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===[**CDM**]=== #1307135
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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! eek witch

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, for instance
http://www.gameboomers.com/Garden/CrypticCrosswordTypes.htm and
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/premium/xword/cryptics.html as well as 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.

My own favourite source of crosswords is https://www.ft.com/crossword (free of charge and nicely varied, but not too mind-boggling) and for those who like British Crosswords you may like to try these (which are also free): http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords. English setter John Halpern's website may also be of interest www.johnhalpern.co.uk.

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 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. joy

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:

Story Presley can ruin (10)

Last edited by Lex; 10/02/23 04:11 AM.

Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307159
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Anagram. Presley can = Screenplay


If you can't dance, don't blame the dance floor.
Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307161
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And the family Belt comes your way: ===[**CDM**]=== thumbsup


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307183
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Merci Kev.

Girl born to misrepresent the facts in return.(6)


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307248
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Bringing this up to date.


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307272
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See 'Alterations and Combinations'


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307273
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BODDyZRF6A - nee (born) + lie (misrepresent the facts) backwards (in return) smile

Last edited by Lex; 10/04/23 11:48 AM.

Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307276
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Merci kevin. happydance

All yours.


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307313
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Merci bien mon ami! catrub

Austerity sees nerves shredded (10)


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307334
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Severeness (anagram of sees nerves) 🙈


The best math you can learn is how to calculate the future cost of current decisions.
Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307395
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thumbsup All yours (for a day or two, anyway): ===[**CDM**]===

Last edited by Lex; 10/08/23 02:11 AM.

Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307587
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Thanks, Kevin! wave

Some legal issue about farm production (6)


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Sherlock] #1307644
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Direct on the right. 3 vowels, all different. wink


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Sherlock] #1307729
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What do farms produce? cvcvcv witch


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307730
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silage grin

l[egal is]sue


Netflix needs to stop asking if I'm still watching and start asking if I've switched the laundry over yet
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That's the one, Sue! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Sorry for the delay. It's convention time. UGH!


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Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307906
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Thanks, Cheryl! wave

Mechanics' opera (6)


Netflix needs to stop asking if I'm still watching and start asking if I've switched the laundry over yet
Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1307911
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Carmen lol


To waste one second of one's life is a betrayal of one's self.
I wonder what's on television...?
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You fixed that one quickly, Rog! wave ===[**CDM**]===


Netflix needs to stop asking if I'm still watching and start asking if I've switched the laundry over yet
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Thanks, Sue - one of the few operas I know! lol

Tub overturned so a letdown (5)


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I wonder what's on television...?
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Sorry for the delay...

Direct on the right

Tub overturned so a letdown

Last edited by Urban Worrier; 10/17/23 09:40 AM.

To waste one second of one's life is a betrayal of one's self.
I wonder what's on television...?
Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1308050
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Looks like bathos, give or take a letter (but what's the odd letter between friends...) blackkitty


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1308054
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D'oh! hardwall

Have this wonderdful belt to make amends... ===[**CDM**]=== grin


To waste one second of one's life is a betrayal of one's self.
I wonder what's on television...?
Re: ===[**CDM**]=== [Re: Lex] #1308067
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Thank you: I will treasure it (however briefly...)! catrub

Food to set before a terrible heathen idol (4-2-3-4)

Last edited by Lex; 10/18/23 03:27 AM.

Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

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Anagram of 'to + heathen idol'

Salut Kev.


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