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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2018, 04:48:51 PM »
Hi Susan,

Of course: NOVELLA
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2018, 05:55:53 PM »
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« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2018, 08:14:45 PM »
Yesterday and today – no time for crosswording, but I would like to get a bit further with it, so responses to a few questions would be much appreciated.

California men in charge concerned with heat (7)
Answer CALORIE but why? CA for alifornia, but the rest?

Ban so restricts business expert (7)
E - - - R - -
May I have a hint please?

Puzzles formulated in games (7)
Anagram of ‘in games’? But I’ve juggled the letters in every way I can butso far without luck, so an answer here, please?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2018, 08:40:12 PM »
Hi again Susan,

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Yesterday and today – no time for crosswording, but I would like to get a bit further with it, so responses to a few questions would be much appreciated.

California men in charge concerned with heat (7)
Answer CALORIE but why? CA for alifornia, but the rest?

I think it’s CALORIC. CAL is "California", OR is "men" ("Other Ranks") and the IC at the end gives you the “in charge”.   

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Ban so restricts business expert (7)
E - - - R - -
May I have a hint please?

Try the Latin for therefore (“so”) placed around a business qualification, the whole meaning “ban”.

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Puzzles formulated in games (7)

Anagram of ‘in games’? But I’ve juggled the letters in every way I can butso far without luck, so an answer here, please?

ENIGMAS (anagram of “in games”). Quite a clever clue.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2018, 08:47:23 PM »
I find crossword clues quite frustrating. They’re obvious when BHS explains them, but it seems to me that the compilers must make the rules up as they go along. I think it’s time for an embargo on this thread.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2018, 08:51:48 AM »
Hi again Susan,

I think it’s CALORIC. CAL is "California", OR is "men" ("Other Ranks") and the IC at the end gives you the “in charge”.   
Thank you. I'm afraid I wouldn't have got the explanation even if I had put a C at the end!
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Try the Latin for therefore (“so”) placed around a business qualification, the whole meaning “ban”.
Thank you - I'l have a think about that, ER-Go with the rest in the middle...
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ENIGMAS (anagram of “in games”). Quite a clever clue.
And one I certainly should have worked out!  I did give fleeting consideration to googling anagrams, but rejected the thought immediately!
Your help much appreciated.]

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2018, 09:55:44 AM »
Hi Susan,

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Thank you - I'l have a think about that, ER-Go with the rest in the middle...

No problem. Try E - RGO with the rest in the middle though  ;)
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« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2018, 10:11:15 AM »
Hi jeremy,

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I find crossword clues quite frustrating. They’re obvious when BHS explains them, but it seems to me that the compilers must make the rules up as they go along. I think it’s time for an embargo on this thread.

Very droll. To the contrary though, crossword compilers follow rules and conventions. The trick is to know what they are, and to get to grips with the house style. I find the Times and Telegraph generally fairly straightforward for example, but the Guardian I find almost entirely odd - presumably because I've never tried to familiarise myself with it. 
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« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »
I'l have a think about that, ER-Go with the rest in the middle...

You must have skipped over my reply #54.
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« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2018, 01:53:04 PM »
You must have skipped over my reply #54.
My apologies! I didn't miss the post - but did miss the last sentence!
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« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2018, 03:03:39 PM »
Escort service provider perhaps - bribe with £500 (6,6)
The first word begins with G, so I came up with GUIDED PONIES
I think £500 is a pony?  Well, the N and the E ofPONIES are definitely right.
If this is wrong, may I have a hint please, because:

That means that:
Operatic heroin's career's beginning to take off (5)
would have to be P-M-C
The C comes from caloric,  the M from MOVABLE,

See a book spy pocketed, not being secure (7)

 the V from nOVELLA and the B from EMBARGO.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2018, 03:29:32 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Escort service provider perhaps - bribe with £500 (6,6)
The first word begins with G, so I came up with GUIDED PONIES
I think £500 is a pony?  Well, the N and the E ofPONIES are definitely right.
If this is wrong, may I have a hint please, because:

It is wrong I’m afraid. An escort is the name of a car, so an “escort service provider perhaps” is someone who services or repairs a car.

The first word is synonym for “bribe”, and the second a synonym for “£500” (a pony is £25 by the way).

