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#61 Jabba

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 00:51

Cause to turn the other cheek          Sauce.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:17

 

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

 

 

I like that - I've felt like a nurderer a few times!!!


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 16:37

Ashen   (as hen) ?

Oh, surely, yes! VG


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 16:46

Cause to turn the other cheek          Sauce.

YES! Well done.

 

As I said, I wrote that clue for my brother. Now I have to make some clues for him linked to thinks like Bechamel and Bearnaise and chocolate and so on. I can spend hours and hours making the crossword and my brother demolishes it in about 45 minutes. The one I posted a lot of clues to way back up there somewhere, had what I call a lynch-pin clue which said "Part of a note you can hear" which was TENOR ("part" of a "note" (tenner "which you can hear (=sounds like) and then loads of surnames of famous tenors all over the place. He finished it in no time. This time I'm not going to include the number of the lynch-pin clue, just call it X and have him work out whereabouts it's hidden.

 

He teaches a course on solving these things for the university of the third age. Why I feel an urge to compete I am not sure - sibling rivalry perhaps?


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 18:55

I feel your pain. My niece is an interpreter for the EU, I gave up playing word games with her many years ago  :)


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 20:54

The first letter of Pale like a bird (5) is the second letter of Injure with a hard weapon (4) so either AVIAN or ASHEN will fit.

 

How about:

Not one in there comes out (7)

N_I_ _ _R

 

Edit: Most likely NEITHER, but what does coming out have to do with it?


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 21:21

It's a term for an anagram, in there comes out to make neither.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 21:08

Next collection of puzzlers...

 

Pious oriental quintet seen during day out (6)

_ _ _O_T

 

At which one might search for bargains (7,4)

R_ _ _A_E/SALE

 

Possibly second sequence given by buyer (6,5)

R_P_I_/_ _G_R

 

Trade vehicles (7)

E_ _ _O_C

 

Meet for discussion at rally (3-8)

_E_/T_G_ _ _S_

 

More involved with the first principle (7)

T_ _ _R_ _

 

Vague over female, kind one included (2,1,4)

_ _/_/_O_ _


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 21:11

2nd is Rummage sale and 6th is theorem and first one is devout.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 21:15

Wondered if the third one should be repeat order.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 21:39

Could the 5th be Get Together?


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:15

Trade vehicles could be traffic. And the last one, of a sort.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:28



Could the 5th be Get Together?

You're probably right. What I thought was a penultimate S had come from Justification for including these footballers (7) which I had as GROUNDS, but with REPEAT ORDER for the 3rd clue and TRAFFIC for the trade vehicles it's D_F_N_E, so obviously DEFENCE.

 

The rogue letters in REPEAT ORDER and TRAFFIC (I and E respectively) had come from Jesting a bit although serious for a moment (6,5) which I initially guessed to be JOKING ASIDE but it must be JOKING APART.

 

(Aside: Since I changed my email address I haven't received any notifications from this site, not even in my spam folder. :( )


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 10:39

In a much-needed break from the Brexit discussions...

 

Not long putting warning device on the cow (9)

_ _O_ _ _O_ _

 

One takes such a position on trust (14)

_ _ _ _I_S_ _ _L_ _ _

 

The right sum to be in good health, some say (9)

_ _ _ _P_N_ _

 

Has surrounded insurgent left producing bloomers (9)

H_R_B_L_ _

 

The girl's one item of furniture that can be passed down by Will (9)

H_R_ _ _ _ _ _

 

During the contest rang in generally making others hostile (10)

_E_ _ _ _ _I_G

 

Dress for three months (6)

_Y_ _ _ _

 

Lathe Anna removed form the fellow (9)

_ _ _ _A_A_L

 

Indian village appears unusually blue in the river (6)

_U_B_O


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 10:41

First one is shorthorn.
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