===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/04/12 06:01 PM

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, 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 catrub

Next clue (not my own):
Little imp returned in passing (5-5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/04/12 06:16 PM

short-lived wink

imp = devil
returned = lived
in passing = short
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/05/12 06:40 AM

PDQ! thumbsup
Here you go: ===[**WCF**]===

(Your explanation is actually a bit garbled, but I think you probably meant to say short-lived = passing)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/05/12 04:39 PM

You're right, my explanation is a little backwards. I'm glad you know what I meant to say! lol

It should have been:
little = short
imp returned = lived

It's said she dined colorlessly to put herself in favor (10)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/05/12 06:16 PM

ingratiate think
in gray she ate
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/05/12 08:11 PM

That's it, manxman! grin Here you go! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/05/12 11:50 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Spots great serve around end of Wimbledon (4)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 12:35 AM

Spots = Acne (Dir)
great serve = Ace
around = pos. ind.
end of Wimbledon = n

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 08:10 AM

Spot on Koala wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 04:24 PM

Thank you Mr Man....OK, back to the tuff ones...

Shoe's tongue (6)

smirk
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 07:27 PM

brogue (double def) smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 09:51 PM

Over to you Panda Sue...

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

happydance
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/06/12 10:44 PM

Many thanks, Koala Bear. smile

Here's something appropriate for the day's theme:

Liberal exaggerated, losing Republican relation (5,3)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 02:51 PM

Hint time: the direct is "relation" smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 08:38 PM

loved one grin

liberal = l
exaggerated = overdone
losing republican = -r
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 08:44 PM

Love that answer! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 09:49 PM

Thanks, Sue! kissy

Candy stuck in blob on bonnet (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 09:53 PM

bonbon (contained word) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/07/12 10:49 PM

Don't let this get stuck on you, manxman! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/08/12 08:11 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Instruction not on for minor (4)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/08/12 08:58 AM

Less = minor - lesson (instruction) not (without) on. smile

Didn't this clue come up on this thread quite recently, possibly courtesy of CD?

I liked Panda Sue's "loved one " clue.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/08/12 12:46 PM

No, I answered it: MxM posted it earlier:
page 2 of last bout.
Does that mean I get the belt ? happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/08/12 03:58 PM

Good one Lex. Deja vu Denis lol I think I should learn a lesson from this! woozy

Here you go Lex....===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/08/12 06:00 PM

Thank you MxM, and thank you to Denis for the pre-solve! wink

On time in deciding (9) - one e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/09/12 09:27 PM

op ERA ting = on
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/10/12 03:32 AM

That's the one! Here you go again:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/10/12 04:48 AM

Thanks Lex.

After end of sleep, I lay over! (8) 1 "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 03:22 AM

Day#1 clue: direct = lay over
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 11:00 AM

postpone wink

after = post
end of sleep = p
I = one
lay over = postpone
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 12:26 PM

by POST, top Priority, ONE belt: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 05:48 PM

Thanks, Denis. wink

School work diminishes, by report (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 09:59 PM

lessons (sounds like lessens) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/11/12 10:11 PM

I guess you learned your lesson, Manxman! grin ....===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/12/12 07:48 AM

Thank you Sherlock. wave

Copper carries a bone of small animal (7)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/12/12 08:54 AM

caribou

copper - cu
carries (contains)
a - a
bone - rib
of (small) - o
animal - direct
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/12/12 05:42 PM

Well done Cue wave
Here you are.....===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 07:29 AM

Thanks manxman!

Annoying two items of personal adornment (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 07:59 AM

badge/ring grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 08:51 AM

Nice solve, Cheryl. Here's some personal adornment for you! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 08:59 PM

Thanks, Cue! grin

Instrument starts to overrun Bank of England (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 09:30 PM

oboe (first letters) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 10:44 PM

That's it, Manxman! Here's your belt.. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 10:48 PM

Thanks Sherlock smile

Monster is step away from becoming intimate! (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/13/12 11:37 PM

F(r)IEND ? "step away" = letter short ?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 12:04 AM

Good answer CD.===[**WCF**]===
R is for step as in right step
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 12:21 AM

Merci M'sieu...

Overtime! Start spreading the news! (7) 1 "e"
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 08:21 AM

Monster is step away from becoming intimate! (5)

Answer is f(r)iend

I can't call this one legal. I like the "step away" possibilities, but to say the phrase means "subtract R for Right step" is way over the line.

Sorry manxman. Five lashes.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 10:36 AM

Ouch eek
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 01:35 PM

It hurts me more than it hurts you. kissy
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/14/12 10:50 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/15/12 01:01 PM

Bonus clue!

