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#23144 - Wed May 03 2000 01:50 PM cryptic crosswords
makebeleaffan Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 18 2000
Posts: 1764
Loc: Victoria BC Canada      
You may have seen these type of crossword puzzles in your local paper and wondered what they were. Each clue is a word game in itself by containing anagrams, hidden words, word plays etc...I will give you ten clues taken from the last couple of days crosswords and you come up with the word they are looking for. These will just be anagram clues. example: I dine different tea (3) would be "eat" anagram of tea to mean dine. The numbers after indicate number of letters in the word(s).

1. Consumes a set recipe (4)
2. Fade out not wishing to hear (4)
3. A beastly example of what manila produces (6)
4. Use a lever differently to make disclosures (6)
5. Sad use of rare old fuel (7)
6. Any item can become a pleasant feature (7)
7. glean a girl taken out (6)
8. Go near mixed fruit (6)
9. Begin red tag test (3, 7)
10.Rate isn't adjusted for toy railway (5,3)


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#23145 - Wed May 03 2000 02:23 PM Re: cryptic crosswords
Wolfman Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 511
Loc: second star to the left and st...
1) eats - a set
2) deaf - fade
3) animal - manila
4) reveal - a lever
5)
6) amenity - any item
7) angela - glean a
8) orange - go near
9) get started - red tag test
10)


5 and 10 stumped me.

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#23146 - Wed May 03 2000 02:34 PM Re: cryptic crosswords
makebeleaffan Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 18 2000
Posts: 1764
Loc: Victoria BC Canada      
correct so far
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#23147 - Wed May 03 2000 07:59 PM Re: cryptic crosswords
PaulE Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 4239
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire England       
5. Doleful
10. Train Set.

[This message has been edited by PaulE (edited 05-03-2000).]


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#23148 - Thu May 04 2000 03:44 AM Re: cryptic crosswords
makebeleaffan Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 18 2000
Posts: 1764
Loc: Victoria BC Canada      
All Correct!! Way to go!
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