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Old 13-07-2007, 06:08 PM
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The Cryptic Crossword Thread

Who's addicted to these?

I have been for over 20 years. I do the Telegraph and Times daily and the Guardian occasionally. Times jumbo on saturdays. I don't even have to buy the papers anymore as they're all available online.

Please post good clues and crosswording insights. No sudoko nonsense.


Here's an old classic :

Bum wipe (6)



And one from yesterday's Times :

Stability's helped by one good year with extra large deal (9)
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Old 13-07-2007, 06:17 PM
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And one from yesterday's Times :

Stability's helped by one good year with extra large deal (9)
something to do with a tyre?
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ok then, an easy one :

In seances, trying to find forebears (8)
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ok then, an easy one :

In seances, trying to find forebears (8)
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I've spent many any evening poring over Tris's (extremely hard) cross-word over a few pints of year over the last few years - they do my head in
Tris is crap at them

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Thread

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And one from yesterday's Times :

Stability's helped by one good year with extra large deal (9)
Redundant
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Redundant
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I'm rubbish at these - I can solve on average about four clues on the Times Crossword, but my stepdad generally does the whole thing within ten minutes.
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"Mail delivery operative".
Butcher.

Next.
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I only got that because I was looking at Eye-Dee's cryptic crossword thread earlier.
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