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

Posted By: Lex

===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/26/19 06:27 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**]=== 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! dance

Next clue to follow shortly.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/27/19 12:30 AM

Thank you, Lex! wave

All there is in this anesthetic (4)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/27/19 02:49 AM

thiS ANEsthetic

all there = sane !!

We're all here because we're not all there evil
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/28/19 02:10 AM

Here's your belt, Denis. I promise it's all there! thumbsup ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/28/19 03:43 AM

Thanks Cheryl.

Stirring sour-sour gin sour (7)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/28/19 06:13 PM

Direct =stirring, 3 vowels, 2 indicators
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/28/19 06:34 PM

Presumably rousing, being gin sour reversed or anagrammed with sour as indicator, but why sour-sour? headscratch

If two separate indicators, presumably one is for gin and one is for sour, but I am not sure what that does to improve the clue.
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 02/28/19 09:53 PM

sour-SOUR: ROUSing : sour is indicator, rearranging SOUR to ROUS

Nothing sour-sour about this belly wrapper: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/01/19 06:22 AM

à votre santé! smile

Frolic about in retro vacation (6)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 12:07 AM

cavort (hidden word reversed) dance
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 06:14 AM

thumbsup

===[**FCW**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 03:42 PM

Thanks, Lex! At least it'll look right as I'm admiring myself in the mirror. kissy

Clumsy writer turned around in it (5)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 05:10 PM

I-nep-t smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 06:53 PM

Here you go, Rog. I fixed it. No inept belt for you! wave ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 09:26 PM

Thanks, Cheryl! smile

A group on leave (7) - no Es
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 09:56 PM

a band on !!
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 10:16 PM

Feel free to wear this with abandon, Denis! smile :===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/02/19 11:42 PM

Merci Rog.

Arrest last cross carrier (4) no e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/03/19 01:09 PM

direct = arrest, 1 indicator
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/03/19 09:43 PM

Big hint: cross = T
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/03/19 11:19 PM

bus/t thumbsup
Posted By: CanukDenis

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

Being delivered by The Ottawa Bus Lines: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/04/19 11:15 PM

Thank you, Denis! wave

Lots of hemorrhoids (5)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/04/19 11:29 PM

lol
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/05/19 11:22 PM

Double def. whistle
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 12:28 AM

I knew it was "piles" as soon as I saw it !!
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 12:41 AM

Denis, it seems you're as familiar with hemorrhoids as you are with this belt! lol ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 07:23 AM

I also knew but thought I would let someone else display his/her unfortunate medical knowledge! lol
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 01:49 PM

Thanks Cheryl.

In gay Paris, starts with a pill (7) no e
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 05:08 PM

aspirin ("in" starting with anag ("gay") of "Paris" smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 07:46 PM

Take a pill and wear this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/06/19 08:20 PM

Thanks, Denis!
With luck, this might cause the odd headache:

Biscuit on pamphlet revealing food processing layout (9,5) - two e's
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/07/19 07:22 AM

Digestive tract smile
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/07/19 01:48 PM

Good one, Lex - one belt being fast-tract to the IoM lol ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/07/19 04:54 PM

Thank you UW: I did have to cudgel my brains somewhat to come up with tract, but the biscuit had to be digestive! smile

Fought against mineral racket once (10) - four vowels of which two are e
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/08/19 07:55 AM

Direct on the right cvcccvcvcv catrub
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/08/19 10:36 PM

Wordplay 7 + 3 grin
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 12:02 AM

battledore duh (Never heard of this before.)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 12:56 AM

Neither have I. What's the purpose of "once"?
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 02:58 AM

Denis, I took it as "used to be", or "once" was a racket. I've never heard the term so I'm just guessing. wink
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 11:48 AM

Correct on both counts missy! thumbsup

If had foxed me until I remembered it being an old word for shuttlecock and then found that it was also once the name for a badminton racket.
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 01:10 PM

Ahhh....I see....good guess Cheryl!!
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/09/19 11:54 PM

Many thanks! yes

Pet vomits a green plant (5) 1 e
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/10/19 11:04 PM

Direct on right. Just the one vowel. thumbsup
Posted By: CCbomber

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/11/19 07:11 AM

cress (caress - a)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/11/19 07:12 AM

Our cat vomits grass, which is a green plant, but I cannot otherwise justify that answer...! lol

(first piles, now pet vomit: is this a reflection of what is going on in the Sherlock household?)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/11/19 11:57 PM

Good answer, ccbomber! bravo ===[**WCF**]===

Lex, just looking for some comic relief in between the shoveling and snow blowing! Spring will come, won't it? lol
Posted By: CCbomber

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/12/19 12:32 AM

Thanks, sherlock!

