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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:39 pm

Thank goodness for that :shock: well done Bernie. I think that one must have been a bit too obscure. :twisted:
Thanks to everyone for having a go anyway :D

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:25 am

I took it too literally Bill.

Kept reversing red so looking for something with der (like Derek & Dominoes) :lol:

Another enjoyable set Bill although I must say I've never heard of Tony Brent (but liked the wordplay none the less)

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks Bill, for all those head hurting, brain racking, teasers :lol:
RED riddle solved at last, thanks to Bernie :wink:
Can now rest easy in the knowledge that Indian was never a person, but an Ocean!

Ovious when you learn the answers :roll:
thanks again, Bill!!

(Who's Tony Brent :) )
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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:25 am

Thanks Bill , for another challenging set.... as if I didn't have enough headaches a :lol: already!

Shelagh, Tony Brent was a bit before our time but you may recall "Cindy Oh Cindy, Cindy don't let me down, write me a letter soon ........"
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:03 am

Hi Shelagh, I guess I was showing my age with Tony Brent, I keep forgetting everyone is not as old as me :cry:
Tony had a few hits in the 50s and was always on the TV in variety shows (if you can remember what they were) :D

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:05 am

Do you want another set now or would you rather wait until after xmas?

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:33 am

But Bill... Christmas is nearly 3 weeks away!!! :wink:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 am

OK Bernie I am off to play a bowls match shortly, but will put another set on later.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 am

"And I'll be homeward bound" ...know the song well, Bee, always singing it in the fifties :)
not heard of Tony Brent though, can remember "Cindy" by Eddie Fisher, (lovely voice)
But not Tony Brent version, learn something new everyday!
Never heard of "Ocean colour Scene" either, but will get there, (know some rappers though :lol: ) definitely moving in the right direction :wink:

Bill, by all means, another set for the team, I'll have to step down for a few weeks, but will try to look in whenver possible :)
Not old Bill, how can you be, all that pop knowledge, you little trendy, you :wink:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 am

Shelagh, I'm with you, I associate that song with Eddie Fisher.
Not so much pop knowledge, more a case of picking names from the pop charts and then coming up with a clue to fit the name. I'm fine with 50/60/70s after that I'm lost.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 pm

Here goes with the last lot this year.

Music Personalities
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1. Do the North separate the Highland.

2. Could be a big female stood for election.

3. The soldier could be told to drive the boat.

4. Was distant on the issue.

5. Sounds like a poor trade for the abattoir worker

6. Hard press to get over having not scored.

7. Before the beefeaters could have had a restaurant in Wales.

8. With a liqueur the French got in the car with an alien front and back.

9. Got the money returned.

10. The sports body had some insects within the race.


I think these are a bit easier than the last lot. :shock:

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:09 am

1 Don Partridge
Do
N
Part
Ridge

4 Faron Young
Distant = far...on
issue = young as in sons/daughters

6 Iron Maiden
Hard as iron and iron also = press
Over without scoring in cricket is a maiden over
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:20 am

Well done Bernie, spot on with all three.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am

How about TOMMY ROE for #3?
soldier................ Tommy
drive the boat .....row
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:53 am

Well done Bee, Tommy Roe it is.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 pm

Bill, just looking at teasers again , will add a couple of guesses to the mix :(

8. Lena Martell?
Liqueur - Martell
Al i en front and back - Lena..
(Not sure about car clue)

2. Another guess, try Tori Amos?
Stand for election - Tory
Big female - outsize - Am OS..
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi Shelagh, neither of those is correct.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:13 am

Just so you know we haven't fallen asleep Bill I'll have a go at #7

BERNI FLINT
Reasoning; Berni Inns predated Beefeaters (both restaurants) and Flint is in Wales
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:40 am

Well done Bee, Bernie Flint it is.
Beefeaters took over Berni Inns.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:33 am

8. Hi Bill, will have a try with this name;
Alanis Morissette?
Liqueur - Anis
Car - Morris,
French - ette,
Alien front - Al
Back - ET
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:23 am

Well done Shelagh, you got the correct answer but not with all of the correct reasons.

With the liqueur (Anis) 'the' French (la) got in (a.la.nis) the car (Morris) an alien(ET) front and back (ET & TE)
= A la nis Morris.et.te. ....Alanis Morrisette

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:42 pm

9. Quick guess - R.E.M. (RE turned M oney?)
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:18 pm

Sorry Shelagh, not REM. Much easier answer than that :)

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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 pm

How about Nickelback for 9?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:54 pm

That's the correct answer Bee, I said it was much easier than Shelagh's answer.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:35 pm

Bill,,,bit of an outside guess for this one;
2. Nelly Furtado?
Big female - could be elephant - Nellie = Nelly,
Stood - foot - fought = fort
Election - Politician - Ardo = Ado!
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:24 pm

You B B`s are all geniuses :? genie.i`s or even easier clever clogs..it amazes me how you work out all the crazy mixed up clues, well done I applaud you all...Now I will wait for you to correct my grammar and spelling :wink:


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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Hi Shelagh, not Nelly Furtado, you are overthinking again.
I have avoided giving extra clues on the last couple, because this is the last lot for this year and so you have plenty of time to think about them :)
Don't forget to try putting comma's or full stops in different parts of the clues in order to make them read differently :?:

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Sheelagh, kind words, but more a case of trial and error, picking up on more than one part of clue helps,, answers then usually fall into place :wink: (not always though :) )
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