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Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am

Try to stick to Traditional Cryptic Crossword type clues, Definition at one end or the other, plus indicators and pointers and a letter count.


1) Historian, uses 54 Romans and an unknown. (4)
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword rules

Postby NewForestRover » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:43 pm

Livy
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword rules

Postby Greeners » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:42 pm

Correct.

For those unfamiliar with Cryptics
Historian is the direct clue, the indicators are:
54 Romans indicates 54 in Roman Numerals --- LIV.
Unknown normally refers to a letter generally X or Y or Z in the same way that they are used in many algebraic equations.

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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword rules

Postby NewForestRover » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:41 pm

A bird who has been on tv and also in the Garden of Eden (6)
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword rules

Postby Greeners » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:40 pm

I have an idea but don't want to crow about it.
Lets give someone else a chance.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Silver Surfer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:38 pm

Are you thinking Sheryl Crow?
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby NewForestRover » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:05 pm

The answer has six letters.

Am I allowed to post another clue?

If so, can it be connected to the last one or does it have to be totally different?
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:37 pm

Hi
If you can manage a different cryptic, try it.

You have a PM.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Silver Surfer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:40 pm

Can I ask questions?
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:53 pm

Go on, I don't see any problem.

After all without a grid we don't have anyway of getting help from other answers like you might on an actual crossword.

I was wrong with my thinking anyway.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby NewForestRover » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:07 pm

First clue:

A bird who has been on tv and also in the Garden of Eden (6)


Second clue: (same answer)

The bird swapped fig leaves for feathers. Not Eve.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Silver Surfer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:27 pm

Is this someone who has played at the Eden Project?
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby NewForestRover » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:38 pm

Silver Surfer wrote:Is this someone who has played at the Eden Project?


No.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby NewForestRover » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:42 pm

First clue:

A bird who has been on tv and also in the Garden of Eden (6)

Second clue: (same answer)

The bird swapped fig leaves for feathers. Not Eve (6)


Third clue: (same answer)

This bird is more likely to tweet from a cage than the trees (6)
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:09 pm

There was a TV programme ('71-'72) called Budgie and Adam Faith played Ronald "Budgie" Bird
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby NewForestRover » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 pm

Greeners wrote:There was a TV programme ('71-'72) called Budgie and Adam Faith played Ronald "Budgie" Bird


YES!!

A bird who has been on tv and also in the Garden of Eden (6)
Budgie was a tv programme and the actor who played him was called Adam

Second clue: (same answer)

The bird swapped fig leaves for feathers. Not Eve (6)
Adam Faith

Third clue: (same answer)

This bird is more likely to tweet from a cage than the trees (6)
Budgie

Well done Greeners.

I was running out of clues!
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm

A detective found that those rings were mixed up, (10)
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Foggy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 pm

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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Silver Surfer » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 pm

That's a bit easier. Shoestring.
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Re: Forum Game. Cryptic Crossword clues

Postby Greeners » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:18 pm

OK Foggy, your turn now.
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