===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64

Posted by: CanukDenis

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 12:21 AM

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 , 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 fun! sherlock

Here we go...

Lighter pair (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 12:42 AM

Match (Dub deffer)?

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 01:25 AM

LIGHTen up with this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 04:22 PM

Merci muchly...

Stirred frying pan with end of knife (4)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 06:41 PM

woke
wok+e wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/30/13 09:36 PM

thumbsup

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

happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 01/31/13 12:33 PM

Thanks Koala wave

Warm drink (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/01/13 05:32 PM

clue: no e's smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/01/13 06:20 PM

Cordial (Dub deffer)?

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/01/13 11:51 PM

Good one Koala wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/02/13 12:37 AM

Thanks MxM.

Sportsman who's paid, not strangely, at once (6)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/02/13 02:23 AM

PRO nto=not(strangely)

Send me the belt: PRONTO!
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/02/13 07:22 PM

Yes Kimosabe...

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

grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/02/13 07:24 PM

Thanks Tonto...

And a goose egg! (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/03/13 02:45 PM

Day 1 clue: "goose" has double duty!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/04/13 12:01 AM

nada think
anag. of 'and a'
goose egg=nada
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/04/13 09:57 AM

Yepper; goose = indicator, plus part of direct.
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/04/13 03:23 PM

Merci wave

It's light to carry (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/05/13 02:00 PM

Clue: one 'e' wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/05/13 05:00 PM

lantern (double def) ?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/05/13 05:55 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/05/13 09:19 PM

Merci MxM.

Dingbat quips within the Summit! (9)

Not sure if legal...so: the direct in this one
has double duty...
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/06/13 08:50 PM

Day 1 clue: within = container indicator
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/07/13 03:14 PM

Pipsqueak = (more or less) dingbat - anagram (dingbat) of quips inside (within) peak (the summit)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/07/13 04:05 PM

Mais oui, Monsieur Lex: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/08/13 06:04 PM

Merci mon copain!

Usual hamper containing nearly everything (9) - two es
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/08/13 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Lex
Merci mon copain!

Are you pronouncing the "pain" portion in English?!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/09/13 04:22 AM

Now there's a thought...! lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/10/13 05:49 AM

Oops, overdue a hint! eek

Only one other vowel and it's a, also the direct is usual.



Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/10/13 05:31 PM

2nd day hint: hamper is a verb rather than a basket of goodies and accounts for seven of the letters. grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/11/13 08:39 AM

I didn't expect this clue to hang around this long! Here's an early third day hint: nearly everything = al.
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/11/13 05:48 PM

Okay, giveaway time: it begins with p!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/11/13 06:04 PM

Ok. prevalent lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/12/13 01:56 PM

What took you so long? smile
Here you go: ===[**WCF**] (special Manx tailless version)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/12/13 04:05 PM

Thank you Sir. wave

Mother keeping son in control (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/13/13 03:49 PM

Thanks to my Bradford's Dictionary;
showed master = control!

maS(on)ter ; mater = a UK mother!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/13/13 05:02 PM

CD, here is your reward for mastering the UK lingo smile
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/13/13 07:55 PM

Thanks, MAsTER!

Special, early, short, unwelcomed notes (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/13/13 09:37 PM

spams grin

sp(ecial)am(early)s(hort)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/13/13 10:49 PM

Oui Madame! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/14/13 07:55 AM

Thanks, Denis. wave

Brother behind some very important people (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/15/13 04:49 PM

I guess it's time for a hint...

Direct is on the right. grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/15/13 08:45 PM

BR ass grin
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/15/13 08:56 PM

Here's your brass belt, Denis! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 12:12 AM

Merci, Cheryl; did you know that:

Samuel got no pants? (6)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 07:49 AM

Slacks = pants - s (Samuel) + lacks (got no)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcXI2BIUOQ
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 08:05 AM

Put on your pants and hold 'em up: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 01:29 PM

Belted and booted - thank you!

This is one I liked from a recent paper:

Recipe for disaster in affectionate gesture by horseman? (4,2,5) - one e
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 02:02 PM

Kiss of death (Death usually being depicted on a horse - "Binky" I think it was called...)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/16/13 07:37 PM

Tighten your girth with this:
===[**WCF**]===

And for those unfamiliar with Binky:
http://will-lapuerta.com/discworld/pages/death.htm
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 06:24 AM

My thanks to m'learned friend.

