===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66

Posted by: CanukDenis

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/22/13 11:15 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 , 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!

Our current belt-holder Sherlock will be putting up the next challenge...
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/23/13 09:41 AM

Thanks, Denis! grin

Least experienced performer, awestruck in part (6)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/23/13 01:25 PM

Like it! grin

Least experienced performeR, AWESTruck in part
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/23/13 06:43 PM

That's it, Rog! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/24/13 08:44 AM

Thanks, Cheryl!

Hired document by journalist (9) - three vowels
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/24/13 09:32 AM

Chartered? - charter (document) + ed (journalist) = hired
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/24/13 12:49 PM

Yes Lex! Sent to you by special charter: ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/24/13 01:44 PM

Thank you Rog: about time I made my mark on Bout Route 66! smile

From a recent paper:

Got upset about reportedly lame male cat (6,3) - two es
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/25/13 12:58 PM

Tuff one! Don't think it's one of these:
german rex
oregon rex
Only 6-3 cat breeds with 2 e's per Wikipedia...

Unless "got upset" is the direct, of course!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/25/13 01:48 PM

Nothing so pedigree, which may well suffice as a first day hint! It took me a while to work it out even when I had several of the letters including two of those in the second word: the key is in figuring out "reportedly lame" (which is a verb). wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 04:48 AM

Extra hint: "upset" is an anagram indicator.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 08:56 AM

So "got" has to be what's anagrammed...
The "ot" makes "tom" possible (tom = cat).
If so, then: xxxxxx tom
xxxxxx has at least 1 g and 2 e's

But I guess could be tom--- --g

Sure confusing!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 10:07 AM

Denis, Your first paragraph is on the right track, but I have previously given misleading information (too tired/busy/senile - tick as appropriate...): there are three vowels only one of which is e. oops
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 11:52 AM

That confession helps, Lex lol

Ginger Tom -> "got" upset about "inger" (injure) + Male grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 01:58 PM

Rog, you are the cat who gets the cream this time:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/26/13 02:17 PM

Thanks, o tail-less one smile

At home, achieve a feature on a part of Asia (9) - a distinct lack of "e"s
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/27/13 06:53 AM

Early clue - "Part of Asia " is direct
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/27/13 10:01 PM

At home, achieve a feature on a part of Asia (9)

At home = In
achieve = do
a feature = chin
on a = a
part of Asia = Indochina (dir)

crazy
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/28/13 06:10 AM

Good solve Koala - one belt coming atcha! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/28/13 06:58 PM

Thanks Rog.

One or the other number divided by one? (6)

smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/29/13 05:19 AM

Either (one or the other) - ether (number/anaesthetic) containing (divided by) i sherlock
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/29/13 06:32 AM

Ya done a number on that one Lex.

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

happydance
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/29/13 08:00 AM

Thank you, Koala.

Here's another one borrowed from a recent paper:

Fearful inaccuracies are misleading in part of political address (6-8) - two es (really!)

easter
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/29/13 11:22 PM

innaccuracies : are the 2 n's a clue?
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/30/13 05:22 AM

lol Sadly no, just another sign that I must be losing it...(if I ever had it)

Early hint: the political address is an English one and there are only two other vowels (so four in total)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 04:11 AM

Early second hint: fearful is the direct.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 10:54 AM

Terror-stricken smile

T-errors-trick-EN (Ten Downing Street)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 11:03 AM

Wear this and become fearless:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 11:18 AM

Fearful inaccuracies are misleading in part of political address (6-8)
T-errors-trick-EN (Ten Downing Street)

Nice...but is "are misleading" = trick?
Wouldn't you need something like: ...inaccuracies and deception in...


Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 11:28 AM

TYVM, Lex

Hidden nuisances include boredom (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 11:35 AM

ennui grin

hidden word
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 12:04 PM

Denis, mislead can be both transitive and intransitive: if you are misleading someone you trick them, so I think that it is a fair synonym (although quite sneaky, I have to admit).
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 12:43 PM

Didn't have time to get bored with the belt, Cheryl! lol

Here ya go: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 10:49 PM

Thanks, Rog. wink

Return to her or someone else (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 03/31/13 10:51 PM

other wave
return to=ot
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 10:59 AM

Yes, manxman! grin Here you go. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 12:46 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

A craft not to be trifled with in the main (9)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 01:42 PM

destroyer ?
double def:
1: craft (ship)
2: http://www.google.ca/search?q=wrestler+t...024&bih=571
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 03:39 PM

C'est bon smile Here you are ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 08:42 PM

Merci.

Means one guy (5) one "e"
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/01/13 10:19 PM

a/gent (double def.) grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 12:22 AM

Yepper! double def or one = a, guy = gent
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 01:27 AM

Thanks, Denis! wave

Some knob elongated to fit in a specified place (6)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 04:04 AM

Belong (hidden word) smile

And a smile for the day: http://vimeo.com/61275290
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 08:14 AM

No hiding this belt from you! wink ===[**WCF**]===


And thanks for the smile to start my day! wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 09:21 AM

Thank you ma'am, and you're plumb welcome to the smile! wink

Model busy and is in French finery (6,4) - just one e

Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/02/13 11:39 PM

Sunday best
busy and = Sunday b (model = indicator); est = is in French

One of toughest anagram clue I've seen!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/03/13 03:59 AM

Magnifique!

Here's just what you need to wear with your tuxedo:
===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/03/13 10:22 AM

Merci.

