Blame Dave Payn!

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
[Edit: Add clue lengths and also correct #14]

Seeing as he's been so generous with his anagrams (and also in appreciation for giving me something to do whilst ailing of the flu), I thought one or two of you might appreciate the following variably cryptic efforts on (almost) the same theme - National Finals test-pieces 1900-2003...


Makes surprisingly green with envy - finally achieves potential. (6)

Cook sly about Dre and Io. Why? He's the king! (2,3,1,2)

Gandalf on Shadowfax. (3,5,5)

The price of a dog's housing in Warks, we hear? (10)

Deity shows endless messy doings... (4)

Tony and Cherie? (6,3,4)

Lofty and leguminous thousand. (4,4)

Initally build largely incursive training Zeppelins - like German lightning. (5)

Inspect partner's position in game of strategy. (9)

Maybe, England sees answer in making HAL bionic. (6)

About right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration. ( 8 )

Confuse hinny; cause to replace 'yes' with 'true', then use as the basis for a deliberate attempt to alter the issue further. (10,2,1,5)

We hear about Monkey people - pubs that are about do not have Friday? (11)

Greek philosopher's comedy has the following cast: The newt, Sofa, Topless Christ, Bottomless Ophelia, and, shortly, Edward Scissorhands - but only, I repeat, shortly. (3,5,2,12)

For example, Penzance is surprisingly hot on torc achiness. (2,3,7,5)

Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe? (6,3,5)
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Indeed, Dave. I have a surname to live up (or rather, down) to after all!

I'll have a go at this later. Can't cheat with the anagram program.... :lol:
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
ohmygod they get worse - I'm rubbish at cryptic clues!
Can you at least tell us no. of words/letters pleeeeese?!
 

Maestro

Active Member
MoominDave said:
Seeing as he's been so generous with his anagrams (and also in appreciation for giving me something to do whilst ailing of the flu), I thought one or two of you might appreciate the following variably cryptic efforts on (almost) the same theme - National Finals test-pieces 1900-2003...


Makes surprisingly green with envy - finally achieves potential.

Cook sly about Dre and Io. Why? He's the king Le Roi Dys

Gandalf on Shadowfax.

The price of a dog's housing in Warks, we hear?

Deity shows endless messy doings........Odin

Tony and Cherie?......Labour and Love

Lofty and leguminous thousand.

Initally build largely incursive training Zeppelins - like German lightning.

Inspect partner's position in game of strategy.

Maybe, England sees answer in making HAL bionic.

About right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration.

Confuse hinny; cause to replace 'yes' with 'true', then use as the basis for a deliberate attempt to alter the issue further.

We hear about Monkey people - pubs that are about do not have Friday?

Greek philosopher's comedy has the following cast: Newt, Sofa, Topless Christ, Bottomless Ophelia, and, shortly, Edward Scissorhands - but only, I repeat, shortly.

For example, Penzance is surprisingly hot on torc achiness.

Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe?

Hope these are right or I'm going to look more stupid than normal
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
Yep, all correct so far!

I didn't post numbers of letters because I thought that would make it too easy given that we've just done some of the same ones as anagrams...
Oh, go on then, I'll put them in - hang on a mo...

Dave
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
MoominDave said:
[Edit: Add clue lengths and also correct #14]

Seeing as he's been so generous with his anagrams (and also in appreciation for giving me something to do whilst ailing of the flu), I thought one or two of you might appreciate the following variably cryptic efforts on (almost) the same theme - National Finals test-pieces 1900-2003...


Makes surprisingly green with envy - finally achieves potential. (6)

Cook sly about Dre and Io. Why? He's the king! (2,3,1,2)

Gandalf on Shadowfax. (3,5,5)

The price of a dog's housing in Warks, we hear? (10). . .Kenilworth

Deity shows endless messy doings... (4)

Tony and Cherie? (6,3,4)

Lofty and leguminous thousand. (4,4). . . High Peak

Initally build largely incursive training Zeppelins - like German lightning. (5). . . Blitz
Inspect partner's position in game of strategy. (9). . .Checkmate
Maybe, England sees answer in making HAL bionic. (6) . . .AlbionAbout right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration. ( 8 )

Confuse hinny; cause to replace 'yes' with 'true', then use as the basis for a deliberate attempt to alter the issue further. (10,2,1,5) . . Variations on a NinthWe hear about Monkey people - pubs that are about do not have Friday? (11)

Greek philosopher's comedy has the following cast: The newt, Sofa, Topless Christ, Bottomless Ophelia, and, shortly, Edward Scissorhands - but only, I repeat, shortly. (3,5,2,12) . . The frogs of Aristophanes

For example, Penzance is surprisingly hot on torc achiness. (2,3,7,5). . .On the Cornish Coast
Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe? (6,3,5)
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
About right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration - Carnival
Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe? - Honour and Glory

phew!
 

bruceg

Active Member
Accidental said:
About right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration - Carnival

About (C) right (R), then North (N). Following on, I (I) add Virginia (VA) on the left (L) for a celebration.

But where did the first A comes from in the clue given that circa usually yields only C (in the crosswords I do)? Just wondering in case my cryptic crossword days may be nearing an end :)
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
bruceg said:
Accidental said:
About right, then North. Following on, I add Virginia on the left for a celebration - Carnival

About (C) right (R), then North (N). Following on, I (I) add Virginia (VA) on the left (L) for a celebration.

But where did the first A comes from in the clue given that circa usually yields only C (in the crosswords I do)? Just wondering in case my cryptic crossword days may be nearing an end :)
Crossword compilers use both "C" and "Ca" for "about", from the Latin word "circa" :wink:
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
Yes, I took "Ca" from Circa.

"Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe?" - isn't "Honour and Glory" - sorry!

So what have we got left?

Makes surprisingly green with envy - finally achieves potential. (6)
We hear about Monkey people - pubs that are about do not have Friday? (11)
Inspired by Terpsichore and Euterpe? (6,3,5)
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
Serves me right for making wild guesses!
I suppose going through a list of all the test pieces since 1900 and just counting the letters would be cheating......
 

bruceg

Active Member
PeterBale said:
Crossword compilers use both "C" and "Ca" for "about", from the Latin word "circa" :wink:

The Scotsman cryptic crossword tends to assume an abbreviation of c. for circa hence my somewhat anal reply :) Of course, "about" often results in "re" with "around" producing "c(a)" :D I'm going to shut up now...
 

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