===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/12/13 05:27 PM

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! eek

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 revealing one letter of the answer (in any position) when the question is set, unless the answer is very 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 probably need 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! :bunny:

Next clue:

Judge, we recalled, pointed instrument (4,4) one e
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/12/13 08:02 PM

jew's harp

j = judge
ew = we recalled (reversed)
sharp = pointed

smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/13/13 04:18 AM

Yes indeed, and here is an instrument for you:
===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/13/13 10:13 AM

Thank you, kind sir. smile

Island, for instance, in passageway (10) 1 e
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 08:44 AM

Day 1 hint: direct is "island" smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 12:42 PM

Well, I had to google it to satisfy myself that it exists, but the answer is the island of Corregidor - eg in corridor (for instance in passageway)! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 01:35 PM

passageway makes a cute anagram: seaway gaps
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 03:55 PM

Well solved, Lex! I'll float the belt over to you. ===[**WCF**]=== smile

Interesting anagram, Denis. I'm surprised you didn't make a cryptic clue with it. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 05:29 PM

Thanks again! smile

Both comrades injured, so out of action (4,2,6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/14/13 09:09 PM

hors de combat = both comrades (injured)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/15/13 03:43 AM

I put that one up just for you! (not really, but I thought you might well get there first as it's a French expression) wink

Voici la trophee: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/15/13 04:59 AM

Thanks Lex. Should be LE trophee!

Hide short relatives! (4)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/15/13 05:30 AM

Hide short relatives! (4)

Hide = skin (dir)
short = s
relatives = kin

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/15/13 10:43 AM

Here (made of cowhide): ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/15/13 06:20 PM

Thank you Mr. D

One who is paid to write about beer (8)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/16/13 09:37 PM

re(about)PORTER(beer)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/16/13 10:30 PM

I'll drink to that !!!

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

happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/17/13 12:30 PM

Thanks K.

Drop a story (4)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/17/13 12:56 PM

sag + a smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/17/13 04:24 PM

They will write a saga about you wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/17/13 08:49 PM

Thank you, Denis. smile

Sculpture of horseshoe in condition (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 01:04 AM

statue
horseshoe=U
condition=state smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 09:25 AM

Correct! I'm tossing you the belt. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 09:51 AM

Thank you smile

Blades decapitate pigs (4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 10:39 AM

oars grin

boars - b
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 12:48 PM

Rowing this ===[**WCF**]=== to you now wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/18/13 02:17 PM

Thanx, manx! grin

Fuel it with charged particle combination (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/19/13 12:39 PM

Day one hint: direct is on the right (no e's) wink
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/19/13 02:16 PM

coal it ion
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/19/13 04:22 PM

Denis, that's the right combination to earn you this... ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/19/13 07:46 PM

Merci a lot, Cheryl.
By the way:

I got it in a minute (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/19/13 11:58 PM

mine
minute think
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/20/13 12:25 AM

No; good try!
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/20/13 01:19 PM

Day#1 clue: Manxman was quite close with "mine" !
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 12:37 PM

Day#2 clue: direct = minute; one "e"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 01:51 PM

Mite = something small (minute) - it in me (I)?
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 04:06 PM

Exactement! May be a mite too tight for you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 04:11 PM

Merci bien!

A large butt seen in motor programme (8)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 05:05 PM

calendar grin

a large = al
butt = end
motor = car
seen in = container ind.
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 05:40 PM

Certainly is! smile Here you go:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 09:58 PM

Thanks, Lex! smile

Scenery in wide corridor (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/21/13 10:24 PM

decor (hidden word) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/22/13 07:58 AM

Add this to your decor, manxman! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/22/13 08:12 AM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Genuine lodges share disciplined drill (9)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/23/13 08:10 AM

Clue: 2 e's wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/24/13 07:41 AM

clue #2: direct on the right wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/24/13 03:15 PM

RE hears(share) AL
disciplined = indicator?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/24/13 05:50 PM

Here you are CD ===[**WCF**]=== thumbsup
disciplined is an anagram indicator for share smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/24/13 08:33 PM

Mercy MxM.

Flowers for a couple of kissers, reportedly (6) no "e"
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/25/13 05:33 AM

Tulips (Two lips)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/25/13 01:33 PM

Tiptoe thru the tulips for this: ===[**WCF**]===

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skU-jBFzXl0
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/25/13 11:18 PM

Thanks Den...

Bang bell forged in iron (6)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/25/13 11:39 PM

fringe
f(ring)e wave
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/25/13 11:48 PM

Bang on MxM

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

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/26/13 09:38 AM

Thanks Koala wave

Unblemished fellow gets unruly (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/26/13 11:02 AM

F(ellow) lawless=unruly ?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/26/13 11:17 AM

that's it you outlaw wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/26/13 02:06 PM

Merci Monsieur Hood!

