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#870670 - 02/26/13 09:08 AM ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65
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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 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

Our current belt-holder Sherlock will be putting up the next challenge...
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#870838 - 02/26/13 08:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, Denis! grin

Swimmer takes in the last part (6)
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#870862 - 02/27/13 12:23 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Swimmer takes in the last part (6)

Swimmer = Fish <`}}}}}><
takes = container ind.
in = in
the last part = F(in)ish (dir)

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#870901 - 02/27/13 08:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Koala]
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Great finish, Koala! grin ===[**WCF**]===
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#870976 - 02/27/13 04:05 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Many thanks Sherlock.

Thug loves bad luck? (6)

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#870980 - 02/27/13 04:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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HOODoo
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#871013 - 02/27/13 09:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Woo Hoo

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

happydance
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#871017 - 02/27/13 10:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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And a thank yoo too you too Monsieur K.

101: probable speed of wormy creatures! (10)
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#871019 - 02/27/13 10:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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centipedes grin

centi = 100 (not sure why it's 101)
pedes = anag. speed (probable)
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#871026 - 02/28/13 12:49 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Yepper Cheryl: for your CENTral portion: ===[**WCF**]===

100 = cent (as in % = per cent)
i = 1 ; centi = cent + i = 101 ; AHEM!
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#871170 - 02/28/13 05:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, Denis. grin

Lawlessness beset the heartland of America (5)
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#871326 - 03/01/13 05:08 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Ok, direct is on the left. thumbsup
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#871350 - 03/01/13 08:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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a(meric)a ; meric = crime ; beset = indicator?
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#871360 - 03/01/13 10:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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No crime in that answer, Denis! ===[**WCF**]===
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#871456 - 03/02/13 11:58 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci Cheryl.

Spectacles as per Ed Sullivan in high heels! (5)
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#871610 - 03/03/13 10:13 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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1st day clue: one "e": ---e-
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#871643 - 03/03/13 11:49 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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really, really big "shoes" lol
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#871697 - 03/03/13 02:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Glad yaggotit! Was afraid of the noodle...
===[**WCF**]===
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#871705 - 03/03/13 03:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Does Ed Sullivan mispronounce shows as shoes, and if not how does that clue work?
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#871715 - 03/03/13 04:28 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Yes....show as "shew"


Biography
Though he is most fondly remembered for his TV hosting duties of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, New York newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan was a show business personality as far back as 1932. Hired by the CBS network as a potential rival for radio commentator Walter Winchell, Sullivan took to the air with a heady combination of gossip and entertainment. Among the future radio luminaries introduced on Sullivan's program were Jack Benny and Jack Pearl (aka Baron Munchhausen). In 1933 Sullivan made his film debut in Mr. Broadway, which he also wrote. His subsequent screenplay and story contributions included the screwball comedy There Goes My Heart (1938) and the Universal "pocket" musical Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940). In 1947, he entered the fledgling medium of television to host a variety hour titled Toast of the Town, later re-christened The Ed Sullivan Show. Though hardly a likely candidate for TV stardom -- he appeared to have a permanently stiff neck, wandered aimlessly around the stage,

slurred his words ("Rilllly big shew!"),

and frequently mispronounced the names of his guest stars -- Sullivan remained a Sunday night fixture until his series left the air in 1971. As an adjunct to his TV fame, he appeared as "himself" in such films as Bye Bye Birdie (1961), The Patsy (1964), and The Singing Nun (1965), and was parodied by countless impressionists, most notably Will Jordan. To three generations of rock music fans, Ed Sullivan will always be remembered for those five immortal words, "Here they are -- THE BEATLES!" ~
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#871736 - 03/03/13 05:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks CD. smile

Visit the German when upset and become angry (3,3)
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#871747 - 03/03/13 07:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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see red

visit = see
the (in) German = der
upset = reversal indicator
become angry = direct

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#871753 - 03/03/13 08:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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Well solved and equally well explained smile
This is yours ===[**WCF**]===
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#871759 - 03/03/13 08:38 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you, manxman! smile

A bit airsick at front of vessel (5)
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#871954 - 03/04/13 11:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Hint: 3 vowels, no e's smile
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#872021 - 03/05/13 09:34 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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&*#$%^&#$!! vein = vessel !

aorTA

aor = airsick : mispelled air (sick) ?
S'that legal? Love it!

TA = at (front = reverse indicator?)

Would this be as illegal ;):
A bit airsick around rear of vessel
a bit = iota mispelled as aota; r = rear
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#872043 - 03/05/13 11:21 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I think a better explanation would be:

a + ort (bit) + a (at front) grin
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#872061 - 03/05/13 12:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nice, Cheryl; never thought that "ort" could be a word.

