===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67

Posted by: CanukDenis

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/17/13 11:54 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! happydance

Next one:
Minced meat: hit in hamburgers, per number study (11) one "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/18/13 08:39 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/18/13 11:22 PM

Mathematics

Anagram (minced) of meat hit + Macs (hamburgers)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/18/13 11:31 PM

Good solve K! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 01:07 AM

Thanks D!

Something kids learn at school regarding a bell's sound (7)

smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 10:46 AM

reading grin

re a ding
regarding a bell's sound

No school for us today. About a foot of snow instead! frown
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Sherlock
No school for us today. About a foot of snow instead! frown

Is that right! We had that last week.
This week's nice: sunny, warm et al....
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 08:17 PM

Ring-ading-ding!

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

thumbsup
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 09:03 PM

Thanks, Koala! grin

The last of home games (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 09:34 PM

omega
last letter of Greek alphabet
contained in hOME GAmes wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/19/13 09:45 PM

Can't hide from you, manxman! wink ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 09:45 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Check on military supports (10)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 10:51 AM

The last of home games (5)
omega
— n
2. the last of a series

Nice! The direct is obvious, but should there not
be a container clue?
Something like: Last part of home game
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 11:13 AM

rein = check
forces = military
reinforces = supports
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 11:53 AM

all yours CD ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 12:58 PM

Thanks.

It's in quite a high degree (6) one "e"

You get 2 extra diamonds if you also answer:
Noodler is starting an argument (5) one "e"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/20/13 09:23 PM

The noodler 'is Sue' whistle
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/21/13 03:35 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/22/13 10:13 AM

It's in quite a high degree (6) one "e"

Day#2 clue: another vowel: i; -e-i--
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/22/13 01:12 PM

1. zenith think
2. issue smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/22/13 02:26 PM

Nope.

But "issue" correct, of course.
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/23/13 05:21 AM

I keep coming back to the word "verity" being very containing it, but cannot fully justify the answer: "verily" seems to fit the direct, but I cannot see how we arrive at that answer.

Otherwise I'm stumped! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/23/13 09:25 AM

Oh oh! high degree = very, not verity; I goofed frown

Got the word from LeCarre's "Single & Single".

Lex, you deserve the 2 extra stars: ===[***WCF***]===

It's a verity that I deserve the noodle for carelessness...

1000 apologies of which you may have one!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/23/13 02:56 PM

it doesn't do any of us any harm to have the brain cells stretched a little extra by the odd goof (aka Denis)! lol

Actually, you could have used that as a clue in one of those (for me) impossibly intellectual puzzles where clues and/or answers contain deliberate typos.

Reason with star about famous controversy? (5,7) - four es
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/24/13 03:14 PM

"cause celebre"? That popped up right away for me;
cause=reason
is star = celebre in UK?
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/24/13 05:15 PM

I thought you'd probably get it first as it's a French expression!thumbsup

Celeb is the star + re (about).

Herewith the accoutrement: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/24/13 10:54 PM

Ahhh....thanks Lex.

Penalty in 4th race, after false start (4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/24/13 11:31 PM

fine grin

false start = f
in
4th race = e
after = placement ind.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 12:24 AM

Here's a fine belt fer ya: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 06:13 PM

Thank you, sir! wave

Goat said to eat horse feed (4)
Posted by: BobH

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 06:44 PM

Emboldened by my being able to answer in the other thread, here goes...

I think it's Gold but I have one piece that is not fitting.

said to = told

horse feed = oat(s)

eat - remove

Goat + told - oat = Gtold think

What makes more sense is

Goat + (4 letter word starting with s) - oats = THE ANSWER

but I can't come up with a good 4 letter synonym to "said to" that starts with s and when replaced by g makes a word.

Please let me know if this kind of discussion is okay or if I should stick to just trying an answer.

Added: I forgot that the clue must indicate the answer as well so I guess Gold is out. Thanks for bearing with my newbie stumblings.
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 07:08 PM

Bob, you hit on the answer but, your explanation doesn't fit, either one. grin

BTW, the answer is not gold. frown
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 07:19 PM

oats (contained word) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 07:37 PM

That's the one, manxman. But, you know I like hidden words! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/25/13 08:23 PM

Thanks Sherlock wave

Choose to build, employing the other hand (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/26/13 02:21 AM

Choose to build, employing the other hand (5)

Choose = Elect (dir)
to build = erect
employing the other hand = changing (R) to (L)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/26/13 07:31 AM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/26/13 06:38 PM

Many Thanks MxM.

10 ultimately: 1 and 0? (4)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 12:03 AM

10=teN (ultimately=last) ONE = 1 ; NONE = 0
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 01:04 AM

10 outta 10 Big D.

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

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 02:28 AM

Merci K!

