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#893976 - 06/12/13 02:06 PM ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69
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welcome By 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! eek

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 revealing one letter of the answer (in any position) when the question is set, unless the answer is very 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 probably need 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! :bunny:

Next clue:

Organise mate with alternative arrangement in this! (6,1,5)



Edited by Lex (07/09/13 03:26 PM)
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#894030 - 06/12/13 05:20 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Menage a trois (anag "organize mate") - a true &lit?? grin
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#894036 - 06/12/13 05:48 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Correct young Rog! smile Here you go
===[**WCF**]===
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#894153 - 06/13/13 08:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks, Lex smile

Transfer a trainee after a month (5)
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#894218 - 06/13/13 01:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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decal smile
dec=month
trainee=l
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#894220 - 06/13/13 01:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Nice one, Manxman smile One belt coming at ya:
===[**WCF**]===
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#894248 - 06/13/13 03:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Thanks UW smile

UFO's flying around front of convention center (5)
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#894257 - 06/13/13 04:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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fo C us ; fo us = ufo's (flying) C = front of Convention

On the previous: why is trainee=l ?
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#894276 - 06/13/13 05:17 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Good Denis===[**WCF**]=== wave
Trainee=Learner=L
like a person learning to drive is a trainee
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#894315 - 06/13/13 08:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Hmmm...always thought that if 1st letter (abbreviation)
is used, the word abbreviated had to be in the clue;
like: Transfer a learner...
Doesn't seem fair to use 1st letter of a synonym;
like anagram of synonym not allowed...
Sharpen the noodle, Sue wink

OK; next one:
Study for test (9) one "e"
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#894327 - 06/13/13 08:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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fot think
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#894358 - 06/13/13 11:46 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Yeah, I'm a little confused but I don't want to make assumptions.

How is trainee = L? Is that commonly accepted in some field? L is not an abbreviation for "learner" according to dictionary.com.

I'm also guessing that Denis's word is "for", not "fot". smile
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#894363 - 06/14/13 12:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Yes..."for"; typo.
The "t" is next to the "r" and I have wide fingers!!
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#894364 - 06/14/13 12:31 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Pandora]
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Originally Posted By: Pandora
How is trainee = L? Is that commonly accepted in some field? L is not an abbreviation for "learner" according to dictionary.com.

Well, even if L was an accepted abbreviation,
wouldn't the word "learner" have to be IN
the clue?
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#894416 - 06/14/13 10:02 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Yes, Denis. I was just trying to start from the beginning. crazy
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#894489 - 06/14/13 01:27 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Study for test (9) one "e"

Early 1st day clue: double definition lol
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#894494 - 06/14/13 01:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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I plead UK rules. "L" is a common Brit abbreviation for learner (all unqualified drivers have to have a big "L" sticker on their cars) and has been extended in crosswords to cover synonyms of "learner".

Like a ring can be "O" (that's not an abbreviation), a clergyman is "DD" (doctor of divinity), "RA" is a painter (Royal Academy) - not true abbreviations but commonly-accepted shorthand forms. So "Peculiar ring attached to vicar (3)" is a legit clue for "ODD"

I throw myself on the mercy of the noodle-meister. If found guilty I ask for 2362 other offences to be taken into consideration scared

Anyway, manxman understood it lol
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#894498 - 06/14/13 01:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Originally Posted By: Urban Worrier
If found guilty I ask for 2362 other offences...

2363
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#894499 - 06/14/13 01:51 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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rotfl
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#894512 - 06/14/13 02:46 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Denis, I figured it was a double definition but the problem is that there are many possibilities that fit:

Reasoning, ascertain, discharge, operation crazy
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#894525 - 06/14/13 03:38 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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All 2363 offenses heard and dismissed. kissy
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#894530 - 06/14/13 04:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Sherlock; I'll reclue:
Illness test (9)
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#894571 - 06/14/13 08:20 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Day#1 clue: 1st letter = b
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#894573 - 06/14/13 08:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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#894593 - 06/14/13 11:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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This should prevent a breakdown: ===[**WCF**]===
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#894648 - 06/15/13 09:44 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Well put Denis wink
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#894684 - 06/15/13 12:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: soot]
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Thanks, Denis. wave

Head of ram in grave with one horn (8)
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#894810 - 06/16/13 08:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Trombone = horn
r = head of ram
in
tomb = grave
+ one

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#894811 - 06/16/13 08:30 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Hi Treval, haven't seen you here for a while! smile
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#894834 - 06/16/13 11:11 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Treval, you can slide this on for size. grin ===[**WCF**]===
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#894895 - 06/16/13 02:34 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Hi Lex, good to be back!

