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A board to solve crosswords - both cryptic and straight, UK style grids.
Crosswords will be solved clue-by-clue, with the solver choosing which clue comes next.

There is a mixture of themed crosswords of different sizes. If you have any suggestions for any themed crosswords you would like to solve, please post on the board or send a message to HeatherN who will compile all the crosswords.

Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top three solvers for each crossword. The solvers are to be recorded on a "Solvers' tally" for each crossword."

Bonus Mystery Words


4 All crosswords of 13X13 or larger, starting from when the first “Names” crossword started (not sure when that was) will feature (usually) three mystery words.

4 The letters will appear on the grid in three different colours, and when all the letters of one colour have appeared, you can unscramble the letters to guess the mystery word, whether or not you are guessing a clue as well.

4 Please do not try and guess the mystery word before all the stated number of letters of that colour have appeared, even if you are certain you know what the word will be. If you do, you will be disqualified from guessing when all of the letters are present.

4 If you get the word correct – you will get an extra point on the Solvers’ Tally.

4 All three words in any one crossword will have the same number of letters, the number of which I shall state in the blurb for that particular crossword, and I will also state what the three colours are.

4 For 13X13 crosswords the words will be either 3 or 4 letters’ long; for 15X15 crosswords the words will be 5 or 6 letters’ long; for 17X17 crosswords, the words will be either 7 or 8 letters' long.

4 If it is a themed crossword, the words will be related to the theme. If it is a themeless crossword, the words will be related to each other.

4 The 11X11 crosswords, for example “Pictures”, “Goldies” and the current “Animals” puzzle will not incorporate the Bonus Mystery Words feature.

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If more than one crossword with a clue to be solved is on the board when you visit, you may only answer one clue at that visit. You may then revisit the board after a minimum four hours have elapsed and answer another clue if still available. This is to allow for time differences and players' work commitments etc. This does not apply to collaborative crosswords such as the alphabet, number or story crosswords. Thank you for your co-operation.


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  4. Valentine tokens will not be given out after the end of the contest on the 17th.
  5. No substitutes.
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(#5464508) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 04.02.23
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Feb 2023 at 10:07AM
Well spotted, Jools. I normally cut and paste. I must have copied and pasted by mistake on that occasion. It will certainly not be on this list next time!
(#5464329) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 04.02.23
Posted by Jools on 3 Feb 2023 at 11:55PM
Cue 5 - 5D - MOA

Also clue 10 has already been solved so needs removing from the list
(#5464292) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 04.02.23
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 3 Feb 2023 at 6:19PM
Clue 20

5D Mas
(#5464291) Re: Fictional Names Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Feb 2023 at 6:16PM
Air is correct. 1D will follow, and you will be added to the tally Smiling
(#5464290) Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 04.02.23
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Feb 2023 at 6:16PM


You may now post again

Clues
1. A number of territories or companies under the rule or ownership of one individual or organisation
3. Confusion
5. Extinct flightless New Zealand bird
8. Goal
10. Last section of the small intestine
11. Low droning sound
12. Maxi, midi or mini for example
13. Mischief-making mythological beings
15. On fire
18. Songs of praise
19. Sweet potato
20. Traditional farmhouse in Provence

Solved
2. Arm or leg Straycat 16A
6. Flightless Australian bird Jools 20D
7. Foe { Player: elephant551 } 20A
19. Sweet potato RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 6A
14. Mr’s partner Jools 23A
21. Unborn developing animals Dragon Jr 13D
23. Work-out venue Straycat 3D
16. Panic RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4A
22. Unit of electrical current RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4A
17. Polite or formal way to address a woman Straycat 3D
10. Last section of the small intestine Jools 20D
9. Gym shoes Jools 8A
4. Dictum RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 7A









Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is M

4 Every answer has one or more M's in it, and all the M's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the M’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of M's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "lumping" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, lumping.

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5464282) Re: Fictional Names Clue 21D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 3 Feb 2023 at 5:25PM
Air

1D please
(#5464276) Fictional Names Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Feb 2023 at 5:16PM
 

21 Down: Queen of the ___, work by John Ruskin about the mythological Greek goddess, Athena (3)

Solvers’ Tally
Dragon Jr 4A (1)
Jools 10D, 3D, 12D, 9A, 25A, 13A (6)
marcmandy 20A (1)
Straycat 4D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 11D, 28D, 16A, 1A, 6D, 15D (6)
Information

In this crossword all the answers are fictional names (from books, TV shows, movies, video games.. etc). If the character has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the character only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.

I have given you probably the easiest clue of all to start with.

As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.


(#5464274) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 25A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Feb 2023 at 5:12PM
Spurn Point is correct - 7D will follow. You will be added to the tally
(#5462705) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 25A
Posted by Jools on 29 Jan 2023 at 9:58PM
SPURN POINT
also known as Spurn Spit or Head, but that doesn't fit Smiling

Next 7D please
(#5462670) Re: Medical Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:18PM
Correct - 16D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5462669) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 28.01.23
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:17PM
You are both correct - Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5462668) Re: Goldies 2 12D
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:15PM
Run is correct. Crossword complete - the winners will be announced in due course when the completed grid is posted (but I think we know who the three winners are Winking 2

You will be added to the tally.
(#5462666) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 16D
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:12PM
Lightfoot is correct - 15A will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5462665) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 5A
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:11PM
Checks is correct - 9A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5462662) Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 25A
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Jan 2023 at 6:07PM


(Chosen at random)

Clue ??? and 25 Across: Yorkshire (England) nature reserve consisting of a 3.5 mile sandy spit extending into the Humber estuary. Since storm of 2013, is England's newest island as is now inaccessible on foot at high tide. (5,5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 11A&15D; 27A&1D (2)
Straycat 5A&1A (1)
The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and grey. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.
3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.
3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.
3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both words correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.

3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5462126) Re: Films Clue 2D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 28 Jan 2023 at 8:30AM
Nat

25A
(#5462125) Re: Medical Clue 3D
Posted by Jools on 28 Jan 2023 at 8:24AM
Meyerhof

Next 16D please
(#5462124) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 16D
Posted by Straycat on 28 Jan 2023 at 8:21AM
Lightfoot - 15a please.
(#5462075) Re: Goldies 2 12D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 28 Jan 2023 at 4:29AM
RUN

Run Forest Run!
(#5462068) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 28.01.23
Posted by Jools on 28 Jan 2023 at 3:57AM
14D Onion
(#5462067) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 5A
Posted by Jools on 28 Jan 2023 at 3:55AM
CHECKS

Next 9A please
(#5461934) Sentence Chain 2 Clue 5A
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 6:49PM


5 Across: You need to have regular ______ at the dentist to keep your *teeth in good order (6)*

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1A, 6A (2)
Withacee 4D (1)
Jools 1D, 2D (2)
Rules
Please observe the four-hour rule. See explanation above. Failure to wait four hours between posts will result in your tally point being disallowed, but your answer will be entered if correct

This crossword will form a chain. i.e., I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!
No mystery words in this crossword as it is 11 X 11

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next
(#5461933) Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 16D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 6:39PM


"Where'er he go, where'er he stray,
May Heaven be his warden;
Return him safe to fair Strathspey,
And bonie Castle-??????."

From "A Young Highland Rover" by Robert Burns (in celebration of Burns Night which was on Wednesday)

16 Down: ??????/--------- (9) (Name - Canadian singer-songwriter. Can't believe he's now 84 years old)

Solvers’ tally
Jools 5D, 20D, 1A, 1D, 33A, 18D, 24A, 30A, 32D, 37A, 37D, 22A, 23D, 25D (14)
Straycat 17A , 45A, 3D, 11A (4)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5461919) Goldies 2 12D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 6:11PM


The final clue! Grinning

12 Down: Run Forest Run! (3)

Solvers’ Tally

Jools 9A, 17A. 11D, 1A , 6A, 1D, 21A (7)
eliphont551 13A, 16D, 14D, 20A, 13D, 7A, 3D (7)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 2D, 18A, 5D, 4D, 15D, 10D, 4A (7)
marcmandy 8D (1)
Withacee 19D (1)
Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5461917) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 28.01.23
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:55PM
3D
Urn
(#5461916) Story Crossword Updated Grid 28.01.23
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:50PM


You may now post again!
This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule
Please see above the updated grid with the solved answers entered.

The updated story with the solved words included is below, followed by the instructions.
Solvers’ Tally
Dragon Jr 16A, 12A, 1A (3)
Withacee 13D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D, 18A, 12D, 14A (4)
Jools 15D, 5D, 2D (3)
eliphont551 7D (1)
Straycat 8A, 6A, 9D (3)

Hello Mum

by HeatherN

Here I am in the heart of the lovely Yorkshire countryside, in the special place where we spent many happy times as children. Yes, Mum. I am 10 Across the 4 Across where we stopped to have our picnics, and that is just what I am going to do now.

I am going to sit by the river where we used to feed the ducks, after we had finished eating. I remember saying that I thought one of them was reminiscent of a 13 Across. I had been reading Alice in Wonderland and had just read about the caucus race that this strange bird in the book had organised.

I can see the large 19 Across ahead where we used to sit to eat. I have brought a blanket to sit on as I don’t want to get my dress *dirty*. I know it is now an old dress, but you bought me it for my 50th birthday, and I always wear it on my birthday, and on your birthday. I remember you saying how beautiful I look wearing it – a lovely compliment, and good for my ego. Happy birthday, Mum.

I am now sitting on one of the large 19 Across. I have brought a cheese and 14 Down sandwich and a flask of coffee to wash it down. Oh no! There’s an unwanted visitor, I think it’s a hornet, as it’s bigger and fatter than an ordinary wasp, and a bit scarier! I swat at it frantically with the magazine I have in my backpack, but it persistently buzzes around, so I’m going to give up and move on. I carelessly throw it a chunk of my sandwich, put the rest of it safely in my backpack and get up.

The hornet, having disturbed my peace, makes me want to move on and take a detour from my planned destination, which was going to be by the riverside, at the edge of the water. I hesitate before crossing the bridge over the river to begin the 4 Down up Buttercup Hill. I am glad I have my inhaler in my bag as I get out of breath going up hills.

Well, here I am at last, Mum. Thank you, hornet, for bringing me up here. It was worth the climb. The view is breathtaking. 11 Down I can see is fields, trees and the river - no people, cars or houses. I am feeling sad, 17 Down happy that I can release you in your favourite place. You will own this hill, Mum. You will own this view. I am shaking and my heart is pounding as I take the 3 Down from my backpack. I prise open the lid and take a handful of your ashes into my hand. I unfurl my fist and let the breeze take you.

Fly free, Mum. Fly free, my sweet, gentle mother.


Instructions
This crossword consists of a story with missing words which fit into the crossword grid. You need to work out what the missing words are. which are replaced with the clue number they represent on the grid.
4 The puzzle shall remain on the board for a minimum of 24 hours, during which time players may guess at a missing word.
4 Any number of players may guess at the words at any one sitting, but only one guess per person until the updated crossword reappears.
4 It is best not to guess the same clue as someone else has guessed (unless you think they are wrong) as only the first posted of any given word will win the point
4 After I check the answers given, I shall inform who is correct, and then post that no more guesses should be made until the updated grid reappears.
4 I will then insert all the correct missing words into the grid, and also insert them into the story, so it is clear which words remain to solve.
4 It should be clear from the clue numbers how many letters in the missing words so I have not given this information in the body of the story.

4 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will each win a crossword token.

