===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72

Posted by: CanukDenis

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/01/13 02:18 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 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 one:
Compartment for a few birds (3)


Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/02/13 02:59 AM

Pen ?

crazy
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/02/13 06:03 AM

No happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/02/13 12:51 PM

Day#1 clue: double definition
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/03/13 10:08 AM

pod wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/03/13 10:08 AM

Day#2 clue: one "o"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/03/13 10:12 AM

Looks like we posted at the same time smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/03/13 12:44 PM

Puts you on the PODium: ===[**WCF**]===

pod2
noun
1. a protective compartment, as for an automobile's instrument gauges.
2. a small flock of birds.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/03/13 12:52 PM

Thank you CD wave

Present includes skirt that's not ordered (3,6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/04/13 04:33 PM

clue: one 'e' wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/05/13 12:42 PM

clue: direct is on the right smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/06/13 12:39 PM

clue: 'present' is a verb wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/06/13 01:46 PM

off KILTer
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/06/13 03:25 PM

And the belt is yours ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/06/13 04:31 PM

Merci Monsieur M

"Jack's Delivery Company", for one (3) no "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/07/13 09:25 PM

Day#1 clue: --s
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/08/13 01:55 PM

Day#2 clue: jacks = verb
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/08/13 01:57 PM

ups (UPS?)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/08/13 03:37 PM

They're now delivering this to you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/08/13 04:03 PM

Merci, Denis - the clue helped smile

Team quiet about girl getting extra portion of food (4,4) - 3 vowels
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/08/13 06:51 PM

side dish wave
team=side
di=girl
sh=quiet
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 09:31 AM

One extra portion of belt winging its way, manxman: ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 10:23 AM

Thank you UW wave I will have to loosen the belt smile

Disgrace to make music that is about turning tail (9)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 12:04 PM

HUMiLIATe
HUM = make music
ie = that is
LIAT = turning tail
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 01:01 PM

Correct... wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 03:34 PM

Where's my belt?!
Did you leave it at:

Blackbird Stadium ? (4) no "e"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/09/13 05:36 PM

Sorry CD. It was there before I hit submit but for some reason my computer deleted it.

Put an extra couple of diamonds in it for your pain and suffering smile ===[***WCF***]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/10/13 08:14 AM

Blackbird Stadium ? (4) no "e"

Day#1 clue: one vowel only
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/10/13 03:51 PM

How about:

b+owl
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/10/13 04:06 PM

Wear this around your bowl, esube: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/11/13 09:35 AM

Thanks, CD!

Discovered "All About Eve" on the floor (5)
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 11:19 AM

Hint time?

"on the" is a superfluous connector.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 01:55 PM

L eve L ?

somehow, ALL = LL ?
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 02:34 PM

When ALL is "dis-covered" it becomes LL. I thought you, CD, of all people, would appreciate this.

And here is the belt:

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: esube
When ALL is "dis-covered" it becomes LL. I thought you, CD, of all people, would appreciate this.

I sure do like it!
I thought dis-covered would be removing
from both ends; like LooT = oo

Bulldoze back and forth (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 05:16 PM

Gee, could it be LEVEL? grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 05:27 PM

I'll level with you: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 05:39 PM

Thanks, Denis! smile

Fouled net up with a goober (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 08:21 PM

peanut (anag. net up a) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 09:57 PM

I cleaned the goobers off this for you! zombie ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/12/13 10:30 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Dessert made with only vitamins (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/13/13 12:16 AM

vitaminCvitaminAvitaminKvitaminE ... worth a try!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/13/13 08:06 AM

You can eat your cake and have this too ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/13/13 09:37 AM

Thanks MxM; thanks to google for letting me
know there is vitamin K; thought twas only A to E.

A few short naked women (4)

2 hints: 2 vowels and 2 consonants lol
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 11:21 AM

Day#1 clue: inspired by esube's "dis-cover"
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 12:46 PM

some grin

short = s
naked women = ome
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 02:18 PM

You won't be naked after you put this on, Cheryl! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 02:58 PM

Thanks, Denis. I'm feeling a bit overdressed now! wink

Core of tree apt to produce sound (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 03:04 PM

reliable wave
core of tree=re
apt=liable
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 07:01 PM

Here's your reliable belt! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/14/13 07:14 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Baffled by grass--last came first? (10)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/15/13 08:58 PM

Clue: one 'e' wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/15/13 11:45 PM

BAMBOO(grass)Z(last)LED(came first)

Bamboo — n
1. any tall treelike tropical or semitropical fast-growing grass of the genus Bambusa

Always thought bamboo was a stick!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/16/13 08:18 AM

Can't bamboozle you CD lol

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/16/13 09:46 AM

Merci M'sieu.