Overtime! Start spreading the news! (7) 1 "e"

1234567
12 = over
3456 = time
7 = start spreading
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/15/12 05:58 PM

updates grin

over=up
time=date
start spreading=s
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/15/12 08:48 PM

Wear this tight before your waist starts spreading: ===[**WCF**]=== !
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/16/12 08:33 AM

Thanks, Denis! kissy

One defective tank initially exuded the amount consumed (6)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/16/12 10:18 AM

One defective tank initially exuded the amount consumed (6)

Intake - I(one) +defective "tank" + E(xcluded) smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/16/12 02:33 PM

Nice crypt Cheryl!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/16/12 05:29 PM

Here's your belt, Rog! grin ===[**WCF**]===

And thanks, Denis. But I can't take credit for constructing it. wink
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/16/12 05:43 PM

Thanks, Cheryl grin

Phrase heard wrongly left mother undone and inexperienced (10)

(Memo to our esteemed noodle-meister:- start soaking the pasta, you may need it...)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 12:14 PM

Early clue - direct is on the left and it's a slightly unusual word...
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 03:36 PM

OK, time for the normal clue - there is no homophone involved, and "wrongly" is not an anagram indicator think
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 04:00 PM

mondegreen=phrase heard wrongly wave
m=mother
un done=onde
inexperienced=green

The cryptic police will probably review this smile
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 05:04 PM

Nice one manxman. Can't talk now - I'm heading out of town before they come knocking! scared

Have this belt before I leave: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 05:32 PM

Phrase heard wrongly left mother undone and inexperienced (10)

I don't know how manxman solved this one! lol

Sorry Rog, but the word "undone" does not indicate an anagram of the word "done".

And yet, you warned us in advance. I think one lash will do. This time.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 05:54 PM

Thank you UW. Only one lash smile Let off easy lol

A girl put on weight but knocked back drink (9)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 09:50 PM

margarita?
marg = gram (weight knocked back)
a rita = a girl

"put on" serves as position indicator?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 10:12 PM

Too good Denis smile
Have a drink to celebrate receiving this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/17/12 11:17 PM

Thanks MxM.

Spy on wild super date! (1,8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/18/12 09:40 PM

Day#1 clue: person's name (1 = initial, 8 = last name)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/19/12 12:55 PM

Changing to:

Former head spy on wild super date (1,8)

direct = former head spy
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/19/12 11:19 PM

Hmmm...that was inspired by recent hot news...
Initial is D: D -e---e--
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/19/12 11:40 PM

D(avid) Petraeus crazy

anag. of super date
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/20/12 12:08 AM

YA! Here's a super belt for you: ===[**WCF**]===

Using his full name:

Questionable varied updates on old CIA boss! (5,8)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/20/12 06:42 PM

Thanks, Denis! grin

Devil posed with a nurse's cap (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/20/12 07:00 PM

satan
posed=sat
a
nurses cap=n wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 10:46 AM

Try posing with this, manxman! ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 03:19 PM

Thanks Sherlock wave

Extremely trendy suit (2,6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 09:27 PM

in spades !!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 10:52 PM

That's it thumbsup ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 11:01 PM

Mercy!

"Spic and Span" advertized in MacLean's (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 11:16 PM

"Spic and Span" advertized in MacLean's (5)

"Spic and Span" = Clean (dir)
advertized in Ma[cLean]'s...(hidden word)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/21/12 11:23 PM

Here's the belt, spic and span clean: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/22/12 11:37 PM

Thanks Den.

Thought this next one was kinda clever.

Cage located in middle of enclosures comes apart (5)

smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/23/12 11:04 AM

opens grin

middle of enclosures = os
cage = pen
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/23/12 07:18 PM

An open and shut case Sherlock.

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

happydance
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/23/12 10:48 PM

Thanks, Koala! wave

Not in a hurry; open around 1:00 (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 12:55 AM

patient wave
open=patent
about 1:00=about i
not in a hurry is the direct
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 11:31 AM

Nice solve, manxman! bravo ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 11:57 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

"Blind" is not a word to say (7)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 12:57 PM

sh+utter

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 01:10 PM

Excellent Pandora smile
It's all yours ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 01:42 PM

How utterly devious: sh = not a word!! Love it.
Hecka good solve, Sue praise
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 02:04 PM

I loved it too, and laughed when the answer hit me. smile

Thank you, manxman! wave

Roll through garbage, lazily (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 04:46 PM

bagel (hidden word) wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/24/12 11:21 PM

A round of applause to you, belt included! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/25/12 12:10 AM

Thank you, Sue! catrub

Freedom rule is relaxed around end of June (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/25/12 03:56 AM

l(e)isure
lisure = rule is (relaxed = indicator)
e = end of june
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/25/12 11:34 AM

Denis, you can relax and enjoy this.. ===[**WCF**]=== grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 60 - 11/25/12 02:39 PM

Thanks Cheryl.
Inspired by a recent crypt posted here:
Try to close trap door second time (4) no "e"

Go to Bout#61 to answer.