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

Posted By: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/28/19 07:38 PM

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**]=== praise

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! :happydance12:

Next clue to follow shortly.
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 03:18 AM

Thank you Pandora smile

A morsel on a vessel (5) wave
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 01:04 PM

a ort a smile
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 03:20 PM

thumbsup Cue===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 05:18 PM

Thanks, manxman smile

Compress ring time (7)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 08:17 PM

band age
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 09:44 PM

Looks good, Denis. Compress yer gut and band this around it! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/29/19 10:06 PM

Mercy Cue!

Nothing in present state provides relief (5) no e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/30/19 02:33 PM

Direct = provides relief, vvcvc
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/31/19 01:27 AM

nothing = o ; o---- ; ---- = in present state
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/31/19 02:40 AM

O as is

smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/31/19 03:56 AM

You get this as is: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/31/19 04:31 AM

Thanks Den...

Leaves - or doesn't leave (7)

smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 01/31/19 05:46 PM

Remains (almost deserves a penalty for being a Brexit reference!) wink
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/01/19 02:07 AM

Not my answer, sorry Lex.

smirk
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/01/19 03:08 AM

resigns? re-signs grin
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/01/19 03:19 AM

I'll 'leave' this to you Sherlock.

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

happydance
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/01/19 03:38 AM

Thank you, Koala! wave

Rod's hint: Don't move (3,5) 1 e
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/02/19 12:56 AM

Direct on left. 3 vowels total.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/02/19 03:40 PM

cvv ccvcc wink
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/02/19 04:35 PM

cue stick !! Nice ClUE !!

cue = tip, stick = don't move.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/03/19 12:52 AM

Don't move while you wear this, Denis! joy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/03/19 03:45 AM

Thanks Cheryl.

First monk hat worn by Hindu monks (4) no e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/03/19 07:01 PM

Direct on right, 2 indicators
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/04/19 03:51 AM

m--- (first monk); worn = anagram indicator
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/04/19 04:39 AM

Maybe you mean math? grin
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/04/19 05:17 AM

The monks will whistle seeing you wearing this ===[**WCF**]===

Dictionary.com:
math
[muhth]
noun
1:an order of Hindu monks.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/04/19 03:41 PM

Thanks, Denis! wink

Spanish excursion going in a jet? (8) no e's
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/05/19 04:08 AM

Direct on right. No indicators. 3 vowels total. eek12
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/05/19 09:50 PM

sp outing


spout
(verb)
3to discharge,as a liquid,in a jet or continuous stream
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/06/19 02:41 AM

Now, don't go spouting off about wearing this belt, Denis! thumbsup ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/06/19 03:59 AM

Thanks Cheryl...hope you sent it by jet!

Bunch of foxes move in a furtive manner (5) no e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/06/19 06:15 PM

Double def, ccvcc
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/07/19 04:34 AM

skulk wink
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/07/19 04:38 AM

Here ya go FOXy Lady ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/07/19 04:57 AM

Thank you, Denis! kissy

Those who put forward paid pugilists? (11) 1 e
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/07/19 11:54 PM

Direct on left. 4 vowels total, 2 of which are the same. wink
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/08/19 04:44 PM

I think that this must start pro..., but I cannot think of an appropriate word in that letter count... headscratch
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/08/19 06:47 PM

pro pounders ; thanks Lex!!
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/08/19 11:23 PM

You're welcome, I was stuck on protagonists... smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/09/19 04:34 AM

Propounders it is, Denis! wink ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/09/19 04:43 AM

Merci Madame.

Drive bad? Practice! (5) no e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/10/19 07:08 PM

Whoopsee...forgot...generous clues:
ccvcc, direct on right, 1st 2 letters = drive
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/10/19 11:45 PM

dr/ill wink
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 12:38 AM

Practice your drive while wearing this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 01:55 AM

Thank you, Denis! wink

Born and died in want (4)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 07:40 AM

Need = want - nee (born) + d (died) smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 01:05 PM

I imagine you want this, Lex! happydance ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 06:14 PM

Thank you: I certainly do, although I was tempted not to interrupt your rally with Denis! grin

Drunk trembled, wine causing confusion (12)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 06:38 PM

bewilderment : anagram "trembled wine", drunk = indicator

Love them anagrams!!
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/11/19 11:15 PM

Right you are my boy! thumbsup
===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 12:20 AM

Merci Lex.

Answer BOTH for the belt:

Quietly added to superior quality meal (6) 1 e

Superior quality quietly removed from meal (5) 1 e
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 01:08 AM

sup(p)er

supper - p = super

smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 01:39 AM

Super solves! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 02:23 AM

Thanks, Denis. smile

Nothing caught by stargazer, oddly (4)
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 02:40 PM

zero contained word smile
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/12/19 08:41 PM

There's nothing wrong with that answer, manxman. ===[**WCF**]=== wave
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 12:45 AM

Thank you Pandie smile

In cauldron, dump half of rice mixture (9)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 12:54 AM

pot pour ri ; nice one!!
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 02:21 AM

Correct CD thumbsup ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 04:34 AM

Merci M'sieu.

Two French words for bird (6)no e
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 12:30 PM

parrot?? by=par, burp=rot
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/13/19 03:25 PM

Nope; good try!
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/14/19 02:37 AM

MotMot

crazy
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/14/19 02:55 AM

Keerect! Delivered via a Giant Motmot ===[***WCF***]===
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/14/19 03:13 AM

Merci muchly Den.