4 Any questions please ask, and I will clarify anything that is unclear by amending the instructions.

4 This crossword is 11 X 11 – therefore, no mystery bonus words
(#5461912) Medical Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:28PM


3 Down: German physician and biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1922 (8)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will lose a point on the tally

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15D, 20A (2)*
*Straycat 15A (1)*
*Jools 25A, 31A, 28A (3)*
Information
3 This puzzle has a medical theme, although it could equally have been called “human anatomy”. Some of the answers may be a bit obscure, but there are also some easy ones
3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are light blue, light green and khaki-yellow (but we’ll just call it yellow). See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.
3 I will start you off with one of the longer clues, but from then on, please could the solver request the next clue number.

3 Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top-three solvers.

3 Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

NurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctorNurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctor
(#5461910) Re: Numerical Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:05PM
That's correct - 24A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5461909) Films Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:03PM


2 Down: Faxon, one of the three co-writers of "The Descentants" for which they each won an Academy Award in 2012 (3)

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 14A, 15D, 13D, 1D, 21A, 3D (6)
Jools 1A (1)
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see info at top of board
The mystery bonus words all have *5 letters, and the colours are turquoise, green and beige. Please see the information at the top of the board for details about how mystery bonus words work.*

This is a puzzle with a movie theme – all the answers will be movie titles, film stars or directors from all eras.

Please could solvers state which clue they would like next

Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S
(#5461908) Re: Numerical Clue 2D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 27 Jan 2023 at 5:03PM
19032

24A
(#5461903) Numerical Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 4:50PM


As Straycat did not pick a clue, I have randomly picked one myself. Please try to remember to pick a clue each time, when the instructions request this.

Number of days in a leap year ** number of weeks in a year (5)*

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 8D, 1A (2)
Straycat 9A (1)
Instructions
In this crossword the answers are all numerical rather than alphabetical (hence the name)
3 The clues are a mixed bag of dates, arithmetic (you might need a calculator) and numerical trivia.
3 In the case of calculations I will use the following signs
*+* (plus) *-* (minus) *** (times or multiplied by) / (division), using jiggle characters to make them stand out.
Unfortunately, there is no jiggle character for division, so I might also write “divided by” in full to clarify.

::All answers must be given as digits (i.e. 38 not thirty-eight)

3 There are some two figure answers, but obviously these will only be clued if they don’t solve themselves. No points will be given if they solve themselves.

::A Solvers’ Tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win Crossword tokens!
Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5461896) Re: Names 2 Clue 15A
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Jan 2023 at 4:22PM
Eva is correct - I can't believe it only took you three minutes from me posting to answer! 5D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5461609) Re: Names 2 Clue 15A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 26 Jan 2023 at 5:39PM
Eva

5d
(#5461608) Names 2 Clue 15A
Posted by HeatherN on 26 Jan 2023 at 5:36PM


15 Across: ___ Braun, Hitler's long-term companion, and wife for 40 hours before they both committed suicide (3)

Solvers’ Tally
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see message at the top of the board
6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are pink, blue and red – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

6In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5459919) Re: Food and Drink Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Jan 2023 at 6:38AM
Yes indeed. 10D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5459917) Re: Names Clue 26A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Jan 2023 at 6:36AM
Rob is correct. 1A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5459891) Re: Names Clue 26A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 21 Jan 2023 at 4:28AM
Rob

1A
(#5459879) Re: Food and Drink Clue 21D
Posted by Jools on 21 Jan 2023 at 3:24AM
HOT

Next 10D
(#5459786) Food and Drink Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Jan 2023 at 6:06PM


21 Down: Food that is spicy or straight out of the oven could be described thus (3)

A puzzle with food and drink as the theme.
Please observe the four-hour rule

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A, 16A, 16D, 30A, 2D, 9A (6)
Dragon Jr 3D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20A, 25A, 26D, 1D, 5D, 12A, 17D, 13D, 32D, 11D (10)
Clem3610 4D (1)

GroceriesMilkPizzaChickenCakeTPCoke
(#5459785) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Jan 2023 at 5:55PM
Correct - you will be added to the tally, and 28A will follow!
(#5459784) Names Clue 26A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Jan 2023 at 5:54PM


26 Across: ___ Brydon, Welsh actor/comedian/impressionist/singer/writer (3)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 4D, 29A, Yellow bonus word (Lucy), 32A, 5D, 10A (6)
macBruck 9A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16A, 28A, 20D, 19D, 11A, 18D, 23A, 24D, 8A, 5A, 2D (11)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule (see top of board)
6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are yellow, purple and rose – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally.
This is the first crossword to incorporate the Bonus Feature. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5459776) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 10A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 20 Jan 2023 at 5:17PM
Ombudsman

28A
(#5459769) Re: Move Over Clue 18D
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Jan 2023 at 4:52PM
That's correct. 18A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5459767) Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Jan 2023 at 4:50PM


"It is a piece of meat
Carried by a burglar
To distract a ????????."

From "How to Psalmodize" by Charles Simic

10 Across: Synonym (9)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 5D, 13A, 22A (3)
Straycat 1D (1)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
The three mystery bonus words in this puzzle all have seven letters, and the colours are pink, blue and grey
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5458829) Re: Move Over Clue 18D
Posted by Jools on 17 Jan 2023 at 8:26PM
GREET (From agree)

Next 18A please
(#5458779) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 17 Jan 2023 at 5:01PM
Eel is correct. 21D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5458778) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 4D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 17 Jan 2023 at 4:55PM
Eel

21d
(#5458775) Pictures 2 Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 17 Jan 2023 at 4:51PM


4 Down (3):



Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23A, 17D, 18D, 1D, 2D, 6A (6)
Jools 15A, 5D, 1A, 3D (3)


Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5458771) Move Over Clue 18D
Posted by HeatherN on 17 Jan 2023 at 4:38PM


18 Down: Be of the same opinion (A replaced by T) (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Withacee 21A, 17D, 23A (3)
Jools 15A, 16D, 22A (3)
Instructions:
4 This crossword was compiled by Dragon Jr
4 First you have to solve the clue
4 Then you have to replace one letter from the solution to the clue with another letter which is slotted in a different place in the word to the removed letter to make a new word
4 The new word is then the answer that goes in the grid
4 Here is an example:

1 Across: Type of opinion poll (V replaced by T) (6)
I have put in brackets that the letter V is to be replaced by the letter T. If you worked out correctly that the answer to the clue is “survey” you then know to replace the V with a T.
You then need to work out where in the word to place the T to make another word. Here you would place the T after the E in survey to make the word surety.

4 The solution you give should be the new word and not the original answer to the clue.

4 A further clue to the new word will only be given if people are really struggling.

4 The solver should give the clue they would like next as usual.

4 Any questions, please ask, and myself or Dragon Jr will reply (whichever one of us sees your query first).

Please observe the four-hour rule (see above)
(#5458305) Re: Pairs 2 Clue 20A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Jan 2023 at 2:57PM
Correct - I will choose next clues. It might be easier for these pairs crosswords since one of the answers is in an unknown location. You will be added to the tally.
(#5457429) Re: Pairs 2 Clue 20A and ???
Posted by Jools on 14 Jan 2023 at 7:38AM
INCURABLE & FATAL
(#5457422) Re: Animals Clue 19D
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Jan 2023 at 7:17AM
Coo is correct. 24A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5457421) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 13A
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Jan 2023 at 7:16AM
Sawyer is correct. 9D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5457420) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Jan 2023 at 7:15AM
Ribs is correct. 15D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5457377) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 13A
Posted by Jools on 14 Jan 2023 at 3:22AM
Tom SAWYER

Next 9D
(#5457306) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 4A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 13 Jan 2023 at 10:58PM
Ribs

15d
(#5457278) Re: Animals Clue 19D
Posted by Withacee on 13 Jan 2023 at 7:32PM
COO

24 Across, if correct.
(#5457248) Animals Clue 19D
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2023 at 6:12PM


19D the cry of a dove (3)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 13A, 11D, 8A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 10D, 14D, 17A, 18D, 23A, 22A, 11A, 5D (8)
macBruck 12A (1)
Straycat 23A (1)

A little puzzle with an animals theme – some of the answers may be a little obscure, so don’t expect it ALL to be easy!. Top 3 solvers will win a crossword token. Please could solvers state which clue they would like next when posting

This puzzle does NOT have any mystery bonus words as it is an 11X11 grid

Per DividerWolf DividerPer Divider
(#5457244) Pairs 2 Clue 20A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2023 at 5:53PM


20 Across and ???: Two synonymous adjectives for terminal as in "terminal illness" (9;5)

Please note: I am aware that the numbering is wrong on this grid, and the 6 has become 8. This will have been due to being overtired when updating. The master copy has already been amended, and will appear correctly next time

Solvers’ Tally
Straycat 16D&9A (1)
Jools 6D&1D (1)
The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and pink. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.

3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.
3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be ready simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5457243) Pictures 3 Clue 13A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2023 at 5:29PM


13 Across (6)



Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A, 1D, 6A (3)
Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5457240) Sentence Chain Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2023 at 5:21PM


4 Across: When my friend and I went horseriding on holiday, we noted with concern that several of the *mOunTS were so skinny that their ____ were visible (4)*

Solvers’ Tally
Clem3610 6A (1)
Straycat 1D, 9A, 10D, 21A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15A, 7D, 18D (3)
Jools 2D, 23A (2)
Withacee 1A (1)

Rules
This crossword will form a chain. i.e. I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next
Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5454809) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Final Grid and announcement of winners.
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2023 at 4:09PM


First of all, I apologise profoundly for the delay. I had Covid before Christmas and have been suffering extreme fatigue since then, so have not been able to update the boards. I have renewed energy now, thankfully, so will be able to catch up!

Happy New Year!

However, I will still award Christmas tokens as well as Crossword tokens to the top three, as promised, and a Christmas token to Rabid for the bonus word.

You will also be the first to receive the spanking new 2023 Crossword tokens - Enjoy!.

Here are the results:

RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 7 (including extra point for Mystery bonus word)
Withacee 6
Jools 6
Straycat 5
Dragon Jr 2

Therefore, Rabid, Withacee, and Jools will receive a Christmas token and a Crossword token apiece, and Rabid will receive an extra Christmas token for getting the mystery bonus word!

If you head over to Recognition Tokens I am about to request your tokens.

Well done, all. Commiserations to Straycat, who just missed out. Better luck next time!

Solved

5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D
23. Urged Withacee 13D
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus Jools 8D
16. Professional drawer of technical plans Straycat 22A
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen Dragon Jr 15A
25. Freudian self RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D
17. Shine brightly RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16D
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot Jools 14D
3. Affixing with a knot Withacee 2D
13. Mitigating Dragon Jr 1A
18. Small particle Straycat 17D
24. Use a spade Withacee
9. Harangues relentlessly Straycat 3D
22. Unit of work or energy RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20D
11. Irritable Jools 9A
2. Add a glossy varnish RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 19A
Mystery Bonus Word (Merry) RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack



(#5454801) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 8A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2023 at 3:52PM
That's correct.

I am afraid I misspelled his name as Rishu in my grid. So in order for 7 Down to fit, I am going to have to enter him as Rishu. I hope you don't mind. Your clue choice will follow.
(#5453021) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 8A and ???
Posted by Jools on 1 Jan 2023 at 6:57PM
TRUSS & RISHI
(#5452899) Pairs Clue 8A and ??? amended clue
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Jan 2023 at 12:46PM
Clue 8 Across and ???: Last female UK PM and her successor (surname and first name respectively) (5/5)

(Amended because of lack of clarity with original clue)
(#5452632) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 8A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 31 Dec 2022 at 6:02PM
Not quite. One of their first names has five letters too. This is for Jools only as it is my fault with incomplete clue!
(#5452335) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 8A and ???
Posted by Jools on 30 Dec 2022 at 10:27PM
TRUSS & SUNAK

7D Next please
(#5452324) Pairs 3 Clue 8A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2022 at 7:51PM


Jools requested 1D which was the last clue, so I have taken the liberty of choosing this clue (or rather clues)

Clue 8 Across and ???: Last female UK PM and her successor (5/5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A&10A DH, 1D&15A(2)
Straycat 1A&10A DH (1)

The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, pink, green and purple. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the mystery words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally-points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.
3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.
3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines. 