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That means that:
Operatic heroin's career's beginning to take off (5)
would have to be P-M-C
The C comes from caloric,  the M from MOVABLE,

The “P” must be wrong. Think of the heroine from La Boheme, plus the first letter (“beginning”) of “career”, the whole meaning "to take off" or copy.

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See a book spy pocketed, not being secure (7)

 the V from nOVELLA and the B from EMBARGO.

Hard one this because you need to know the Latin abbreviation for an instruction to look somewhere else (“see”), the “A” is in the clue, as is the single letter short version for “book”, and put them all inside (“pocketed”) a synonym for a spy or a traitor. The whole word means “not stable”.   
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2018, 04:07:45 PM »
Hi Susan,

It is wrong I’m afraid. An escort is the name of a car, so an “escort service provider perhaps” is someone who services or repairs a car.

The first word is synonym for “bribe”, and the second a synonym for “£500” (a pony is £25 by the way).
You can tell I've never been a betting person!! :D

I will read through your post again and then have another try to fill in the answers to the relevant clues.
Help much appreciated as always.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2018, 06:28:39 PM »
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GARAGE MONKEYS ?!! Quick edit - no, it can't be - I don't think garage is a synonym for bribe!!

MIMIC - I thought of MIMI, then I was recalling one of those talks between Acts they have on Radio 3 when I listened to a performance of the first Act of La Boheme and they were saying that Mimi's real name was ... well, something I've forgotten!!

Re MOVABLE: I seem to have forgotten to mention in a previous post that I was using MOLE for the spy. The V and the B were already in place.
Latin for "see" - vide? But I don't think I know what its abbreviation is.
Can I assume that MOVABLE  is right?

The word which includes that E is a long one, 13 letters.  It also includes the C of CALORIC and I think it's an anagram of 'sports cuisine' ...

I think the setter must enjoy cooking because there are several clues about cooks, kitchens and things cooked!

That almost completes the top right-hand corner. And there are several other answers around the grid.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
Hi again Susan,

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GARAGE MONKEYS ?!! Quick edit - no, it can't be - I don't think garage is a synonym for bribe!!

No, but GREASE is!

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MIMIC - I thought of MIMI, then I was recalling one of those talks between Acts they have on Radio 3 when I listened to a performance of the first Act of La Boheme and they were saying that Mimi's real name was ... well, something I've forgotten!!

Dunno but Mimi is as much as I know and it works for the clue, so hey!

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Re MOVABLE: I seem to have forgotten to mention in a previous post that I was using MOLE for the spy. The V and the B were already in place.
Latin for "see" - vide? But I don't think I know what its abbreviation is.
Can I assume that MOVABLE  is right?

Yes, and the “V” is indeed the abbreviation for “vide”. Well done you!

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The word which includes that E is a long one, 13 letters.  It also includes the C of CALORIC and I think it's an anagram of 'sports cuisine' ...

I think the setter must enjoy cooking because there are several clues about cooks, kitchens and things cooked!

That almost completes the top right-hand corner. And there are several other answers around the grid.

You might need to give me a bit more to go on here…like the clue?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #65 on: October 10, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
Hi again Susan,

No, but GREASE is!
Yes, I thought of it before reading this!
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Dunno but Mimi is as much as I know and it works for the clue, so hey!

Yes, and the “V” is indeed the abbreviation for “vide”. Well done you!

You might need to give me a bit more to go on here…like the clue?
Yes, I will - but I'll have another try first...
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2018, 08:34:37 AM »
:) Think I've done it!!

Clue: One working in the kitchen cooked sports cuisine (13)
second E fourth C eighth I
 percussionist

I think my subconscious must have been working on it - or it might be my little extra soul  - you never know!!!

ETA the N in the word becomes the end of another clue:
Large number move aimlessly forward round island (7)
MILLION
mill- move aimlessly, but where does the island come Iona? How does he A get lost?!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2018, 01:07:27 PM »
Hi Susan,

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:) Think I've done it!!

Clue: One working in the kitchen cooked sports cuisine (13)
second E fourth C eighth I
 percussionist

I think my subconscious must have been working on it - or it might be my little extra soul  - you never know!!!

Nice answer - and a nice clue, provided you know that musicians refer disparagingly to the percussion area in an orchestra as "the kitchen"!

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ETA the N in the word becomes the end of another clue:
Large number move aimlessly forward round island (7)
MILLION
mill- move aimlessly, but where does the island come Iona? How does he A get lost?!

