Author Topic: Clue doh!  (Read 251 times)

klondike

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #15 on: Oct 17, 2020, 11:41:59 AM »
Eating dictionaries doesn't sound overly interesting to me.


zoony

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #16 on: Oct 17, 2020, 12:12:09 PM »

I can indeed!


All those crosswords I did with my mum have at last proved useful.  🤓


The i newspaper is one of the more interesting crosswords around Mac..I've never finished one on the day..and I don't mean the easy one on the puzzle page :)
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« Reply #17 on: Oct 17, 2020, 12:27:37 PM »
I agree.  My second best cryptic crossword is the i.  When the Independent folded I was pleased that they didn't dumb it down with the i.  My top one is of course The Times, mainly because their clues are always accurate in terms of the answer being a verb, noun, plural of either, past tense, etc.etc.etc.*


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zoony

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2020, 12:58:18 PM »
Have to confess that I've never tried the legendary Times crossword Spud..Can't afford the newspaper for a start.. ;)
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #19 on: Oct 17, 2020, 03:05:31 PM »
Have to confess that I've never tried the legendary Times crossword Spud..Can't afford the newspaper for a start.. ;)
I have - dead easy, sometimes I answered as many as four clues
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zoony

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« Reply #20 on: Oct 17, 2020, 04:21:28 PM »
I tend to fare badly on some such as the Telegraph because I lack the university education enjoyed by and freely used by many of the setters..
A man said: You can always tell a lady, but you can't tell her much.. (Moliere maybe?)

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« Reply #21 on: Oct 17, 2020, 04:30:53 PM »
Mum got the Sunday Express every week and we did the Skeleton where you have to fill in the squares.

My OH and I had friends who bought the Times and did well with the crossword,  very difficult although I liked the anagrams.  I haven't done a crossword for years. Sudoku and online Scrabble and chess take up enough time!

klondike

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #22 on: Oct 17, 2020, 05:48:49 PM »
I've done them in the past. The simple ones are just that but with the cryptic ones you need to get to know the style of whoever set it. I've not done one in years.


Michael Rolls

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« Reply #23 on: Oct 17, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
Can’t remember the context, but in a book two characters were discussing a course of action which number two thought no problem.
Number one ‘is it difficult?’
Number two ‘ about as difficult as a Sun crossword’
Mike
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zoony

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« Reply #24 on: Oct 17, 2020, 09:14:47 PM »
I've never done a Sun crossword Mike so have no reason to knock it but I suspect it would be a different proposition to the i newspaper cryptic..
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klondike

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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #25 on: Oct 17, 2020, 09:18:27 PM »
From memory the Sun does or at least did many years ago have two sets of clues for the same square. I think they were different answers too.


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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #26 on: Oct 17, 2020, 10:55:46 PM »
No point in us disagreeing about something you don't do K.. ;D 
My afternoons can be long and the TV has become an ornament, so I listen to the radio while I read and try to complete three crossword puzzles from, different newspapers. Before I know it(ish) it's evening and another dull day has passed..Sorry, don't mean to be melodramatic about it, it's the way things are but they could be far worse.
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #27 on: Oct 18, 2020, 03:10:10 AM »
I am quite busy at the moment trying to sort out a raft of information regarding the sale of my late sister’s house - something of a nightmare, but once that is done, probably three or four days, it will be back to the slow passing of time
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« Reply #28 on: Oct 18, 2020, 11:24:12 AM »
Not necessarily a bad thing.. ;D
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Re: Clue doh!
« Reply #29 on: Oct 18, 2020, 11:40:13 AM »
when i see someone studying a crossword i try and whisper in their shellike
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