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.

3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5452283) Re: Music 2 Clue 20D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2022 at 5:37PM
Correct, the late and great Eddie Van Halen, of course! 28A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5452282) Re: New puzzle General 2 Clue 32A
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2022 at 5:35PM
Is this the record for the quickest ever answer??

You are of course correct. You are first on the tally, and 32D will follow.
(#5452280) Re: Alphabet Christmas Crossword "G" Updated grid 29.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2022 at 5:32PM
Well done, yes and yes! I will request your Christmas token very soon along with your crossword token and another Christmas token if you are in the top three. It will probably be tomorrow now as I will have to wait until the updated grid is approved. You will also receive an extra point on the tally which may or may not help you into the top three. I have no idea how this stands at the moment, you will have to wait until tomorrow.


I know I said I would request the Bonus word token as soon as it is guessed, but as the crossword is now complete, it makes sense to request them all together.


Thank you to those faithful stalwarts who took part!
(#5452278) Re: New puzzle General 2 Clue 32A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 30 Dec 2022 at 5:26PM
Persimmon
32 D
(#5452276) New puzzle General 2 Clue 32A
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2022 at 5:23PM


32 Across: National fruit of Japan (9)

Please observe the four-hour rule

A Mixed bag with no theme. The mystery bonus words all have eight letters, and the colours are off-white, yellow and light blue.

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive crossword tokens.

I will start you off with one of the longer words, but from then on, please state which clue you would like next.
(#5451623) Re: Alphabet Christmas Crossword "G" Updated grid 29.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 28 Dec 2022 at 8:15PM
Clue 2
19A glaze

Bonus word = Merry
(#5451622) Re: Music 2 Clue 20D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 28 Dec 2022 at 8:13PM
EVH
28A
(#5451604) Music 2 Clue 20D
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 7:31PM


20 Down: Guitar and amp manufacturing company owned by Fender, originally launched by legendary lead guitar player from band famous for "Jump" (3)

Another puzzle with a musical theme
Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 18A, 18D (2)
3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are blue, brown and purple. See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 Please obey the four-hour rule or your point will not be counted. However, if your answer is correct. The crossword will still be updated.

Bass player rightTrumpet player rightSinger 1Playing pianoSinger 2Trumpet player leftBass player left
(#5451572) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 24.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:27PM
The three of you are all correct! Your answers will appear in the updated grid.
(#5451566) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 7A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:23PM
Correct - you will be added to the tally. 1D will be next.
(#5451565) Re: General Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:22PM
Miaow is correct - 27 D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5451564) Alphabet Christmas Crossword "G" Updated grid 29.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:18PM


You may now post again

Sorry about the delay. I've been very tired with post-Covid syndrome. Plus the usual seasonal distractions and computer crashes etc.

Only one clue left - who will win the race to submit their guess first?

As soon as the crossword is finished. I will update it as soon as someone has got the last clue as I know you are all eager to receive your Christmas tokens!

Usually, as you may have noticed, I put them to the back of the queue before updating and posting the final grid, but this will be updated promptly, and tokens requested before the Christmas season is over.

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
2. Add a glossy varnish

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D
23. Urged Withacee 13D
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus { Player: Jools 8D
16. Professional drawer of technical plans Straycat 22A
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen Dragon Jr 15A
25. Freudian self RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D
17. Shine brightly RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16D
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot Jools 14D
3. Affixing with a knot Withacee 2D
13. Mitigating Dragon Jr 1A
18. Small particle Straycat 17D
24. Use a spade Withacee
9. Harangues relentlessly Straycat 3D
22. Unit of work or energy RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20D
11. Irritable Jools 9A






Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct answers will be removed to the “Solved” list, along with the solvers’ names.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5451560) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:12PM
You can request a clue if you like. Otherwise, I will choose the next one, as it's Christmas!
(#5451557) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2022 at 6:09PM
Avoid liars is correct, Straycat. You will be added to the tally, and your clue choice will follow.

I think I made a mistake in my clue which probably threw you. I think I said "avid sailors" when I should have said avid sailor.

Sorry
(#5451218) Re: General Clue 10A
Posted by Jools on 28 Dec 2022 at 1:12AM
MIAOW

27D next please
(#5451217) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 24.12.22
Posted by Jools on 28 Dec 2022 at 1:09AM
Clue 9, PUMPS, 8A
(#5451216) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by Jools on 28 Dec 2022 at 1:02AM
I had a typo, I didn't think it correct. I sussed it was cryptic and possibly an anagram but there isn't a suitable 10 letters
(#5449884) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by Straycat on 24 Dec 2022 at 8:49AM
Avoid liars?
(#5449881) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 7A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 24 Dec 2022 at 8:47AM
White MarkerToo Much Information
mwtmi

1D
(#5449878) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 24.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 24 Dec 2022 at 8:43AM
Clue 20. 9D Mas
(#5449720) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 24.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 23 Dec 2022 at 10:21PM
Clue 4
7A
Maxim?
(#5449719) Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A still unsolved
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 10:08PM
Here is the link:

Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A

Two further hints:

1. This is a cryptic clue
2. The ??? word comes before the 1A word as I have posted this first. If 1A was the first word I would have said 1A and ???

Further hints can be provided on request
(#5449718) Re: Films Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 10:04PM
Chandoo is correct - 2D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5449717) Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated grid 24.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 10:02PM
 

You may now post again

Clues
1. A number of territories or companies under the rule or ownership of one individual or organisation
3. Confusion
4. Dictum
5. Extinct flightless New Zealand bird
8. Goal
9. Gym shoes
10. Last section of the small intestine
11. Low droning sound
12. Maxi, midi or mini for example
13. Mischief-making mythological beings
15. On fire
18. Songs of praise
19. Sweet potato
20. Traditional farmhouse in Provence

Solved
2. Arm or leg Straycat 16A
6. Flightless Australian bird Jools 20D
7. Foe { Player: elephont551 } 20A
19. Sweet potato RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 6A
14. Mr’s partner Jools 23A
21. Unborn developing animals Dragon Jr 13D
23. Work-out venue Straycat 3D
16. Panic RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4A
22. Unit of electrical current RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4A
17. Polite or formal way to address a woman Straycat 3D
10. Last section of the small intestine Jools 20D






Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is M

4 Every answer has one or more M's in it, and all the M's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the M’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of M's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "lumping" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, lumping.

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5449716) Re: Films Clue 3D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 23 Dec 2022 at 9:51PM
Chandoo
2D
(#5449714) Goldies 3 Clue 7A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 9:32PM


7 Across: White MarkerToo Much Information (2,3)

Solvers’ Tally
eliphont551 14A, 5D, 2D (3)
Jools 6D, 11D, 15D, 20A. 9A, 17A (6)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D, 10D, 11A, 18A, 4A, 21A, 9A, 16A, 16D, 3D (9)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will not get your point on the tally
Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example, if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5449697) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 19.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 8:59PM
You are all correct - the updated grid will appear soon!
(#5449696) Films Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 8:56PM


3 Down: _______ Mondeti, Indian film director and screenwriter (7)

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 14A, 15D, 13D, 1D, 21A (5)
Jools 1A (1)
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see info at top of board
The mystery bonus words all have *5 letters, and the colours are turquoise, green and beige. Please see the information at the top of the board for details about how mystery bonus words work.*

This is a puzzle with a movie theme – all the answers will be movie titles, film stars or directors from all eras.

Please could solvers state which clue they would like next

Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S
(#5449691) General Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 7:53PM
 

10 Across: "The Silent _____" A Manual for Kittens, Strays and Homeless Cats. Translated from The Feline by Paul Gallico (5)

Solvers’ Tally

marcmandy 1A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 3A, 1D, 2D, 8D, 3D, 12A, 34A, 4D, 17A, 13A, 15A, 29A, 5D, 7D (14)
eliphont551 30D (1)
Straycat 30A (1)
Dragon Jr 9A (1)
Jools 6D, 17D (2)

Just a general crossword puzzle - a mixed bag with no theme.

The top three solvers will receive crossword tokens - please state which clue you would like next when you post your answer
(#5449690) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Dec 2022 at 7:46PM
It's not right. It is a cryptic clue. Further clues available on request.
(#5448561) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by Jools on 20 Dec 2022 at 7:47AM
tricky clue. I'm going to try LIGHT, HOUSE but think it's right
(#5448360) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2022 at 5:02PM
Correct - 5A will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5448359) Re: Numerical Clue 9A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2022 at 5:01PM
That's correct. You will be added to the tally. Please could you choose a clue for next time.
(#5448358) Re: Names 2 Clue 22D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2022 at 4:59PM
Diana is correct, 15A will follow and you will be added to the tally.
(#5448357) Re: Medical Clue 28A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2022 at 4:58PM
Correct - 3D will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5448229) Re: Medical Clue 28A
Posted by Jools on 19 Dec 2022 at 8:54AM
APHAGIA

Next3D please
(#5448197) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 19.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 19 Dec 2022 at 5:27AM
Clue 9. Nags 3D
(#5448191) Re: Numerical Clue 9A
Posted by Straycat on 19 Dec 2022 at 5:10AM
250603
(#5448162) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 19.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 19 Dec 2022 at 2:44AM
22. Unit of work or energy

20D ERG
(#5448160) Re: Names 2 Clue 22D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 19 Dec 2022 at 2:39AM
Diana

15A please
(#5448108) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 19.12.22
Posted by Jools on 18 Dec 2022 at 8:30PM
Clue 11, EDGY. 9A
(#5448106) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 2D
Posted by Jools on 18 Dec 2022 at 8:25PM
Teeth

Next 5A please
(#5448096) Sentence Chain 2 Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 7:39PM


2 Down: On seeing her son's open-mouthed grin, Geraldine ordered him to go upstairs and brush his mucky _____ (5)

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1A, 6A (2)
Withacee 4D (1)
Jools 1D (1)
Rules
Please observe the four-hour rule. See explanation above. Failure to wait four hours between posts will result in your tally point being disallowed, but your answer will be entered if correct

This crossword will form a chain. i.e., I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!
No mystery words in this crossword as it is 11 X 11

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next
(#5448093) Numerical Clue 9A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 7:26PM


9 Across: George Orwell's date of birth (DDMMYY) (6)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 8D, 1A (2)


Instructions

In this crossword the answers are all numerical rather than alphabetical (hence the name)

3 The clues are a mixed bag of dates, arithmetic (you might need a calculator) and numerical trivia.

3 In the case of calculations I will use the following signs
*+* (plus) *-* (minus) *** (times or multiplied by) / (division), using jiggle characters to make them stand out. Unfortunately, there is no jiggle character for division, so I might also write “divided by” in full to clarify.

::All answers must be given as digits (i.e. 38 not thirty-eight)

3 There are some two figure answers, but obviously these will only be clued if they don’t solve themselves. No points will be given if they solve themselves.

::A Solvers’ Tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win Crossword tokens!

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5448088) Names 2 Clue 22D
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 7:06PM


22 Down: _____ Rigg, former James Bond girl (among numerous other TV and film roles) (5)

Solvers’ Tally

Information

Please observe the four-hour rule – see message at the top of the board

6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are pink, blue and red – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

6In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5448084) Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 6:42PM


Clue ??? and 1 Across: Avid sailors diverted by instruction to keep away from dishonest people (5,5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 11A&15D; 27A&1D (2)
The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count

There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and grey. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.
3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both words correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours. 

