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    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

    Following on from Hofzinser's thread on the last OTF, which was meant to last one Friday but which has now been going for weeks.

    It's all about creating a chain of cryptic crossword clues. Playing the game consists of setting a cryptic crossword clue, which must contain the answer to the last clue. (You can't carry on from your own clue, of course: only from someone else's.)

    So, the last answer was THE GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK, and I think we were at:

    Stout fighters for autonomy get backing of author of The Good Soldier Svejk, and destiny intervenes (4,5,1,4)

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    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

    Ah, excellent. I going to get this started up again but I missed the last clue before the old board was vanished away.

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      #3
      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

      Fate takes a hand before his case is resolved (8)

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        #4
        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

        Struggling a bit with this one.

        By contrast, today's Guardian crossword is the easiest I can remember in quite some time.

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          #5
          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

          Lachesis, for example, with her Cockney offspring, sang Scottish folk songs (5,8)

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            #6
            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

            You see, I was looking for anagrams of r+his case and l+his case, but was hampered somewhat by never having heard of lachesis.

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              #7
              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

              No, me neither, but I looked up the Fates on Wikipedia. I thought that was a really neat (in both the UK and US senses) clue.

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                #8
                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                Or a really tidy one (in both the Welsh and English senses).

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                  #9
                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                  I must somewhat shamefacedly admit that I first became aware of Lachesis because it's the name of a track (one part of an, if you will, trilogy) on the first Emerson Lake and Palmer album.

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                    #10
                    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                    Distressed Moira Anderson, rains abated, is abandoned (8)

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                      #11
                      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                      Marooned with decapitated sweethearts so scraps eaten later (9)

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                        #12
                        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                        Purveyor of leftovers from town in Indiana becomes clear-headed (4,6)

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                          #13
                          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                          I failed with classical mythology, but my campaign to get Tubby onto this thread continues apace.

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                            #14
                            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                            Although you got the last answer *slightly* wrong...

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                              #15
                              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                              Oh, that's true. I'll edit - it makes my clue read a bit better anyway.

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                                #16
                                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                My last-post-but-one was intended as quite a big hint, by the way.

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                                  #17
                                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                  Players like Gary Sobers bring everything to the game (3-8)

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                                    #18
                                    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                    It's not all rounders first in team for this county (8)

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                                      #19
                                      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                      My mind's my own in Somerset (8)

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                                        #20
                                        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                        Minehead? It gets love! Plymouth? The best! Barnet? A bit old fashioned (6)

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                                          #21
                                          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                          Liverpool moptop badly desires. Ey! (10)

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                                            #22
                                            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                            A most challenging handicap is a traditional part of life in Merseyside (3, 5, 8)

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                                              #23
                                              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                              The Grand National's old retainer (5)

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                                                #24
                                                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                                Everything all right out there?

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                                                  #25
                                                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                                  I'm not seeing it.

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