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  • Wyatt Earp
    started a topic Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

    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)

  • Duncan Gardner
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    Forgivable. If it's good, recycle it

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  • Capybara
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    Today's Graun is a repeat of one that appeared last week.

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    Australia Select "Surely a shambles", u can gurn (6,11)

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  • ad hoc
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    Cautious electrician hiding pick (6)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    Bonus solutions

    2 [BEAT] THE CLOCK

    3 SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING

    4 AMATEUR HO)UR

    5 NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH

    6 THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US (anagram)

    Sparks were previuosly known as Halfnelson. The album Propaganda included #3 and #5 above

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Certain lice generate sparks! (11)
    Last edited by Guy Profumo; Yesterday, 14:03. Reason: Rogue capital

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
    6 Owning FB hasn't got our footie hub shit, possibly (4,4,4,3,6,3,4,2,2)
    Aha!

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    Back to #1

    . . . R . .

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    6 Owning FB hasn't got our footie hub shit, possibly (4,4,4,3,6,3,4,2,2)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Any help kiddo?

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    1 Regent's Park stages 'Halfnelson' indooors (6)

    And for your bonus

    2 Hock Celt (4,3,5)

    3 EbtG, plus support (9,3,3,4,4,10)

    4 Part-time streetwalker goes to Abraham's birthplace (7,4)

    5 Don't fixate on 'Dark Side of the Moon', perhaps? (5,4,4,4,2,6,5)

    Solutions are linked, propagandically
    Last edited by Duncan Gardner; 17-08-2019, 14:01.

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Angry rangers kept Guy the Gorilla imprisoned here?(7,4)

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    Sir Ian Botham: "Huge rally- I got wasted!" (3,3,7)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Irish boatman sailed from Heswall? (3,3,6)

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    The swallow circles near Birkenhead (7)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    _ _ _ / _ _ _ L L _ _

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Tell who saw performance of la Rondine (3, 7)

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  • Stobart
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    United Ireland ? No, says Puccini. (2, 7)

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  • seand
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    Brexit uncertainty could inadvertently prove that 26 + 6 = 1 (6, 7)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
    _ R E _ I T / _ _ _ E R T _ I _ T _

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
    _ R E _ I_ / _ _ _ E R _ _ I _ _ _

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by seand View Post

    I believe I have a solution but I'm a looooooooooooong way from parsing the clue
    Remember my preference for anagrams...

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  • seand
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    Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
    I believe I have a solution but I'm a looooooooooooong way from parsing the clue

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