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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dave58, Mar 8, 2014.

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    Afraid not
     
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    Does the prostitutes bit refer to touts ?
     
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    (Aiding and) ABETTING?
     
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    The prostitutes bit is used as an anagram!
    Nope
     
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    Tipsters. !!

    D'oh !
     
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    :happy-wavemulticolor:

    Thought it was a great clue.
     
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    BORN AGAIN - Revived with oxygen after backing first horse in wet conditions (4-5)
    O[xygen] after the first of B[acking]; plus NAG=”horse” in RAIN=”wet conditions”

    AGORA - Marketplace for anyone gambling on races and using tips (5)
    the “tips” of A[nyone] G[ambling] O[n] R[aces] A[nd]
    ENDORSES -Backs the last runners, not the first (8)
    END=”last” plus [h]ORSES=”runners, not the first”
     
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    Expect everyone assumed reindeer comes after Nijinsky ? (6,6)
     
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    Ballet Dancer
     
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    :handgestures-thumbup::drinks:
     
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    A racehorse behind the leaders in sixth, naturally one's beaten (5,4)
     
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    Sna(RE DRUM)
     
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    Yep, took me a while but once I got it, made me smile
     
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    Very Good :clap:
     
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    This game is very interesting. I have never found such a tricky forum game before.
     
  17. dave58

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    Endless stuff around female Olympic competitor ? (6)
     
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    Ringer?
     
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    Archer
     
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    Got it !!
     
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    Its a very nice clue and simple once you know how :confused:
    Endless stuff around female Olympic competitor

    The clue here is stuff, so we are looking for a word that means stuff.
    So how about CRAM, but the clue goes on to say ENDLESS so we would use CRA but we are note finished yet as we have the AROUND to take into account.
    so turning CRA around we have ARC. Next part of the clue is FEMALE = HER putting the two parts together we get ARCHER which is an Olympic Competitor

    I have been trying to learn to do Cryptic crosswords for about 6 months now, some days I do ok others I really struggle.
     
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    I get it now @ArkRoyal but i thought arc was part of a circle which is endless, that's why I guessed ring and er as in 'er indoors.
    Guess I still have a lot to learn :)
     
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    Not at all, @djb38 , just a case of overthinking it - the whole idea is just to get the brain working.
     
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    The most annoying thing is when you see the answer and don't understand how it is the answer from the clue given.

    I use the Guardian online Quiptic and Cryptic crosswords, they are very well implemented and easy to use.
    I then also found http://www.fifteensquared.net/ which gives the answers and how they were obtained for a number of daily cryptic puzzles, its a great help.
     
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    I don't do many crosswords but I have a (bad) knack of arriving at the answer via the wrong method sometimes so it's nice to see it clearly laid out and explained as the above.
    Next clue please Dave
     
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    Here you go @djb38 :

    After bank with genuine style (9)
     
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    Had a couple of looks at this now @dave58 and come up with post for after, real for genuine and flair for style, was wondering if there may be an anagram with 'after bank' or am I still miles off?
     
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    Hi @djb38 , this is embarrassing ! It was from the Times crossword and I've chucked the paper away and neither myself or Carol can remember the answer !
    Hopefully it'll come back to one of us soon or we'll work it out again !
     
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    I haven't anything!
     
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    It's a bugger because I remember saying to Carol that it was a good one to post on the forum .
    That'll teach me to tidy up !
     
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    No worries @dave58
    Don't be going out of your way, I'm sure we'll get there in the end!
     
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    Job, perhaps, with manufacturer - one working for the better ? (9)
     
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    Bookmaker?
     
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    The god of silence ? (4)
     
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    Odin (zero din).

    Ray
     
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    Yep, made me smile. !
     
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    After = since, bank = rely, with genuine style = SINCERELY

    Please tell me its right so I can think of something else...and I mean that sincerely :eek:
     
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    Blimey, you're tenacious @Samacas - nice one !!!
     
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