===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59

Posted by: CanukDenis

===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/13/12 11:34 PM

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! 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 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! rah
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/13/12 11:38 PM

Guess twas time for a new thread! Thanks, MxM.

Crazy about poached egg with pieces of chicken (7) one "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/14/12 10:41 PM

Day#1 clue: direct on right
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/14/12 11:42 PM

Nu(GGE)ts

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/15/12 05:39 AM

Keerect...inspired by one of Pandora's!
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/15/12 10:57 PM

Thanks Denis.

Drive copies screens in Windows (6)

smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 12:52 AM

Day#1 clue: direct on right

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 08:42 AM

drapes wave
drive=dr
copies=apes
in windows is direct
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 05:22 PM

Yep...'screens in windows' is direct...

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

happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 05:32 PM

Thank you Koala wave

Being one-dimensional, I approach thing in empty lobby (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 05:58 PM

linearity grin

empty lobby = ly
I approach thing = I near it
in = container ind.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 06:23 PM

Enjoy, Sherlock ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 07:20 PM

Thanks, Manxman! wave

Rope cannot encircle a hickory tree (5)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 07:33 PM

pecan grin

hidden word
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 08:09 PM

Now we're cookin' grin

===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 09:52 PM

Thanks very much!

Racetrack reflects boundless taste (4)

Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 11:14 PM

Hmmm...Madame LaNoodle is getting "devious"!

racetrack = oval : F lavo(oval) R
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/17/12 11:42 PM

lol Madame LaNoodle?

Well solved, oh Pasta'd One. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/18/12 05:24 AM

Merci bocups.

Great ending in punch line (5) no "e"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/18/12 08:27 AM

stock
t=end of great
punch=sock
line is direct
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/18/12 08:56 AM

line up for your belt: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/18/12 09:31 AM

Thanks CD wave

Boozer's body found in squat, covered in refuse (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/19/12 08:14 AM

one 'e' smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/19/12 07:58 PM

DEN sit Y ?
sit=squat; DENY=refuse

density = boozer's body?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 09:49 AM

Yes CD. thumbsup body of a bottle of alcohol is density.

here you go.......===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 09:57 AM

Ahhh...thanks...

These 2 for the belt; d. c. is common direct
d : 8 letters, c : 7 letters

1: Increases by d. c. (3) no e's
2: Agent was with d. c. (5) 2 e's
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 11:56 AM

1. ups
2. fedex
delivery courier (company) wink
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 01:25 PM

To you by courier Cheryl: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 02:39 PM

Thanks, Denis. sherlock


Southeastern river is nearing the end of an erosion cycle (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 07:45 PM

senile

se+nile wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/20/12 08:10 PM

Yes, manxman! wave

Here's your belt ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/21/12 10:00 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Instruction no on for minor (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/21/12 02:08 PM

Hmmm...if this is it, yer getting "devious" MxM!

less(on) : no "on"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/21/12 07:16 PM

That it CD, but I don't feel devious smile
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/21/12 10:32 PM

Thanks. Btw, in crypt world, "devious" is a compliment!

That is cold head cheese!(4) one "e"
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/22/12 01:35 AM

That is cold head cheese!(4)

That is = ie
cold = Br
head = pos. ind.
cheese = Brie (direct)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/22/12 05:32 AM

Sorry, a bit of cheese on it: ===[**cWCFh**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/22/12 10:36 PM

Thank you o'devious one...

Pet fish starts to devour leaves and eggs (6)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/23/12 10:38 PM

...10:34...10:35...10:36!

Cod(fish)d(evour)l(eaves)e(ggs)
"starts to" = indicator

Cute one!
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/23/12 10:44 PM

Great solve Denis...Over to you.

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

happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/23/12 11:22 PM

Mercy K!