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.

3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5448072) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 19.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 6:24PM


You may now post again!

3 I realise this puzzle may well be finished this time - but if this is the case, please wait until the updated grid with all five mystery bonus letters appears before submitting a guess.

This is the case for all bonus mystery words in all puzzles. If the crossword is completed, I will not close the competition until someone has correctly guessed the mystery bonus word.

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
2. Add a glossy varnish
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
22. Unit of work or energy

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D
23. Urged Withacee 13D
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus { Player: Jools 8D
16. Professional drawer of technical plans Straycat 22A
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen Dragon Jr 15A
25. Freudian self RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D
17. Shine brightly RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16D
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot Jools 14D
3. Affixing with a knot Withacee 2D
13. Mitigating Dragon Jr 1A
18. Small particle Straycat 17D
24. Use a spade Withacee


Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct answers will be removed to the “Solved” list, along with the solvers’ names.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5448068) Re: Medical Clue 28A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2022 at 6:19PM
I am afraid that is incorrect - you (or anyone else) may try again!
(#5447450) Re: Medical Clue 28A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 16 Dec 2022 at 11:01PM
Aphasia

16D
(#5447435) Medical Clue 28A
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2022 at 6:49PM


28 Across: Medical term meaning inability or refusal to swallow (7)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will lose a point on the tally

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15D, 20A (2)
Straycat 15A (1)
Jools 25A, 31A (2)

Information

3 This puzzle has a medical theme, although it could equally have been called “human anatomy”. Some of the answers may be a bit obscure, but there are also some easy ones

3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are light blue, light green and khaki-yellow (but we’ll just call it yellow). See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 I will start you off with one of the longer clues, but from then on, please could the solver request the next clue number.

3 Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top-three solvers.

3 Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

NurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctorNurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctor
(#5447416) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2022 at 6:07PM
Withacee Straycat and Dragon Jr are all correct

Jools and RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack are incorrect

This will be reflected in the updating of the grid.

Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5447414) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2022 at 6:02PM
You are all three correct. Your words will appear on the updated grid and in the story, and you will be added to the tally
(#5446750) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 14 Dec 2022 at 1:14PM
9D Ego
(#5446740) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 14 Dec 2022 at 1:03PM
Clue 22
9A
Ergs
(#5446737) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 14 Dec 2022 at 12:54PM
14A - old
(#5446675) Re: Goldies 2 Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Dec 2022 at 9:41AM
It certainly is! Not sure whether it'll be finished by Christmas though as it'll have to go to the back of the queue - and it is a long queue!

You are correct. You will be added to the tally, and 12D will follow.
(#5446673) Story Crossword reminder
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Dec 2022 at 9:38AM
Just a reminder - the Story Crossword, like the alphabet crosswords, can be guessed by multiple people in a 24-hour period, and the four-hour rule does not apply.

See link below if you would like to have a go:

Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
(#5446642) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Dragon Jr on 14 Dec 2022 at 6:45AM
Clue 13: 1-across is extenuating.
(#5446641) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 14 Dec 2022 at 6:42AM
Clue 18. Grain 17D
(#5446621) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Withacee on 14 Dec 2022 at 4:40AM
Clue 24 - 10 Down

DIG
(#5446518) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Jools on 13 Dec 2022 at 8:26PM
Clue 18, GRAIN, 19A
(#5446517) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by Jools on 13 Dec 2022 at 8:23PM
2D TIMES
(#5446516) Re: Goldies 2 Clue 21A
Posted by Jools on 13 Dec 2022 at 8:20PM
SPA, HEA
Cards Suit SpadesCards Suit Hearts

Looks like 12D is the last one
(#5446495) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2022 at 6:17PM


You may now post again

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
2. Add a glossy varnish
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
13. Mitigating
18. Small particle

22. Unit of work or energy
24. Use a spade

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D
23. Urged Withacee 13D
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus { Player: Jools 8D
16. Professional drawer of technical plans Straycat 22A
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen Dragon Jr 15A
25. Freudian self RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D
17. Shine brightly RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16D
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot Jools 14D
3. Affixing with a knot Withacee 2D

Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5446494) Goldies 2 Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2022 at 6:13PM


21 Across: Cards Suit SpadesCards Suit Hearts (3,3)

Please observe the four-hour rule

Solvers’ Tally

Jools 9A, 17A. 11D, 1A , 6A, 1D (6)
eliphont551 13A, 16D, 14D, 20A, 13D, 7A, 3D (7)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 2D, 18A, 5D, 4D, 15D, 10D, 4A (7)
marcmandy 8D (1)
Withacee 19D (1)
Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5446487) Story Crossword Updated Grid 14.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2022 at 5:52PM


You may now post again!
This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule
Please see above the updated grid with the solved answers entered.

The updated story with the solved words included is below, followed by the instructions.
Solvers’ Tally
Dragon Jr 16A, 12A (2)
Withacee 13D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D, 18A (2)
Jools 15D (1)
eliphont551 7D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)

Hello Mum

by HeatherN

Here I am in the heart of the lovely Yorkshire countryside, in the special place where we spent many happy 2 Down as children. Yes, Mum. I am 10 Across the 4 Across where we stopped to have our picnics, and that is just what I am going to do now.

I am going to sit by the river where we used to feed the ducks, after we had finished eating. I remember saying that I thought one of them was reminiscent of a 13 Across. I had been reading Alice in Wonderland and had just read about the caucus race that this strange bird in the book had organised.

I can see the large 19 Across ahead where we used to sit to eat. I have brought a blanket to sit on as I don’t want to get my dress *dirty*. I know it is now an 14 Across *dress*, but you bought me it for my 50th birthday, and I always wear it on my birthday, and on your birthday. I remember you saying how beautiful I look wearing it – a lovely compliment, and good for my 9 Down. Happy birthday, Mum.

I am now sitting on one of the large 19 Across. I have brought a cheese and 14 Down sandwich and a flask of coffee to wash it down. Oh no! There’s an unwanted visitor, I think it’s a hornet, as it’s bigger and fatter than an ordinary wasp, and a bit scarier! I swat at it frantically with the magazine I have in my backpack, but it persistently buzzes around, so I’m going to give up and move on. I carelessly throw it a chunk of my sandwich, put the rest of it safely in my backpack and get up.

The hornet, having disturbed my peace, makes me want to move on and take a detour from my planned destination, which was going to be by the riverside, at the edge of the water. I hesitate before crossing the bridge over the river to begin the 4 Down up Buttercup Hill. I am glad I have my inhaler in my bag as I get out of breath going up hills.

Well, here I am at last, Mum. Thank you, hornet, for bringing me up here. It was worth the climb. The view is breathtaking. 11 Down I can see is fields, trees and the river - no people, cars or houses. I am feeling sad, 17 Down happy that I can release you in your favourite place. You will own this hill, Mum. You will own this view. I am shaking and my heart is pounding as I take the 3 Down from my backpack. I prise open the lid and take a handful of your ashes into my hand. I unfurl my fist and let the breeze take you.

Fly free, Mum. Fly free, my sweet, gentle mother.


Instructions
This crossword consists of a story with missing words which fit into the crossword grid. You need to work out what the missing words are. which are replaced with the clue number they represent on the grid.
4 The puzzle shall remain on the board for a minimum of 24 hours, during which time players may guess at a missing word.
4 Any number of players may guess at the words at any one sitting, but only one guess per person until the updated crossword reappears.
4 It is best not to guess the same clue as someone else has guessed (unless you think they are wrong) as only the first posted of any given word will win the point
4 After I check the answers given, I shall inform who is correct, and then post that no more guesses should be made until the updated grid reappears.

4 I will then insert all the correct missing words into the grid, and also insert them into the story, so it is clear which words remain to solve.

4 It should be clear from the clue numbers how many letters in the missing words so I have not given this information in the body of the story.

4 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will each win a crossword token.

4 Any questions please ask, and I will clarify anything that is unclear by amending the instructions.

4 This crossword is 11 X 11 – therefore, no mystery bonus words
(#5446371) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2022 at 6:01AM
It is correct. 10A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5446258) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 22A
Posted by Jools on 12 Dec 2022 at 8:31PM
Encircles?

If correct 10A next please
(#5446235) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2022 at 5:29PM
You are all correct apart from Straycat

The amended tally will appear soon.

Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5446229) Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2022 at 5:15PM


"If thro' the sea of night which here ????????? me,
   I could swim out beyond the farthest star,
 Break every barrier of circumstance that bounds me,
   And greet the Sun of sweeter life afar,"

From "Anchored" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

22 Across: Synonym (9)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 5D, 13A (2)
Straycat 1D (1)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
The three mystery bonus words in this puzzle all have seven letters, and the colours are pink, blue and grey
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5446222) Re: Names Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2022 at 5:02PM
Gottlob (love that name!) is correct - 26A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5446073) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by Withacee on 12 Dec 2022 at 9:39AM
2D Clue 3
TYING
(#5445726) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 11 Dec 2022 at 7:36AM
Clue 18. Grain 19a
(#5445584) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by Jools on 10 Dec 2022 at 8:08PM
Clue 19, GOA, 14D
(#5445578) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 10 Dec 2022 at 6:51PM
Clue 17
16D
Gleam
(#5445576) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 11.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Dec 2022 at 6:42PM
 

You may now post again

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
2. Add a glossy varnish
3. Affixing with a knot
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
13. Mitigating
17. Shine brightly
18. Small particle
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot
22. Unit of work or energy
24. Use a spade

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D
23. Urged Withacee 13D
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus { Player: Jools 8D
16. Professional drawer of technical plans Straycat 22A
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen Dragon Jr 15A
25. Freudian self RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D
(#5445574) Re: Names Clue 2D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 10 Dec 2022 at 6:40PM
Gottlob

26A
(#5445573) Names Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Dec 2022 at 6:35PM


2 Down: _______ Frege, German philosopher who was instrumental in the development of modern analytical philosophy (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 4D, 29A, Yellow bonus word (Lucy), 32A, 5D, 10A (6)
macBruck 9A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16A, 28A, 20D, 19D, 11A, 18D, 23A, 24D, 8A, 5A (10)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule (see top of board)
6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are yellow, purple and rose – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally.
This is the first crossword to incorporate the Bonus Feature. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5445564) Story Crossword
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Dec 2022 at 5:40PM
Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22

Please follow link, and sorry about the delay. You are all correct, and the updated grid will appear soon.
(#5445206) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2022 at 7:31PM
I am happy to say you are all correct - the amended grid should reappear tomorrow!
(#5444785) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 8 Dec 2022 at 8:26AM
Clue 16. Draughtsman 22a
(#5444783) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 8 Dec 2022 at 8:22AM
(#5444747) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by Dragon Jr on 8 Dec 2022 at 6:27AM
Clue 4: 15-Across is Agog
(#5444745) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by Jools on 8 Dec 2022 at 6:16AM
Clue 15 - GAR -8D
(#5444742) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by Withacee on 8 Dec 2022 at 6:00AM
Clue 23 - 13 Down

EGGED
(#5444702) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 8 Dec 2022 at 2:43AM
Clue 25
Ego
12D
(#5444634) Christmas Alphabet Competition G Updated Grid 08.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 7 Dec 2022 at 6:48PM


You may now post again

You may notice that there are extra clues, nos. 24 and 25. This is because I spotted two words that I had omitted to clue. This should not affect the running of the puzzle in any way.

