===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 03:36 PM



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! 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!

The current incumbent, Sherlock will be posting the next clue shortly...
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 04:34 PM

smile Leave out nothing at tech school (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 06:20 PM

omit wave
nothing=o
tech school=MIT
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 09:21 PM

Don't omit this from your wardrobe, manxman! ===[*WCF**]===
grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 11:11 PM

Thank you Sherlock wave

Loss of 20% of money in America (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/06/13 11:37 PM

LOSS = M(20% of money)IN(in)US(America)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/07/13 08:42 AM

CD thumbsup Here's the belt minus a couple of diamonds grin ===[*WCF*]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/07/13 09:02 AM

Thanks MxM; 2 diamonds is 50%, not 20% !

Hang Jack's pictures (6) no e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/08/13 08:29 AM

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

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/09/13 09:53 AM

pinups

hang-pin
jacks-ups
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/09/13 11:22 AM

PIN this UP your waist, Cue: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/09/13 12:41 PM

Thanks, Denis smile

Dotty, Sue, Pearl, Joy (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/10/13 08:40 AM

pleasure (anag. of sue pearl) wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/10/13 11:09 AM

Nothing dotty about that answer, manxman. This is for you with all diamonds restored ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/10/13 05:47 PM

Thank you Cue wave

See me eat about 100 iodine pills (8)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/10/13 06:06 PM

medicine grin

me di(CI)ne
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/10/13 11:53 PM

Perfect Sherlock thumbsup This belongs to you ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/11/13 12:15 AM

Thanks much, manxman! happydance

Ordinary man, nude, getting dressed (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/11/13 11:49 AM

ordinary = mundane = man nude (anag)

QUICK: send me the belt so I can get dressed !
Posted by: soot

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/11/13 12:40 PM

Oh my blush
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/11/13 05:09 PM

Sorry, my school doesn't get out until 3pm. Hope you didn't catch cold. Here ya go! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/11/13 08:08 PM

Thanks Teach!

Irishman yelled "CAROM!"(8) one e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/12/13 08:55 PM

Irishman = sounds like 1st + last name of an Irishman
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/12/13 10:00 PM

ricochet (Rick O'Shea) smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/13/13 04:39 AM

On behalf of Sir O'Shea: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/13/13 09:15 AM

Thank you Denis wave

Miser takes musical instrument with endless suffering (8)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/14/13 06:41 PM

Belated clue (sorry)

No 'e's wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/15/13 01:55 PM

clue: direct is on the left
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 01:47 AM

HARPagon

Is this legal?
Panda Sue, Denis, Lex - thoughts please?

crazy
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 07:25 AM

Good Koala wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 09:17 AM

Well, Harpagon is a ficticious miser, even if
dictionary.com only shows:
Harpagon
Har"pa*gon\, n. [L. harpago, Gr. ? hook, rake.] A grappling iron. [Obs.]

Not sure, but I believe that since a miser, but
not a definition of miser, then this is required:
Miser, for one, ...

Pretty sure I got a taste of the wet noodle for
a similar sin(s) in the past !!
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 09:55 PM

OK....back to the easy ones...

Stylish haven in the outskirts of Sydney (6)

smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 10:54 PM

SydneY
SportY ; port = haven
Posted by: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 10:59 PM

Well 'spotted'.

===[**WCF]===

happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/16/13 11:38 PM

Thanks K

Position of Great Circle (6) no "e"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/17/13 03:34 AM

Looks fine to me: what issue do you have with it?
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/17/13 03:36 AM

Looks fine to me: what issue do you have with it?

(Belated reference to Harpagon with limited smartphone access)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/17/13 11:15 AM

Position of Great Circle (6) no "e"

Day#1 clue: Great = g
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/17/13 12:05 PM

g+round smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/17/13 08:45 PM

Position this around your great circle, esube ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/18/13 08:55 AM

I am trying to reduce the greatness of my great circle these days!

Another one from the Times that I liked a lot:

Diva is in bookshop, erasing errors (5,6)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/18/13 11:43 AM

opera singer (hidden) grin
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 09:16 AM

That's it! Sorry I'm late, but here you are!

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

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 11:30 AM

Thanks, esube! grin

Uninitiated inclination to cast a spell (7)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 12:13 PM

(p)ENCHANT
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 04:57 PM

Hope you're enchanted with this, Denis! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 07:29 PM

Thanks Cheryl.

Uninitiated ink thread hard to read (2,3,4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 07:36 PM

in the dark wave
anag.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/21/13 08:51 PM

Wear this "in the dark" ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 08:53 AM

Thank Denis wave

Stop covering center of the church area (7)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 09:24 AM

c(h)ancel

stop = cancel
covering - container
center of t(h)e
church area - direct
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 09:44 AM

thumbsup well done Cue, and speedy too smile

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

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 11:13 AM

Thanks, manxman smile

Athlete fired by club! (4,6)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 01:51 PM

Shot putter lol
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 04:40 PM

Yep! Here ya go, Rog ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 04:58 PM

Thanks, Cue!

Humiliation in a cellar (9)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 05:06 PM

a/basement grin
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 05:37 PM

8 minutes - pretty pacey, Cheryl! smile

One belt, as required: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 08:10 PM

Thanks, Rog! grin

Driver is right going around end of dike and taking two lefts (9)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 08:33 PM

PROP(dik)e ll(2 lefts) ER
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/22/13 10:00 PM

Put this right around your waist, Denis! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/23/13 12:03 AM

Merci bocups.