Roll up and hide at first light (4)


smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/14/19 03:39 AM

fur/l wave
Posted By: Koala

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/14/19 03:57 AM

Unfurl this around yourself Sherlock.

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

thumbsup
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/15/19 01:21 AM

Thank you, Koala! kissy

Fear ruby will be misplaced around Valentine's Day (8)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/15/19 03:01 AM

February happydance
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/15/19 04:03 AM

Here's your Valentine, Denis! kissy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/15/19 12:47 PM

Thanks dahlin' !

"Mothered cheese jug mixture" said Samuel Davis (4,5,3,5) 5 e's
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 03:41 AM

mixture = indicator

Changing it a bit:
"Mothered cheese jug mixture" : Samuel Davis saying (4,5,3,5) 5 e's
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 07:25 AM

Got to be an anagram of mothered cheese jug with just likely to be the first word... headscratch
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 01:05 PM

1st word not just.

Samuel Davis = Sammy Davis Jr. !
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 03:01 PM

Here comes the judge
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 03:55 PM

Ya get da belt bro ===[**HCTJ**]===

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hIcKkKID8k
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/16/19 04:26 PM

It’s machine-washable, but won’t go on the couch? (6, 9) 1 e
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/17/19 10:07 AM

Never knew Sammy Davis took that one over: this was the one I remember.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRS62nccwmw
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/17/19 03:02 PM

On behalf of Remi (has computer problems):
double def
s----- r--------
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 05:50 PM

Remi still unable to sign on...his next clue:

s----k r-------t

1st word: 1 vowel
2nd word: 3 vowels including the e
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 06:10 PM

shrink resistant lol
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 07:24 PM

To you from curly: ===[**WCF**]===

Remi wants to know if it's fully legal...
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 07:37 PM

Thanks for the belt! I think that one was fully legal. I love it when there's a fun twist. grin

Jazz musician's job leads to one musical (4)
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 08:36 PM

Gig i
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/18/19 11:52 PM

You'll hit the right note in this belt, Cue. ===[**WCF**]=== grin
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/19/19 02:22 PM

Thanks, Pandora smile

Eleven toxins initially found in universal beauty treatment (8)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/19/19 03:04 PM

cosm-ET-ic smile
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/19/19 03:49 PM

Here's a beauty of a belt for you, Rog! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/19/19 03:53 PM

Many thanks, Cue! smile


Girl is having small drink, letter from Greece and flower (11) - no Es
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/20/19 07:55 PM

Apologies for the lateness of the hints - only just got home. Extra hints as a penance...

Direct on the right
4 vowels, all the same
Wordplay 4+2+3+2
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/20/19 09:33 PM

MISS is SIP pi (river is a "flower"!)

Uno, due, tre, quattro
Oh what did Missi sip boy
What did Missi sip
What did Missi sip boy
Through her pretty lips
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/20/19 10:17 PM

She sipped a mini soda, she sipped a mini soda....

One belt flowing your way, Denis! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/21/19 12:07 AM

Merci M'sieu.

Crazy dancing is cool (4) no e
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/21/19 01:13 AM

loco wink
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/21/19 02:55 AM

....being forwarded to Minn. by LOCOmotive ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/21/19 03:03 AM

Thanks, Denis, but it might take a little while to get through all the snow we got today. I'll wait..... duh

Agent he negotiated with at that time (4) 1 e
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/21/19 06:31 AM

A classic Sherlock hidden word then! smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/22/19 12:01 AM

Here's your belt then, Lex! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/22/19 06:55 AM

Thank you now! smile

These two for the belt, just because I could not make up my mind:

1. Career he soon abandoned - it offers little competition (3-5,4)

2. What's bust it? An iceberg's fragment (7)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/22/19 03:39 PM

1. One-horse race (anag)
2. Titanic (embedded clue, also an &lit?) - like that one grin
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/22/19 05:07 PM

Glad you enjoyed it: now you can enjoy this:
===[**WCF**]===
thumbsup
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/22/19 05:18 PM

Cheers, squire! smile

Sack has evidence that's non-combustible (9) - one e
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 03:31 PM

fire/proof grin
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 05:07 PM

Thanks, Cheryl - saved me having to come up with a hint! lol ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 08:11 PM

Anything I can do to help, Rog! wave

Wavering badly in the holidays (11) no e's
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 09:51 PM

VAC ill ATION woozy
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 09:55 PM

The belt is on its way to you by dogsled. It's about the only way to get around right now! winter ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/23/19 10:58 PM

Thanks Cheryl...lotsa white stuff here also!

Serious one makes funny face (7) 1 e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/24/19 10:53 PM

Direct on right, vowels = a,e,i (not in that order!)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/25/19 06:34 AM

Grimace = funny face - grim (serious) + ace (one) smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/25/19 01:00 PM

Nothing grim about wearing this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/25/19 05:41 PM

I am mirg to receive it. happydance

Two for the Belt to test your zoology with a total of seven vowels between them but made up of only two different vowels:

1. Beast Adam learns about (10)

2. Asian animal's sweep blocking return of viper (3,5)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/26/19 12:41 AM

1. salamander (anag. of adam learns)
2. Red Panda (pan in adder reversed) joy
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/26/19 06:23 AM

No need to pander to you! thumbsup
===[**WCF**]===

Next clue on new thread please.
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