wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===
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#862998 - 01/19/13 12:24 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci muchly.

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#863025 - 01/19/13 10:30 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Koala]
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#863112 - 01/19/13 06:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Sherlock]
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#863117 - 01/19/13 06:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Koala]
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Thanks, Koala! wave

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#863126 - 01/19/13 08:13 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Sherlock]
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#863140 - 01/19/13 09:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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Make this Sparta your wardrobe, manxman! ===[**WCF**]===
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#863168 - 01/19/13 11:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Sherlock]
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Thank you Sherlock wave

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#863173 - 01/20/13 12:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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LOSE FacE
ac = a cold
LOSEFE = feel so (anagram)
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#863217 - 01/20/13 10:58 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well done Denis wave
All yours....===[**WCF**]===
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#863251 - 01/20/13 12:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks MxM.

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#863265 - 01/20/13 02:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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anag. of eleven plus two
Cute, Denis! wave
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#863266 - 01/20/13 02:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Cheryl; add this to your midriff: ===[**WCF**]===
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#863325 - 01/20/13 11:18 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, Denis! grin

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#863330 - 01/20/13 11:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Sherlock]
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#863421 - 01/21/13 11:52 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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That's it, manxman! grin Here you go. ===[**WCF**]===
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#863487 - 01/21/13 04:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Sherlock]
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Thank you Sherlock wave

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#863518 - 01/21/13 08:59 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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B elf r(uns) Y ; elf = fairy, BY = next to
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#863600 - 01/22/13 09:35 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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No bats in your belfry Denis smile

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#863676 - 01/22/13 01:21 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Merci.

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#863752 - 01/23/13 12:40 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Design a quiet pea shooter! (5)

Design = Shape (dir)
quiet = Sh
pea = ape
shooter = anagram indicator I guess.

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#863754 - 01/23/13 02:22 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Voila: ===[**WCF**]===
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#863921 - 01/23/13 09:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Den.

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#863931 - 01/23/13 10:27 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Koala]
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#863935 - 01/23/13 11:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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I'll drink to that !!!

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#864064 - 01/24/13 12:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Koala]
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Cheers Koala smile

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#864090 - 01/24/13 03:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Tacit = silent - tit (bird) keeps (contains) ac (bill)
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#864093 - 01/24/13 03:51 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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bravo Lex.
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#864113 - 01/24/13 04:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Can someone tell me how "ac" = bill, please?
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#864225 - 01/25/13 09:25 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks MxM!

Cue, a/c is short for account = bill, and a quite commonly used crossword abbreviation.

Another "two for the price of one" to tease you at the weekend: no connection except that both are from a recent newspaper puzzle and each answer happens to have eight letters.

1. Writer of rhymes, say, is Tennyson (8)

2. Risk death getting wind up (8) - two es

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#864405 - 01/26/13 09:41 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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First day hints:

1. Scrutinize the clue!

2. The direct is risk.

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#864549 - 01/27/13 07:35 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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I'm sure that at least some of you will have deduced #1 by now, so you just need a key for the last part of #2, or perhaps after the last part... crazy

... okay, a bit obscure as a hint, but it's that sort of "wind" and death is the end.


Edited by Lex (01/27/13 01:23 PM)
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#864611 - 01/27/13 03:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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#864613 - 01/27/13 03:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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#1 is correct Mxm, but not #2: obviously my hint has sent you off on a tangent!

However, unless anyone else can solve #2 overnight I'll let you have the belt for the one correct answer...
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#864623 - 01/27/13 05:18 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Yes a pure guess on my part Lex (fuelled by "key"). But now that I am back on line how about

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#864625 - 01/27/13 05:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Yessir! Here you go ===[**WCF**]===

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#864629 - 01/27/13 05:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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#864801 - 01/28/13 04:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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#865000 - 01/29/13 08:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: manxman]
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#865001 - 01/29/13 08:12 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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#865028 - 01/29/13 11:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Denis, let me intoduce you to this ===[**WCF**]=== wave
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#865042 - 01/30/13 12:24 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 63 [Re: Lex]
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Merci M'sieu.

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