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#1 2010-05-21 05:07:26

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One or two Cryptic Crossword Clues etc

#1
I got this clue elsewhere but I have concocted a new answer:
e (7, 7, 8)  - probably much too hard.

#2
Another new one:
Girl with backbone makes a cap (7) - not too hard?

#3
Means of achieving delirium by imbibing currency (6)

#4
Country able to produce successive kings (7)

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#2 2010-05-28 00:15:44

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Here's another:

#5
Story of a horse that never lived to tell the tale (5).


Regarding #1 in post #1 above, fill in the first letters of the three words, c,w,c.  The answer is now staring you in the face...


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#3 2010-05-28 17:01:59

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...from more than one direction.

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It's all the same to me if you cut off my head and my tail, because I'll still be all the same (7).


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#4 2010-05-28 18:33:47

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If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.
 

#5 2010-05-28 22:03:54

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ZHero: a very nice inspiration of yours, you've got the WITHOUT correct... and if the clue had been (8, 7, 7) your answer would have been "Colander without caldron" which would have made sense and forced acceptance.

What makes this clue perhaps inadmissibly hard is that I have used an additional skin of disguise, for instance if colander/caldron hade been my IDEA, I might have given the clue as "e (5, 7, 3)", the answer to that being "sieve without pot". That answer would be obviously correct to me, but not to anyone else. (I like the idea of cryptic answers to cryptic clues, answers that do not give the game away even when labelled as correct).

In case anyone wants to take poison at this stage, let me assure them that only #1 is as foxy as this.


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#6 2010-05-28 23:47:27

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Gurth.. At first, it appeared to me that the words about WITHOUT needed to be exchanged!?
And I mistakenly took the word "concocted" too as a part of the clue...
http://bzupages.com/images/smilies/winking.gif

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#7 2010-05-29 23:00:30

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#8 2010-05-29 23:47:57

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ZHero:  #2: no.
            #6: plausible, because people do say "o" for zero; but not what I was thinking of.


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#9 2010-05-30 18:48:43

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#7
Get big warning (5).

#8
Excellent, or terrible (7)

ZHero, as you are working on #2: If you want another hint, the first letter is

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#10 2010-06-03 18:14:27

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Enraptured, impish, demonic solver Zheroically tries similar triangles, favourite ------ theorems (6).


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#11 2010-12-03 22:34:58

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Solution to #2:



#10
Unfinished game (3)


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#12 2011-01-07 20:17:14

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Solution to #1:



Solution to #3:


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