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===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue chain #1190814
07/08/19 10:13 AM
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Sadly we lost our good friend Denis Borris (aka CanukDenis) on 27th June and we already miss his irreverent and clever puzzles and comments. He was a long time contributor to GB, especially here in the Garden, and one of the originators of this game. We have therefore decided to mark his passing by renaming the World Clue Federation Championship Belt as the CanukDenis Memorial Championship Belt and hope all of you (and especially his brother Curly and sister OrleansBelle) will approve. catrub


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 and https://www.ft.com/crossword.

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, and 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.

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

The weighty trophy to be passed to whoever solves your clue is the jewel-encrusted CanukDenis Memorial Championship Belt
===[**CDM**]=== praise

This thread is so named in honour of our late dear friend Denis Borris (aka CanukDenis) who was an ever cheerful and quick-witted presence on this forum, posting many an iffy crypt just to stir the pot, and intrigued by all things linguistic, mathematical and beyond.
RIP CD - we hold you in our hearts as we play on!
urock

next clue to follow shortly...

Last edited by Lex; 08/18/19 12:49 PM.

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1190816
07/08/19 10:26 AM
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Great idea, Urban Worrier! Great execution, Lex. It's only right to honour Denis. smile


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1190817
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Excellent idea Lex. Every time I enter the Garden I have fond memories of Denis. This change will ensure that we remember Denis as a supreme problem solver and clue setter. thumbsup


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1190820
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Here we go, for the new Trophy:

Denis Borris initially a Cardinal? - Could be this type of fast mover! (5,6) wink (edited)

By the way, it was (Urban Worrier) Rog's splendid idea to use the WCF as our memorial to Denis! bravo

Last edited by Lex; 07/09/19 12:49 AM.

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190821
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Great idea. I am very impressed by this decision. Thanks a million guys. thanks bravo


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190822
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What a lovely gesture. Greatly appreciated.


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190845
07/08/19 05:42 PM
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Super idea UrbanWorrier! Most outstanding execution Lex! You guys ROCK!! urock


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190860
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Seems like a very fitting tribute to me, too. Bravo smile

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190869
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Early hints for the clue (which appropriately is probably noodle-worthy!): direct on the right vccvc cvccvc smile

NB clue slightly edited

Last edited by Lex; 07/09/19 12:49 AM.

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190922
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This is a hint car


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190939
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What still no takers?? Think of James Bond, and forget about religious cardinals smile


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190941
07/10/19 01:25 AM
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Denis would have been proud of the dodginess/deviousness of this one:

Aston Martin (DB + a cardinal number - DB4, DB5 etc) grin


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190942
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Hi Rog, it is correct you are, and I am glad you approve!
Here is your pristine new Trophy:
===[**CDM**]===

Not only should you keep it well polished, but you probably need to watch out in case Denis's ghost nicks it (or at least the sparkly bits)... lol

Last edited by Lex; 07/10/19 01:53 AM.

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190949
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rotfl rotfl rotfl

I'm honoured, Lex!

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190950
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Congrats Rog, you won the first CDM game. thumbsup bravo


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190963
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thanks


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1190989
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Wow, I am impressed!!!!


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191019
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Direct on the right, one indicator, wordplay 3+5...


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191026
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parmesan (par + “means” anagrammed)

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191029
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Nice one, Demosthenes - one lovely belt with all sparkly bits present and correct! ===[**CDM**]=== grin


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191145
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It is a truly lovely one. grin

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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191243
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&lit, 3 vowels, no e's

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191253
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moribund?

nearly dwelling = rib (nearly crib)
grave = mound

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191256
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A perfect solve! grin Take good care of this: ===[**CDM**]===

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== crossword clue game [Re: Lex] #1191267
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Thanks, Demosthenes. smile

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