===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt

Posted by: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 10/29/17 02:31 AM

welcome By way of reminder, the object of this game is to solve (and briefly explain) 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 too far from the pure path beware the scourge of... Pandora's WET NOODLE! scared wavegirl

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!

For those unfamiliar with crossword clues who want to give it a try, there is plenty of guidance online and a quite entertaining and instructive book (not just for beginners) available from amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Times-Crack-Cryptic-Crosswords/dp/0007546521/ref=dp_ob_image_bk and no doubt elsewhere, and for those who like British Crosswords you may like to try these (which are free): http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords.

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 18 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 crazy , you should consider revealing one letter of the answer 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 should 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! bunny

Next clue:

Bans partner's parents after divorce? (7)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/29/17 09:11 AM

outlaws smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/29/17 11:09 AM

Here you go: ===[**WCF**]=== thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/29/17 03:37 PM

Ta. wave

German/French sculptor/American actor (6)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/29/17 06:40 PM

G/Rodin grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/29/17 11:58 PM

wave2 correct Sherlock===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/30/17 10:57 PM

Thanks, manxy! wave

Nanny runs off with me at last (5) 1 e
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 10/31/17 12:41 PM

nurse

runs off = nurs
m(e) at last

wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 11/01/17 12:01 AM

You can run off with this around your waist, Cue! ghost ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 11/01/17 07:31 AM

Many thanks, Cheryl smile

Hearing reveals pumpkin was stabbed! eek (5)
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - Bout 126 - 11/01/17 04:40 PM

Hmmm...thought this one was pretty straight forward unless I've done something noodle-worthy eek
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/02/17 02:37 AM

Gored = stabbed - sounds like gourd (hearing pumpkin) smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/02/17 07:36 AM

Good one, Lex. Stick this on ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/02/17 02:06 PM

Gourd?! This French kid nevah heard that word;
if you'd have ask me what it meant, I probably
would have said "an overeater"; from the French
word "gourmand" smile
Makes for a good(?) crypt: man dressed as a pumpkin!!
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/02/17 06:38 PM

Thank you Cue. smile

Denis, my French dictionary tells me gourd = calebasse.

God beset by prayer for large number (8) - one e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/03/17 01:01 PM

Direct on right, answer starts with a consonant and ends with a vowel. blackkitty
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/03/17 03:48 PM

pleTHORa
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 03:00 AM

You Thorily hammered that one! thumbsup
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 11:34 AM

A plethora of thanks Lex.

Short teacher for French (4) aucun e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 01:06 PM

prof
pro+f wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 01:37 PM

PROliFic solve deserves ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 07:14 PM

Merci CD wave

Name the object left in hollow tree (5)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 07:52 PM

title

the object = it
left = reverse
hollow tree = te

wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 09:58 PM

Hey, hecka nice solve Sue!!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/04/17 10:25 PM

Thank you, Denis! grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/05/17 02:47 AM

Good solve, but there is no reverse. smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/05/17 07:42 AM

Uh oh! You're right, Lex. It's t(it)(l)e. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/05/17 04:32 PM

Well done Pandora. You have earned the title Master Cryptic Solver and you get to wear this as your reward ===[**WCF**]=== smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/05/17 05:38 PM

Nice title, manxman, but I think I have to share it with Lex. lol

Rock singer quit (6)

Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/06/17 02:44 PM

Direct on right smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/06/17 03:00 PM

resign

rock "singer" smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/06/17 06:17 PM

You'll rock this belt, Cue! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/07/17 07:25 AM

Thanks, Pandora urock

Reportedly, globular pestilence first found in recess area (10)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/07/17 09:32 PM

playground (sounds like plague round) grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/08/17 09:14 AM

You'll be the talk of the playground sporting this, Cheryl ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/08/17 08:51 PM

Thank you, Cue! I'm always the talk of the playground! kissy

Moving out of limbo bursting with energy (6) 1 e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/09/17 12:23 AM

mobile (limbo+e)anag. smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/09/17 07:49 AM

Try doing the limbo wearing this, manxman! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/09/17 08:06 AM

Now that would be a funny sight to see Sherlock lol

Cart pulled back a distance (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/09/17 12:07 PM

dray (yard)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/10/17 05:50 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/10/17 07:12 PM

Merci M'sieu.

Wheels with suitable French element (6) no e, 2 vowels
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/11/17 12:27 PM

Direct on right; there's a slang word in there!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/11/17 12:53 PM

car/bon happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/11/17 01:16 PM

Here's a bonbon for you Cheryl: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/11/17 05:51 PM

Mmmmmmmm! Thanks, Denis!

Defamation of a person is wrong (9) 1 e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/11/17 08:47 PM

aspersion (anag.) wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/12/17 11:33 AM

Casting the belt your way, manxman! bravo ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/12/17 12:15 PM

Thank you Sherlock smile

Boy has empty little dipper (5)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/12/17 12:51 PM

Ladle = dipper - lad (boy) + le (empty little) smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/12/17 06:01 PM

What took you so long Lex lol ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 01:53 AM

Thank you. smile

A pair of shorts for the Belt, and not an e in either of them:

1. Animal found in alarming numbers (3)

2. Old bird making endless lament (3)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 07:48 AM

1. gnu (hidden word)
2. moa(n) wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 11:49 AM

You can have a gnother turn with the Belt: ===[**WCF*]=== thumbsup
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 09:37 PM

Why, thank you, Lex! wave

Our DNA has mutated backwards (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 10:23 PM

our dna = around
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 10:43 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/13/17 10:59 PM

Yer wish is my command!