Thanks Sherlock.

I'll probably get a noodling but here goes:

The root angle to switch pi (6)

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#894906 - 06/16/13 03:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Turnip = the root - turn (angle) + ip (switch pi). smile

The root is probably a bit noodle-worthy: a root would be better.


Edited by Lex (06/16/13 03:32 PM)
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#894913 - 06/16/13 03:44 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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===[**WCF**]=== all yours Lex smile

Good point about the/a

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#894915 - 06/16/13 03:51 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thank you.

Unconventional sandals in racy holiday destination (6,7)
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#894935 - 06/16/13 05:34 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Canary Islands grin

anag. (unconventional) sandals in racy
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#894936 - 06/16/13 05:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Yes indeed! smile Here is your costume:
===[**WCF**]===
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#895009 - 06/16/13 11:10 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thank you, Lex! wink

Some letters about an item on a menu (6)
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#895012 - 06/16/13 11:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Sherlock]
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Omelet - hidden word - S(ome let)ters

smile
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#895018 - 06/17/13 01:08 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Koala]
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I won't hide your belt, Koala! grin ===[**WCF**]===
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#895019 - 06/17/13 01:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Sherlock]
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Thank you Sherlock.

Furriers finally cleaned stole (6)

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#895069 - 06/17/13 08:40 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Koala]
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swiped smile
s+wiped
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#895202 - 06/17/13 07:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: manxman]
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thumbsup

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

wave
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#895203 - 06/17/13 07:20 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Koala]
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Thank you Koala wave

Witty writing wherein one farm animal rides another backwards (7)
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#895210 - 06/17/13 09:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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e PIG RAM ?

Hey, nice of you to pay us a visit, Treval!
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#895226 - 06/17/13 10:26 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Sent by Canada Post ===[**WCF**]=== Hope it arrives soon CD smile
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#895236 - 06/17/13 11:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Merci M'sieu.

One times one equals an even number?(3)
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#895273 - 06/18/13 06:23 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Ten (an even number) dodgily (Denisly) expressed in Roman Numerals as IXI (one times one), being 9 + 1. wink
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#895296 - 06/18/13 08:10 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Enough for the belt, BUT not my explanation:
one Times = T (letter #1)
one Equals = E (letter #1)
aN even = N (letter in even position)
number = TEN

two diamonds only: ===[*WCF*]=== frown
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#895497 - 06/19/13 04:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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I was expecting a maths based twist from you on this one rather than a mere devious wordplay! lol

Shadowy figure who pulls the strings and makes enemies cringe (8,5)


Edited by Lex (06/21/13 05:19 AM)
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#895632 - 06/19/13 04:37 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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What's that "i" doing at end?
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#896012 - 06/21/13 05:21 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Waiting to be edited out! oops
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#896090 - 06/21/13 02:33 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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I'm going to slightly reclue this (trying to remember the actual wording of the clue as I saw it a week or two ago in a paper):

Shadowy senior figure behind the scenes who pulls the strings and makes enemies cringe (8,5) - a foreign expression


Edited by Lex (06/22/13 05:23 AM)
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#896209 - 06/22/13 05:39 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Another hint - it's an anagram.

Also I'm surprised Denis hasn't jumped on this as it's French!


Edited by Lex (06/22/13 05:42 AM)
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#896253 - 06/22/13 11:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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I knew the answer because I had seen this one
not long ago (was it here?), so didn't "cheat"!

Proof as a hint: Lord Grey in Paris...
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#896411 - 06/23/13 03:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Final hint before all is revealed, the four es are positioned thus:

e_ _ _ e _ _ e * _ _ _ _ e


Edited by Lex (06/23/13 03:53 AM)
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#896435 - 06/23/13 08:22 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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I picked two words with four e's, "enemies cringe" and got
eminence grise. Anagram.