Lectures are put back in supervised arithmetic (7) one "e"
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/03/13 10:22 PM

Tirades

Hidden word reversed - supervi(sed arit)hmetic

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/03/13 10:55 PM

C'est ca, M'sieu: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/04/13 12:08 AM

Thanks Denis...

Check weather forecast possibly on the radio (4)

smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/04/13 02:03 PM

rein = check, sounds like rain (weather forecast possibly on the radio)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/04/13 06:04 PM

Check....mate

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

thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/05/13 04:27 AM

Thank you! smile

Unwelcome issue needs one to check inquisitive goats (5,4) - no e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 03:33 AM

First day hint: the direct is "unwelcome issue."
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 09:49 AM

noisy kids think
inquisitive=nosy+i=noisy
goats=kids
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 10:46 AM

Correct! Here you go: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 12:00 PM

Thank you Lex. wave

In a year most people get upset with 10 and rage(8) one 'e'
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 01:13 PM

Apoplexy - anag(most people (peopl) + x) in "ay" (a year) smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 03:19 PM

You made quick work of that one UW thumbsup
All yours ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 04:43 PM

Thanks, manxman - the "only one 'e'" helped to get "peopl"... grin

Flavouring is a new one to Pip (7)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/06/13 07:35 PM

aniseed? crazy

a + n(ew) + i(one) + seed (pip)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/07/13 05:27 AM

Indeedy - take it away, Cheryl! ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/07/13 12:11 PM

Thanks, Rog! wave

Code for the thick-headed (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/07/13 02:56 PM

container: Code for thE THICk-headed ?

me not sure cause me no see de indicator
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/07/13 03:12 PM

Yeah, I thought of that after posting. But, I thought it was easy enough to figure out. So, here you go! kissy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/07/13 04:46 PM

Merci beaucoup, Madame.

Special ice cap side entrees served (5,2,10)

[well, ice caps are popular drinks in Canada!]
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/08/13 11:40 AM

Day#1 clue: direct = special
Could be as well:
Main dish of ice cap side entrees served (5,2,10)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/08/13 06:38 PM

piece de resistance (anag.) wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/08/13 08:20 PM

...and here's a p.d.r for you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/08/13 08:24 PM

Thank you Denis wave

Fellow carries request for one used to harsh conditions (7)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/09/13 07:57 AM

Alaskan? grin

ask (request) in Alan (fellow)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/09/13 08:09 AM

Good answer Sherlock yes
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/09/13 10:32 PM

Thanks, manxman! wave

Dimension accompanying outside number (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/09/13 11:15 PM

wiDth ; with = accompanying, d = number
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/10/13 04:58 PM

Yes, Denis! grin Here you go. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/10/13 05:34 PM

Tank ya!

Significant change to put man equal (7,4)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/10/13 06:19 PM

Quantum leap - anag(put man equal)

Sneaky having "significant" with 11 letters too! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/10/13 09:51 PM

Keerect...thanks for the "sneaky" compliment!

Leap into this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/11/13 07:10 AM

TYVM mon ami

Think it's legit:

Rocket accepts working with air force (10) - 3 vowels
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 06:20 AM

spacecRAFt ; spacect = accepts (working=indicator)
RAF = (royal) air force
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 07:52 AM

It's one of those borderline uses of "with" and the question is whether it can validly be a container indicator rather than an adding indicator in the particular context: I think "without" might have been better.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 11:20 AM

That's the bit that worried me, Lex - whether it could act as a container indicator.

Anyway, our Denis cracked it with no problems. And the prize: ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 12:55 PM

Merci bocups, Rog.

Check if "cross" is in French (4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 05:57 PM

test grin

cross = t
is in French = est
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 08:56 PM

Test this out, Cheryl: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 09:10 PM

Thank you, Denis! grin

Spell it out to me (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/12/13 11:01 PM

time wave
it out=ti
direct is spell
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/13/13 12:23 AM

You spelled that out nicely, manxman! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/13/13 10:53 AM

Thank you Sherlock. wave

Insecticide repeated on tree failed (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/13/13 08:51 PM

rOteNONe: rtee = "tree" anagramed,
containing "on" twice.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/13/13 09:51 PM

C'est bien wave===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/14/13 12:08 AM

Thanks....

Judo and kicking out of fighting (8) no "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/15/13 12:02 AM

Day#1 clue: direct = fighting
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/15/13 03:44 PM

jousting

Judo = 'J'
kicking out = ousting
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/15/13 04:55 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/16/13 07:17 AM

Thanks, Denis

Appeared to have treacherous pits in recreational area (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/16/13 05:46 PM

impostor (anag. of pits and room) think
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 07:27 AM

Sorry, manxman but that isn't it.

First day clue: three vowels including one "e"
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 02:21 PM

"Came" (appeared) with anag("pits") -> campsite smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 03:18 PM

Good solve, Rog. Relax with this for a while ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 03:59 PM

Thanks, Cue! smile

Stop note being sent to aristocrat (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 05:51 PM

baronet wave
stop=bar
anag. note
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 05:54 PM

Caught me just as I was about to turn off and go sleep

One belt - still in Cue's wrapping : ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 06:00 PM

Thank you UW. Enjoy your sleep smile

Left country for west coast city (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 08:58 PM

Portland?
port = left; land = country?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 10:17 PM

All yours....===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 66 - 04/17/13 11:12 PM

Merci M'sieu.

Next one posted in Bout#67...