===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition)

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/15/12 03:55 AM

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 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 Christmas fun! santadance

The Antipodean Marsupial will shortly be placing his offering under the tree...

Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/15/12 07:46 PM

Thanks Denis/Lex...

Uninhibited star drank shaken container of beer (7)

laugh
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/16/12 04:12 AM

Tankard laugh

ta = star with ends removed (uninhibited) + anag "drank".
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/16/12 05:38 AM

You're a star Rog...Over to you...

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

yes
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/16/12 11:11 AM

Thanks, Koala smile12

Handout posted in advance (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/16/12 05:06 PM

present think wave12

direct is handout=present
advance=pre
posted=sent
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 06:44 AM

Indeedy, manxman! (I'd intended "posted in advance" = "pre-sent" grin12)

Wrapped in tinsel for your enjoyment: §§§===[**WCF**]===§§§
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 09:30 AM

Thank you UW wave12

F Field and B Silver in run-down hotel (7)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 10:19 AM

fleabag

field - lea
silver - Ag
F+ lea + B + Ag
run-down hotel - direct
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 11:23 AM

Here you are...===[**WCF**]=== wave12
Hope you don't mind the fleas on it
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 01:21 PM

Thanks manxman!

Inmate pursuit leads to capture (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 04:11 PM

con quest
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 04:24 PM

I can't con you, Denis. Seems you've captured the belt so here you go. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 08:13 PM

Thanks Monsieur LeStick!

Well, seems Lex not around, so I'll use the one
I had for him:
Sterilized decoration: Jingle Bells edition (6,6)


Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 08:46 PM

boiled tinsel (anag. of bells edition) bravo12
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/17/12 11:17 PM

So here's our tinseled belt edition: ===[&&WCF&&]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/18/12 04:49 PM

Thank you, sir! santa

Fold note inside container (6)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/18/12 05:26 PM

Crease - "re" in "case" smile12
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/18/12 06:44 PM

Here you go, Rog. presents12 I left the tinsel on just for you! ===[&&WCF&&]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/19/12 04:32 AM

It looks terrific, Cheryl! grin12

Wayward he-man in Toronto is bad news for seasonal pair (2,4,2,3,3)
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/19/12 06:03 PM

No room at the inn (Anagram of He-man in Toronto) - The seasonal couple no doubt being Mary and Joseph.

woozy
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/20/12 04:31 AM

Fitting you should get that one, shroeder! smile12

Winging its way to the North Island... ===[&&WCF&&]===
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/20/12 03:38 PM

Thanks Mr Worrier.

It arrived with some tinsel damage so I've replaced that with flowers from the New Zealand Christmas Tree (The Pohutakawa)

===[@@WCF@@]===

Keeping with the Christmas theme...

Counter of heads exalted us (8)
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/21/12 07:58 PM

OK.... Clue time.

The direct is at the start and it relates directly to the Christmas story
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 03:54 AM

I seem to remember that Herod used a census as a way of checking male children in his hunt for Jesus, but that is as far as I can get...
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 12:54 PM

Hi Lex. You're definitely looking in the right direction but maybe you should look at...

Clue 2:

Luke 2!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 12:58 PM

I think it was Caesar Augustus who ordered the census and that's what brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Since Augustus has 8 letters, I'm going with that. thumbsup12

Augustus. And that's my final answer! santadance
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 01:10 PM

Well done Sherlock

Exalted = august + us

Direct = Counter of heads

Here's the prize ===[@@WCF@@]===

Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 04:22 PM

Thank you, shroeder! wave12

Light part of music and learning (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 04:23 PM

Strange that a google search on "names of biblical census takers"
reveals only Quirinius.

Being atheist, I felt guilty searching such a topic devil
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 04:32 PM

musiC AND LEarning
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 06:13 PM

You got it, Denis! Here's your belt. ===[@@WCF@@]=== happydance12
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 09:27 PM

Hi Denis

Quirinius was the Governor at the time but Caesar Augustus called for the census.

I'm pretty sure it's a matter of historical record as well as being part of the Christmas story!
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/22/12 10:10 PM

Thanks Cheryl and Paul...

Addition: add one and ten (8)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 02:34 AM

Denis feeling guilty...?

As Emperor, Augustus would have ordered it but not actually carried it out: Quirinius was probably a civil servant involved in the process.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 09:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Lex
Quirinius was probably a civil servant involved in the process.

Civil servant...so how many meetings did he set up? confused
Posted by: shroeder

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 02:07 PM

Hmmm... Knowing Denis I suspect this clue relates in some way to the previous one.

The only thing I can come up with is "COUNTING" but I can't see how to get the g at the end.