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#896441 - 06/23/13 08:45 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Merci bien, Curly! smile Voici la babiole:
===[**WCF**]===
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#896452 - 06/23/13 09:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Lex. I have never heard 'babiole' before.

In Fargo, rig amidst paper craft (7)
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#896454 - 06/23/13 09:19 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: curly]
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origami (hidden word) wave
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#896463 - 06/23/13 10:18 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Originally Posted By: Lex
Voici la babiole

In "Ontario jouale", it's la belt!
We'd be run out of the province if we used babiole!
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#896467 - 06/23/13 10:46 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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I dug "babiole" out of the dictionary to mean bauble or trinket - is that incorrect?
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#896472 - 06/23/13 11:25 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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It's probably correct, but I never heard it before. My French is not as good as Parisian French, we grew up using slang French.
Ex: I say joual instead of cheval, which is very wrong.
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#896473 - 06/23/13 11:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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===[**WCF**]===

All yours mxm.
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#896508 - 06/23/13 01:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: curly]
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Merci Curly wave

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#896572 - 06/23/13 11:32 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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P or cup INE

or3 1. the tincture, or metal, gold:
represented either by gold or by yellow.
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#896620 - 06/24/13 08:22 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Well done CD....===[**WCF**]===
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#896627 - 06/24/13 08:55 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thank you kind Sir.

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#896768 - 06/24/13 06:11 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Danish
dish (pretty woman) eats(around) an(one)

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#896789 - 06/24/13 09:24 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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And here ya go Treval: ===[**WCF**]===
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#896896 - 06/25/13 12:03 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Denis.
Next one from local source:

Clasp journalistic Lothario (5,4) No A


Edited by Treval (06/25/13 04:32 PM)
Edit Reason: No a instead of no e!

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#896996 - 06/26/13 02:41 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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Press (journalistic) Stud (Lothario)

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#897085 - 06/26/13 11:44 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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===[**WCF**]===
All yours, well done.

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#897163 - 06/26/13 07:06 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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Thanks Treval...nice to see you back with us.

Cast is not involved in this argument (5)

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#897415 - 06/27/13 10:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Woo Hoo ... a stumper !!!

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No 'a', 'i' or 'e',
No 'x', 'y' or 'z'

grin
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#897496 - 06/28/13 08:46 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Throw, this - is + row

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#897497 - 06/28/13 08:58 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Ah, good one Treval...I got stuck looking for
a 7letter word = cast and containing "is", leaving
definition of "argument" after removing the "is";
nice clue, Koala!!
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#897613 - 06/28/13 06:43 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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Throw this around yerself Treval.

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

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#897679 - 06/29/13 08:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks, clever little clue Koala.

Next one from local source. I found this one a bit strange and wonder what you folks think about the legality of it.

Musician finds daughter even more stranger? (7) 1 e

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#897728 - 06/29/13 11:20 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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It looks as if it might be John (presumably Lennon, musician) + D (daughter) + oe (even letters of more), but I would expect that to be two words.

John Doe = unnamed person = stranger.


Edited by Lex (06/29/13 11:21 AM)
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#897737 - 06/29/13 11:33 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Afraid not Lex, 1 part of what you said above is correct.
I think it is legit. Bit of British slang involved wink

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#897972 - 06/30/13 08:54 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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Originally Posted By: Treval
Bit of British slang involved wink

Still possible for us unfortunates on the poor
side of the pond?
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#898025 - 06/30/13 12:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Hope so Denis.

Starts with the 'd'
It's a type of musician as opposed to a famous musician

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#898092 - 06/30/13 07:55 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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D(aughter)RUMMER

adjective
Word forms: rummer, rummest
(British, slang) strange; peculiar; odd

YIKES!!
Stranger with large wine glass (6) !
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#898095 - 06/30/13 08:08 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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bravo well done Denis.

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

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#898120 - 06/30/13 10:36 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Treval.

