One more before I go to bed. LOL|
28) Song about rating in place of Lawrence (6)
Song - aria
Rating - ab (ie. able bodied seaman)
song about rating - Ar(ab)ia
Lawrence of Arabia
Reply #161. Jan 16 13, 4:49 PM
It looks as if we hit the button together Swami ;O)|
I'm glad we both agree on the answer!
Reply #162. Jan 16 13, 4:51 PM
15) Something extra - an idea one might consider briefly (5,1,7)|
SPARE A THOUGHT
Something extra - spare
an idea - a thought
To spare a thought means to think about it, or consider it briefly.
I'm so happy you guys taught me how to solve these. So much fun. :D I might have to get me a cryptic crossword puzzle book on the way home. ;)
Reply #163. Jan 16 13, 5:01 PM
30) Look back with hesitation for one in the park maybe (6)|
Look back = peek backwards = keep
with hesitation = er...
one in the park maybe = a park-keeper?
Reply #164. Jan 17 13, 5:32 AM
29) Undercover errors? (8)|
Possibly 'MISPRINTS' e.g. under the cover of a magazine etc.
Reply #165. Jan 17 13, 8:40 AM
25) Mark not allowed to become a Red (4)|
Again not sure but probably SCAR (mark)
Not allowed (or not let) .. scar(let)
Reply #166. Jan 17 13, 8:43 AM
Moonraker, 29 is wrong. Try again:)|
Reply #167. Jan 17 13, 9:28 AM
Thanks jolana, I wasn't at all sure! lol|
Reply #168. Jan 17 13, 9:51 AM
I've been thinking of MISTAKES for 29.|
But I don't know how it fits in. Mist could be cover, I guess?
Reply #169. Jan 17 13, 11:19 AM
I was thinking blunders, because "under" is in "blunders". :P|
Reply #170. Jan 17 13, 11:52 AM
29) Undercover errors? (8)|
i. (undercover) Bloomers were (are) an undergarment worn by women.
ii. (errors) A bloomer is also a slang term for an error or blunder.
Reply #171. Jan 17 13, 2:18 PM
Houston is correct.|
Does the question mark mean anything?
Reply #172. Jan 17 13, 2:22 PM
Nice one Houston!|
Jolana, the ? is suggesting that the 'whole' clue doesn't necessarily relate directly to the answer. Or perhaps asking if the answer could be described thus.
Hope that makes sense ;o)
Reply #173. Jan 17 13, 2:40 PM
Thank you, moonraker.|
Jolana, the wikipedia entry for crosswords explains: "A question mark at the end of clue usually signals that the clue/answer combination involves some sort of pun or wordplay, e.g., "Grateful?" = ASHES (since a grate might be full of them).
Reply #174. Jan 17 13, 2:48 PM
Interesting. I give up:)|
Reply #175. Jan 17 13, 4:52 PM
I mean I give up trying to solve them, not posting them.|
Interestingly, the "How to solve Cryptic Crosswords" quiz here on FT wasn´t that difficult.
Reply #176. Jan 17 13, 5:07 PM
They're great, Jolana. Thank you for posting them.|
Yes, the question mark is saying that it's a bit of a joke - a bit of humour - some crosswords do that. & Bloomers is a bit cheeky/funny. I woudn't have got that answer though.
Well done, Huston for getting that one, by the way! And blunders was a good answer too.
Reply #177. Jan 17 13, 6:37 PM
13) Fun possible when mineral is discovered without warning (10)|
UNF - scramble Fun
ORE - mineral
SEEN - discovered
Reply #178. Jan 17 13, 10:06 PM
Authoritative bearing of somebody here (8)|
i. I am (I'm) posing (bearing-as in pose or posture-of somebody here)
ii. IMPOSING means authoritative.
Reply #179. Jan 17 13, 11:08 PM
23) Where there´s fighting for drink by the sea? (10)|
i. ASSAILING (fighting)
ii. WASSAIL (drink)
iii. SAILING (by the sea)
Reply #180. Jan 18 13, 12:49 AM
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