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===[**CDM**]===

Posted By: Lex

===[**CDM**]=== - 02/26/21 09:43 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! 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 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. 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 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 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. 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 from Sherlock as heiress apparent.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 02/27/21 12:00 AM

Thanks, Cue! And Lex! wave

Found the standard as hail stormed (8)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 02/27/21 10:57 PM

Direct on left. 2 vowels, each used twice. kissy
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/02/21 12:06 AM

vcvcvcvc
Word play is 3, 5 wave
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/03/21 12:38 AM

The two vowels are a and e yes

Another word for hail that's not a weather event (might be something you hear on Sunday morning) + a word for stormed.
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/03/21 08:05 AM

Averaged = found the standard - ave (hail) + raged (stormed)

Neat clue! catrub
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/04/21 12:56 AM

Thanks, Lex! grin

And here's your reward. ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/04/21 08:35 AM

Thank you! blackkitty

As a vehicle for verse (8)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/05/21 07:53 AM

Direct on right, four vowels of which two are the same, begins and ends with a consonant smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/05/21 06:46 PM

Wordplay 3 + 5 cat
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/06/21 12:42 AM

quatrain? smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/06/21 07:55 AM

Da's da one! thumbsup ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/06/21 02:24 PM

Da's good! grin

Confused patient takes chlorpromazine - initially a small amount (8)
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/06/21 11:11 PM

pittance (anag. patient c) wave
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/07/21 12:28 AM

But here's a whole bunch of praise, manxie. wave ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/11/21 10:54 PM

Thank you Pandie. So sorry I took so long to post. wave2

Sprightly sculptor (7)
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/12/21 11:45 AM

chipper, Dbl Def. ??
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/12/21 02:29 PM

Good one Curly thumbsup ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/12/21 02:56 PM

Thanks mxm.

Composition from Bliss on a tape (6)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/12/21 11:51 PM

sonata (hidden word) grin
Posted By: curly

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/13/21 07:25 AM

Nice one Cheryl. ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/13/21 09:41 PM

Thanks, Remi! wave

A signal of approval - okay taking new painkillers (8)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/14/21 08:16 PM

Direct on the right.
Four vowels, all different. wink
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/15/21 11:10 PM

vcvcvcec grin
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/16/21 11:37 PM

Starts with "a". wave
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/17/21 10:44 PM

acocycec kissy
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/18/21 09:06 AM

anodynes = painkillers - a + nod + yes containing n(ew) blackkitty

I was not previously aware of this use of the word, so an educational start to my day!

Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/18/21 10:15 PM

Winning this belt is painless, Lex! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/19/21 05:20 PM

Thank you, Cheryl! catrub

Saw, for example, in heart of Belgium (6)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/20/21 09:21 AM

Direct on the left and not an e in sight smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 08:44 AM

Wordplay 3 + 2 + 1, all letters different smile
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 01:44 PM

say + in + g

Very clever, Lex wave
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 04:35 PM

Take it away, Pandora! thumbsup
===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 05:05 PM

Thanks, Lex. smile

Feathers going this way (4)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 05:24 PM

Down ? smile
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 05:55 PM

You nailed that down very quickly, Rog! ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 06:17 PM

Thank you, m'dear - right time, right place! smile

French veto on soup or alternative that's waterproof (9)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 08:33 PM

(non)porous wink
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 10:15 PM

Mais oui! ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/21/21 11:27 PM

Thanks, Rog! catrub

Summing up about common key for "Constant Craving" (9)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/22/21 08:16 AM

Addi(c)tion = constant craving blackkitty
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/22/21 10:55 PM

You can add this belt to your collection, Lex! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/23/21 08:28 AM

Thank you Sherlock, I am duly hooked! catrub

Source of fruit - one greater after treatment (6,4)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/23/21 09:06 AM

Anag (one greater) -> orange tree smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/23/21 05:08 PM

