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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by seaborgium » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:20 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Reportedly helps people who are easily duped (7)
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SUCKERS, but how?
That's probably my favorite clue in this puzzle.
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reportedly = sounds like, helps = succors
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:21 pm

rjaguar3 wrote:
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4 Down (Hear an animal again (4))
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ANEW: Hear an animal again: sounds like "a gnu"
Wow
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I figured this was a sounds like clue but was never getting there even with the A and E filled in. Well done
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:27 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:20 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Reportedly helps people who are easily duped (7)
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SUCKERS, but how?
That's probably my favorite clue in this puzzle.
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reportedly = sounds like, helps = succors
Oy. I *just* got that :?

Puzzle done. Brain fried.
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:03 am

Gonna stare at this one for a while

Notice post-inaugural cult qualified to vote, in a way (5)
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by immaf » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:03 am
Gonna stare at this one for a while

Notice post-inaugural cult qualified to vote, in a way (5)
Got it.
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Adult. Notice = AD; Post-inaugural cult = ULT (everything but the "inaugural" letter)
Adults are qualified to vote.
The "in a way" part is unnecessary, and at first I thought the answer would start with an S and end in a T, because "way" often means "street = ST
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:54 pm

immaf wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am
Notice post-inaugural cult qualified to vote, in a way (5)
Got it.
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Adult. Notice = AD; Post-inaugural cult = ULT (everything but the "inaugural" letter)
Adults are qualified to vote.
The "in a way" part is unnecessary, and at first I thought the answer would start with an S and end in a T, because "way" often means "street = ST
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Nice. I just got it, too! Figured we were going for "qualified to vote, in a way" but the rest stumped me. Then wrote "ad" and "see" for notice. Got to "adult" then worked backwards to make sure it fit. I guess "in a way" means that all eligible voters are adults but not all adults can vote
Gotta finish the New York Times Sunday Crossword, Cracking Wise, before starting the next Cryptic :geek:
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 pm

My pick a thread coin landed here.

The Tuesday, Feb. 6th NYT crossword puzzle had a cross of:
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DENOVO & ORONYMS
53A: From the beginning: Lat (6)
46D: Words and phrases that sound approximately alike, like "ice scream" and "I scream" (7)

If a writer(s) do the puzzle then I could see some clues coming from it as the Archive shows no hits for either answer.

Certainly the writers like those
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-NYMS
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:33 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 pm
The Tuesday, Feb. 6th NYT crossword puzzle had a cross of:
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DENOVO & ORONYMS
Seems tough for a Tuesday!
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:29 pm

My friend sent me this bear of a puzzle from the WSJ. Holding my nose and jumping in! (yes, another slow work week)
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Finger food article in carbon copy (6)
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canape? C(AN)APE
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:29 pm

I've never done a directionless puzzle. No idea what the arrows are telling me to do with the directional clues, so for now I'm just trying to solve as many as I can

Drill in ocean brought back organisms needing oxygen (7) ???
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WAG: amoebas? that has SEA "brought back", but can't make the rest fit. BORE in SEA? in EAS?
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by Woof » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:35 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:29 pm
I've never done a directionless puzzle. No idea what the arrows are telling me to do with the directional clues, so for now I'm just trying to solve as many as I can

Drill in ocean brought back organisms needing oxygen (7) ???
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WAG: amoebas? that has SEA "brought back", but can't make the rest fit. BORE in SEA? in EAS?
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aerobes

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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Woof wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:35 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:29 pm
I've never done a directionless puzzle. No idea what the arrows are telling me to do with the directional clues, so for now I'm just trying to solve as many as I can

Drill in ocean brought back organisms needing oxygen (7) ???
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WAG: amoebas? that has SEA "brought back", but can't make the rest fit. BORE in SEA? in EAS?
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aerobes
Ahh. Thanks. I've got 15/38 filler clues and 1/8 directional clue solved, nothing filled in the grid yet :shock:
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:39 pm

Next to Abe Fortas, terrible (7,2)
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So it's an anagram of "Abe Fortas" meaning "next to"...

...abreast of?
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by immaf » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:44 pm

I can get several of the clues (19 so far) but I simply don't understand how to put them in the grid.
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm

immaf wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:44 pm
I can get several of the clues (19 so far) but I simply don't understand how to put them in the grid.
just "follow the directions given in the grid" :lol:

my friend who solved it said
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This isn't really a hint but what I did was solve all of the four letter and seven letter words first. The reason is that there are fewer of them and they only intersect in certain ways...
now what about: Dad goes off (4) ?

or: Crown came off (4)
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Is it ACME? anagram of 'came'?
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:04 pm

High-priced object given to agent (7)
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Is it DEALER?
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 pm

Pence invested in a religious group's points of view (7)

Where to begin?!
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Pence = Mike, VP, Veep. Rel. group=sect, cult. points of view = vistas?
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by Lefty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:16 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Pence invested in a religious group's points of view (7)

Where to begin?!
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Pence = Mike, VP, Veep. Rel. group=sect, cult. points of view = vistas?
I've seen this one recently. Is it from Harper's? Anyway...
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ASPECTS, "P" for "pence" inside A SECTS.
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:38 am

Drink at a sushi bar benefit (4)
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It can't be sake, right?
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