Cooks create alcoholic dessert (9,6)
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#898137 - 06/30/13 11:48 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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chocolate éclair (anag.) wave
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#898142 - 07/01/13 12:28 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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===[**WCF**]===
Pick it up at Toronto Pearson International Airport;
Treval sent it to me by plane; plane stops there...
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#898188 - 07/01/13 08:49 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks CD wave

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#898554 - 07/03/13 08:51 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: manxman]
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Sorry I've missed giving clues blush

1. one 'e'
2. direct is on the left wave
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#898561 - 07/03/13 09:40 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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ABS orb ENT ; orb = ball, ABSENT = out
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#898594 - 07/03/13 01:22 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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All yours smile
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#898600 - 07/03/13 02:00 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Merci a lot.

2 for the belt;

1: Dessert item: 25% off (made in France) (7)

2: Claire stands on her head to get dessert! (6)
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#898608 - 07/03/13 02:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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1. Parfait = dessert - part (item) with 25% off + fait (made in French)

2. Eclair = dessert - Claire with her "feet" above her "head."

smile


Edited by Lex (07/03/13 02:26 PM)
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#898610 - 07/03/13 02:29 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Will fit you PARFAITement ===[**WCF**]===
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#898630 - 07/03/13 03:23 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Merci! smile

I'm career chef originally a product of France (5,7)
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#898640 - 07/03/13 03:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Creme fraiche(anagram)

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#898657 - 07/03/13 05:49 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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thumbsup Here you go: a stone's throw across the water
===[**WCF**]===
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#898660 - 07/03/13 06:04 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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smile thanks Lex

Element of drunk one absorbed in stink (7)

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#898899 - 07/04/13 05:52 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Clue time:

2 i's
Direct on the left

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#898971 - 07/04/13 10:34 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Treval, please tell me that "SIlicoN" is not the
answer...going nuts trying to make it fit!!
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#899057 - 07/05/13 08:23 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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It's not silicon Denis. 3rd letter is a 't'

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#899091 - 07/05/13 10:36 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Lithium?

LIT(drunk)H i(one) UM

Hum = stink?

Are you using a special Irish thesaurus? crazy
(now well-known that I use my own Canadian one!!)
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#899153 - 07/05/13 04:07 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thought is was lithium but couldn't figure out hum, however, in a dictionary is the following....

hum...(British & Irish, slang) an unpleasant odour wave
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#899199 - 07/05/13 05:54 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Hum is still used to mean stink or pong, usually in reference to an unwashed person, although this is probably now a relatively old-fashioned expression.

I was more foxed by lit to mean drunk or drugged.


Edited by Lex (07/06/13 03:44 AM)
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#899273 - 07/06/13 03:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Well done Denis. ===[**WCF**]===

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#899282 - 07/06/13 06:13 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Treval.

Substitute stage player makes entrance (6,5)
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#899500 - 07/07/13 06:13 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Pearly gates(anagram)

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#899506 - 07/07/13 07:56 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Here's the "pearly" belt: ===[ooWCFoo]===
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#899509 - 07/07/13 08:43 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thanks Denis.

2 from a local source for the belt:

1. Clean back adhesive part of plant (3)

2. Stable employee mostly feminine (3)

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#899598 - 07/07/13 03:18 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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2. lad (LADy) grin
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#899610 - 07/07/13 03:45 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Correct! One more for the belt!

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#899865 - 07/08/13 06:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Clue time . Direct on the right. No a,e or i

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#899876 - 07/08/13 07:42 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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(dub)bud ?
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#899918 - 07/09/13 01:19 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Treval]
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Gum? (adhesive)

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#899928 - 07/09/13 03:14 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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No to both. Denis, you have 2 of the 3 letters

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#899930 - 07/09/13 03:56 AM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Bur = sticky part of plant, being reverse (back) of rub (clean). smile

I think that the clue actually works both ways, so that the answer could also be rub.


Edited by Lex (07/09/13 04:01 AM)
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#900044 - 07/09/13 02:09 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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===[**WCF**]===

Your belt Lex. I agree Lex about it working both ways. I wonder if there is a 'rule' for these type of clues.

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#900067 - 07/09/13 03:25 PM Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 69 [Re: Lex]
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Thank you Mr T! smile

Given that it is a three letter clue, in the crossword grid the ambivalence may be a plus.

About time for a new thread: the next clue will be there.
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