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#923145 - 11/07/13 04:41 PM ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74
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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! 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 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 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!

OK: next one:

Top Can-Can?(7) one "e"
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#923248 - 11/08/13 09:27 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Cap-able (cap = top??????)
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#923252 - 11/08/13 09:40 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Go dance the Can-Can wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===

On cap=top: like snow cap on mountain top; no?
Bottle cap/top ?

verb (used with object)
24. follow up with something as good or better; surpass; outdo

here, cap=top=surpass

25. to serve as a cap, covering, or top to; overlie.

here, cap=top=cover
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#923269 - 11/08/13 10:44 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thanks, Denis smile

Will has to return vegetable (7) - 2 vowels
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#923278 - 11/08/13 11:34 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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shallot grin

shall + ot (to returned)
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#923285 - 11/08/13 11:55 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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You certainly know your onions, Cheryl! grin ===[**WCF**]===
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#923332 - 11/08/13 06:57 PM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: Urban Worrier]
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Thanks, Rog! wave

One confused about chem final, but not totally (6)
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#923414 - 11/09/13 08:32 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Almost = not totally - a (one) + lost (confused) containing (about) m (chem final) smile
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#923427 - 11/09/13 09:23 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: Lex]
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Not confused about giving you this, Lex! ===[**WCF**]=== wave
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#923623 - 11/10/13 07:45 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Thank you ma'am! smile

Author and journalist, a clear law-breaker after golf (5,7) - two es


Edited by Lex (11/11/13 04:31 AM)
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#923809 - 11/11/13 08:46 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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First day hint: direct is on the left and the answer is the name of an author.
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#924126 - 11/12/13 02:30 PM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Second day hint: not still alive and e at each end.
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#924203 - 11/13/13 12:47 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Grace Wallace?

G = G(olf) (after = position indicator)
racewall = clear law (breaker = indicator)

Can't see how "ace" is clued

or:
racewalla = a clear law
still leaves "ce"
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#924207 - 11/13/13 02:15 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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What about the journalist? grin
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#924230 - 11/13/13 07:10 AM Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 74 [Re: CanukDenis]
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Ok ok...ace journalist/reporter...

G(race wall)ACE

But don't you need to position "ace" at end?
Something like:
Author is a clear law-breaking journalist after golf (5,7)
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