===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/09/13 03:27 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 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! dance
Next clue:

Frame to French bear's racket (10) - no e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/10/13 02:32 PM

Early first day hint: direct is on the right.
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/11/13 02:22 PM

Second day hints: the bear has a name and you can hear his racket! wink
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/11/13 03:38 PM

hull(frame)a(to in French)baloo(bear's name according to google!)

"Frame a bear's racket" would work same, right?
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/11/13 03:48 PM

Yes it would Denis: "to French" was just an added frill left over from an abortive attempt to clue HUL separately followed by LA (the French).

Baloo is the bear in The Jungle Book.

Frame this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/11/13 04:02 PM

Ya ba da ba doo: thank you!

Commercial treatment of egg gemology? (5,2,4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/12/13 03:52 PM

Day#1 clues: 2 e's, direct not on right!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/12/13 04:07 PM

leggo my eggo grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/12/13 09:12 PM

So I leggo the belt: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/12/13 09:24 PM

Thank you CD. wave

Conservative man entered in list in U.S. city (9)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/13/13 01:25 PM

Rochester = US city - roster (list) containing (entered in) c + he (conservative man). smile

I had to google leggo my eggo to find out what it is: not something making a big impression this side of the water, I think!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/13/13 01:28 PM

That's the city Lex wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 02:40 AM

From a recent paper:

Starts with first of three hags (8) - one e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 05:47 AM

T(hree)WITCHES=hags

Thank you, dictionary.com:
Main Entry: start
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: flinch
Synonyms: convulsion, jar, jump, scare, shock, spasm, turn, "twitch"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 06:56 AM

thumbsup You can take a turn (or perhaps a spell) with this:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 10:47 AM

Thanks Lex; this one will hurt!:

Abdominal twists do fit true guts (10,9) More than 0 e's !
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 11:59 AM

intestinal fortitude grin

abdominal = intestinal
fortitude = anag of do fit true
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 02:08 PM

fortitude your abdominal with this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/14/13 07:21 PM

Thanks, Denis! grin

An eye half open with spasm (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 01:48 AM

Half open = Op + tic (spasm)

smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 10:03 AM

This ought to open your eyes, Koala! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 11:19 AM

Happy birthday, Cheryl!! birthday
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 12:02 PM

Have a nice one Cheryl. birthday birthday
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 01:10 PM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFh-rX_Sfhs

Many more Cheryl kissy
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 02:57 PM

Happy Birthday Cheryl, birthday
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 03:22 PM

Happy Birthday Cheryl! birthday
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/15/13 04:23 PM

Have a good one, Cheryl! birthday
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/16/13 01:07 AM

Thanks...

What dentist used to make doctor sick? (5)

smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/16/13 01:21 AM

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, everyone! I got to spend the day with my sister, so it was a very nice birthday. dance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/16/13 11:57 AM

What dentist used to make doctor sick? (5)

DR(doctor)ILL(sick)

One of cutest crypt I've seen!
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 12:29 AM

Over to you Doc...

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

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 08:51 AM

Merci K.

Leaders chasing 6 bandits (7) pas de voyelles "e"
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 03:11 PM

viKINGS grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 04:50 PM

You deserve vi diamonds: ===[***WCF***]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 08:32 PM

Why thank you, sir! happydance

Mercedes, naked, dancing for shrink (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/17/13 10:29 PM

Love it !!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/18/13 04:53 PM

recede think

M(ercede)s.. naked remove ms
dancing=anag indicator on 'ercede'
direct is shrink
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/18/13 05:37 PM

That's it manxman! grin ===[**WCF**]===
I'm keeping the extra diamonds!!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/18/13 06:29 PM

Thanks Sherlock, enjoy the diamonds smile

One times ten thousand, in fact (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/18/13 09:16 PM

A(one)X(times)IO(ten)M(thousand)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/18/13 11:46 PM

axiom it is CD thumbsup===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 01:49 AM

Is that a fact?! Thanks.

Prophet sounds a bit like a big bad guy! (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 11:36 AM

augur? (sounds like ogre) duh
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 01:35 PM

Right! I did state "a bit like" crazy

===[*WCF*]=== (you kept the other 2 diamonds) lol
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 08:07 PM

OK, then. cry

Tell of it running amok in New York (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 08:16 PM

notify wave
of it anagrammed in N Y
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/19/13 10:10 PM

That's it, manxman. wave And here's a totally intact belt with all the diamonds you deserve!! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/20/13 12:23 AM

Gratitude Sherlock wave

Infielder finally out in last place (8)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/21/13 03:43 AM

last place = basemen T = finally ouT ?

If so, then clue should have infielderS, right?
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/21/13 09:23 AM

Right on both counts smile a typo blush

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/21/13 10:28 AM

Thanks MxM; perhaps you'll get lucky and the
Noodle Wielder will be watching the British Open wink

Matadors always keep behind (6)
Posted by: Helmer

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/21/13 11:11 PM

dorsal = "behind"

"Matadors always" is container, per "keep"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 12:26 AM

OLE Helmer! Here's your belt: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Helmer

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 03:57 AM

Oofda! Dat's a hefty belt!

From booklet of oldies:

Thoughtful writer embraced drunk (6)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 09:13 AM

poLITe smile
Posted by: Helmer

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 03:34 PM

Yes, a timeless poet. Like you, too, Cue!