Two strikes using screwball (7) no e
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/14/17 07:21 PM

Direct on right, cvcccvc
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/14/17 11:21 PM

ding/bat lol
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/14/17 11:28 PM

You dinged that one Cheryl ===[**WCF**]===

Could have been: Two hits by Edith Bunker!
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/15/17 12:27 AM

Thanks, Denis! wink

Undecided about getting chilled (4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/15/17 10:01 PM

Wow, I didn't expect this one to still be unsolved! smirk

Direct on right.
2 indicators.
1 e
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 12:51 AM

Iced = chilled - reverse container clue (about getting) smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 07:43 AM

That's the one! bravo Here's your belt. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 12:51 PM

Thank you kindly! catrub

Super-vile, possibly (9)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 01:34 PM

Ahhhh...an @lit!?
supervile = repulsive (possibly = indicator)??
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 02:49 PM

Just put there for you to pulverise! wink
===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/16/17 04:33 PM

Merci M'sieu!

Gone out West (4) took one e along...
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/17/17 01:17 PM

double definition; cecc
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/17/17 05:51 PM

left think
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/17/17 07:33 PM

...and you're left with this gem ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/17/17 08:21 PM

Merci CD wave

Dwelling in manor, I pay rent (3)
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/18/17 02:07 AM

Rip = rent - container clue (dwelling in) smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/18/17 11:40 AM

One belt for rent Lex...===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/19/17 03:08 AM

Thank you: tenancy accepted (probably only by the hour)! smile

Two for the belt, one e in each:

1. Bass, perhaps, ditching river for burn (5)

2. Hype for unknown river flowing through 1 (7) - slang alert
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/19/17 05:22 PM

Direct on right for 1 and left for 2. blackkitty
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/19/17 07:28 PM

1. singe(r) wink

Still working on #2
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/20/17 05:12 PM

So far so good...now inject two more letters... wink
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/20/17 05:50 PM

s(y)(r)inge crazy
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 01:31 AM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 06:51 PM

Thank you, Kevin! grin

Unlikely reason to impound instrument (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 07:40 PM

unlikeLY REason (impound = indicator)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 07:43 PM

You can wear this while playing your lyre, Denis! hamster ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 07:56 PM

Merci Cheryl: now I know what a lyre is !

Notwithstanding, I post fine crypts (2,5,2) 1 e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 08:20 PM

in spite of (anagram) wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/21/17 10:33 PM

In spite of jealous neighbors, wear this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/22/17 08:19 AM

thank you

Articles in Spanish trains (3) wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/23/17 08:12 AM

one solitary e wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/23/17 12:30 PM

els wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/23/17 11:49 PM

wave2 Sherlock ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 10:25 AM

Thank you, Manxman! wave

Solid ledge to hold loaf (4)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 01:05 PM

solID LEdge ; IDLE = LOAF
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 04:44 PM

Can't fool you, Denis! turkey ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 08:08 PM

Merci beaucoup Cheryl.

Task for penitent one? (3) no e
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 08:30 PM

Job (double def'n)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 10:09 PM

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/24/17 11:40 PM

Weave baskets, beginning incursion (5) wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 03:47 AM

Braid = weave - b (baskets beginning) + raid (incursion) smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 10:12 AM

Correct one Lex wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 12:04 PM

Thank you MxM. smile

Book accommodation with credit, and transport for Halloween (10)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 04:23 PM

(B)(rooms)tick happydance
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 05:15 PM

Fly away with this: ===[**WCF**]=== blackkitty
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/25/17 06:50 PM

Thanks, Kevin! grin

Here's one I saw recently that had me thinking:

Artist has cement on inventory (9) 1 e
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/26/17 04:31 PM

Direct on left. 3 vowels total, none the same. kissy
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/26/17 11:15 PM

cvccvcvcc wink
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/27/17 11:32 AM

cacce/cicc grin
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/27/17 12:26 PM

pastelist. paste=cement, list=inventory.

Tough one, even Denis said so.
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/27/17 12:36 PM

Yes, very tough, Curly! crazy Here's your artist of the year award! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/27/17 01:09 PM

Thanks Cheryl.

Hat for a gangster.(4) no e's
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/27/17 06:58 PM

hood wave
Posted by: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/28/17 02:35 AM

All yours mxm. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/28/17 08:14 AM

thank you curly wave

Team moves, taking shot (4)
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/29/17 05:04 PM

no e's wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/30/17 08:18 AM

direct is on the right wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/30/17 01:39 PM

Ahh.....slapforehead Don't have time to tend the thread so I won't post. Nice smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/30/17 06:24 PM

Ta Cue wave vccv
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/30/17 07:27 PM

ammo (hidden word) wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 11/30/17 09:20 PM

Well done Sherlock wave2 ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/01/17 01:14 AM

Nifty! smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/01/17 07:41 AM

Thank you, manxman! wave

Tied after turning back the French soccer team, maybe (6)
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/01/17 12:30 PM

Hmmm...ELeven (11 players on field in soccer?)
EL = LE(the) in reverse
even = tied
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/01/17 09:51 PM

This will look fabulous tied around your waist, Denis! grin ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/01/17 10:56 PM

11 thank you's Cheryl!

Smiles after short talk on feelings, maybe (8) no e's
Posted by: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/02/17 11:21 AM

chagrins wave
short talk = cha(t)
smiles = grins
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/02/17 12:35 PM

This shouldn't cause any chagrins ===[**WCF**]===
Posted by: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 12/03/17 06:50 AM

New thread coming up: please post the next clue there. smile