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
2. Add a glossy varnish
3. Affixing with a knot
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
13. Mitigating
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus
16. Professional drawer of technical plans
17. Shine brightly
18. Small particle
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot
22. Unit of work or energy
23. Urged
24. Use a spade
25. Freudian self

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A
14. Molten rock Straycat 7A
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting Straycat 4D
8. Fruit of the vine Withacee 5D
7. Canine pet Jools 11D
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D














Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5444609) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 7 Dec 2022 at 4:55PM
You are all correct. Two people gave answers that are interchangeable on the grid - so I am going to amend the positioning of the words on my grid in accordance with your answers - I am doing this because any additional clues solved would not have helped with your positioning. I will not say who you are or where your answers were originally positioned, as it may influence future guesses in this crossword.
I could not do this with the word "eagle" as more letters would show that eagle could not have gone in the place where people previously guessed. Therefore, eagle is not interchangeable with any other answer.

The grid will be updated forthwith, and the amended grid will appear soonish.

Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5444557) Re: Food and Drink Clue 11D
Posted by HeatherN on 7 Dec 2022 at 2:05PM
That's right - 21D will follow, and you will be added to the tally!
(#5444543) Re: Food and Drink Clue 11D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 7 Dec 2022 at 12:35PM
Fish knife

21D
(#5444533) Re: Food and Drink Clue 11D
Posted by HeatherN on 7 Dec 2022 at 11:34AM
That is incorrect. Please try again.
(#5444463) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by Withacee on 7 Dec 2022 at 4:30AM
Clue 8 - 5 Down

GRAPE
(#5444271) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by Jools on 6 Dec 2022 at 8:30PM
Clue 7 - DOG - 11D
(#5444270) Re: Food and Drink Clue 11D
Posted by Jools on 6 Dec 2022 at 8:27PM
Crab knife?

If correct 18A next please
(#5444161) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:55PM
Zoo is correct - 4D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5444159) Food and Drink Clue 11D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:53PM


11 Down: Specialised implement for use, together with a fork, when eating some types of seafood (4,5)

A puzzle with food and drink as the theme.
Please observe the four-hour rule
Solvers’ Tally

Jools 1A, 16A, 16D, 30A, 2D, 9A (6)
Dragon Jr 3D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20A, 25A, 26D, 1D, 5D, 12A, 17D, 13D, 32D (9)
Clem3610 4D (1)

GroceriesMilkPizzaChickenCakeTPCoke
(#5444145) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:13PM
Clue 6
1D - eagle
(#5444143) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:09PM
Clue 1. AGM 4d
(#5444141) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 6A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:08PM
6a zoo

4d
(#5444138) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 07.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:00PM
 

You may now post again

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Even though there are different colours, on this occasion there is only one Mystery Bonus Word


Clues:
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting
2. Add a glossy varnish
3. Affixing with a knot
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example
7. Canine pet
8. Fruit of the vine
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
13. Mitigating
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus
16. Professional drawer of technical plans
17. Shine brightly
18. Small particle
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot
22. Unit of work or energy
23. Urged

Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)

20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A

10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A

12. Last letter of Greek alphabet Jools 21A

14. Molten rock Straycat 7A

21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude Withacee 11A
(#5444137) Pictures 2 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2022 at 4:55PM


6 Across (3):



Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23A, 17D, 18D, 1D, 2D (5)
Jools 15A, 5D, 1A, 3D (3)


Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5444102) Re: Move Over Clue 23A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2022 at 2:56PM
Correct - 18D will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5443973) Re: Move Over Clue 23A
Posted by Withacee on 6 Dec 2022 at 5:06AM
23 A - ENTITLE

18 Down, please.
(#5443804) Re: Animals Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 6:13PM
Amber is correct - You will be added to the tally, and 19D will follow.
(#5443803) Move Over Clue 23A
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 6:12PM


23 Across: One who is not Jewish (G replaced by T) (7)

Solvers’ Tally
Withacee 21A, 17D (2)
Jools 15A, 16D, 22A (3)
Instructions:
4 This crossword was compiled by Dragon Jr

4 First you have to solve the clue

4 Then you have to replace one letter from the solution to the clue with another letter which is slotted in a different place in the word to the removed letter to make a new word
4 The new word is then the answer that goes in the grid
4 Here is an example:

1 Across: Type of opinion poll (V replaced by T) (6)

I have put in brackets that the letter V is to be replaced by the letter T. If you worked out correctly that the answer to the clue is “survey” you then know to replace the V with a T.

You then need to work out where in the word to place the T to make another word. Here you would place the T after the E in survey to make the word surety.

4 The solution you give should be the new word and not the original answer to the clue.

4 A further clue to the new word will only be given if people are really struggling.

4 The solver should give the clue they would like next as usual.

4 Any questions, please ask, and myself or Dragon Jr will reply (whichever one of us sees your query first).

Please observe the four-hour rule (see above)
(#5443801) Re: Animals Clue 5D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 5 Dec 2022 at 6:09PM
Amber

19D please
(#5443799) Animals Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 6:06PM
 

5 Down: Fossilised tree resin in which the preserved bodies of insects and other small creatures can be found (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 13A, 11D, 8A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 10D, 14D, 17A, 18D, 23A, 22A, 11A (7)
macBruck 12A (1)
Straycat 23A (1)

A little puzzle with an animals theme – some of the answers may be a little obscure, so don’t expect it ALL to be easy!. Top 3 solvers will win a crossword token. Please could solvers state which clue they would like next when posting

This puzzle does NOT have any mystery bonus words as it is an 11X11 grid

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(#5443796) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 5:56PM
Jools, Straycat, and Withacee are all correct - Rabid Wolff on this occasion is incorrect.

The three who are correct will be added to the tally. And the updated grid will appear shortly.

Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5443791) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 5:50PM
Cheap Trick is correct. 16D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5443790) Re: Pairs 2 Clue 6D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2022 at 5:48PM
Lie and fib are correct 20A will follow. You will be added to the tally
(#5443438) Re: Pairs 2 Clue 6D and ???
Posted by Jools on 5 Dec 2022 at 1:58AM
LIE & FIB

Next 20A please
(#5443381) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by Withacee on 4 Dec 2022 at 5:00PM
Clue 21

11 Across - DEGREE
(#5443214) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by Straycat on 4 Dec 2022 at 9:53AM
Clue 14, Magma 7a
(#5443098) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2022 at 2:30AM
clue 12 - OMEGA - 21A
(#5443080) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 25D
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2022 at 2:27AM
CHEAP Trick

16D next please
(#5443054) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 3 Dec 2022 at 11:02PM
Clue 6
7 A
Eagle
(#5443017) Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2022 at 7:11PM


"Is it for now or for always,
The world hangs on a stalk?
Is it a ????? or a trysting-place,
The woods we have found to walk?"

*From "Is it for Now or for Always" by Philip Larkin

25 Down: /-----/?????/ (Name - Band 1973-present!) (5)

Solvers’ tally
Jools 5D, 20D, 1A, 1D, 33A, 18D, 24A, 30A, 32D, 37A, 37D, 22A, 23D (13)
Straycat 17A , 45A, 3D, 11A (4)

Information

Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info

Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.

1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5443014) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Updated Grid 04.12.22
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2022 at 6:49PM
 

You may now post again

*This is a special Santa Christmas competition, and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword


Clues:
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting
2. Add a glossy varnish
3. Affixing with a knot
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example
7. Canine pet
8. Fruit of the vine
9. Harangues relentlessly
11. Irritable
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet
13. Mitigating
14. Molten rock
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus
16. Professional drawer of technical plans
17. Shine brightly
18. Small particle
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude
22. Unit of work or energy
23. Urged
Solved
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack (18D)
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour Withacee 13A
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy Jools 6A





Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5443011) Pairs 2 Clue 6D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2022 at 6:43PM


6 Down and ???: Two three-letter synonymous words meaning untruth (3; 3)

Solvers’ Tally
Straycat 16D&9A (1)
The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count

There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and pink. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions

3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.

3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.
3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

*Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be ready simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5443010) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2022 at 6:37PM
Yes, it's correct, and 13A will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5442699) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 6A
Posted by Jools on 3 Dec 2022 at 2:57AM
Laird

If correct, 13A next please
(#5442610) Pictures 3 Clue 6A still unsolved
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2022 at 5:40PM
Here is the link

Pictures 3 Clue 6A

I am not giving additional clues in this crossword, but if no one has got it in the next day or two, I will post a different clue which may help with the letters.
(#5442608) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2022 at 5:36PM
Jools, RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack and Withacee are all correct, but I am afraid Straycat is incorrect.

The three correct answers will appear on the updated grid which will appear soon (probably tomorrow). The three of you will be added to the tally.
(#5442033) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by Straycat on 1 Dec 2022 at 6:17AM
Clue 6 - Eagle 7a
(#5442019) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by Withacee on 1 Dec 2022 at 5:07AM
Clue 20 EGGNOG - 13A
(#5441986) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 1 Dec 2022 at 2:36AM
Clue 5 - Goat 18D
(#5441893) Re: Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by Jools on 30 Nov 2022 at 8:33PM
Clue 10, GOING, 6A
(#5441842) Christmas Alphabet Competition "G" Grid
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2022 at 6:10PM


*This is a special Santa Christmas competition and updates will take precedence over other crosswords so as to be completed before Christmas

The rules are as below with the additional information.

The top three will receive random Christmas tokens in addition to crossword tokens

There is one mystery bonus word hidden which has *5 letters - the colours are seasonal red, green and white.*

When all 5 letters appear the person who guesses it will receive a random Christmas token in addition to an extra point on the tally. This token will be awarded as soon as it is won without waiting for the completion of the crossword

Clues:
1. Abbreviation for yearly meeting
2. Add a glossy varnish
3. Affixing with a knot
4. Alert, waiting for something to happen
5. Billy, Nanny or Kid
6. Bird of prey – golden or bald for example
7. Canine pet
8. Fruit of the vine
9. Harangues relentlessly
10. In horseracing it can be good, soft, firm or heavy
11. Irritable
12. Last letter of Greek alphabet
13. Mitigating
14. Molten rock
15. North American fish of genus Lepisosteus
16. Professional drawer of technical plans
17. Shine brightly
18. Small particle
19. State on southwestern coast of India, tourist hot spot
20. Traditional seasonal drink, yellow in colour
21. Unit of measurement of angles, temperature or latitude/longitude
22. Unit of work or energy
23. Urged

Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is G

4 Every answer has one or more G's in it, and all the G's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the G’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of G's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "piggy" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, piggy

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5441071) Christmas tokens
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:24PM
If any crosswords are completed between now and the end of December, the overall winner will receive a random Christmas token in addition to a crossword token.

Don't worry, I will also run a special Christmas crossword, as it may not be possible to complete any of the existing crosswords before Christmas.
(#5441070) Blanks Crossword Final Grid and winners
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:22PM


The crossword is now complete. There is a Blanks 2 in production, and it will appear in due course.

The solvers' tally is below - and the winners are Drumming

1. Jools 15 points
2. macBruck 13 points
3. HenryJaimes 3 points

Well done to the three of you and to the others who took part. If you head over to Recognition Tokens I am about to request your tokens.