Booted pail went up (4) 1 "e"
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/23/13 08:49 PM

Day#1 clue: double definition
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/24/13 12:53 PM

2nd clue: 2 vowels; other one is an "i"
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/24/13 03:38 PM

Died = kicked the bucket (booted pail) or ascended into heaven (went up), but what if he/she went the other way?? eek
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/24/13 04:20 PM

Dontya go up first...then told to go down...like all UKers lol

You've been dying (both ways!) to wear this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/26/13 02:29 AM

I certainly have - gratefully received! wink

Here are two (not connected apart from each answer containing one e) from a recent paper which amused us, one of them giving Brits an advantage:

1. Middle aged and single (5-4)

2. Penny's relationship with Bob near to end of engagement produced drama (7,5)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/27/13 02:28 AM

First day hints:

1. Double definition.

2. Direct on right, a drama title.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/27/13 06:07 PM

Finally cracked number 1 (I think):

1. Forty-five (as in a 45 rpm single)

2. 1/12 (12 pennies in a bob) + nigh (close to) + T (end of engagement) -> Twelfth Night

Love that second one! praise
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/28/13 05:02 AM

Glad you liked it, Rog! smile Here is your just dessert:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/28/13 10:56 AM

Thanks Lex - I'll use it to stop my trees blowing over!

Stupid woman is after one of the ears (7)
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/29/13 03:51 AM

Day 1 clues - direct on the left and the woman's name was Diana...
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/29/13 07:34 AM

idiotic grin

woman = di wink
one = i
after = placement indicator
of the ears = otic
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/29/13 01:17 PM

Good solve, Cheryl smile One "one-size fits all" belt coming at you:

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

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/29/13 10:31 PM

Thanks, Rog! grin

Dresser gets to keep fabric (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/29/13 11:39 PM

serge (contained word) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 07:47 AM

Dress yourself up with this, manxman! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 08:03 AM

Thank you Sherlock.

Angler wrongly provided with a kind of tank (9)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 09:55 AM

fisherman

wrongly provided if<>fi
kind of tank - sherman
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 03:11 PM

You hooked on to that one Cue smile and this is what you caught ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 04:06 PM

Thank you my good man! grin

Magic bear has unending blubber after craving (10)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/30/13 06:36 PM

W itch cr(y) AFT grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/31/13 07:40 AM

A magical answer, Cheryl smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/31/13 08:15 AM

Thanks, Cue! wave

Finish one year with sweetie pie (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/31/13 10:03 AM

finisH ONE Year
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/31/13 05:38 PM

Here you go, honey! kissy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 10/31/13 08:29 PM

Thanks Sweetie Pie!

Roll first two dice in order (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/02/13 10:55 AM

Day1 and day2 clues:
one "e"
direct is on right
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/02/13 02:38 PM

Edict = order - anagram (roll) of t (first two) + dice smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/02/13 02:55 PM

In ORDER to hold up yer pants: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/02/13 06:54 PM

Useful - thank you! smile

Sprout fur around a time after midnight (9) - two es

Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/03/13 02:12 PM

First day hint: direct on left.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/03/13 03:47 PM

G(mid niGht)ERMIN at E (ermine = fur)
at = a t(ime)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 08:47 AM

Just fur you you to grow into:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 09:59 AM

Thanks Lex.

Assume (in the French spirit) (4)
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 11:02 AM

Given that it's Denis, it is not impossible that the answer is:

L(OK)E

an alternative spelling of LOKI, the Norse spirit of mischief. Also 'assume' has to = OK.

This clue would be worth multiple wet noodles, but as I said, it's Denis smile smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 12:50 PM

That would be mischievious grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 02:41 PM

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
I smell smoke in the auditorium
Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
He's a clown, that Charlie Brown
He's gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
Why's everybody always pickin' on me????????????? cry

Guys, I'd NEVAH stoop THAT way crazy

Esube, you are very close...to solving a cryptic gem razz
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 03:12 PM

I'll try elan

French in = en
French the = la

assume = container indicator?

crazy
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Pandora
I'll try elan
French in = en
French the = la
assume = container indicator?

No happydance
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 05:19 PM

Okay, how about L(IF)E? smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 08:20 PM

Yes cry

Here's your LIFE-belt: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 09:15 PM

I'll thank esube for throwing me that line. grin

Aaaahhhh, little belt, come to Mama! I haven't seen you for a while.

A deadly sin? Yes (6)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/04/13 11:58 PM

agreed smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/05/13 11:59 AM

I'll agree that this belt belongs to you! wave

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

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/05/13 03:08 PM

Thank you Pandora. It's a little tight though lol

Complains about article showing women in Hawaii (7)
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/05/13 03:41 PM

w(a)hines smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/05/13 06:04 PM

All yours esube wave
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/06/13 11:20 AM

Thanks!
Esube's story of middle school:

Self-respect eliminated in gym class (5)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/06/13 04:11 PM

P rid E ; PE = gym
Posted by: esube

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/07/13 08:32 AM

Take pride in this!
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 73 - 11/07/13 11:31 AM

Merci M'sieu...

.....next one on Bout#74!