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  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    Alberto Contador!

    Nice clue, by the way. Still got the ''quick silly one'' to do....
    Very very lost. :( Why Alberto Contador please?

    Ruth
  • PBo has a very twisted mind! Cryptocephalic even.

    Albert Square + circle+against+square+confused road

    Albert+0+con+T+ador
  • Oh well, there's still one outstanding - it's got to be something like chain sets - but no harm in adding another...

    Direct you to composer's reputed drinking haunts (10)
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    PBo has a very twisted mind! Cryptocephalic even.

    Albert Square + circle+against+square+confused road

    Albert+0+con+T+ador
    :shock: Geez! The only bit of that I got even KNOWING the answer was Albert Square.

    Thanks for the explanation, Dfm. I was just beginning to think I was getting the hang of this. Perhaps not. :(

    Ruth
  • Oh well, there's still one outstanding - it's got to be something like chain sets - but no harm in adding another...

    Direct you to composer's reputed drinking haunts (10)

    Chain would be 22 though? I was thinking "something gear".

    Your one is 'handlebars' (Handel-bars, which direct you)

    make a kind of coffee drunk along with nothing (10)

    (hoping this is a bit simpler than my last effort)
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    bazzargh wrote:
    Oh well, there's still one outstanding - it's got to be something like chain sets - but no harm in adding another...

    Direct you to composer's reputed drinking haunts (10)

    Chain would be 22 though? I was thinking "something gear".

    Your one is 'handlebars' (Handel-bars, which direct you)

    make a kind of coffee drunk along with nothing (10)

    (hoping this is a bit simpler than my last effort)

    gear - correct thinking so far.

    camp (coffee) - drunk along = aglon - nothing =o

    campagnolo, a make!

    In the interests of education, should we all provide the breakdown of our answers, to help others learn? Experience means that you can often reverse engineer an answer, but not always.

    PBo
  • In the interests of education, should we all provide the breakdown of our answers, to help others learn? Experience means that you can often reverse engineer an answer, but not always.

    Good question, PBo. On balance, I think that as long as there's no shame in asking for an explanation it's probably not necessary to do that every time. But I'm happy either way.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    next clue

    circuit pictures governing body (6)
  • PBo wrote:
    next clue

    circuit pictures governing body (6)

    Its 'vuelta'. Circuit (of Spain), VUE cinemas + Lawn Tennis Association.

    Doh I had this yesterday but didn't understand the vue bit...I'm not even sure there is one round here. Googled vue in the end cos the other parts seemed right.

    An easy one (still can't figure the '20' clue):

    Greek state before 1st century, and American nickname(9)
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    edited December 2009
    Spartacus

    (I actually didn't know Cancellara was known as Spartacus until now!)

    For pedalling around you may need these to parenthesise your buttocks (6,8 )

    (Edited to show the number of letters in 2nd word)
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    bazzargh wrote:
    PBo wrote:
    next clue

    circuit pictures governing body (6)

    Its 'vuelta'. Circuit (of Spain), VUE cinemas + Lawn Tennis Association.

    Doh I had this yesterday but didn't understand the vue bit...I'm not even sure there is one round here. Googled vue in the end cos the other parts seemed right.

    An easy one (still can't figure the '20' clue):

    Greek state before 1st century, and American nickname(9)

    yup!
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    edited December 2009
    spartacus

    edit - damn didn't see dm best me too it!

    shame, cos' i've got a clue waiting


    and still need answer to

    20 53 12 (5,4)
  • SlapshotSlapshot Posts: 211
    For pedalling around you may need these to parenthesise your buttocks (6,8 )


    Easy...Bottom Brackets

    and you'll need to give me time to find another...
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    Slapshot wrote:
    For pedalling around you may need these to parenthesise your buttocks (6,8 )


    Easy...Bottom Brackets

    and you'll need to give me time to find another...

    Find another? you mean you aren't making yours up??? :)
  • SlapshotSlapshot Posts: 211
    PBo wrote:
    Slapshot wrote:
    For pedalling around you may need these to parenthesise your buttocks (6,8 )


    Easy...Bottom Brackets

    and you'll need to give me time to find another...

    Find another? you mean you aren't making yours up??? :)


    Okay by find another what I mean is find enough time to craft a blinder of a clue to flummox you all...... Clipless took you ages to get. :wink:
  • PBo wrote:
    spartacus

    edit - damn didn't see dm best me too it!

    shame, cos' i've got a clue waiting


    and still need answer to

    20 53 12 (5,4)

    I don't see why we shouldn't have more than one clue at a time - as long as the unsolved ones don't get buried.
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    I don't see why we shouldn't have more than one clue at a time - as long as the unsolved ones don't get buried.
    My feeling is that we should all focus on one clue at a time - it becomes a communal challenge if everyone is working on the same clue, there is always the element of a race to be the one to get it, and the clue-setter can sit smugly waiting for the rest to solve it. The worry is that the whole thread gets buried if everyone is thinking and nobody is posting - but that can be remedied by people asking for hints or explaining what their thought processes are.........

    I'm for one clue at a time. What about this numbers one 20, 53, 12 (5,4)?

    Ruth
  • BeaconRuth wrote:
    I'm for one clue at a time. What about this numbers one 20, 53, 12 (5,4)?

    Ruth

    Dunno. I assume everyone noticed the 53/12 gear ratio. It would make good clue for "top gear" (20=top in darts), but that's (3,4). Or (6,4) for "change gear" (20p). "score gear" doesn't make sense. 20 is 'china' in anniversaries, which doesn't help. Its the number of baby teeth, but I can't see how to fit tooth/teeth in there; its the number of ounces in an imperial pint, but I don't see any connection there at all.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    want a clue? you are along the right lines.....
  • PBo wrote:
    want a clue? you are along the right lines.....

    Ok but be warned if this is some weak-censored s*** I'll be sending the boys round
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    think of the 20 in relation to women.......

    I've bolted the door... :shock:
  • PBo wrote:
    think of the 20 in relation to women.......

    I've bolted the door... :shock:

    Ok now you're making me think of measurements and a 53" waist would definitely make this "spare tyre". But then, noone but elves has 12" hips.

    Its surely not as in 'size 20' and 'large gear'??
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    bingo!!!!
  • SlapshotSlapshot Posts: 211
    Could have been spare tyre..... :wink:
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    so slapshot still owes a clue he went to "find", and now baz does too....
  • SlapshotSlapshot Posts: 211
    edited December 2009
    okay.... two for good measure...

    Repeated Sicilian blow two the head for changes (6,3,..8.)

    Noise in an old field stopped ringing (7)



    It's been a busy day in here!!!
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    Its surely not as in 'size 20' and 'large gear'??

    what do you mean "its surely not..." as if its a bad thing? :wink:


    thats the shortest, most elegant clue I've ever devised.....

    are the boys coming then????? :cry:
  • PBo wrote:
    bingo!!!!

    Ok for that the boys are bringing the SPECIAL baseball bat. We shall speak no more of this clue!

    An easy one to get us back on track:

    ride one leg, and french turn up to mock (5)
    edit: oh scrub that, I messed up the clue, shouldn't have had an anagram indicator in there. It was 'et-ape'. Try this instead, also easy:

    rider of the decade lauded (5)
  • rider of the decade lauded (5)

    Still another 2 to go...
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