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Post 21

Beatrice

master is an anagram of stream


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Post 22

Danny B

To dock is to remove the tail of an animal (i.e. de-tail). And a detail is a (vague!) synonym for an item. It's another verb/adjective double-meaning thing.


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Post 23

Danny B

Verb/noun, not verb/adjective, but still a double meaning...


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Post 24

Mu Beta

**subscribes**

I've just finished today's Times crossword so I feel adequately equipped to take part in this conversation. smiley - smiley

B


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Post 25

IctoanAWEWawi

*resists temptation to say something rude and insulting to Master B-ighead smiley - winkeye *

Glad to have you aboard!


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Post 26

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

Let's hear some of today's Times clues then - see who can work them out quickest.


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Post 27

Mu Beta

Too late - it's gone for recycling.

Unless there's an online version... smiley - run

B


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Post 28

Zak T Duck

There is but it's subscription only smiley - sadface


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Post 29

IctoanAWEWawi

And onto todays ones!

Clue: A classic dream once shattered
Answer: Decameron
I can see this is an anagram of 'dream once', but I assume my knowledge is lacking here as I haven;t a clue what a 'decameron' is!

Clue: They may be black or white pelts
Answer: Peppers
I can see the black or white bit, but what is the pelts bit about?
Or is it that peppered describes a black/white mottled fur? Not an animal person it must be said!


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Post 30

Danny B

Peppers/Pelts meaning to throw or shoot lots of small things at a target.

The decameron (apparently) is a collection of 14th century short stories - a 'classic' in the literature sense, I suppose.


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Post 31

IctoanAWEWawi

Hmm, a tad highbrow i'd have thought for the freebie morning newspaper!

I'll let myself off not getting that one!


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Post 32

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

Boccacio's Decameron is more than that. It is a collection of bawdy stories similar to Chaucer's Tales of Canterbury and many of them are the same basic story. I can't remember if it's based on dreams, though.


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Post 33

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

Someone who's black hair is starting to turn grey can be refereed to as 'salt and pepper. Pelt can refer to fur, and extended to hair. possibly smiley - huh

F smiley - shark S


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Post 34

Bagpuss

Nah, it's simpler than that. You get black peppers and you get white peppers. "Pelts" is already covered as a synonym for "peppers" as in "throws things at someone".


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Post 35

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

To keep your minds mulling over, here are a few links I've found for online crossword geeks:

http://thinks.com/crosswords/cryptic/cryptic.htm

http://www.globeandmail.com/crosswords/

Any ideas for

They make trouble in rows or tiers perhaps (7)?


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Post 36

IctoanAWEWawi

rioters?


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Post 37

A Super Furry Animal

Rioters (no question mark)


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Post 38

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

In that case, forget the second link. I don't think that was a very good one. Or are there subtleties I missed?


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Post 39

Bagpuss

Don't think so - just your common or garden anagram.

Who can get this one from yesterday's Grauniad:

Gilded cube is so long. (5)


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Post 40

Researcher 556780



I can't work it out...

I tried shuffling letters around to make a word that would be similar to the clue...like errr smiley - blush gloss smiley - blush my reasoning for that was taking a long time to 'gloss' over something and well, its also a term for shinies... *embaressed cough* .... then I had a brief look around the net for gilded cubes, and thought maybe its something to so wif a gilded cage saying - but for the life of me...ahh dunno..*shrug*

Not good at cryptic stuff, but I'd like to learn... smiley - biggrin

smiley - whistle


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