How about:

Introduction to meadow noise (4-2)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 12:20 PM

lead-in wave
lea din
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 01:03 PM

Indeedy! smile

Take it away, manxman: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 02:54 PM

Thank you UW wave

Soldier almost lost blood--there's a moral to this (7)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 05:54 PM

parable grin

para (short for paratrooper I assume)
ble (almost bled - lost blood)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 07:29 PM

Here you are Sherlock ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 08:16 PM

Thanks, Mr. Manx! wave

Strange scene around large circle or ring (7)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 08:33 PM

enc(lo)se wave

strange = anagram indicator for scene
large circle = lo
around = container indicator
ring = direct
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/17/13 11:23 PM

Enclose yourself in this, Sue! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/18/13 07:44 AM

Thanks Cheryl! smile

Fancies invading mountain region (7)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/18/13 09:12 AM

Fancies invading mountain region (7)

fancies = ideas
mountain = mt
invades = container indicator
region = direct

m(ideas)t
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/18/13 08:34 PM

Put this around your mid, Cue! wave

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 07:35 AM

Thanks Pandora smile

Former partner models provide public scandalous revelations (7)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 08:06 AM

exposés grin

former partner = ex
models = poses
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 08:23 AM

Cover yourself up with this, Cheryl smile
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 07:20 PM

Thank you,Cue! wave

Started summer getaway with a view of the ocean (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 08:05 PM

S(ummer)e A scape

Oh oh...I got noodled (but mildly) for
using "with" as container indicator sick
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 08:30 PM

Here you go, Denis! ===[**WCF**]===

And I guess it might be a good thing that I borrowed this from another source. wink

But, I'll take what I've got coming to me as the poster. frown
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 08:32 PM

Quote:
Oh oh...I got noodled (but mildly) for
using "with" as container indicator sick


Do you remember the cryptic?
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 09:21 PM

Ahhh geeee....I have a good memory, but it's short!

If I had to bet the farm on how many years ago, I'd say 2.

I'm pretty sure at the time that it was considered ok to use
"with" this way (example):
"flyer with color" to clue "red bird"
(no other "position indicator" required...)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 10:31 PM

I know you have an excellent memory, especially when it comes to past cryptics. Sorry this one didn't come back to you.

I liked Sherlock's cryptic and thought "with" worked well as a container indicator. Sometimes it's all in the way one is worded. smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/19/13 11:25 PM

I liked it too...and agree that "with" is a fine indicator.

Thanks, Cheryl; and next one:

Superhero shot mad sniper (9)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/20/13 12:08 AM

Spiderman (anag. mad sniper)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/20/13 12:55 AM

Take it away, superK! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/20/13 01:21 AM

Thank you deer Denis.

Deer, deer, deer (7)

grin
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 12:26 AM

OK m'deers... Day 1 clue...

Direct = Deer

grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 05:43 AM

Rudolph the red nose "roe buck"
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 04:19 PM

Yes deer....

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

happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 04:42 PM

Thanks, Buck!

Lex lost his head thinking; oh dear! (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 04:56 PM

expensive grin

Lex - L = ex
thinking = pensive
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 07:42 PM

Here's your expensive reward: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/21/13 10:34 PM

Thank you, sir! wave

Really stupid taking right for left in course (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/22/13 07:42 PM

Slightly early hint: 1 "a", no "e's"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/22/13 08:12 PM

crass
replace l with r in class (course) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/22/13 08:36 PM

Nothing crass about that! Go to the head of the class! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 12:35 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Right time to suppress story about slip (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 01:18 PM

R eceip T
R,T = right time
eceip = piece = story; about and supress = indicators

literary composition = story?
piece -n
8. a literary, musical, or artistic composition

receipt = ?
slip2 noun
1. a small paper form on which information is noted: a withdrawal slip.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 05:09 PM

Right you are CD. Slip into this ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 07:26 PM

Merci M'sieu.

Cell 151 (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 09:11 PM

Clone (CL one)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/23/13 11:12 PM

This ain't no clone: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 08:45 AM

Cell = clone? That seems to be more than a touch worthy of pasta...! shame
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 10:20 AM

I agree, Lex. Surprisingly, the first word you see when looking up clone is "cell". It's a definition, not a synonym. Guess we'll have to let it slide. This time. evil
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 11:39 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lex:

clone/kloʊn/ Show Spelled [klohn] Show IPA noun, verb, cloned, clon·ing.
noun
1. Biology .
a. a cell, cell product, or organism .....
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 11:48 AM

Yes Denis, but if you read the rest of the definition it is only a cell (or group of cells or organism) when descended from common ancestry or otherwise replicated.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 02:22 PM

Guilty as charged of laziness: as soon as I saw
cell followed by comma, didn't look at remainder..

So I guess "better" would be:
Cell from stock 151 (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 05:06 PM

Thanks....

Nothing less holding nothing threatening (7)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 06:19 PM

ominous
nothing=o
less=minus
holding nothing=container of o wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 10:50 PM

'Nothing' wrong with that answer.

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

happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/24/13 11:56 PM

Thank you Koala wave

12 o'clock? Correct! (5)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 07:53 AM

right think
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 09:23 AM

Sorry Cue, but 'right' would be not correct. wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 10:53 AM

amend; double def ; end of morning!

One of cutest I've seen!
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 11:16 AM

Ah, I see! Nice smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 04:37 PM

Correct Denis! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 05:19 PM

Mercy.

Important furniture missing? (7)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 10:22 PM

Standout?

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/25/13 11:43 PM

Nope....7 letters...
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/26/13 08:13 AM

notable grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 64 - 02/26/13 09:11 AM

Be notable wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===

Please post your next clue at "bout 65" thread.