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#46 barry-clari

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 22:42

Top one is NEUTRAL, Aeolienne :)
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 16:35

The second answer is murderer. Re Red Rum written backwards.
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 16:49

A man to anger with an early Christmas present (12)
_ _ _N_I_C_E_ _


FRANKINCENSE
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 22:50

One of mine:

Cause to turn the other cheek

(5)


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 23:02

One of mine:

Cause to turn the other cheek

(5)

 

Could it be Rebut?


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#51 LoneM

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:09

The second answer is murderer. Re Red Rum written backwards.

 

I'm hopeless at cryptic crosswords......so I don't see how you can fit 'murderer' into
 

Write back concerning a horse-killer (8)

N_ _ _ _ _E_

 

:)


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 13:43

The N must be wrong. Red Rum is a horse, re means concerning. Written backwards you get murderer.
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 20:35

Oh, I understood the Red Rum connection, just didn't consider that the intial 'N' was a mistake.  Well, I told you I was hopeless! :lol:


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 20:37

Oh, I understood the Red Rum connection, just didn't consider that the intial 'N' was a mistake.  Well, I told you I was hopeless! :lol:

I rather like the word Nurderer - it kind of suggests doing away with someone online, maybe trashing their account or something.  :D


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 20:43

Is Polkadot's answer to your clue correct! I can't see why it should be rebut?
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 21:39



Top one is NEUTRAL, Aeolienne :)

Really?

Tuner ordered by a man out of gear (7)

I don't get that - where do the A and L come from?

 

Latin pianist - the N which should have been the M of MURDERER had come from

Injure with a hard weapon (4)?

which I had as STUN.

 

And Polkadot -  the E which should have been the last N of FRANKINCENSE came from

Pale like a bird (5)

which I guessed to be TAUPE.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 21:53

Is Polkadot's answer to your clue correct! I can't see why it should be rebut?

it's not


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 22:03

 

Top one is NEUTRAL, Aeolienne :)

Really?
Tuner ordered by a man out of gear (7)
I don't get that - where do the A and L come from?

 

The man is called Al. "Not very good, I think)
 

Latin pianist - the N which should have been the M of MURDERER had come from
Injure with a hard weapon (4)?
which I had as STUN.

Too literal, I think. HARM works, H is hard as in an H pencil, and ARM is a weapon.

And Polkadot -  the E which should have been the last N of FRANKINCENSE came from
Pale like a bird (5)
which I guessed to be TAUPE.

I can't think why TAUPE means either pale or like a bird. If it ends in N it could be AVIAN, or A+ some four letter bird (like "a"+ "bird" but I haven't worked it out either. Pale could mean a fence post rather than washed out, of course.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 23:06

And Polkadot - the E which should have been the last N of FRANKINCENSE came from
Pale like a bird (5)
which I guessed to be TAUPE.

Could it be waxen? Waxen means pale and a wax-wing is a bird.
 

Is Polkadot's answer to your clue correct! I can't see why it should be rebut?


My thinking was "re" (turn, as in return) and "but(t)" being the shortened form of "buttock" (cheeks).  Butt back to the drawing board on that one then.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 00:15

Ashen   (as hen) ?


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