Goose who dances in the calaboose (8)
Posted By: CCbomber

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/12/19 03:45 PM

Direct on the right, no e
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/12/19 04:39 PM

hoosegow (anagram of goose who)
Posted By: CCbomber

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/12/19 05:10 PM

Wear this on your next trip to the slammer!

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

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/12/19 07:26 PM

Nice fit! yes

One candy lover is cheesy mother of all munsters (6,2,5)
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/13/19 02:06 AM

Yvonne de Carlo !! anagram of "one candy lover"
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/13/19 11:26 AM

Nothing cheesy about that answer, Denis smile ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/13/19 12:44 PM

Merci Cue.

Execute mother in field (6) no e
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/13/19 07:02 PM

do MA in ?? Execute = do in ??????
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/13/19 09:17 PM

Yepper! ===[**WCF**]===


do in verb
Definition of do in

1a : to bring about the defeat or destruction of
//a businessman done in by greed
also : kill
b : exhaust, wear out
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/14/19 08:14 AM

If you want to do your head in, I have belatedly discovered another free source of quite neat crosswords https://www.ft.com/crossword happydance
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/14/19 10:10 AM

Thank 'ee, Denis!

Church role in generating gas (8) - a single e
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/15/19 01:10 PM

Hokay -

Direct on the right, one indicator, wordplay 2 + 6
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/15/19 05:26 PM

CH(urch) lorine=role in; indicator = generating ; nice clue!
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/15/19 05:54 PM

Merci, Den - a gas of a belt approaching : ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/15/19 07:05 PM

Ahhhh....da belt!!

Fine bootleg liquor (4) 1 e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/16/19 05:55 PM

Double def
"k" is one of the 4 letters
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/16/19 06:05 PM

jake? duh
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/16/19 08:22 PM

YESSSS! Don't drink too much jake while wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===

Dictionary.com:
jake
adjective Slang.
1 satisfactory; OK; fine:

noun Slang.
1a homemade or bootleg liquor made from or infused with Jamaica ginger,
especially during Prohibition in the U.S.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/17/19 03:50 PM

Thank you, Denis! Just a bit hung over from the jake! grin

They cleverly arrange to provide perfume and color (8) no e's
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/18/19 10:38 PM

This is probably more like an &lit. Not my clue so hopefully doesn't break any rules. Only 2 vowels. ccvcvccc wink
Posted By: Sherlock

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

fcvcvccs
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/19/19 11:21 AM

florists think
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/19/19 10:17 PM

Yes, Cue! They do some clever arranging. I should send a bouquet of flowers along with this belt! flowers ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/19/19 10:47 PM

I think that one might be more of a straight crossword clue than a cryptic clue. Unless somebody can map out the wordplay aspect of it for me. smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/19/19 11:53 PM

That's what I thought when I first saw the clue as part of a cryptic crossword. But, since I still consider myself a newbie, I thought I'd take a chance and post it here as way to figure out what I'm missing. duh
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/20/19 03:09 AM

Was your source British or Canadian? grin
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/20/19 11:28 AM

I'm not sure how the &lit clue is supposed to work so I'm no help rolleyes

Poor position receives demand from tyrant (9) one e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 02:17 AM

op PRESS or ? opor = poor, position = anagram indicator?
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 11:06 AM

Position this around your midsection, Denis ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 11:53 AM

Thanks Cue.