Geometric shape without a molding (7) one "e"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/17/13 02:37 PM

Tringle (new word for me) = molding - triangle (geometric shape) without a.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/17/13 02:48 PM

Wear this around your geometric shape ===[**WCF**]===

New word for me too; came across it in a geometry problem...
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/18/13 02:27 PM

Merci bien! smile

One from a recent paper I rather liked:

Revealing article, ought to put in bid (3-3-8)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/19/13 02:40 PM

First day hint: direct is on the left, and the answer contains two es. smile
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/19/13 03:41 PM

off-(the)-(should)er smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 01:00 AM

Spot on - you can cover your modesty with this:
===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 09:22 AM

Thanks, Lex. Like the previous this was in a newspaper puzzle:

Lowest fare ever in coach (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 11:53 AM

steerage wave

st(eer)age
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 11:59 AM

I suppose anybody who wears this:

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

doesn't travel in steerage.
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 04:02 PM

Thank you esube wave

Watching contest addition (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/20/13 08:51 PM

VIE(contest)WING(addition).
Cute!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 11:09 AM

Yes CD, ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 01:46 PM

Thanks...

Hang on for 3 seconds, then take off! (6) 2 "e"'s
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 03:47 PM

cleave grin

3 seconds = c
take off = leave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 08:23 PM

Hang on...it's on its way...===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 10:14 PM

Ok, got it! wink

Tragedy engulfs old people (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/21/13 10:36 PM

aged (contained word) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 12:50 AM

No tragedy in that answer! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 10:18 AM

Thank you Sherlock. wave

Rich man operating saw (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 12:50 PM

RICH = M(man)ON(operating)EYED(saw)
Nice one!
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 01:14 PM

This moneyed belt will make you a rich man.... ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 01:48 PM

Ahhh...merci, merci....

Whipped, it is a rum dessert (8)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 01:58 PM

tiramisu.....Yummmmm......... happydance

anag. of it is a rum
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 03:21 PM

Enjoy your tirasimu while sporting this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/22/13 04:44 PM

Thanks, Denis! grin

Guy's failure getting engine started (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/23/13 05:32 PM

GUY = DUD(failure)E(ngine)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/23/13 06:46 PM

Here's your belt, Dude! wink ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/23/13 08:29 PM

Thanks, Dudette !

Alert! Butane gas up in upper part of Temple (11) two "e"'s
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/23/13 09:26 PM

entablature (anagram) wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/23/13 11:03 PM

Wear this around your upper part ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/24/13 08:14 AM

Thank you wave

Settles for some women's concessions (9)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/24/13 04:01 PM

Ensconces = settles - hidden word smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/24/13 05:05 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/26/13 02:56 PM

Oops, not paying enough attention - apologies, and thanks for the Belt!

Another one from a recent paper:

Scandinavian boy and girl, first to identify evil manipulator (8) - one e
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/27/13 11:54 AM

Sven-gal-i(first) smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/28/13 02:42 AM

thumbsup Manipulate this around yourself:
==={**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/28/13 04:20 AM

Thanks, Lex smile

Writer adjusts score to get round politician (8). One "e"
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/28/13 06:02 PM

composer (writer) wave
politician=mp
round=o
anagram of score around omp
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/29/13 05:15 AM

Perfect explanation! wave

Your prize awaits: ==={**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/29/13 10:33 AM

Thank you UW wave

Performing in "1000th" time (5)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/29/13 01:21 PM

month grin

performing = on
1000th = mth
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/30/13 08:16 AM

bravo well done Sherlock. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/30/13 05:17 PM

Thank you, manxman! wink

Paralyzed friends die horribly (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/30/13 05:26 PM

friends=PALS ied=die (horribly=indicator)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/30/13 05:28 PM

Here you go, Denis! ===[**WCF**]=== You must have been perched just waiting for my post. lol
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 09/30/13 09:08 PM

Merci Cheryl.

Girl's friend wearing suit (7) none of them e's!
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/01/13 01:17 PM

Re-clue:
Girl's friend with ring (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/01/13 03:39 PM

diamond think

double defn
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/01/13 05:33 PM

Yes....diamonds are a girl's best friend! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/01/13 11:03 PM

Yes they are CD. smile

Essentially sixscore? (7)
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/02/13 08:57 AM

vi+tally smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/02/13 06:31 PM

Yes, good one esube thumbsup
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/03/13 09:11 AM

Thanks, manx!. Here's one I wrote for a competition many years ago:

Windows creator more neglectful after hearing's end (7)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/03/13 03:15 PM

Glazier = windows creator - g (hearing's end) + lazier (more neglectful) smile
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/04/13 12:46 PM

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

Well done!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/05/13 05:52 AM

Thank you kindly. smile

It's about time I started crafting a few more clues of my own, but meanwhile here's another borrowed from a recent paper:

Excessive sensitivity and pained expression at home harboured by tragic girl (10) - one e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/05/13 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Lex
It's about time I started crafting a few more clues of my own,

AGREE!!!

Also YOUR turn to start thread for next "Bout...." wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/05/13 03:02 PM

I 'll start a new thread when someone has answered this clue.

I had to let you start Bout 72 as that is your current number! wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/06/13 01:49 PM

First day hint: direct on the left.
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/06/13 02:50 PM

touchiness grin

ouch + in inside tess
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/06/13 03:32 PM

Spot on! thumbsup You can now touch this:
===[*WCF**]===

I am starting Bout 73 on a new thread, so please post your clue there.
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 72 - 10/06/13 04:33 PM

Thanks, Lex! wink