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#866036 - 02/03/13 12:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes! grin
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#866079 - 02/03/13 02:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Teen? (7 + 9 - 6 = sixteen - six = teen)


Edited by Lex (02/03/13 03:33 PM)
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#866119 - 02/03/13 09:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good try Lex, and partially correct method, but nope. smile
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#866132 - 02/03/13 11:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. What 7 + 9 - 6 is! (4)

even?

7 + 9 = sevenIX - sIX = even

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#866160 - 02/04/13 07:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You got it CCb! bravo
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#866171 - 02/04/13 09:55 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Real cute. How does it work, like what's the direct?
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#866269 - 02/04/13 07:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I hear you Denis because it doesn't seem to work. I think "is" is the direct. 7+9-6 = 10, which is even and CCb's solution is the other way.

I trusted this one because it's by my favorite constructor.
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#866284 - 02/04/13 08:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7 + 9 - 6 is divisible by 2 (4)

direct = divisible by 2 !
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#866299 - 02/04/13 10:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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even smile

And a rewrite better than the original.
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#866322 - 02/05/13 05:54 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Isn't the original a (rare) true &lit? (See Pandora's "terribly angered" example) think

Thought it was very clever - CCb's wordplay solve gives "even", and the full clue ("What 7 + 9 - 6 is!") satisfies the &lit (10 is even)
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#866356 - 02/05/13 08:48 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I agree that it's very clever, Rog and I'm glad you liked it. For some reason, it just doesn't sit 100% well with me.
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#866412 - 02/05/13 01:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Since fifty-fifty is a definition of even:

50 - 50 = 7 + 9 - 6 ?
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#866429 - 02/05/13 01:45 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Interesting, not to mention mind-racking, clues! Wouldn't it be 50/50 though?
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#866496 - 02/05/13 09:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Main Entry: even
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: commensurate; having no advantage
Synonyms: balanced, coequal, comparable, coterminous, drawn, equal, equalized, equivalent, even-steven, exact, fifty-fifty, .......
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#866500 - 02/05/13 09:41 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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50 - 50 looks like 50 minus 50. 50/50 could work but also looks like 50 divided by 50. I like fifty-fifty or 50-50 (no spaces).
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