Author Topic: Crossword Clues Part 2  (Read 10542 times)

SusanDoris

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #650 on: July 03, 2019, 06:46:02 AM »
Hi Susan,

Well, a synonym for “steep” is “macerate” but that doesn’t fit with the “P”. It’d work though if the P is wrong, and the “staff” is MACE. Are you sure about the “changed”?   
Oh dear - I've just had another look and it is 'charge'. I'm afraid it is a mistake easily made, even with increased magnification.
And I wasn't sure  about the P. 
I'd never have got MACERATE though. Thank you. I'll keep the crossword out for the rest of the week!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #651 on: July 07, 2019, 11:16:19 AM »
reasonably good start made to this week's cryptic. Many of the clues are ones that have turned up before so I'll have to see if I can remember the answers! However, a hint for the following will be, as usual, much appreciated:

9 down: Regular event, seeing a rebellious chap get fired (3,6,5)
Second letter U, eighth E and last T.

Is the last word SHOOT?

ETA:I was going to ask this question: Could you say, please, if the answer to the following clue is SKYWARD? However, I see, when checking it before posting, that of course it is - the letters are staring me in the face!! :)

12 across: Up to appear in risky war drama (7)
Letters S - - - A – D
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #652 on: July 07, 2019, 05:57:20 PM »
Hi Susan - a quick reply as I’m away. No to shoot - it’s a straight clue. Think of an event that happens every November...
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #653 on: July 07, 2019, 06:07:24 PM »
Hi Susan - a quick reply as I’m away. No to shoot - it’s a straight clue. Think of an event that happens every November...
Many thanks - GUY FAWKES NIGHT
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #654 on: July 09, 2019, 06:47:53 AM »
Cryptic completed except for two clues, both of which have appeared before but I can't remember the exact answers:

17 down: Skin lotion that needs 6 seconds to penetrate (8)
Letters:  - L - A - S - -
CLEARSUN fits, but doesn't seem to fit the clue.

26 across: Bloody Mary's knocked mum out after work (4)
First letter G
Third letter is last letter of 17 down.

A hint or two will be much appreciated as always.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #655 on: July 09, 2019, 12:18:46 PM »
Hi Susan,

OK, the first one has “6” in it that I assume relates to the clue 6 (either across or down) with an S put put in it. It’s a synonym for lotion.

The second one is harder. You need to take a word meaning “mum” out of “Mary”, and before the two letters that remain add another two that mean “work” or “turn” maybe. The result is a synonym for “bloody”.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #656 on: July 09, 2019, 05:05:58 PM »
Hi Susan,

OK, the first one has “6” in it that I assume relates to the clue 6 (either across or down) with an S put put in it. It’s a synonym for lotion.
Thank you. I hadn't thought of it being a link to 6 across (no 6 down) which is:
Perhaps overheat article after both taps run (4) CHAR
I thought an S should come in somewhere, but I shall have to google the synonym for lotion ... ... ... hmmmm, no luck so far. If I don't come up with it by tomorrow, I might have to ask for the answer!
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The second one is harder. You need to take a word meaning “mum” out of “Mary”, and before the two letters that remain add another two that mean “work” or “turn” maybe. The result is a synonym for “bloody”.
GORY - And now I remember that it was a synonym for bloody last time!

Help much appreciated, thank you.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #657 on: July 09, 2019, 08:39:23 PM »
Hi Susan,

Ah. Well, a char is a “cleaner” so...
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« Reply #658 on: July 10, 2019, 09:29:46 AM »
Hi Susan,

Ah. Well, a char is a “cleaner” so...
CLEANSER Thank you - I should have got that before, but having not used make-up for yers, I do not have a row of skin lotions on my (mirror-less!) dressing table.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #659 on: July 13, 2019, 08:38:44 AM »
New computer up and running, and I can type this, but quite a few teething problems, e.g. I can't print the crosswords. My neighbour will help later I hope. In the meantime, I have been llistening to them and have worked out about five so far!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #660 on: July 13, 2019, 06:12:35 PM »
Quite a good start - 8 done. May I have a hint for the following though,  please. 

15 across: Pounds secured by cheat with Scandinavian money (7)
Third  letter L and I think the first letter will be D and the last S
DOLLARS  fits of course, but I don't think it's right!

I googled Scandinavian money and it gives sEK with kr as abbreviation
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #661 on: July 13, 2019, 11:01:19 PM »
Hi Susan - still in Greece so just a short reply if that’s ok.

DOLLARS looks good to me. “Pounds” is “L” and it’s “secured” (ie, contained) by “DO” (ie, “cheat”) and “LARS” (ie, a Scandinavian), the whole thing being a synonym for “money”.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #662 on: July 14, 2019, 07:18:25 AM »
Hi Susan - still in Greece so just a short reply if that’s ok.

DOLLARS looks good to me. “Pounds” is “L” and it’s “secured” (ie, contained) by “DO” (ie, “cheat”) and “LARS” (ie, a Scandinavian), the whole thing being a synonym for “money”.
Many thanks. Some time after last post, I did think of LARS being a Scandinavian name and not attached to the noun, money, following it.
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