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Lovatts Holiday Collection55, Giant Cryptic

 
 
Lou57
 
Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2005 09:54 pm
Across:-
32. --A-----
39. --E-----D
61. -O---T-
69. -R-A-- -P---
74. -R-----E-D
Down:-
23. -H----
27. -----R-N-
33. ----A-T
57. ---O---
64. -D----
Please help!!!!!!
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butterfly
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2005 10:14 pm
Hi Lou57,

32A. Flagship = Admiral's vessel
'flip gash' is an anagram of 'flagship'

39A. Spearhead = Driving force
lance tip = spear head

61A. Sonnets = Poems
lads = sons
The letters of 'sons' and 'ten' make 'sonnets'

69A. Cheap restaurant = Greasy spoon
dirty cutlery = greasy spoon

74A. Crossbreed = Mongrel
bad-tempered = cross
kind of animal =breed

Regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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butterfly
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2005 10:26 pm
Hi Lou57,

23D. Thrice = Times three
five = V (in roman numerals)
hundred = C (in roman numerals)
'thrive' minus 'V', plus 'C' = thrice

27D. Offspring = Kids
cancelled = off
pre-summer season = spring

33D. Servant = Help
'taverns' is an anagram of 'servant'

57D. Antonym = The opposite
'not many' is an anagram of 'antonym'

64D. Odious = Horrid
'do' return = od
notices of debt = IOU'S

Regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 02:24 am
Hi Lou57

I have the same answers for the Cryptic as suggested by Butterfly.

Good Luck
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butterfly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 04:18 am
Hi Dutch!

Thank you for double checking my cryptic answers! Very Happy


I'm going to get stuck into the Holiday Stinker tomorrow, and also finish off that pesky Colossus Stinker once and for all! May need to call on your expertise at some point- have got you on speed dial! Laughing Laughing

Hope you have a great weekend.
Talk to you soon.
Take care. Warm regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 04:39 am
Hi Butterfly

I can't match you with the Cryptics but the Stinkers is another story, done all mine, so fire away any time you like. Laughing

Will keep an eye on the "speed dial" just in case you call, but have a few X-mas do's to attend this weekend, so my answers may well be belated.

Have a nice weekend. Talk to you soon.
Regards Dutchy
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butterfly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 05:02 am
Hi Dutchy,

Have a great time!

Warm regards, butterfly Very Happy
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lezzles
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 05:15 am
Butterfly,

38d I came up with Mumps (Dear Parent = Mum + ps) but something about it makes me hesitant.

Could I have your thoughts please?
Thanks!
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butterfly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 05:28 am
Hi Lezzles,

It's nice to talk to you again!

"mumps" is my answer too, for 'contagious viral disease'.

Hope this helps.
Have a nice weekend!
Warm regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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Lou57
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 02:25 pm
Hi Butterfly and Dutchy,
Thanks so much for the Lovatts xword answers posted recently.
I am newish to these cryptic puzzles and sometimes have great difficulty trying to work them out.
Cheers
lou57.
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butterfly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2005 04:16 pm
Hi Lou57,

Have you completed your cryptic now? If so, good luck in the competition!

If you are still stuck, post again and I'll keep checking this thread and do my best to help you.

Have a nice weekend.
Hope to talk to you again.
Regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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Allana
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2005 04:18 am
could I please have some help with holiday 55 ,
20a d?o??? and14d.?o???y thanks
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lezzles
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2005 05:33 am
Hello Allana!

I assume it is the Cryptic you're asking about?
I have -

20a Street stalls can adjust skis, ok?
(can adjust = anagram) skisok = kiosks
Street stalls = kiosks

14d He directs from back seat during race =
Jockey (seated on horse's back)

I had the "K" in 20a from WARLOCKS in 1d

Hope this is some help.
Butterfly might like to confirm or correct.
See you later.
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butterfly
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2005 01:37 pm
Hi Allana and Lezzles.

Allana, I have the same answers as Lezzles for my cryptic grid. Just follow Lezzles' break up of the clues!

1D. Wizards = Warlocks
battle = war
latches = locks

Regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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ftlocks
 
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Reply Tue 27 Dec, 2005 04:52 am
Colossus 101 cryptic
Hi everyone
can anyone help with 29d and 41a

29d battles in wich everone is polite? I have, so far ?i??? ??r?
41a sound like the place to buy cheese in india, I have c???i

any help would be appreciated. Have been struggling with these
2 for weekss now, in between xmas parties.

Have just finished Holiday 55 cryptic, so if anyone needs help.
One third the way though stinker....
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butterfly
 
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Reply Tue 27 Dec, 2005 04:27 pm
Hi Ftlocks.

It's nice to meet you!

re: Colossus 101 Cryptic.

29D. Battles = Civil Wars
'battles' in which everyone is 'polite'.

41A. In India = Delhi
Place to buy cheese = deli
Delhi 'sounds like' deli

37D. Decoration = Medal
left = L
L + made is an anagram of 'medal'

Post again if you need help.
Regards, Butterfly Very Happy
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ftlocks
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2005 03:48 pm
Hi Butterfly

Thanks muchly for your help
I was really bogged down on those.

Cheers, Ftlocks
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