Returning time of "Fighting Time" (6,3)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/27/13 08:59 PM

Late 1st day plus early 2nd day clues:

no "e"

direct = returning time
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/28/13 02:54 PM

OK; 3rd clue:
something that happens in December...
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/28/13 03:01 PM

Good clue wave

Boxing Day smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/28/13 03:25 PM

Oops - too late!
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/28/13 03:58 PM

Boxing this and CANPARing it to you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/28/13 04:15 PM

Thanks CD wave

Run over English general (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/29/13 05:35 PM

1st day clue: 1 e wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/29/13 11:34 PM

wolf(flow; over=indicator)E=English

Da guy who cheated and defeated Montcalm smirk
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/30/13 08:11 AM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/30/13 12:39 PM

Merci M'sieu.

This place goes wild: Mom goes bare! (11)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/30/13 12:45 PM

lol
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/30/13 11:48 PM

GameBoomers (anag)

grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 12:23 AM

On behalf of all of us from Gameboomers: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 01:35 AM

Thanks Den...

Contents of jug - liquidised fruit (4)

smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 03:05 AM

wine (double defnition) ?
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 06:42 PM

No....sorry Bob

cool
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 06:47 PM

ugli (hidden word) grin
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 06:51 PM

A 'beautiful' answer Sherlock.

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

happydance
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 07:20 PM

Thank you, Koala! wave

Ten men traveling around India celebrated (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 07:52 PM

eminent
anag. of ten men + I wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 08:56 PM

Let's celebrate that answer with this. happydance ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 10:08 PM

Thanks Sherlock wave

Box into which scoundrel falls (7)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 05/31/13 11:30 PM

cas(cad)e smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/01/13 12:29 AM

bravo Here you are Pandora ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/01/13 09:07 AM

Thank you, kind sir. smile

Smart questions from a reporter (4)
Posted by: BobH

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/02/13 03:14 AM

neat (direct from smart)

newscaster(reporter) - screws(questions)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/02/13 08:23 AM

wise ; whys=questions ("from a reporter" = indicator)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/02/13 09:32 AM

Denis has it! ===[**WCF**]===

Bob, if "screws" and "questions" were synonyms, yours could work, too. Usually, a word is removed as a whole. To remove the scrambled letters of a word, we'd need to add something to the cryptic. smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/02/13 11:44 AM

Merci, Sue.

I sent substances brewed in containers (4,5,6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/03/13 12:01 PM

Day#1 clue: all 3 words end with "s"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/03/13 09:40 PM

cans tubes steins think
anag.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/03/13 11:02 PM

And that gives you this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/03/13 11:50 PM

Thank you wave

Brown, to a man in Italy (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/05/13 12:32 AM

clue: one e smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/05/13 10:16 PM

TO A STED ?

In case Sted is some Italian name
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/05/13 11:41 PM

no wave

clue: the direct is on the right
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/05/13 11:52 PM

Wild guess...

Inferno???

crazy
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 12:05 AM

Sorry Koala. That's not it wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 12:34 AM

Umberto? grin

umber + to
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 07:37 AM

Well done Sherlock smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 07:40 PM

Thank you, manxman! grin

Tender love returned (4)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 08:02 PM

sore

eros (love) returned

smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 09:17 PM

Have this, returned with love. kissy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 09:54 PM

Awwwww kissy

Can't stand riding Arab horse (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/06/13 11:09 PM

Abhor - hidden word - Ar(ab hor)se

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/07/13 09:35 AM

Sending via magic carpet smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/07/13 08:02 PM

Thank you Panda Sue.

One mostly after dog meat (6)

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/07/13 08:09 PM

mutton wave
dog=mutt
mostly one=on
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 01:13 AM

Mutt-on?...Spot-on

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

happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 08:43 AM

Thank you Koala wave

My group follows a taxi returning to counter (6)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 09:02 AM

a + bac + us

my group = us
taxi = cab
returning = reverse "cab"

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 10:10 AM

That was fast smile
You can count on this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 12:28 PM

Thank you! smile

Girl ran and ran (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 04:24 PM

GAL loped

What a cutie!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 06:37 PM

So are you, Denis! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 08:05 PM

Merci lots.

Score tied, after 6 (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 08:15 PM

seven smile
s+even
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/08/13 10:54 PM

size forty-seven for you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/09/13 10:05 AM

Thanks Denis wave

Switch places casually and unwisely (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/10/13 08:31 AM

early first day clue: no e's wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/12/13 12:13 AM

clue 2: direct is on the right wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/12/13 04:07 AM

Stupidly - stup (puts/places switched) +idly (casually). smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/12/13 08:09 AM

bravo Good one Lex.
Wear with pride===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 68 - 06/12/13 02:04 PM

Thank you! smile

Next clue on new thread.