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Oh no that's rubbish, forget I spoke...

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 10:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wait a minute is it careless?

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 10:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

Or mindless... I'll shutup now.

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 10:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

Somethingless anyway!

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think we should have a new clue until Huk can give us a hint.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

LISTLESS IT IS!

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

Explain the list bit?

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pay no more attention = keep no more lists!

I'm sorry, I stole it from yesterday's Nat'l Post.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

HMMMMM...

New clue then, this was in the Times today and it tickled my fancy:
Setting for end of term production (9,4)

I can supply the letters we had in it before we got it...

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh dear, letters please! I'm thinking it doesn't mean school term?

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 14:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

M-------Y ----

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

okay, I was offtrack.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

Maternity Ward?

Sam (chirombo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

Bingo!

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Maternity Ward?

(Xpost)

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ooh I like it.

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

One from Private Eye (the only one I can do this week):

Taken by piss-artist to be how to position two entries in a sudoku grid? (3,4,3,5)

Sam (chirombo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

One over the eight!

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Curses, I've been staring at that for half an hour!

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ok this one should be easy:
Dairy product made by EEC she-goat etc curdled (7,6)

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

cottage cheese

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

(But I still don't get the sudoku one)

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Recieved lush wisdom: Eight drinks is okay, any more makes you drunk.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

So if you've had "one over the eight" you're a piss-artist.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 15:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pay no more attention = keep no more lists!

Is that some weird Canuck slang?

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 17:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Awfully sad picture of slapstick (7, 3)

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 17:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Custard pie.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 17:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

But, um, someone else can feel free to post a new clue, I got nothing right now.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 17:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

(I made this up, it's shit, but...)

Fred's lead in race is an absurdity (5)

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

FARCE

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

correct

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Cross hog ill, disturbed by these female students (11)

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

You need something in the clue to indicate that "race" is an anagram, also the f's not "in", it's "at the start of".

(xpost) schoolgirls

crossword pedant (ailsa), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

easiest one from today's guardian: MP teased about mad rush (8)

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

(my clues are all shitty anagrams--FEEL MY CRYPTIC SHAME!)

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

stampede

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

You need something in the clue to indicate that "race" is an anagram, also the f's not "in", it's "at the start of".

Did you see where I said "it's shit"?

Oh and I'm assuming you don't have an 'a' in your name...

Onimo (GerryNemo), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

He'd be incredible if he weren't so fucked up. (3-1)

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 22:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

Huk-L (excellent clue, Casuistry)

Onimo, I was being helpful, or so I thought. I have never made a crossword clue up in my life, and wouldn't even attempt to due to my woeful lack of imagination - I'm just jealous of those who can do so and put me to shame, and doing my usual crappy thing of pointing out the speck of dust in another's eye before removing the plank in my own :)

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 15 December 2005 00:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

A cryptic pedant is snaking through Alabama. (5)

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 15 December 2005 00:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

hahaha :)

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 15 December 2005 00:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why I can only come up with clues for people (or the board at large).

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 15 December 2005 00:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Shrink turns wife into mountain (8)

k/l (Ken L), Thursday, 15 December 2005 02:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

Please explain the huk-l clue to my tired and rusty brain.

ledge (ledge), Thursday, 15 December 2005 09:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Anagram of 'hulk'. Who is incredible.

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 15 December 2005 09:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

Sweet.

ledge (ledge), Thursday, 15 December 2005 10:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

Jungfrau?

ledge (ledge), Thursday, 15 December 2005 10:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh my god. Is it Jungfrau?

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 15 December 2005 11:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pending that adjudication:
Blair goes around and about in church, that is, for festive treat (5,3)

ledge (ledge), Thursday, 15 December 2005 11:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

Mince pie!

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 15 December 2005 11:26 (8 years ago) Permalink


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