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Cryptic questions - Countries

 
 
Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 09:28 am
1. Violent brutal males put iodine and sulphur before brown
2. Two containers surround one and a large town that is anything but large (two words)
3. Weight for Georgia

Much appreciation for any help you can give : )
 
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engineer
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 09:35 am
@mackleworth,
The first ends in -istan, but that leaves six countries and I don't see where "violent brutal males" fits in.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 09:40 am
@engineer,
Turkmenistan, turk is a slang term for violent men.
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mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:06 am
Ah ok. I was thinking Madagascar for the first clue
mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:10 am
Turkmenistan makes perfect sense : )

There are a few more I'm struggling with, again they are countries
1) A thousand aluminium thanks

2) Crazy old cooker with skin damage

3) Father is in a transgression of a divine law
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:18 am
@mackleworth,
Malta.

M Roman numeral for 1000
Al Chemical symbol for aluminium.
Ta short version of thanks.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:19 am
@mackleworth,
That's the crazy cooker with skin damage.
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mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:20 am
@izzythepush,
Izzy you genius : )
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:24 am
@mackleworth,
I'm not, the real genius is Cherrie, she is the crossword magician.

I wouldn't have got Madagascar if you had not already written it down.

The others remain an enigma.

Cherrie is Australian and it's about 4.30am over there right now.
mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:26 am
Could the answer to clue two be
2. Two containers surround one and a large town that is anything but large (two words) be Sierra Leone?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:26 am
@izzythepush,
I think transgression of divine law is sin, but I can't fit Singapore in with the rest of the clue.
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mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:28 am
@izzythepush,
Is Cherrie still awake, can she handle any more - I've about five left to do?

I've worked my way through 30 of these over Xmas!!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:33 am
@mackleworth,
It could be but I can't see how.

I've been looking up countries with two names to see if any start Northern or Southern, urn being a container, but they're all north or south.

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mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:34 am
These are the questions with my answers, before my head explodes any help with the final clues would be super-fab!

1 Terrorist group wait in line
2 Sheep makes a sound before downpour - Bahrain
3 Road with a point mixed up before Radon - Andorra???
4 Sounds like a great place for neckwear - Thailand
5 Violent brutal males put iodine and sulphur before brown - Turkmenistan
6 One sprinted - Iran
7 The usual British weather with a point - Spain????
8 Two containers surround one and a large town that is anything but large (two words) - Sierra Leone
9 Joined together and expresses definitely - United States of America
10 Root vegetable point - Sweden
11 Weight for Georgia - Estonia/Tonga????
12 Radium surrounds a magical tool -
13 Confused airman surrounds a point -
14 He used to be drawn peering over walls - Chad
15 it sounds like it might be cold here - Chile
16 but this one sounds even colder - Iceland
17 Sounds like a written form of payment for this state (two words) - Czech Republic
18 You might think elephants live here at the seaside - Ivory coast
19 A thousand aluminium thanks - Malta
20 Twisted panel
21 Circle male - Oman
22 A mixed up way to cook (meat) using both wet and dry heats - Turkey
23 Father is in a transgression of a divine law
24 If you sorted this country out it wouldn’t be an enemy - Yemen
25 Stupid person at home note, confused three seater maybe (two words)
26 Yes to Germans criticize severely - Japan
27 Potassium , London road map note to confused thanks - Kazakstan???
28 Stand in line we hear and stand in line possibly - Kuwait
29 Chinese litten rearranged - Lichtenstein
30 Crazy old cooker with skin damage
31 Sort the post - Mali
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:36 am
@mackleworth,
I think Tonga is right.
mackleworth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 10:48 am
@izzythepush,
Do you think Madagascar for... Crazy old cooker with skin damage
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 11:00 am
@mackleworth,
1. Iraq (IRA terrorist group, queue to wait in line)
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 11:20 am
@mackleworth,
Yes
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 11:21 am
No 12 Rwanda.
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lmur
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Reply Fri 31 Dec, 2021 11:34 am
@mackleworth,
A few more and some suggested amendments.

3 Road with a point mixed up before Radon - Andorra??? YES

7 The usual British weather with a point - Spain???? UKRAINE

8 Two containers surround one and a large town that is anything but large (two words) - Sierra Leone VATICAN CITY

11 Weight for Georgia - Estonia/Tonga???? TONGA
12 Radium surrounds a magical tool - RWANDA
13 Confused airman surrounds a point - ARMENIA

20 Twisted panel NEPAL

23 Father is in a transgression of a divine law SPAIN ('pa' in 'sin')

27 Potassium , London road map note to confused thanks - Kazakstan??? YES - London map is called A-Z

30 Crazy old cooker with skin damage MADAGASCAR

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