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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)

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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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clue: 1 e smile
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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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