Solvers Tally
macBruck 4A, 6D, 7A, 3D, 8A, 13A , 25A , 28A, 16D, 12D, 26A, 29A, 24A (13)
Jools 1A, 1D, 17A, 2D, 5D, 11A, 14A, 14D, 15D, 15A, 20A, 21A, 22D, 27A, 19A (15)
Withacee 6D, 4D (2)
HenryJaimes 9A, 10D, 18D (3)
Dragon Jr 25A (1)
Straycat 19D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23D (1)
(#5441065) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 1D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:03PM
Correct - you will be added to the tally, and 1D will follow.
(#5440777) Re: Pairs 3 Clue 1D and ???
Posted by Jools on 27 Nov 2022 at 11:12PM
Meteorologist and rain

Next 1D
(#5440776) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by Jools on 27 Nov 2022 at 11:11PM
Oops sorry
(#5440734) Pictures 3 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2022 at 6:31PM


6 Across (5)

 

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A, 1D (2)
Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5440732) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2022 at 6:27PM
Mounts is correct. You will be added to the tally, and 4A will follow.
(#5440731) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2022 at 6:24PM
I am so sorry - I should have said 13 letters, not 11. I think I mistook it for an 11X11 crossword. I have to let you have it as it was my mistake - it is actually meteorologist and rain, which I am sure you would have got if I had put the correct number of letters.

which clue would you like next?

Please could you reply on the "Pairs" post rather than the Sentence Chain post to avoid confusion.
(#5440663) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by Withacee on 27 Nov 2022 at 2:42PM
MOUNTS

4A
(#5440058) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by Jools on 26 Nov 2022 at 3:31AM
Are you sure it's scientist and not just science? If so I will guess

meteorology and rain
(#5439974) Pairs 3 Clue 1D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Nov 2022 at 7:20PM


1 Down and ???: Scientist who forecasts the weather, and a common weather condition he might predict (11; 4)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A&10A DH (1)
Straycat 1A&10A DH (1)

The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, pink, green and purple. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the mystery words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally-points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.
3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.
3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.
3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.
3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.
3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.

3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

*Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5439970) Sentence Chain Clue 1A still unanswered
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Nov 2022 at 7:07PM
Here is the link:

Sentence Chain Clue 1A

Just don't want it to slip down the board and get forgotten!

If you are struggling, I will try to provide an alternative sentence. Just let me know.
(#5439969) Re: Music 2 Clue 18D
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Nov 2022 at 7:03PM
Hollies is correct - 20D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5439968) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 17A
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Nov 2022 at 7:02PM
That's right! 7A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5439640) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 17A
Posted by Jools on 25 Nov 2022 at 3:33AM
DCLU
Dancing Cards Suit Clubs

Next 7A
(#5439633) Re: Music 2 Clue 18D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 25 Nov 2022 at 2:39AM
Hollies

20D please
(#5439508) Music 2 Clue 18D
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 5:41PM


18 Down: Band, among whose many hits was "The Air that I Breathe" (7)

Another puzzle with a musical theme
Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 18A (1)

3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are blue, brown and purple. See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 Please obey the four-hour rule or your point will not be counted. However, if your answer is correct, the crossword will still be updated.

Bass player rightTrumpet player rightSinger 1Playing pianoSinger 2Trumpet player leftBass player left
(#5439493) Re: General Clue 7D
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 5:21PM
Sam is correct - you will be added to the tally, and 10A will follow.
(#5439492) Goldies 3 Clue 17A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 5:20PM
 

17 Across: Dancing Cards Suit Clubs (4)

Solvers’ Tally
eliphont551 14A, 5D, 2D (3)
Jools 6D, 11D, 15D, 20A. 9S (5)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D, 10D, 11A, 18A, 4A, 21A, 9A, 16A, 16D, 3D (9)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will not get your point on the tally
Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example, if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5439478) Re: General Clue 7D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 24 Nov 2022 at 5:04PM
Sam

10A please
(#5439477) Sentence Chain Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 5:04PM


1 Across: Window *shades and blinds can be fitted with either inside or outside ______ depending on whether they are installed inside or outside the window frame (6)*

Solvers’ Tally
Clem3610 6A (1)
Straycat 1D, 9A, 10D, 21A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15A, 7D, 18D (3)
Jools 2D, 23A (2)

Rules
This crossword will form a chain. i.e. I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5439468) General Clue 7D
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 4:50PM


7 Down: Bogart's Spade (3)

Solvers’ Tally
marcmandy 1A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 3A, 1D, 2D, 8D, 3D, 12A, 34A, 4D, 17A, 13A, 15A, 29A, 5D (13)
eliphont551 30D (1)
Straycat 30A (1)
Dragon Jr 9A (1)
Jools 6D, 17D (2)
Just a general crossword puzzle - a mixed bag with no theme.

The top three solvers will receive crossword tokens - please state which clue you would like next when you post your answer

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5439467) Re: Numerical Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Nov 2022 at 4:45PM
That's correct. 9A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5438883) Re: Numerical Clue 1A
Posted by Jools on 22 Nov 2022 at 10:52PM
66185

Next 9A please
(#5438839) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Nov 2022 at 5:28PM
Jools got there first. Ski Lifts is correct. 1A and ??? will follow, and he will be added to the tally.

Straycat - Ski lifts was the full answer. When I post the number of letters (3,5) it refers to both answers. The only thing I don't tell you is the location of the other word.
(#5438837) Numerical Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Nov 2022 at 5:24PM
 

1 Across: Johnny Cash 1965 El Paso mugshot number (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools (8D) (1)
Instructions
In this crossword the answers are all numerical rather than alphabetical (hence the name)
3 The clues are a mixed bag of dates, arithmetic (you might need a calculator) and numerical trivia.
3 In the case of calculations I will use the following signs
*+* (plus) *-* (minus) *** (times or multiplied by) / (division), using jiggle characters to make them stand out. Unfortunately there is no jiggle character for division, so I might also write “divided by” in full to clarify.

::All answers must be given as digits (i.e. 38 not thirty-eight)

3 There are some two figure answers, but obviously these will only be clued if they don’t solve themselves. No points will be given if they solve themselves.

::A Solvers’ Tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win Crossword tokens!
Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5438759) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1D
Posted by Straycat on 22 Nov 2022 at 9:16AM
Ski lifts / T bars

If correct 20a please.
(#5438590) Re: Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1D
Posted by Jools on 21 Nov 2022 at 8:29PM
SKI LIFTS

1A next please
(#5438567) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 20/11/2022
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Nov 2022 at 6:46PM
You are all three correct and will be added to the tally.

No more posts please until updated grid appears
(#5438561) Pairs 1 Clue ??? and 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Nov 2022 at 6:17PM


Clue??? and 1 Down: Transport for carrying winter sports enthusiasts and their equipment up mountains (plural) 3,5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 11A&15D (1)
The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count

There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and grey. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines. 

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both words correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.
3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5438144) Re: Films Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Nov 2022 at 5:57PM
Panic is correct. 3D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5438142) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Nov 2022 at 5:56PM
Mucky is correct. 2D will follow and you will be added to the tally.
(#5437963) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 20/11/2022
Posted by Straycat on 20 Nov 2022 at 6:54AM
Clue 17, Madam 22a
(#5437908) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 20/11/2022
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 20 Nov 2022 at 5:12AM
Clue 22 - 4 Down - Amp
(#5437904) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 1D
Posted by Jools on 20 Nov 2022 at 5:01AM
MUCKY ?

If correct 2D next please
(#5437847) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 20/11/2022
Posted by Jools on 20 Nov 2022 at 1:00AM
Clue 10 - ILEUM - 17D
(#5437846) Re: Films Clue 1A
Posted by Jools on 20 Nov 2022 at 12:57AM
PANIC

Next 3D please
(#5437818) Re: Names 2 Clue 23D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:56PM
That's correct - you will be added to the tally and 22D will follow.
(#5437817) Sentence Chain 2 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:55PM
 

1 Down: Little Stevie had a _____ face after eating the *stew he had for dinner. (5)*

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1A, 6A (2)
Withacee 4D (1)
Rules
Please observe the four-hour rule. See explanation above. Failure to wait four hours between posts will result in your tally point being disallowed, but your answer will be entered if correct

This crossword will form a chain. i.e., I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!

No mystery words in this crossword as it is 11 X 11

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next
(#5437816) Re: Names 2 Clue 23D
Posted by Dragon Jr on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:51PM
23 Down: Sonny. 22 Down next, please.
(#5437813) Names 2 Clue 23D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:49PM


23 Down: _____ Bono - One half of a singing duo with his second wife (5)

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4D, 8A (2)*
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see message at the top of the board
6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are pink, blue and red – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

6In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5437798) Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 20/11/2022
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:29PM


You May now post again
This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule

Clues
1. A number of territories or companies under the rule or ownership of one individual or organisation
3. Confusion
4. Dictum
5. Extinct flightless New Zealand bird
8. Goal
9. Gym shoes
10. Last section of the small intestine
11. Low droning sound
12. Maxi, midi or mini for example
13. Mischief-making mythological beings
15. On fire
17. Polite or formal way to address a woman
18. Songs of praise
19. Sweet potato
20. Traditional farmhouse in Provence
22. Unit of electrical current

Solved
2. Arm or leg Straycat 16A
6. Flightless Australian bird Jools 20D
7. Foe eliphont551 20A
19. Sweet potato RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 6A
14. Mr’s partner Jools 23A
21. Unborn developing animals Dragon Jr 13D
23. Work-out venue Straycat 3D
16. Panic RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4A


Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is M

4 Every answer has one or more M's in it, and all the M's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the M’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of M's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "lumping" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, lumping.

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

4 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5437791) Films Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:18PM


1 Across: 2000 crime drama film directed by Henry Bromell (5)

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 14A, 15D, 13D, 1D, 21A (5)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see info at top of board
The mystery bonus words all have *5 letters, and the colours are turquoise, green and beige. Please see the information at the top of the board for details about how mystery bonus words work.*

This is a puzzle with a movie theme – all the answers will be movie titles, film stars or directors from all eras.

Please could solvers state which clue they would like next
(#5437786) Re: Medical Clue 31A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2022 at 6:10PM
You are correct. 28A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5437143) Re: Medical Clue 31A
Posted by Jools on 18 Nov 2022 at 12:06AM
DOSAGE

Next 28A
(#5437075) Medical Clue 31A
Posted by HeatherN on 17 Nov 2022 at 6:30PM


31 Across: Amount of medication to be taken by a patient (6)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will lose a point on the tally

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15D, 20A (2)*
*Straycat 15A (1)*
*Jools 25A (1)*
Information
3 This puzzle has a medical theme, although it could equally have been called “human anatomy”. Some of the answers may be a bit obscure, but there are also some easy ones

3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are light blue, light green and khaki-yellow (but we’ll just call it yellow). See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 I will start you off with one of the longer clues, but from then on, please could the solver request the next clue number.

3 Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top-three solvers.

3 Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

NurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctorNurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctor
(#5437065) Re: Goldies 2 Clue 19D
Posted by HeatherN on 17 Nov 2022 at 5:51PM
POP is correct 21A will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5436401) Re: Goldies 2 Clue 19D
Posted by Withacee on 15 Nov 2022 at 3:13PM
POP

21 A
(#5436398) Goldies 2 Clue 19D
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Nov 2022 at 3:12PM


19 Down: Pop (3)

Solvers’ Tally

Jools 9A, 17A. 11D, 1A , 6A, 1D (6)
eliphont551 13A, 16D, 14D, 20A, 13D, 7A, 3D (7)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 2D, 18A, 5D, 4D, 15D, 10D, 4A (7)
marcmandy 8D (1)
Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5436098) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2022 at 2:38PM
That's correct. 22A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5435800) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 1D
Posted by Straycat on 13 Nov 2022 at 6:09PM
Jack SPARROW

22a please.
(#5435781) Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Nov 2022 at 4:22PM


"‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to ????
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack."