One more time, wise guy! (4) 1 e
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 12:29 PM

Sage = wise guy - s (second/one more) + age (time) think
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 05:18 PM

You'll look like a Sage wearing this: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 06:02 PM

Better sage than onion! wink

Brilliant journey down from Machu Picchu, say? (12) e>1
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/21/19 10:39 PM

incan/descent dance
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/22/19 10:02 AM

You couldn't imperuve on that answer...thumbsup
===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/22/19 01:14 PM

Thanks, Lex! wave

Discharge bank teller (7) 1 e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/22/19 10:41 PM

Cashier !
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/23/19 03:46 AM

Cha-Ching! Here’s a deposit. ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/23/19 12:50 PM

Merci, merci, merci...

Give birth with first aid (5) 1 e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/24/19 01:51 AM

Direct = give birth, one indicator
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/24/19 06:11 PM

w???? ; ???? = aid
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/24/19 07:43 PM

Thanks Denis - whelp smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/24/19 09:07 PM

This'll aid reducing the bulge around yer waist ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/24/19 10:18 PM

Thanks, Denis! smile

Small wild deer took fish and ran off (9) - a coupla Es
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/25/19 08:47 PM

Hint time:

Direct on the right
Wordplay 1+4+4, two indicators
Word mostly used in the UK
One other vowel, an "a"
ccvccvcvc
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/25/19 11:10 PM

s/camp/ered (deer, wild) wink
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/26/19 05:23 PM

I was thinking probably s/carp/ered as a fish is required smile
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/26/19 05:28 PM

Cheryl - much as I would love to give it to you for an almost perfect solve, the Three-legged Man has come up trumps. Nice one, Lex! ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/26/19 06:25 PM

Gratefully received! smile

Stylish woman making first appearance, broadcasting (8)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/26/19 10:14 PM

I thought it may be scarpered as well, since I've never heard of that word so it must be used in the UK. But, then I found that camp is actually a synonym of fish so I went with that. Go figure. Nice job, Lex! thumbsup
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/27/19 04:19 PM

Originally Posted by Sherlock
But, then I found that camp is actually a synonym of fish so I went with that. Go figure.


Ah - hadn't realised that. That's one I owe you, Cheryl oops
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/28/19 10:25 AM

I was sufficiently intrigued to try to find reference to camp as a type or synonym of fish, but could not although I did turn up this misleading search result (click on the link and it fails to show any joinder of meaning):

Camp out - definition of camp out by The Free Dictionary
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/camp+out
Define camp out. camp out synonyms, camp out pronunciation, camp out ... kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods" ...
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/28/19 10:31 AM

Overdue time for hints: apologies! smile

Direct on left, cvcvcvvc, all letters different, wordplay 3 (abbreviation) + 2 + 3
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/28/19 07:40 PM

Another hint: the woman would have been British and of a previous generation smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/28/19 09:20 PM

DEB on air !

Strange: found it in thesaurus.com as synonym of stylish,
BUT does not appear as such in the British Bradford's !
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 08:16 AM

thumbsup Denis the debonair - here is your stylish accoutrement:
===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 12:05 PM

Thanks Lex.

Conclusion is after five (5) no e
Posted By: OrleansBelle

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 01:48 PM

finis = fin = $ 5 - is after fin = finis
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 01:59 PM

FINISh the day wearing this sis: ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: OrleansBelle

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 02:10 PM

Thanx bro.

Experts break the case (4)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 10:48 PM

aces (anag) wave
Posted By: OrleansBelle

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/29/19 11:01 PM

Wear it in good health ===(**WCF**)===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/30/19 02:06 PM

Thank you, OrleansBelle! wave

One old-fashioned way to get a marble (5) 1 e
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/30/19 06:04 PM

Well, worth a try: agate ?
a = one
gate = old-fashioned way to get


gate3
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
2a: way or method of doing something
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/30/19 11:21 PM

Close enough, Denis. Right answer. One = a + gate (old-fashioned way to "get a"). Took a little liberty there. Not really much of an anagram indicator but it sounded good. lol

I'd put a marble in this, if I had one! kissy ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/31/19 01:42 AM

Ahhh...so sweet...

One British mother as prayer leader (4) no e
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/31/19 07:17 AM

Imam = prayer leader - i (one) + mam (British mother) smile
Posted By: CanukDenis

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/31/19 12:47 PM

Your mam will be proud of you wearing this ===[**WCF**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**WCF**]=== Chain Crypt - 03/31/19 04:50 PM

Thank you kind sir! smile

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