Herewith the fruits of your labour Rog thumbsup
===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/23/21 05:55 PM

Thanks, Lex! smile

Registered milk supplier finds means of changing direction (6)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/24/21 03:20 PM

Direct on the right

Wordplay 1 + 5

Two (different) vowels
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/24/21 05:53 PM

r udder smile
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/24/21 06:38 PM

Udderly correct, Cue! ===[**CDM**]=== smile
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/25/21 12:05 PM

Thanks, Rog smile

Ricochet results in horrific aroma (5)
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/25/21 12:34 PM

carom (hidden word) wave
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/25/21 01:12 PM

All I can think of if "Bing Bing BINGGGG....Ricochet Rabbit" lol

Good one, manxman ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/27/21 01:05 PM

Thank you Cue wave

Cat sausages, reportedly (4) catrub
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/27/21 03:17 PM

lynx (sounds like links) grin
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/27/21 08:54 PM

cat good one Sherlock catrub ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/27/21 11:30 PM

Thanx, Manx! wave

Expensive wheels included in some amount of legal support (7)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/28/21 10:38 PM

Direct on the right. One indicator. No e's wink
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/29/21 03:09 PM

a(limo)ny smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/29/21 10:01 PM

That's the one, Cue! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/30/21 11:47 AM

Thanks, Cheryl smile

Smear covers bad finish mix-up (7)
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 03/31/21 12:15 PM

Direct on right. Two letters are vowels, one is an e. Two indicators
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 12:23 PM

CCVccvC

SMEAR
"bad" finish
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 01:07 PM

A clue in color seriously needs to be solved! lol

I think it's "blunder", but that would mean "end" was anagrammed and that would have been illegal, so we'll see.

*puts pot on to boil*
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 02:47 PM

Oh no, Pandora! My keyboard must have gone rogue on me! I'm sure I typed "bad end" but somehow it came out "bad finish". I hate technology, don't you? Who would have thought that was even possible!!

Yeah, that's the one. sad I'd fight the law but the law would win

You should probably keep this safe. I wouldn't want any noodle debris to get on this prestigious belt. ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 06:45 PM

lol
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 06:54 PM

lol

I'll let it slide this time, Cue. I do understand rogue keyboards. And making me laugh is always a good idea. grin

Reportedly find a buyer for a small room (4)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 07:34 PM

Cell (sounds like "sell") smile
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 07:43 PM

Sure does, Rog! ===[**CDM**]=== smile
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/01/21 07:51 PM

My thanks knows no bounds... smile

Not working behind royal university (9)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/02/21 01:47 PM

Early hints:

Direct on the right
Two indicators
Wordpaly 6 + 3
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/02/21 03:32 PM

Prince/ton grin
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/02/21 07:08 PM

A princely solve, Cheryl! ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/04/21 04:33 PM

Thanks, Rog! wave I hate it when I forget that I even tried to solve a crypt. woozy

Small and delicate links feel fine (5)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 12:24 AM

Direct on the left. 1 e. wave
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 03:11 PM

Hmmm.... might be a fave cryptic of mine.... wink
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 03:26 PM

Thanks Cheryl - "feEL FINe" grin
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 04:35 PM

Hope this belt isn't too small and delicate for you, Rog! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 04:56 PM

I was looking for a hidden word and missed it! lol
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/06/21 05:13 PM

Thanks, Cheryl! Bit small for my waist, but I can wear it as a garter... [Linked Image]

Manage to find brand before party (4,2)
Posted By: manxman

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/07/21 06:06 AM

oops missed a whole page of answers slapforehead
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/07/21 01:57 PM

Early hints:

Direct on the left
cvcv cv
Uses a synonym that is probably more common in the UK
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/08/21 06:50 AM

... and another:

"manage" is as in "get by", not "run" or "organize"
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/08/21 03:21 PM

Make do, perhaps headscratch
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/08/21 05:17 PM