From "The General" by Siegfried Sassoon

1 Down: ????/-------/ (7) (Name - Fictional Character portrayed by Johnny Depp)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 5D, 13A (2)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
The three mystery bonus words in this puzzle all have seven letters, and the colours are pink, blue and grey
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5435777) Re: Goldies 4 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Nov 2022 at 4:11PM
Correct. You will be added to the tally, and 1A will follow.
(#5435269) Re: Goldies 4 Clue 1D
Posted by Jools on 11 Nov 2022 at 7:53PM
XEYE & YES

Next 1A please
(#5435251) Goldies 4 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Nov 2022 at 6:18PM


1 Down: Cross eyed Yes (4,3)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 6A (1)

Basic rules

Please observe the four-hour rule
5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example, if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5435250) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Nov 2022 at 6:15PM
U-Boat is correct. You will be added to the tally, and 6A will follow.
(#5435249) Re: Move Over Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Nov 2022 at 6:14PM
Local is correct. You will be added to the tally, and 23A will follow.
(#5434471) Re: Move Over Clue 22A
Posted by Jools on 8 Nov 2022 at 8:25PM
LOCAL

Next 23A
(#5434395) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 2D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:40PM
U-boat

6A please
(#5434389) Re: Names Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:26PM
Lyall is correct. 2D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5434388) Move Over Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:25PM
 

22 Across: In base eight (T replaced by L) (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Withacee 21A, 17D (2)
Jools 15A, 16D (2)
Instructions:
4 This crossword was compiled by Dragon Jr
4 First you have to solve the clue
4 Then you have to replace one letter from the solution to the clue with another letter which is slotted in a different place in the word to the removed letter to make a new word
4 The new word is then the answer that goes in the grid
4 Here is an example:

1 Across: Type of opinion poll (V replaced by T) (6)
I have put in brackets that the letter V is to be replaced by the letter T. If you worked out correctly that the answer to the clue is “survey” you then know to replace the V with a T.

You then need to work out where in the word to place the T to make another word. Here you would place the T after the E in survey to make the word "surety".

4 The solution you give should be the new word and not the original answer to the clue.
4 A further clue to the new word will only be given if people are really struggling.

4 The solver should give the clue they would like next as usual.

4 Any questions, please ask, and myself or Dragon Jr will reply (whichever one of us sees your query first).

Please observe the four-hour rule (see above)
(#5434387) Re: Food and Drink Clue 9A
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:21PM
Coeliac is correct. 11D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5434381) Pictures 2 Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Nov 2022 at 4:17PM


2 Down (1-4):



Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23A, 17D, 18D, 1D (4)
Jools 15A, 5D, 1A, 3D (3)


Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5433779) Re: Names Clue 10A
Posted by Jools on 7 Nov 2022 at 1:10AM
LYALL Watson

Next2D please
(#5433765) Re: Food and Drink Clue 9A
Posted by Jools on 6 Nov 2022 at 8:10PM
Coeliac disease

Next 11D please
(#5433705) Food and Drink Clue 9A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Nov 2022 at 5:57PM


A puzzle with food and drink as the theme.
Please observe the four-hour rule








9 Across: Auto-immune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten in the diet (7)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A, 16A, 16D, 30A, 2D (5)
Dragon Jr 3D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20A, 25A, 26D, 1D, 5D, 12A, 17D, 13D, 32D (9)
Clem3610 4D (1)

GroceriesMilkPizzaChickenCakeTPCoke
(#5433696) Names Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Nov 2022 at 4:54PM


10 Across: _____ Watson, South African author of "Supernature" (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 4D, 29A, Yellow bonus word (Lucy), 32A, 5D (5)
macBruck 9A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16A, 28A, 20D, 19D, 11A, 18D, 23A, 24D, 8A, 5A (10)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule (see top of board)
6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are yellow, purple and rose – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally.
This is the first crossword to incorporate the Bonus Feature. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5433693) Re: Animals Clue 11A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Nov 2022 at 4:44PM
Oryx is correct, 5D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5433692) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 23D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Nov 2022 at 4:42PM
It is rather - Thoreau is correct, and 25D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5432438) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 23D
Posted by Jools on 2 Nov 2022 at 9:32PM
Strange poem!

Henry Thoreau
Next 25D please
(#5432416) Re: Animals Clue 11A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 2 Nov 2022 at 6:49PM
Oryx

5D please
(#5432415) Animals Clue 11A
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Nov 2022 at 6:38PM


11 Across: Genus of large Arabian or African antelope (4)

Please observe the four-hour rule

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 13A, 11D, 8A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 10D, 14D, 17A, 18D, 23A, 22A (6)
macBruck 12A (1)
Straycat 23A (1)

A little puzzle with an animals theme – some of the answers may be a little obscure, so don’t expect it ALL to be easy!. Top 3 solvers will win a crossword token. Please could solvers state which clue they would like next when posting

This puzzle does NOT have any mystery bonus words as it is an 11X11 grid

Per DividerWolf DividerPer Divider
(#5432410) Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 23D
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Nov 2022 at 6:03PM


"FROM the time of the early radishes
To the time of the standing corn
Sleepy ????? Hackerman hoes."

From "Weeds" by Carl Sandburg

23 Down: ?????/------- (7) Name (19th Century American philosopher and naturalist)

Solvers’ tally
Jools 5D, 20D, 1A, 1D, 33A, 18D, 24A, 30A, 32D, 37A, 37D, 22A (12)
Straycat 17A , 45A, 3D, 11A (4)

Information

Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info

Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask

(#5430099) Re: Blanks Clue 19A
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Oct 2022 at 8:40AM
That bee the right answer! Bumble Bee and you are last on the tally! Winners will Bumble Bee announced in due course.
(#5429979) Re: Blanks Clue 19A
Posted by Jools on 26 Oct 2022 at 10:36PM
BEE
(#5429926) Blanks Clue 19A
Posted by HeatherN on 26 Oct 2022 at 6:24PM


19 Across: Bumble Sting (3)

This is the last clue for this crossword, the next time it appears it will be with an announcement of the winners.

Blanks 2 is in production.

Solvers Tally

macBruck 4A, 6D, 7A, 3D, 8A, 13A , 25A , 28A, 16D, 12D, 26A, 29A, 24A (13)
Jools 1A, 1D, 17A, 2D, 5D, 11A, 14A, 14D, 15D, 15A, 20A, 21A, 22D, 27A (14)
Withacee 6D, 4D (2)
HenryJaimes 9A, 10D, 18D (3)
Dragon Jr 25A (1)
Straycat 19D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23D (1)

Rules

In this puzzle, the clues are all missing words which either precede or follow each of the two words give in the clue.
3 If the clue has the two words on the same line as each other e.g.
1 Across: Book Hole (4)
you will know that the answer word comes after the word “book” to make a phrase or compound word, and before the word “Hole” ditto. In this case the answer is “worm” i.e. Bookworm; Wormhole.
4 if the clue words are underneath each other e.g.

2 Down:
Wrench
Business (6)

This indicates that the answer word either precedes both of the words, or follows both the words. In this case the answer is “Monkey” i.e. Monkey Wrench; Monkey Business

However, I will not tell you whether the words precede or follow the clue words. You will have to work that out for yourself. In the next example the clue words precede rather than follow the answer word, but the clue is formatted in the same way.

5 Across
Clothes
Cart (5)
Here the answer is “Horse” – i.e. Clothes horse, Carthorse

So to sum up

3 Clue set out with words on same line indicate answer follows the first word and precedes the second
e.g.Bird Box (5) – Answer = “Brain”: Bird (Brain) Box
3 Clue set out with words one under the other means answer word either precedes both clue words or follows both clue words:
e.g.
Past
Present (5)
Answer = Tense (Past Tense), (Present tense)
Bottle
Bell (4)
Answer = Blue (Bluebottle), (Bluebell)
4 Solvers please state which clue you would like next
4 A Solvers’ Tally will be kept and the top three solvers will win Crossword Tokens
6 Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask
(#5429924) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 26 Oct 2022 at 6:21PM
Walkers is correct - Straycat, I don't think there are any verbs as answers to the picture crosswords. More likely than not, the answer will be a noun.

Jools, you will be added to the tally. 6A will follow.
(#5429602) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 1D
Posted by Jools on 25 Oct 2022 at 2:05PM
Walkers?

6A next please
(#5429583) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Oct 2022 at 11:52AM
Glad you're both happy with it. If the times had been a minute apart it would have been a different story!
(#5429582) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Oct 2022 at 11:50AM
I am afraid that's incorrect Straycat You can have another go. The first person to post the correct answer will get the point.
(#5429411) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 9:18PM
Thumbs up
(#5429370) Re: Pictures 3 Clue 1D
Posted by Straycat on 24 Oct 2022 at 5:12PM
Walking

6a please.
(#5429368) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by Straycat on 24 Oct 2022 at 5:10PM
Thanks Heather, that's a fair decision. Thumbs up
(#5429367) Pictures 3 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 5:09PM


1 Down (7)



Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A (1)
Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5429356) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 3:48PM
You both got the answer correct and both clocked the same time - as this happens so rarely (I've never known it happen on this board) I have decided to give you both a point Jools and Straycat After all, it could only have been a split second between your posts, so there is no way of knowing if it was a dead heat or how many seconds were between your posts.

I hope you are both okay with that.

I will go with Jools' clue choice as Straycat didn't want to choose one! In this type of crossword it isn't obligatory to choose with there being two locations and one being unknown.
(#5429354) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 3:42PM
Good-O
(#5429304) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by Straycat on 24 Oct 2022 at 12:30PM
Mother-of-pearl and Oyster

If correct please choose next clue location.
(#5429303) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 12:30PM
Mother-of-pearl and Oyster

Next 1D
(#5429283) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 12:26PM
no it's fine once I reread the instructions
(#5429271) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 12:02PM
Hi Jools, please let me know if anything could be explained better in the instructions for these crosswords.

Pairs 3 is still outstanding if anyone wants to have a go (provided they haven't had a turn for four hours or more).
(#5429270) Re: New puzzle "Music 2" Clue 18A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 11:59AM
That's correct. 16D will follow. You are first on the tally.
(#5429266) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 8A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 11:55AM
Type is correct 17A will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5429265) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 23A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 11:53AM
Shades is correct 1A will follow. You will abe added to the tally.
(#5429263) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 11:52AM
That's correct. 1D and ??? will follow. You are first on the tally
(#5429260) Re: New puzzle "Pairs 2" Clue 16D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Oct 2022 at 11:49AM
Noise abatement is correct - you are first on the tally. You do not need to state the location of the second word Smiling

I will pick the next clue as per your request
(#5429202) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 7:55AM
OK think I understand now

SEWING-MACHINE

Next 1D
(#5429186) Re: New puzzle "Pairs 2" Clue 16D and ???
Posted by Straycat on 24 Oct 2022 at 7:21AM
Noise 16d and Abatement 20a

If correct please select next clue location.
(#5429129) Re: New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 2:43AM
So do we guess both words from the clue?
(#5429128) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 8A
Posted by Jools on 24 Oct 2022 at 2:40AM
TYPE Typing

Next 17A
(#5429123) Re: New puzzle "Music 2" Clue 18A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 24 Oct 2022 at 2:36AM
Hey There Delilah

18D please
(#5429038) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 23A
Posted by Jools on 23 Oct 2022 at 9:09PM
SHADES

Next 1A please
(#5429020) Goldies 3 Clue 8A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 8:10PM


8 Across: Typing (4)

Solvers’ Tally

eliphont551 14A, 5D, 2D (3)
Jools 6D, 11D, 15D, 20A (4)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D, 10D, 11A, 18A, 4A, 21A, 9A, 16A, 16D, 3D (9)

Basic rules

2 Please observe the four-hour rule

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5429010) Sentence Chain Clue 23A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 7:59PM


23 Across: "Fifty ______ of Grey" by E.L.Grey has been described by some critics as a capitalist allegory. (6)

Solvers’ Tally
Clem3610 6A (1)
Straycat 1D, 9A, 10D, 21A (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15A, 7D, 18D (3)
Jools 2D (1)

Rules
This crossword will form a chain. i.e. I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5429002) New puzzle "Music 2" Clue 18A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 7:41PM


18 Across: 2006 hit for the Plain White T's (3,5,7)

Another puzzle with a musical theme
3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are blue, brown and purple. See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 Please obey the four-hour rule or your point will not be counted. However, if your answer is correct. The crossword will still be updated.

