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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Tue May 16, 2017 12:05 pm

It should be to be honest - as I said, it's a question of definition.
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Fri May 19, 2017 9:58 am

The last cryptic in danger of falling off the page...time for some random guesses :)

Willie Nelson (Wil Lee being secluded and place called Nelson Hollow)
Willie Colon :? ( Colon - hollow tube)
Glen Campbell :? Glen is secluded and Camp Bell = hollow :)
And a singer called Nick Cave (thinking of nick as a prison I.e.secluded and Cave - hollow)

This question is going to run and run..more clues please Bern :wink:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 am

OK - I've tortured you all long enough with that last one.
To absolutely give it away I'll tell you that it's just a one word answer.
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Invicta » Fri May 19, 2017 11:05 am

Shadows :wink:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 pm

Sorry Ken - it ain't Hank and the boys!
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm

Torture indeed Bernie :roll: looking for two names instead of one!

Adele seems simple enough..let's go for her :?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Invicta » Fri May 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Thank goodness Shelagh. I was getting bored acting dumb and giving duff answers in case people thought me a clever clogs.
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Haha! process of elimination Ken..throw hundreds in, then just hope for the best :lol:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Fri May 19, 2017 2:20 pm

A dell - I did say it was just a question of definition :wink:

That's that lot sorted then - well done all.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:07 am

Nearly a month goes by and no cryptics :(

Let's see how these go down - bands/groups...

1. Two things used for laundry result in metallic sound –
2. Lots and lots of different writing fluid –
3. Sound like the seabirds are on drugs –
4. Inescapable companions (but not in the dark) –
5. We hear of a variety event in front of a desert valley or two -
6. Insect doesn’t keep a secret –
7. Grand is small –
8. A revelation? – Most certainly not! -
9. Codename for something Bond would shave his door with? –
10. Artist backs up in big number. -

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:20 pm

Time passes quickly, Bern, can't believe it's been a month since last set of cryptic's!!

Not so good with bands, but will have a go :)

No 5. SHOWADDYWADDY?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Knee jerk on these;
2. INXS
4. SHADOWS
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 pm

No 1. Sounds like Iron Maiden?

(Good thinking, Bee :wink:)
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:57 pm

3. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:40 pm

1. Iron Maiden
4. Shadows
5. Showaddywaddy

All correct - others wrong :P
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:05 pm

Chuffed with that Bern :D Three out of five..not bad, considering there's only Bee and myself playing!

Thought "Flock Of Seagulls" sounded a bit like seabirds on drugs :roll: and Bee's "INXS"
sounding very much like lots of writing fluid :lol:

Away we go with guess for..
No.9 JEFFERSON AIRPLANE :?:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:04 pm

No 8. GENESIS? (Certainly not book of revelation :) )
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:24 pm

Just spotted another band for 3...
'Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her' (could be drug induced seabird :lol: )
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:49 pm

No.6 THE BEATLES - the Bee tells?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Change of mind for No 3.
HIGH FLYING BIRDS?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:50 pm

I think you've got #6 with the Beatles Shelagh (although I promise I won't tell!)

How about the E Gulls or EAGLES for #3?
and
fo #2 K=thousand = lots.. of INKS or KINKS ?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 pm

I'm liking those two, Bee :D
Stuck on a few, especially 7 and 10.. could only think of, In Excess, but no artist back up!!
Thinking caps on now :lol:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:34 pm

No 10. DAVE CLARK FIVE,
No big number, but only band I could think of, with back up artist (drummer) in name!
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:51 am

You're battering me here girls - well done!

Here's what's right so far...

1. Two things used for laundry result in metallic sound – Iron Maiden
2. Lots and lots of different writing fluid – Kinks
3. Sound like the seabirds are on drugs – Eagles
4. Inescapable companions (but not in the dark) – Shadows
5. We hear of a variety event in front of a desert valley or two - Showaddywaddy
6. Insect doesn’t keep a secret – Beatles
7. Grand is small –
8. A revelation? – Most certainly not! - Genesis
9. Codename for something Bond would shave his door with? –
10. Artist backs up in big number. -

7, 9 and 10 to solve
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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:25 am

Don't know about the seabirds but beginning to think you may have been on drugs when you came up with that clue for #9 Bern :? :shock: :lol:
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Re: cryptic's

Postby lily8 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:31 am

bjones wrote:Don't know about the seabirds but beginning to think you may have been on drugs when you came up with that clue for #9 Bern :? :shock: :lol:


Ditto Beej whatever he's on I want some :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: Came in too late for this lot
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:45 am

Hopefully it will make sense once cracked!
That's not to be taken as any further clue by the way - just a comment.

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:49 pm

No.9 WHITE PLAINS? ( White Rabbit - name of secret agent in WW2 - inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond) best I could come up with :D
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Not White Plains Shelagh
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Re: cryptic's

Postby bjones » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:22 am

We all seem to have hit a wall on the last 3 Bern; any chance of extra clues?
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:32 am

OK gals - I hear ya :wink:

7 Throw an "A" in at the very beginning of the clue.
9 What is Bond and what would he use (for that task)?
10 Not an artist's name; this 'artist' is a commonly used device in cryptic crossword clues.
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Shelagh » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:39 am

Just as befuddled as before :lol: but thanks for clues Bern :)

A grand is small - can't get past £1000 ?
Bond is a secret agent - what would he use? - code name - transport - disguise :roll:
Not an artist's name - could be an anagram?

Have to give some thought to extra clues later..(out all day :) )
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bernie R » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:21 am

I've clarified the extra clue for number 9
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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 am

Hi Bernie, this is the first time I have logged on the site for a while, as I have been very busy.
Thanks for doing another cryptic quiz.
I will have a go at 9.

9. Marillion

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Re: cryptic's

Postby Bill fawcett » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 am

Sorry Bernie that should have Been for number 10.

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