Thanks s_s / jolana. I had thought nipper before shaver, actually, guess I should have put both down.|
I've pretty much never done these before though... managed to get through one of the above links slowly with the hints but it's harder without the letters. :p
No idea on the others, sorry.
Reply #521. Feb 28 13, 5:56 PM
Yes, all caps. Oops. Lol|
I saw the cryptic quizzes in brain teasers. I played a few today. Great fun. :) turns out that most were already played though, back when I played every quiz in brain teasers. I'll keep paying. :)
And I'll definitely have to try the other link. A actual crossword will be fun. Maybe I should check FT for cryptic crosswords too...
Reply #522. Feb 28 13, 6:12 PM
13 County shore damaged by old pulling power (5,5)|
SHIRE HORSE: old pulling power
HORSE: anagram (damaged) of shore
Reply #523. Feb 28 13, 6:19 PM
The FT crosswords are much easier as they contain a clue to the answer. Salami, it sounds like you leave, don´t, please, I didn´t mean to offend you:(|
Reply #524. Feb 28 13, 6:20 PM
10 One might get hooked by the old man (6)|
Perhaps this is not a cryptic at all but a straightforward clue about "Old Man and the Sea." If so, the answer could be MARLIN.
Reply #525. Feb 28 13, 6:26 PM
I like the Daily Telegraph cryptics, which are not as hard as some (but plenty hard enough for me - I seldom get one completely right). They are available as inexpensive books at amazon and elsewhere.|
Reply #526. Feb 28 13, 6:48 PM
I also enjoy the Daily Telegraph cryptics mdurnanj. I believe there are different compilers each day, the puzzles appear to be easier at the beginning of each week then gradually increasing in difficulty by Fridays!|
Reply #527. Mar 01 13, 6:15 AM
29 Express wonder when free to find alternative passage (8)|
Express wonder : COR!
when free : RID
to find alternative : OR
passage : CORRIDOR
Reply #528. Mar 01 13, 6:17 AM
Oh, jolana, I was not offended, and I'm staying right here. :)|
Sorry I seemed offended. That was not my intent. Hugs!
Reply #529. Mar 01 13, 8:32 AM
I don´t know how I invented it. Lack of English? Playing long after midnight? Oh, well:) I should definitely read twice before posting something.|
Anyway, except for No 10, which is incorrect, it´s done.
There will be the second half soon.
Reply #530. Mar 01 13, 8:59 AM
10 One might get hooked by the old man (6)|
Could this be GAFFER a slang term for an old man?
A gaff is also used in angling to hook a fish.
Reply #531. Mar 01 13, 9:45 AM
I am elated! I completed an animals cryptic crossword on FunTrivia without using the easy mode!|
Reply #532. Mar 01 13, 1:52 PM
WTG Salami! There will be no stopping you now, it's addictive!|
Reply #533. Mar 01 13, 2:47 PM
I was quite good at yesterday´s Cryptic Brain Twist, as I knew the topic of the results - flowers. I made a funny mistake - instead of foxglove I had wolfsbane. Yes, I know that hand protection is not a bane, though something is better than nothing:)|
Reply #534. Mar 02 13, 7:52 PM
Crossword 8, Part 2|
1 Not much to pay for maintaining law and order (6)
2 Tend to hurry up when there´s nothing in store (5)
3 To run naked has no sex appeal - so walk (4)
4 Lots of money stolen with random gunfire (3,4)
6 Filled with a ship´s following (5)
7 Wicked American following fair one around (9)
8 Rushes to get rid payments for occupation (8)
11 Said to be good for beheading (4)
14 One research establishment set up in an island (4)
15 Capable PR operation bears fruit (4-5)
16 Girl you say has lost a little weight (3)
17 Sound return (4)
18 Number one vehicle held up by one imposing discipline (8)
20 Jolly lacking in what´s to be expected (4)
21 Beg to given knowledge of the devil (7)
22 Look round very briefly and don´t take anything in (6)
24 Exhausted by all that shopping? (5)
26 Left port with a cargo (5)
27 To a king it represents courage (4)
Reply #535. Mar 02 13, 8:05 PM
26 Left port with a cargo (5)|
LADEN (with a cargo)
Reply #536. Mar 02 13, 8:32 PM
7 Wicked American following fair one around (9)|
NEFARIOUS - wicked
American - US
"fair one around" means scramble "FAIR ONE"
Reply #537. Mar 02 13, 9:47 PM
3 To run naked has no sex appeal - so walk (4)|
TREK - walk
STREAK - to run naked
Remove S (sex) and A (appeal)
Reply #538. Mar 02 13, 9:58 PM
"17 Sound return (4)"|
ECHO ... maybe?
Reply #539. Mar 02 13, 10:41 PM
"21 Beg to given knowledge of the devil (7)"|
I think this one is IMPLORE.
Implore being beg, knowledge being lore, devil being imp.
Reply #540. Mar 02 13, 10:47 PM
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