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Nearly Sane

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #825 on: October 08, 2019, 03:02:31 PM »
Oh dear! Just as well I hadn't written in 'scarcities'! Thank you for help - back to the grid... ...
I think the C is right . And I think your idea of ICE is right but I think it's the absence of it and ICE that is split up.

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #826 on: October 08, 2019, 03:08:54 PM »
I think the C is right . And I think your idea of ICE is right but I think it's the absence of it and ICE that is split up.
Thank you.
with the N as the first letter - no problem! NOTICEABLE And that makes the A correct which I was a bit dubious about.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #827 on: October 09, 2019, 08:10:53 AM »
By googling synonyms for familiar and finding the answer, ACQUAINTED, in  the antonyms actually from 'unacquainted', I have the answer, but it seems rather remote from the clue:

12 down: Familiar sweet filling maestro put on starter for dinner (10)
Letters: - C - U - - - T - D

I can see 'quaint' for 'sweet' and D for start of 'dinner', but would be interested to hear how the above clue works out.

The grid is slowly filling up.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #828 on: October 09, 2019, 09:38:52 AM »
Hi Susan,

You’ve got most of it - the “maestro” is ACE though.
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« Reply #829 on: October 09, 2019, 11:52:01 AM »
Hi Susan,

You’ve got most of it - the “maestro” is ACE though.
Ah - I see. Thank you.
There are some really obscure - well, to me they are! - clues.  e.g.
24 across: Record's verse part (7)
Begins and ends with E.

A hint would be really helpful.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #830 on: October 09, 2019, 04:08:09 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Ah - I see. Thank you.
There are some really obscure - well, to me they are! - clues.  e.g.
24 across: Record's verse part (7)
Begins and ends with E.

A hint would be really helpful.

"Record" is often either EP or LP, and the E is given to you so...

Also, the "'s" at the end of "record's" is an abbreviation of a two letter word. All you need then is a three-letter synonym for "verse".   
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #831 on: October 09, 2019, 04:58:51 PM »
Hi Susan,

"Record" is often either EP or LP, and the E is given to you so...

Also, the "'s" at the end of "record's" is an abbreviation of a two letter word. All you need then is a three-letter synonym for "verse".   
Thank you very much - so that will be EPISODE. I don't think I'd ever have worked that one out.  It will also help with associated answers.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #832 on: October 09, 2019, 11:48:44 PM »
Well, I must say, I am quite chuffed! I have, thanks to the help above, a few minutes ago completed the last six or so clues and all the squares are filled.
*takes modest bow* :)
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #833 on: October 09, 2019, 11:51:23 PM »
Well, I must say, I am quite chuffed! I have, thanks to the help above, a few minutes ago completed the last six or so clues and all the squares are filled.
*takes modest bow* :)
Hurrah!

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #834 on: October 14, 2019, 07:05:07 AM »
I have three-quarters completed the Cryptic, with only one very minor cheat, and looking up synonyms. I have just worked out two more answers,  one of which I think is DUNGEON, but the clue is:

Waste time in prison (7)
Letters: D - N - E - N

but I can't see why.  I tried looking up synonyms for time in prison, but no luck there.
What am I missing, do you think?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #835 on: October 14, 2019, 07:57:46 AM »
I have three-quarters completed the Cryptic, with only one very minor cheat, and looking up synonyms. I have just worked out two more answers,  one of which I think is DUNGEON, but the clue is:

Waste time in prison (7)
Letters: D - N - E - N

but I can't see why.  I tried looking up synonyms for time in prison, but no luck there.
What am I missing, do you think?

Dung is waste
Eon is time


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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #836 on: October 14, 2019, 08:11:31 AM »
Dung is waste
Eon is time

Thank you! I must try to remember that for when it crops up again. :)
Six more incomplete answers to go.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #837 on: October 15, 2019, 07:02:10 AM »
Yesterday evening, with just two unfinished, crossing answers,  I was beginning to think I could count myself a Graduate of the School of Crossworders, but I'm afraid I haven't quite made it yet. :) Going for the 15 down answer by putting in letters, I thought it was probably VIBRATED, but, sad to say, it was only when I googled 22 across just now that the T of DOTARD confirmed this. But it is finished!

22 across: Cheat thanks Romeo with daughter who's a feeble-minded person (6)
Letters: D - - - R -

15 down: Thrilled lout was in contention outside (8)
Letters: - I - R - - - D

I'm not sure why 'dotard' is right though.

ETA: I realised D for 'daughter', and I suppose TA for 'thanks' ...
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 08:04:11 AM by SusanDoris »
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #838 on: October 15, 2019, 10:26:50 AM »
Hi Susan,

“Cheat” = DO

“Thanks” = TA

“Romeo” = R

“Daughter” = D
"To understand via the heart is not to understand."

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #839 on: October 15, 2019, 02:35:05 PM »
Hi Susan,

“Cheat” = DO

“Thanks” = TA

“Romeo” = R

“Daughter” = D
Thank you. Oh dear, there's such a lot to remember!
Another down clue was: Blue is smoother, without question (8)
Answer SQUANDER, and I can see that 'sander' is a 'smoother', and remove the QU for 'without question', but I can't see where 'blue' comes in. The taxi driver (who brought me home from the hairdresser just now) says he wonder whether it might be something to do with porcelain. Is this correct?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #840 on: October 15, 2019, 03:07:41 PM »
Hi again Susan,

Not liking that “blue” as a synonym for SQUANDER (surely “blow” would have been better) but for the rest “smoother” is SANDER that’s “without” (ie, outside of) QU for “question”.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #841 on: October 15, 2019, 04:06:45 PM »
Hi again Susan,

Not liking that “blue” as a synonym for SQUANDER (surely “blow” would have been better) but for the rest “smoother” is SANDER that’s “without” (ie, outside of) QU for “question”.
Thank you for reply. Yes, I  could have understood 'blow' or 'blew', but I checked the spelling several times and it  was 'blue'.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #842 on: October 20, 2019, 06:48:52 PM »
There is no way I'm going to be able to even half-complete this week's Cryptic - so I decided to do a bit of guesswork!! Surprisingly, most of my choices so far have worked out to sort of fit the clues which I think is quite funny. :)
I've been looking up synonyms and picking out the ones with the right number of letters!

 13 & 17 across: Enjoy an innings of torment after being dismissed very quickly (4,1,3,3,2,4) 
One letter available: B - from the only clue I got on first read through, so
BAT OUT OF HELL, plus then LIKE A.

The clues are so long that four or five of both across and down clues had to be printed on second page.  Many have four-letter answers.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #843 on: October 21, 2019, 10:11:24 AM »
Hi Susan,

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There is no way I'm going to be able to even half-complete this week's Cryptic - so I decided to do a bit of guesswork!! Surprisingly, most of my choices so far have worked out to sort of fit the clues which I think is quite funny. :)
I've been looking up synonyms and picking out the ones with the right number of letters!

 13 & 17 across: Enjoy an innings of torment after being dismissed very quickly (4,1,3,3,2,4)
One letter available: B - from the only clue I got on first read through, so
BAT OUT OF HELL, plus then LIKE A.

The clues are so long that four or five of both across and down clues had to be printed on second page.  Many have four-letter answers.

You've got it: LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL fits all parts of the clue.

Not sure just guessing at the answers is such a good strategy though!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #844 on: October 21, 2019, 11:00:11 AM »
Hi Susan,

You've got it: LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL fits all parts of the clue.

Not sure just guessing at the answers is such a good strategy though!
well, no, that is true of course! But I'll leave it lying around on theCCTV and see how many other answers I manage before next Saturday.
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