Belt will go to whoever answers BOTH:

Blows kisses (6)

Right taste (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 10:16 AM

smacks
smack grin

double defs all around crazy
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 01:35 PM

All yours, with a smack on the nose: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 03:39 PM

Thanks, Denis. grin

Discovered kitty holding ring (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 04:34 PM

found
f(o)und wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/27/13 09:58 PM

I found this for you, manxman! bravo ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/28/13 12:41 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

It's clear one copper left in a right state with tip-off (10)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/29/13 12:30 AM

time for a clue: direct is on the left wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/30/13 12:29 AM

another clue: one e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/30/13 02:40 PM

Articulate = clear - a + r (right) + tate (state with tip off) containing i (one) + cu (copper) + l (left).

Whew, took a bit of deciphering! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 04/30/13 03:34 PM

Well deciphered Lex bravo===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/01/13 01:06 PM

Thank you my good man from Man! smile

Here are a linked pair from a recent paper, both required for the Belt:

1. Man-eater caught tail first in noose - pull your finger out! (4,5) no e

2. Complicated roots and ties for those who never 1. (9) one e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/02/13 02:14 PM

First day hint: the direct for 1 is on the right and the man-eater has no legs, while the answer to 2 would have four legs. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 03:26 AM

Well, on the basis that you must be haring along and solving #2, the next hint is that the first letters of the two word answer of #1 are L and S. wink
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 09:55 AM

Got it! Loo(k shar)p (and "tortoises") - wasted a lot of time trying to make "look smart" work! grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 12:32 PM

What d'heck does it ALL mean?

direct = those who never look sharp (= tortoises)?

But "k shar" (shark, tail first) is cute.
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 12:50 PM

The digit has been extracted, and here is your mantle Rog! grin
===[**WCF**]===

Denis, are you seeking an explanation for the meaning of life? I seem to remember that it is either 42 or a series of Monty Python sketches... lol
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 02:01 PM

Thanks, Lex! smile

Small work managed to attract heavyweight singers (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/04/13 02:15 PM

Very funny, Lex!
I never realised that "1" in 2nd clue meant "clue#1"!
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/05/13 07:00 AM

Early clue 'cos I may be out later - direct is "singers"...
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 04:05 AM

Next clue: 4 parts and an indicator

small/work/managed/to attract (connection indicator plus improved surface)/overweight -> singers smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 07:00 AM

Sopranos - s (small) + op (work) + ran (managed) + os (overweight). As Denis would say, cute! smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 08:35 AM

(Stepping in for Rog)

Well vocalized, Lex! ===[**WCF**]===

smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 09:08 AM

Thank you ma'am! smile

One we liked from a recent paper:

Upset and tired with lungs bursting (10) one e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 09:37 AM

disgruntle
(anag. of tired lungs) wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 10:44 AM

That didn't get you too out of breath! Here you go:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 03:35 PM

Thank you Lex wave

International supporter returned to tie instantly (2, 1, 5)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 04:42 PM

International supporter returned to tie instantly (2,1,5)

International = I
supporter = fan
tie = lash
returned - reversal

I(n a f)lash = instantly
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/06/13 05:41 PM

Cue, you will receive this ===[**WCF**]=== in a flash. wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/07/13 08:13 AM

Thank you, manxman smile

Be quick to make appearance with instrument (4,5)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/08/13 07:30 AM

Day 1 clue: three vowels, no e's

Early Day 2 clue: Direct on left

Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/09/13 07:23 AM

Next Clue: cvvc c(cvcc)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/09/13 09:25 AM

look sharp

looks = appearance
harp = instrument
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/09/13 12:00 PM

Indeed! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/09/13 01:13 PM

Merci M'sieu.

English creator of keys? (3,3)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/10/13 02:08 PM

Day#1 clue:
1st word = synonym of key or hint
Same with 2nd word
So "keyS"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/10/13 03:23 PM

cue tip grin
cue tip is used to put English on the cue ball
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/10/13 04:46 PM

Put some English in this: ===[***WCF***]===
2 extra diamonds for beating Cue to it!!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/10/13 05:42 PM

Thank you CD. wave

Check container inside for bottle (8)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/11/13 04:32 AM

Does "English" in Pool parlance simply mean sidespin, topspin, etc in Snooker terms? It was a new one on me, presumably devised from Billiards originally being known as English Billiards. smile

...after some more googling:
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081112080601AAqYBf5
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/11/13 09:04 AM

I thought it meant sidespin only.

And invented by the English cause they couldn't shoot straight lol
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/11/13 08:53 PM

deCANter = bottle
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/12/13 12:39 AM

you CAN have this CD...===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/12/13 07:40 AM

Thanks MxM.

Ends script in present condition: no action (6) no "e"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/12/13 08:08 AM

Stasis = no action - st (ends script) + as is (in present condition) smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/12/13 04:24 PM

Here's da belt, as is: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 67 - 05/12/13 05:16 PM

Thank you! smile

Probably about time for a fresh thread, so I'll set one up with the next clue.