But wouldn't that be "Airsick at front" = A?
Like, the front of airsick...
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#872066 - 03/05/13 12:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Denis, I realized I didn't use the airsick part in my explanation but had computer problems so couldn't fix it. I also had that. Thanks for the assist. wink
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#872067 - 03/05/13 12:34 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Originally Posted By: Sherlock
Thanks for the assist. wink

I'm the one who should thank YOU for the assist!
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#872074 - 03/05/13 01:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well, you had it first. They're much easier to figure out when you have the answer! lol

Now, off to begin the snowblowing, which is the only reason I'm home today. shiver winter
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#872142 - 03/05/13 08:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Aorta is correct, and the two of you figured it out. I'll let you decide who earned the belt. lol

===[**WCF**]===
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#872146 - 03/05/13 08:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Go ahead Cheryl...
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#872148 - 03/05/13 09:11 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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No, no, no, Denis. This one's yours. You had the answer. I just filled in a couple of blanks. So, take it away! praise
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#872149 - 03/05/13 09:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci chere Madame! You can keep 2 diamonds: *,*

Sacred silent notes (5) no "e"
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#872172 - 03/05/13 10:46 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Sacred silent notes (5)

Sacred = Pious (dir)
silent = P
notes = ious

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#872176 - 03/05/13 11:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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You won't look too pious wearing this: ===[*WCF*]===

Sherlock has the 2 missing diamonds...
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#872178 - 03/05/13 11:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank ye O sacred one...

Fish farm enclosure filled with spoiled grain (8)

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#872179 - 03/06/13 12:02 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Koala]
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stingray wave

st(anag. of grain)y
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#872182 - 03/06/13 12:38 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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Good one MxM...

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

happydance
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#872205 - 03/06/13 07:39 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Koala]
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Thank you Koala wave

He wears a flashy suit, ripped at a party at end of summer (8)
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#872294 - 03/06/13 03:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Tore-a-do-(summe)r he wears a flashy suit, Ole! smile


Edited by Lex (03/06/13 03:37 PM)
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#872306 - 03/06/13 05:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Lex]
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That's no bull Lex grin

You can wear this with your flashy cape ===[**WCF**]===
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#872314 - 03/06/13 05:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you MxM!

One held responsible for rage? (11) - three es


Edited by Lex (03/07/13 02:14 PM)
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#872504 - 03/07/13 03:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Early first day hint: many will follow one of these. grin
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#872732 - 03/08/13 05:35 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Second day hint: it's all the rage! (and the answer has three ts) grin grin


Edited by Lex (03/09/13 03:24 AM)
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#872791 - 03/09/13 06:30 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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This was a clue from a puzzle in a paper which we found quite challenging but I was not expecting it to hang around this long! Therefore I will reclue it more conventionally:

Try endless tail on dog for frontrunner (11 or could perhaps be written as 5,6) catrub
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#872798 - 03/09/13 08:14 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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S'gotta be something "setter" with a dog and all those "t"s

Trendsetter (although I can't explain it fully other than "all the rage" is a trend)
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#872832 - 03/09/13 12:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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try endless = tr
tail = end
dog = setter

You did it, Rog! bravo
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#872836 - 03/09/13 12:21 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Rex, can you explain how the original works?
All I can "see" is a single definition.
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#872838 - 03/09/13 12:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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A good collaborative effort from Sue and Rog;
rage = height of fashion (as in "it's all the rage"), and one held responsible for that is a trendsetter (who therefore has many followers), alternatively frontrunner as alternatively clued and explained by Sue.

Denis, the original clue is a single definition, the wordplay being the unusual meaning of rage (used without "the"), as signalled by the question mark.

Over to you Rog ===[**WCF**]===


Edited by Lex (03/09/13 12:28 PM)
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#872851 - 03/09/13 01:27 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Lex, and thanks Sue - shoulda seen that!

Gather it's reverse charge in America (7)
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#872855 - 03/09/13 01:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Lex]
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Originally Posted By: Lex

Denis, the original clue is a single definition, the wordplay being the unusual meaning of rage (used without "the"), as signalled by the question mark.

Since when is a "single definition" clue legal?

Rubber stopper on icy surface?(6,6) = hockey goalie
Legal?

Ain't complaining; only saying if we don't
know single definition is ok, then impossible to solve.
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#872858 - 03/09/13 01:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I didn't even look back at the first one.

One held responsible for rage? (11)

I don't think that's a cryptic. It's more of a crossword clue.

Other opinions? Or should I just beat him and have done with it. wink
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#872914 - 03/09/13 10:50 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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collect (double defn) wave
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#872944 - 03/10/13 05:55 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well done, manxman - collect this at your leisure! ===[**WCF**]=== grin
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#872957 - 03/10/13 07:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Quote:
Rubber stopper on icy surface?(6,6) = hockey goalie
Legal?


Yes, in my view, with the same qualification as Pandora mentions: not a cryptic but a valid crossword clue nevertheless (as long as there is a kink/quirk of some kind to provide a measure of obfuscation). smile

As it says in our introductory spiel to this thread, anything from the worldwide crossword arena passes muster.


Edited by Lex (03/10/13 07:59 AM)
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#873010 - 03/10/13 12:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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#873027 - 03/10/13 02:12 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Train oil = a whale product (also known as whale oil) - trail (dog/follow) containing (swallowing) noi (number one).