No, the "island" is just the "I", and the "forward" gives you the ON (as in an instruction). MILL and ON are "round" the I of "island". 
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2018, 05:17:20 PM »
Hi Susan,

Nice answer - and a nice clue, provided you know that musicians refer disparagingly to the percussion area in an orchestra as "the kitchen"!

No, the "island" is just the "I", and the "forward" gives you the ON (as in an instruction). MILL and ON are "round" the I of "island".
Must remember that 'on' can be an instruction ... ...
thank you. The grid is looking a little less empty, but if you could give me a hint for this one, please? -

Half-heartedly cleaning mule station (7,5)

Actually, I think a similar clue has come up beforee, but not yet stored properly in the crossword section of my brain..
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2018, 05:42:09 PM »
Hey Susan,

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Must remember that 'on' can be an instruction ... ...
thank you. The grid is looking a little less empty, but if you could give me a hint for this one, please? -

Half-heartedly cleaning mule station (7,5)

Actually, I think a similar clue has come up beforee, but not yet stored properly in the crossword section of my brain.

It took some puzzling this one, but if I’m right…

…think of a synonym for “cleaning”, but with one of the middle letters missing (“half-heartedly”), and remember that a “mule” isn’t just an animal and you should end up with a station.

Coda - OK, just got the second word worked out. Same answer as before but forget the "a “mule” isn’t just an animal" bit - it is an animal, but one that doesn't come from two identical parents. Therefore it's a ...
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2018, 06:35:31 PM »
Hey Susan,

It took some puzzling this one, but if I’m right…

…think of a synonym for “cleaning”, but with one of the middle letters missing (“half-heartedly”), and remember that a “mule” isn’t just an animal and you should end up with a station.

Coda - OK, just got the second word worked out. Same answer as before but forget the "a “mule” isn’t just an animal" bit - it is an animal, but one that doesn't come from two identical parents. Therefore it's a ...
Thank you - I'll work on that ... ...
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2018, 05:41:36 PM »
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I have to confess that I looked up definition of mule, because I couldn't remember the word which applies to hybrid animals like ligers. So I found hinny. Although I recognise the word, I think it is highly unlikely I'd have called it to mind!
I am pretty certain that I'll recognise the name of the station if hinny is correct. I still haven't thought of a synonym of cleaning which works, but I'll give myself until tomorrow and then I think I might have to give up on that one!
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« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2018, 10:05:12 AM »
Hi Susan,

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I have to confess that I looked up definition of mule, because I couldn't remember the word which applies to hybrid animals like ligers. So I found hinny. Although I recognise the word, I think it is highly unlikely I'd have called it to mind!
I am pretty certain that I'll recognise the name of the station if hinny is correct. I still haven't thought of a synonym of cleaning which works, but I'll give myself until tomorrow and then I think I might have to give up on that one!

A mule is also a "cross" and the person who cleans is a char, so the station must be...
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« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2018, 12:27:35 PM »
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Hi Susan,

A mule is also a "cross" and the person who cleans is a char, so the station must be...
Ah - thank you! I was just about to write and say, I give up!! CHARING CROSS
I think perhaps I was thinking in too complicated a way. That answer, being the bottom line of the grid,  will help with quite a few of the down clues, but then I'll wait for the rest of the answers till Monday!

Finished the Quick this morning without pause,
Done one clue of cryptic so far, but have been out as well ... ...

4:0 p.m. It must be my favourite setter because I've done about 15 clues so far!

Sunday morning: only six clues to go - all interlocking though and a couple of tricky ones. Definitely must be my favourite setter.
11:40 Down to five!
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« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2018, 12:11:51 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Ah - thank you! I was just about to write and say, I give up!! CHARING CROSS
I think perhaps I was thinking in too complicated a way. That answer, being the bottom line of the grid,  will help with quite a few of the down clues, but then I'll wait for the rest of the answers till Monday!

Finished the Quick this morning without pause,
Done one clue of cryptic so far, but have been out as well ... ...

4:0 p.m. It must be my favourite setter because I've done about 15 clues so far!

Sunday morning: only six clues to go - all interlocking though and a couple of tricky ones. Definitely must be my favourite setter.
11:40 Down to five!

Team Susan is rooting for you. You go girl!
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