The square French Author! (7) 2 e's
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/24/12 08:27 AM

"the square" en Francais est "le Carre" who is an author but that would be (2,5) think
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/24/12 10:34 AM

Whoops; entered lecarre in google and was accepted;
BUT now that I tried again, I see that le carre comes out...
BTW, the Le seemed close to Carre on the book I'm reading: Our Game...!!!
(man oh man, can that bloke write!!)

you got it fair and SQUARE! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/24/12 04:30 PM

Thanks Denis wave

Fine rule failing (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/25/12 05:15 PM

clue: no 'e' smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 04:10 PM

failing = f(ine)law = rule

Nice one MxM!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 07:32 PM

Merci Denis wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 08:29 PM

Merci aussi.

Preserves degree in trees (7) one "e"
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 08:42 PM

e(mba)lms

A good, spooky one! laugh
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 09:21 PM

...I was working in my lab late one night...and out comes ==={**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/26/12 09:34 PM

That sure is an eerie sight! smile

Bury together, for a start (5)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/27/12 08:01 AM

Inter (double def) = bury, but also together when used as a prefix (for a start)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/27/12 09:48 AM

You buried that one, Lex! ==={**WCF**}===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 04:56 AM

Thank you m'lady. smile

Probably dodgy, but:

Hammers and tongs not quite dancing from the lab (7,4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 02:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thH3qnHTbI

But can't quite see how the "g" in "tongs"
is made to vanish; if "not quite" is intended
to do so.....hmmm: OH Pandora!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 04:00 PM

Well, he warned us and it IS Halloweeny, if not legal. How about this instead:

Hammers and stone not quite dancing from the lab (7,4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 05:16 PM

or: Monster Mash dancing lessons in classroom? (4,7)
for: math sermons !
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 06:35 PM

Correct of course, and I blame Halloween and Denis for any transgression - he was the one who put it in mind! lol

Here's an accessory to go with the pumpkin
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 09:52 PM

Thank you, Lex.

Koala, for one, is also French and English! (6)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 10:13 PM

Aussie lol

"also" in French = aussi
English = E
Koala, for one = Aussie (Australian)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 10:19 PM

Well, had it for 21 minutes! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/28/12 10:47 PM

You're welcome. grin

Dark spirits aged in barrels (8) no e's
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/29/12 05:51 PM

doldrums smile
aged=old
barrels=drums
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/29/12 07:16 PM

That's correct! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 08:12 AM

Thank you Pandora smile

Arab, say, hides a husky (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 09:38 AM

husky = hoarse ; arab = horse (say = indicator)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 01:16 PM

Good one Denis..===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 02:23 PM

Thanks MxM. Inspired by a dizzy buddy named Mark:

Gradients (oddly) have ups!(5)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 03:37 PM

Gains = ups - odd/alternate letters of gradients
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 04:41 PM

To up your pants: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/30/12 06:47 PM

Muchas gracias, amigo! smile

Turning over when start of update's imminent (8) - one e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 10/31/12 08:17 PM

uPENDING = turning over
u(pdate)PENDING=imminent

Kewt!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/01/12 04:12 PM

Correct, as a result of which you can have this back on loan:
===[**WCF**]=== wink
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/01/12 10:33 PM

Merci M'sieu.

Circle 1st Batallion also (4)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/01/12 11:20 PM

Circle 1st Batallion also (4)

Circle = Band (dir)
1st Batallion = B
also = and

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/02/12 02:54 AM

Circle this around yer waste! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/02/12 05:19 AM

Thank you o'wise one.

Approaching end of examination in good time (6)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/02/12 08:26 AM

nearly think
end of examination=n
good time=early
direct=approaching
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/02/12 05:20 PM

You're the Man !!!

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

happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/02/12 05:39 PM

Thanks Koala wave

After end of sleep got up on edge--there's something in the bed! (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/03/12 05:35 PM

clue: one 'e' smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/04/12 12:21 PM

Primrose = something in the bed - p (end of sleep) + rose (got up) on rim (edge) smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/04/12 01:18 PM

Good one Lex wave
Air mail to the IoM ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/04/12 01:18 PM

Kewt! Is "on" acting as container indicator?
p RIM rose
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain crypt - Bout 59 - 11/04/12 05:53 PM

Thank you MxM.

Denis, I think "on" simply means "after" in this context.

New thread coming up...