Not an expression with which I was familiar, but it had to be some sort of oil from whales. smile


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#873033 - 03/10/13 03:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Lex]
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Well done Lex, wear it ===[**WCF**]=== with pride smile
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#873035 - 03/10/13 04:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you once again! smile

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#873038 - 03/10/13 04:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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S'gotta be remains = "seminar"" (5) a typo?
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#873068 - 03/10/13 06:35 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well done - it was a typo! oops Extra bling for you bravo
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#873074 - 03/10/13 08:08 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Lex.

Evening music (with a twist!) in French wedding (8) one "e"
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#873230 - 03/11/13 08:05 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#873460 - 03/12/13 04:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#2 clue: "twist" clues a 4letter word.
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#873472 - 03/12/13 06:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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nocturne
noce=French wedding
turn=twist

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#873495 - 03/12/13 09:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Wear this listening to evening music: ===[**WCF**]===
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#873498 - 03/12/13 10:08 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#873700 - 03/13/13 11:44 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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#873709 - 03/14/13 01:19 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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PUER(pure=virgin)ILE(island); say=indicator
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#873795 - 03/14/13 12:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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thumbsup ===[**WCF**]===
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#873799 - 03/14/13 12:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks.

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#873816 - 03/14/13 01:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#873817 - 03/14/13 01:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Mais oui: ===[**WCF**]===
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#873826 - 03/14/13 02:16 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Merci, mon ami

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#873893 - 03/14/13 09:20 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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energy = e
obtained = got
first = 1st = ist?

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#873979 - 03/15/13 12:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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"first = 1st = ist?" - very common over here Sue, using zero and one for "o" and "i"

One sparkling belt, just for you: ===[**WCF**]===
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#874039 - 03/15/13 05:41 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Very cute cryptic, Rog. Thanks! smile

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#874060 - 03/15/13 07:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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#874082 - 03/15/13 09:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Yes, manxman! Cling to this: ===[**WCF**]=== smile
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#874096 - 03/15/13 10:47 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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Thank you Pandora smile

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#874352 - 03/17/13 11:01 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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#874383 - 03/17/13 12:21 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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rotation grin

nonsense = rot
into a = ation (play is anag. ind.)
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#874389 - 03/17/13 12:48 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Clever clue and clever solve! bravo

I couldn't get any kind of handle on it.
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#874397 - 03/17/13 01:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Why is it not "turn"?
Isn't turning = rotating?
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#874427 - 03/17/13 04:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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From Thesaurus.com:

Synonyms:

circle, circumvolution, cycle, gyration, gyre, lap, orbit, pirouette, reel, revolve, revolving, roll, rotation , round, spin, swirl, turn, turning, twirl, wheel, whirl
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#874430 - 03/17/13 04:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Cheryl; soooooo a "turning" is also a noun,
that's what you're telling me; learned something wink
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#874458 - 03/17/13 07:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Well solved Sherlock.Your turn to wear this ===[ wave**WCF**]===
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#874466 - 03/17/13 08:40 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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Thank you, manxman! smile

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#874702 - 03/18/13 08:56 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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#874704 - 03/18/13 09:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: manxman]
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Good one, manxman! wave

Tag, you're it! ===[**WCF**]===
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#874719 - 03/18/13 10:01 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Thank you Sherlock wave

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#874747 - 03/18/13 11:18 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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rebel

one revolting - direct
bachelor = b
dance = reel

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#874748 - 03/18/13 11:19 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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reB(achelor)el
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#874812 - 03/19/13 09:50 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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Pandora gets the belt by a minute. Well done both of you smile ===[**WCF**]===
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#874917 - 03/19/13 07:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Manxman. Denis sure keeps me on my toes! grin

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#874931 - 03/19/13 08:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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trousseau grin

sounds like true, so (yes, yes)
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#874952 - 03/19/13 11:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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That's some sound reasoning, Sherlock! smile

===[**WCF**]===
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#875001 - 03/20/13 08:10 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Pandora]
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#875050 - 03/20/13 01:21 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Extra "is" in your clue, Cheryl?
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#875101 - 03/20/13 05:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Nope wink
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#875133 - 03/20/13 09:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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1st day clue: direct is on right evil
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#875202 - 03/21/13 09:06 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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HEEHAW!

AS("as" first)SI("is" reversed)STANCE(position)
assistance = aid is required
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#875316 - 03/21/13 09:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Congratulations, Denis! bravo ===[**WCF**]===
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#875328 - 03/21/13 11:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks Cheryl; that one made me sweat!

Loves an olive with salt(6) 2 e's
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#875525 - 03/22/13 07:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Day#1 clue: "loves an olive" is something that
applies to the answer word.

A bit like "writes illegal clues" applies to Lex laugh
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#875528 - 03/22/13 08:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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popeye grin

popeye the sailor man (salt)
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#875529 - 03/22/13 08:01 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: Sherlock]
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Oops! I'm about an hour away from being legal, if my answer is correct? crazy
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#875538 - 03/22/13 09:53 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 65 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Correct!! You've earned it: ===[**WCF**]===

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0av3fmr0sDc

Pleeze post yer new crypt at Bout#66 thread.
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