Add = count
one = i
and = n (as in Fish 'n Chips)

... second thoughts

unless it's a double definition?
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 02:33 PM

Nope rah

May as well give 1st clue: not double def, one "e"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 02:49 PM

appendix

append+i+x smile12
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 02:53 PM

Append this to your spare tire: ===[&&WCF&&]=== !
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/23/12 03:18 PM

Denis, how do you know that I have a 'spare tire' lol12

Private parking near New Orleans (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/25/12 08:20 PM

P(arking) ERSONAL=orleans (new=indicator)

A cutie!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/25/12 08:34 PM

Here you are Denis ===[**WCF**]===
christmas
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/25/12 08:51 PM

Merci!

What's wrong with a melt? (4)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/26/12 12:18 AM

Melt (dir) = Thaw (anag of 'What')

cool
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/26/12 01:18 AM

Nothing wrong with this: ===[@&WCF&@]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/26/12 04:28 PM

Thanks Denis.

Local people, for example, missing from old photographic images (7)

cool
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/26/12 05:08 PM

natives wave12

negatives - eg (example)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/27/12 03:00 AM

Affirmative...

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

yes
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/27/12 03:02 PM

Thanks, Koala! thumbsup12

Fasten securely, keeping tightly stretched (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/27/12 04:19 PM

fasTEN SEcurely
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/27/12 04:32 PM

Fasten securely around your middle. grin12 ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/27/12 08:46 PM

Merci Cheryl.

Slippery woman left card inside (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/28/12 02:00 PM

Day#1 hint: 4 vowels, direct = slippery
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/28/12 10:56 PM

evasive wave12
card=visa
left=reverse visa=asiv
woman=eve
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/28/12 11:18 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 08:29 AM

Thank you. wave12

City girl hanging around star (3,5)
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 08:48 AM

Las Vegas. City girl (lass) around vega (star) lasvegas
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 11:33 AM

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.... thumbsup12
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 11:45 AM

Thanks mxm.

Jump over an obstacle, like a strongroom(5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 02:59 PM

vault (double def)

yez dur!
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 03:09 PM

Good one. ===[@@WCF@@]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 04:08 PM

Marci.

Fruit cocktail: tropical, no less (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 04:56 PM

apricot wave12
fruit direct
cocktail=anagram
tropical-l(less)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 07:37 PM

and da belt, she stays in Ontario: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/29/12 11:18 PM

Thanks CD smile12

Condition of lingerie at the laundry? (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 11:12 AM

brainwash lol12

bra in wash
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 11:56 AM

Love it, manxman! praise12
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 12:15 PM

Thanks UW. smile12

That's a go Sherlock....===[**WCF**]===
The belt needs a good wash santa
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 03:09 PM

Thanks, mxm! wave12

Garden ornament makes men go mad (5)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 03:42 PM

Gnome = garden ornament - anagram (mad) of men go
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 03:45 PM

quite the coincidence: GardeN OrnaMEnt
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/30/12 04:30 PM

Yes, Lex! santa Here's an ornament for your midsection. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/31/12 06:05 AM

Thank you for that embellishment! smile12

Possibly courting New Year pasta, but...

Reflexively they're said to be Santa's Little Helpers (10)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/31/12 01:02 PM

themselves grinch

cute one Lex smile12
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/31/12 01:54 PM

Glad you liked it! Here you go, as perhaps the final solver of 2012: newyear
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/31/12 06:39 PM

Thank you Lex smile12

Just about live in elegance (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 12/31/12 07:24 PM

F L(ive) AIR
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 01:14 AM

You have a flair for crypts...===[**WCF**]=== newyear
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 05:25 AM

Thanks a million=MxM !

Race for "One Night In Paris" (5)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 09:29 AM

Inuit

one - i
night in Paris (French) = nuit
race = direct

newyear
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 10:45 AM

You get 2013's first delivery: ===[20WCF13]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 10:51 AM

Delivery accepted!

Added alcohol to sticker's backing (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 12:20 PM

Well, yer sure not losing your "pretty surface"
ability Sue; that one's a real "winner"!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 12:26 PM

decal

laced in reverse newyear
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 12:36 PM

You can stick this pretty belt right around your waist, manxman. ===[**WCF**]===

And thank you Denis.

newyear
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 12:38 PM

Thank you Pandora. All the best in the New Year. The belt looks great grin12

HNY
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 02:06 PM

Bones starts to run as Spock is taken ill (5) HNY
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 02:58 PM

Tarsi = bones - anagram (taken ill) of first letters (starts) of "to run as Spock is," or at least I think so...
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 03:15 PM

That was quick Lex bravo12
All yours....===[**WCF**]=== newyear
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 03:43 PM

Hmmm....anagram of a buncha first letters...love it!

Hope our noodle wielder likes it too !
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 05:42 PM

I'm sure Pandora will forgive me as it does reference her favourite show rotfl12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 08:00 PM

I found it to be amazingly clever. grin12
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/01/13 09:28 PM

penguin smile12
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 62 (Jingle Bells edition) - 01/03/13 01:39 PM

Thank you, and my apologies for a dilatory follow up.

I agree that it was an unusual and smart clue, which I was quite chuffed to be able to unravel!

About time for a new thread methinks: next clue will appear there.