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 04:08 PM

lol Thanks, Helmer. I do throw a verse now and again.

Unusual covert organization stuck in unending tour (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/22/13 06:07 PM

spe(cia)l wave
covert org=CIA
unending tour = spel(l)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 08:05 AM

Great solve, manxman. I have something special for you ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 08:29 AM

Thank you Cue smile

Saw lame bears cross (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 11:55 AM

maXim grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 12:08 PM

You saw that one Sherlock bravo===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 02:56 PM

Thank you, manxman! wave

Contrive initially to avoid remembering (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 08:00 PM

forge t(o)
Yer getting tricky in your young age, Cheryl!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 08:43 PM

Seems to me that you're the young one, Denis! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/23/13 10:17 PM

Merci a lot.

Omitted the t at end of forfeit (6) no e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/24/13 12:43 PM

Early 1st clue: direct on left

PLUS: I'm not 100% sure it's fully "legal" but
I think it is; so possible I'll get a few lashes!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/24/13 03:18 PM

Cute one, Denis. It reminds me of me! kissy
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/24/13 05:07 PM

forgot (forgo+t) wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/24/13 05:26 PM

Geesh...almost forgot to send you this:===[*WCF*]===

Kept 2 diamonds, which I'm sending to Cheryl !
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/24/13 05:31 PM

Thanks CD. wave

Ape to roam through muck--it's a whole lot better (4,8)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 06:42 AM

Like it!

"Chimp rove" in "mud" -> much improved smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 09:26 AM

Well done UW. wave Here is the much improved belt with new diamonds added. smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 11:49 AM

Shame you should have to add the diamonds yourself, manxman - send the bill to Denis grin

Fellow having a fight won't upset sophisticate (3,5,4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 03:55 PM

man about town grin

man (fellow) + a + bout (fight) + town (anag. of won't)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 04:15 PM

Good one, Cheryl. One improved belt winging its way towards you smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 06:12 PM

Thank you, Rog! wink

Huff and puff about period show (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 08:58 PM

P age=period ANT (pant = huff and puff)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/25/13 10:36 PM

Here you go, Mr. Universe! praise ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/26/13 12:24 PM

Thanks Miss Universe!

Small mass, exactly a byte (5) no "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/27/13 09:00 AM

Day#1 clue: byte = b
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/28/13 08:53 AM

2nd clue: ????b ; ???? = exactly
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 07:16 AM

3rd clue: 1 vowel only, at center
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 08:38 AM

All i can come up with is 'crumb' but no explanation for 'exactly' think A real stumper CD smile

An alternative answer "plumb" smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 11:39 AM

I came up with the same thing, manxman. I could see how a plum would be a small mass, and plumb means exactly, but that's opposite of what's indicated. grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 11:45 AM

Although...I came across these in a dictionary:

plum
Definitions

adjective, adverb
a variant spelling of plumb

and....
plumb
Definitions

noun
1.a weight, usually of lead, suspended at the end of a line and used to determine water depth or verticality
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 12:43 PM

Per dictionary.com:
plumb/plĘŚm/ Show Spelled [pluhm] Show IPA
noun
1. a [small mass] of lead

plumb/plĘŚm/ Show Spelled [pluhm] Show IPA
adverb Also, plum.
5. [exactly], precisely, or directly.

Yer plum correct with plumb MxM: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/29/13 02:28 PM

Thank you CD.

Most clever hints about leader of the territory (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/30/13 02:52 PM

One 'e' wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/30/13 03:26 PM

cutest? grin

cues containing t (leader of the) + t (territory) duh
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/30/13 04:35 PM

Exactly correct Sherlock. This cute belt is all yours smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/30/13 11:11 PM

Thank you, manxman! grin

Iron man and woman (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/31/13 12:53 PM

FEmale

Anutter version:
Male starring in "Iron Woman"!
F emal E
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/31/13 02:22 PM

Good one, Denis. grin

I'd pass on the belt but I never got one from manxman. frown But, I can give you the 2 diamonds you gave me earlier. **
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/31/13 02:27 PM

Sorry Sherlock. I was sure that I pasted it on smile I will just forward it on to CD.

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 07/31/13 02:50 PM

Geeshhhh...never had so much trouble getting MY belt before lol

Missile got hit twice (7) no "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/01/13 12:43 PM

Le hint du premier jour: direct = missile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/02/13 03:12 PM

Day#2 hint: 1111222 ; 1111 and 222 both = hit
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/02/13 03:42 PM

how about shotgun? grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/02/13 04:35 PM

dingbat wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/02/13 05:28 PM

Ding ding! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/02/13 05:41 PM

wave
Smile somehow doesn't make remedy for dullness? (10)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 12:08 PM

grindstone grin

grin + dstone (somehow doesn't)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 12:21 PM

Good one Sherlock. All yours... ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 01:44 PM

Thank you! wink

Gad! One caught in snare with selenium (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 05:33 PM

gad = TRA i P se=selenium
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 07:15 PM

Now you can traipse about in your shiny belt! happydance ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/03/13 08:23 PM

Thanks Cheryl.

On to entanglement #71 !
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/04/13 03:25 AM

One more entanglement and this thread will have a number in common with CD! lol
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 70 - 08/04/13 08:58 AM

So will you send me another BD gift?