Cryptic Crossword Clues

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Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:32 pm

Rather than derail the chess crossword thread, let's try a new one. This is probably well-known, but I offer the following...

Presbyterians out to get this singer (7,6)

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:17 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Rather than derail the chess crossword thread, let's try a new one. This is probably well-known, but I offer the following...

Presbyterians out to get this singer (7,6)
I don't think it's Printer Bassey. Still trying.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:22 pm

Try again - baby, one more time!

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Richard James » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:30 pm

There are lots more:

Musician's narcoleptic disorder (4,7)

Movie star baffled costumier (3,6)

GM's unexpected solemnity (4,5)
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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:32 pm

OK I'll work on others...

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:38 pm

"Musician's narcoleptic disorder (4,7)"

Yes?

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:44 pm

"Movie star baffled costumier (3,6)"

I was going to do that one the other way round...

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Richard James » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:51 pm

US politician: "I need job desperately" (3,5)

US politician cures shark with malaria (6,6)

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:36 pm

"US politician: "I need job desperately" (3,5)

US politician cures shark with malaria (6,6)"

a) he's got one (maybe)

Fans of the US TV programme "VEEP" are awaiting the next few years...

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:40 pm

Whilst on political anagrams, going back a few years...

"I'm an evil Tory bigot" = Virginia Bottomley
"Dildo marvel" = David Mellor

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Richard James » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:50 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Whilst on political anagrams, going back a few years...

"I'm an evil Tory bigot" = Virginia Bottomley
"Dildo marvel" = David Mellor
Great Charm Threat!

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:52 pm

Peeler and mistaken Spanish principal are champion (5,7)

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:54 pm

"Great Charm Threat!"

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Pedantry and crosswords keeping chess players sane... (no that's a comment, not a clue)

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:06 pm

As it's all anagrams at the moment, my favourite, probably familiar to you:
SCHOOLMASTER
THE CLASSROOM

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Post by Richard James » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:36 pm

Paul Habershon wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:06 pm
As it's all anagrams at the moment, my favourite, probably familiar to you:
SCHOOLMASTER
THE CLASSROOM
ASTRONOMER
MOONSTARER

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