"Make do" indeed, Lex - a brand plus a party grin ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/12/21 07:42 AM

Thank you, and sorry for dawdling oops

Flatter fizzy drinks for the audience (4)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/13/21 12:25 AM

coax (sounds like cokes) wave
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/13/21 09:30 AM

thumbsup Have a rum and coke while sporting this:
===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/14/21 01:54 AM

Thanks, Lex, but I prefer bourbon. kissy

Trick a woman into wrongly identifying stars (13)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/14/21 03:19 PM

Con Stella tion ("into" wrongly) smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/14/21 11:38 PM

This belt will make you shine like a star, Rog! rah ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/15/21 10:04 AM

Thanks Cheryl! thumbsup

Speaker is an online messenger (7)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 07:29 AM

Think Donald Trump

Think hi-fi... whistle
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 07:46 PM

Further hints:

ccvvcvc, all the vowels the same

How did that nice Mr Trump send his online messages?
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 08:36 PM

tweeter (someone's got to put you out of your misery, Rog!) wave
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 08:48 PM

Thanks, Cheryl! lol ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 10:47 PM

kissy

No sedative lost at sudden plunge towards the ground (8)
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/16/21 11:51 PM

nosed(-at)ive lol
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/17/21 12:23 AM

Don't let this belt bring you down, Sue! wave ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/17/21 01:22 AM

Thanks, Cheryl! wave

Previously in concert (4)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/17/21 04:31 PM

Once = previously - hidden word blackkitty
Posted By: Pandora

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/17/21 07:38 PM

Once you see it, you can't unsee it. wave ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/18/21 04:00 PM

Thank you: at first it was quite hard to see! catrub

Limit short show with clowns, medium and writer (12)
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/19/21 07:29 AM

Direct on the left, only 4 vowels - two of which are the same smile
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/19/21 06:47 PM

circumscribe

circu m scribe wave
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/22/21 08:51 AM

Scripted to perfection, good sir! thumbsup
===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/22/21 09:59 AM

Merci smile

Cut fabric price (8)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/23/21 02:53 AM

lace/rate wink
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/23/21 12:36 PM

Nice solve, Cheryl thumbsup ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/24/21 07:11 PM

Thank you, Cue! catrub

Dark gold Φ’s start to multiply, being of two kinds (10)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/25/21 07:46 AM

Wow!

Dark = dim
Gold = or
Φ’s = phis
Start of multiply = m

Glue 'em all together => dimorphism praise
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/25/21 04:02 PM

crazy
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/25/21 05:09 PM

Hope you didn't get too sticky with that one, Rog! bravo ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/25/21 05:26 PM

Thanks, Cheryl! grin

One that tickled our collective fancy:

Hot at the end of three months (5)
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/26/21 05:13 PM

Direct on the left, vccvc

Maybe "It's hot..." would have been better oops

Think of the last 6 months of the year - what do three of them have in common? whistle
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/26/21 08:45 PM

Well...if you're going to give it away, I'll scoop it up lol

ember
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/26/21 08:58 PM

A perfect scoop, Cue! lol ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/27/21 12:43 PM

Thanks, Rog smile

Clear-cut price changes sees 50% off (7)
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/28/21 12:15 PM

Direct on left - 2 e's
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/28/21 02:24 PM

Price changes = preci
50% off sees = se

Clear-cut = precise smile
Posted By: Cue

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/28/21 03:33 PM

Precisely, Rog. thumbsup ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/28/21 05:31 PM

Thanks, Cue! smile

Pubs round America are uncivilised (9)
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/28/21 11:45 PM

barbarous lol
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/29/21 07:26 AM

I liked that one too, Cheryl! lol ===[**CDM**]===
Posted By: Lex

Re: ===[**CDM**]=== - 04/29/21 08:10 AM

Of course they are! lol

About time for a new thread I think, so please post the next clue there Cheryl (as I see you did last time).
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