Bass player rightTrumpet player rightSinger 1Playing pianoSinger 2Trumpet player leftBass player left
(#5428998) New Puzzle "Pairs 3" Clue 1A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 7:22PM


1 Across and ???: Iridescent inner shell material (also called nacre) and the mollusc in whose shell it is formed. (6-2-5) and (6)

The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, pink, green and purple. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the mystery words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally-points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.
3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.
3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.
3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.
3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.
3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify. 

3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be completed simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5428994) New puzzle "Pairs 2" Clue 16D and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 7:04PM


16 Down and ???: UK organisation established in 1959 by John Connell to counteract unnecessary sound pollution _____/_________ Society (5,9)

The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and pink. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions
3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answers.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The links between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be given with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution. Sometimes there may be several possible answers.

3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both clues correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.
3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

*Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be ready simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5428992) New Puzzle "Pairs 1" Clue 11A and ???
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Oct 2022 at 6:39PM


11 Across and ???: Garment making appliance (6,7)

The four-hour rule should be kept as only the first all correct answer will count
There are four mystery bonus words – i.e. two pairs to tie in with the theme of the puzzle. All four have four letters, and the colours are yellow, blue, green and grey. Although there are two pairs of words you should guess the words as normal i.e. when all four letters of one colour appear. The pairs of words do not affect the allocation of tally points.

Instructions

3 The clues in this crossword come in pairs. There will be some sort of connection between the two answer words.

3 You will be given one clue for both answers, but you will only know the location of one of the answers, but you will be given the number of letters for both answers.

3 The type of link between the words will vary. It may be synonyms, a first and second name or something else which will be explained with the clue.

3 To get the point, you need to get both answers. Therefore, if you think someone’s answer is incorrect on either or both of the answers, you could post an alternative solution.
Sometimes there may be several possible answers. 

3 The first clue I give will give you an idea of what might be involved, although the link will not always be on the same lines.

3 When I check the answers, I will say if someone has got both words correct. If some have only one correct, I will say this but if more than one person has posted I will not say who has one correct. I will just say the number of people who have one answer correct. You may then have another guess, provided you have not posted an answer to this or any other puzzle in the last four hours.

3 I hope I have explained this correctly. Anything you don’t understand, please ask, and I will amend the rules to clarify.
3 Solvers may choose which clue they want next, but if they choose the unknown clue location from the last answer, I will choose the next clue.

3 A tally will be kept, but only one point will be given for both answers, half-correct answers will not be awarded any points.

Pairs 1, 2 and 3 all happened to be ready simultaneously, so all three crosswords will run concurrently.
(#5428540) Re: General Crossword Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Oct 2022 at 10:19AM
That's correct 7D will follow. You are on the tally.
(#5428538) Re: New puzzle "Numerical" Clue 8 Down
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Oct 2022 at 10:17AM
That's correct. 1A will follow, and you are first on the tally1
(#5428357) Re: New puzzle "Numerical" Clue 8 Down
Posted by Jools on 21 Oct 2022 at 8:55PM
134,217,728

Next 1A
(#5428321) Re: General Crossword Clue 5D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 21 Oct 2022 at 6:05PM
Ma he's making eyes at

7D please
(#5428313) New puzzle "Numerical" Clue 8 Down
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Oct 2022 at 5:50PM


8 Down: 8*~~8~~*~~8~~*~~8~~*~~8~~*~~8~~*~~8~~*~~8~~**8 (9)*

Instructions

In this crossword the answers are all numerical rather than alphabetical (hence the name)

3 The clues are a mixed bag of dates, arithmetic (you might need a calculator; you can find one online) and numerical trivia.

3 In the case of calculations I will use the following signs:

*+* (plus) *-* (minus) *** (times or multiplied by) / (division), using jiggle characters to make them stand out. Unfortunately there is no jiggle character for division, so I might also write “divided by” in full to clarify.

3 All answers must be given as digits (i.e. 38 not thirty-eight)

3 There are some two figure answers, but obviously these will only be clued if they don’t solve themselves. No points will be given if they solve themselves.

3 A Solvers’ Tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win Crossword tokens!

3 Please could solvers say which clue they would like next

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5428311) General Crossword Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Oct 2022 at 5:40PM


5 Down: Hit song belted out by Scottish singer, Lena Zavaroni, at age 10 /--/---/------/----/--me (2,3,6,4,2)

Solvers’ Tally
marcmandy 1A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 3A, 1D, 2D, 8D, 3D, 12A, 34A, 4D, 17A, 13A, 15A, 29A (12)
eliphont551 30D (1)
Straycat 30A (1)
Dragon Jr 9A (1)
Jools 6D, 17D (2)

Just a general crossword puzzle - a mixed bag with no theme.

The top three solvers will receive crossword tokens - please state which clue you would like next when you post your answer

Please observe the four-hour rule
(#5428309) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Oct 2022 at 5:29PM
Stew is correct. 1D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5427704) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 6A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 19 Oct 2022 at 2:55PM
Stew?

1D please
(#5427703) Sentence Chain 2 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Oct 2022 at 2:53PM


6 Across: My mother often made a ____ for dinner at the weekend. (4)

Solvers’ Tally

RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1A (1)
Withacee 4D (1)

Rules

Please observe the four-hour rule. See explanation above. Failure to wait four hours between posts will result in your tally point being disallowed, but your answer will be entered if correct

This crossword will form a chain. i.e., I will compose a sentence which will include the last solved clue plus the new clue – the new clue will be written as a ___________ blank line to indicate the missing word from the sentence (which will be the solution).

As I will have no idea which clue the solvers are going to request, it may be a bit of a challenge (for me) to construct a sentence containing both words!
No mystery words in this crossword as it is 11 X 11

A Solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded Crossword Tokens

Please could solvers indicate which clue they would like next
(#5427381) Re: Names 2 Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 4:09PM
Correct - (also Rodgers and Hart in another partnership) 23D will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5427380) Re: Pictures - Final Grid plus announcement of winners!
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 4:07PM
My pleasure!
(#5427338) Re: Pictures - Final Grid plus announcement of winners!
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 18 Oct 2022 at 2:26PM
THANK YOU
(#5427333) Re: Names 2 Clue 21A
Posted by Jools on 18 Oct 2022 at 2:16PM
Richard Rodgers ( and Oscar Hammerstein)

Next 23D
(#5427332) Pictures - Final Grid plus announcement of winners!
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 2:13PM


Please see above the final grid, and below, the solvers.

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 6A, 12A, 3D, 1D, 12D (5)
macBruck 7D, 14A, 11D, 8D (4)
marcmandy 18A (1)
Straycat 13D, 9A, 4D (3)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 3A, 17D, 10D, 1A, 19A, 15D, 16D, 5D, (9)

In the token positions are Drumming

1st: RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 9 points
2nd: Jools 5 points
3rd: macBruck 4 points

Commiserations to those who missed out, but thank you for taking part. Your contribution is much valued.

If you head over to Recognition Tokens I am about to request your tokens!

Congratulations
(#5427326) Re: Films Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 2:00PM
Isadora is correct 1A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5427325) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 17.10.22
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 1:59PM
You are all three correct

Please no more posts until updated grid appears
(#5427324) Re: Medical Clue 25A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 1:54PM
Anglicus is correct, 31A will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5427323) Names 2 Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Oct 2022 at 1:52PM


21 Across: Richard _______, American composer of many 20th century musical film scores, his name often paired with the lyricists he collaborated with (7)

Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4D, 8A (2)
Jools 4A (1)

Information

Please observe the four-hour rule – see message at the top of the board

6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are pink, blue and red – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

6In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5426963) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 17.10.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 17 Oct 2022 at 3:12PM
Clue 16 - 4A - alarm?
(#5426854) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 17.10.22
Posted by Straycat on 17 Oct 2022 at 6:52AM
Clue 23 - 3d GYM
(#5426820) Re: Films Clue 21A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 17 Oct 2022 at 2:34AM
21A = Isadora

1A please
(#5426759) Re: Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 17.10.22
Posted by Jools on 16 Oct 2022 at 9:36PM
Clue 14 - Mrs, 23A
(#5426756) Re: Medical Clue 25A
Posted by Jools on 16 Oct 2022 at 9:13PM
Anglicus

Next 31A please
(#5426692) Medical Clue 25A
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Oct 2022 at 6:34PM


25 Across: Gilbertus ________, Mediaeval English physician, author of the Compendium of Medicine (8)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will lose a point on the tally

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15D, 20A (2)*
*Straycat 15A (1)*

Information

3 This puzzle has a medical theme, although it could equally have been called “human anatomy”. Some of the answers may be a bit obscure, but there are also some easy ones.

3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are light blue, light green and khaki-yellow (but we’ll just call it yellow). See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.

3 I will start you off with one of the longer clues, but from then on, please could the solver request the next clue number.

3 Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top-three solvers.

3 Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

NurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctorNurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctor
(#5426690) Alphabet Crossword "M" Updated Grid 17.10.22
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Oct 2022 at 6:22PM
 

You may now post again

Please note: I have realised I should not have given Rabid the point for "Yam" for which I said 3D and 6A are interchangeable, when in fact they are not. However, I am not going to be mean and take the point away from her, but just as a reminder, it is best to wait to solve clues where the answer could go in more than one place after other clues have been solved to eliminate some of the possible places where the answer can be fitted

Clues
1. A number of territories or companies under the rule or ownership of one individual or organisation
3. Confusion
4. Dictum
5. Extinct flightless New Zealand bird
8. Goal
9. Gym shoes
10. Last section of the small intestine
11. Low droning sound
12. Maxi, midi or mini for example
13. Mischief-making mythological beings
14. Mr’s partner
15. On fire
16. Panic
17. Polite or formal way to address a woman
18. Songs of praise
19. Sweet potato
20. Traditional farmhouse in Provence
22. Unit of electrical current
23. Work-out venue
Solved
2. Arm or leg Straycat 16A
6. Flightless Australian bird Jools 20D
7. Foe { Player: elephant551 } 20A
19. Sweet potato RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 6A
21. Unborn developing animals Dragon Jr 13D


Please read the rules carefully as this is quite different from the other crosswords.

4 This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule, so you can submit answers to other puzzles without waiting four hours

4 There is going to be a series of this type of crossword with all the letters of the alphabet, although they will not appear in alphabetical order. This one is M

4 Every answer has one or more M's in it, and all the M's are already entered into the grid.

The clues are all posted at once. You can work out where they go from the positions of the M’s in the grid.

Some might fit in more than one place, so it would be best to solve the ones with a unique pattern of M's first until letters start appearing.

4 Each person may solve one clue per session

4 More than one person may post an answer in each session, just reply to the latest post of this crossword when it has been updated.

4 Your answers should be posted in this way: for example, if you think the answer to 1 down is the answer to clue no. 14, and the word is "lumping" –

You would just enter Clue 14, 1 Down, lumping.

4 As long as you have all three of those elements, it doesn't really matter what order you post them.

4 If you solve a clue correctly, if you have not given the correct position (or any position) on the grid then your turn will not be counted - and I shall just say "incorrect" with no further explanation.

4 I will wait a minimum of 24 hours before checking the board to give everyone a chance

4 When I return to check the board, I will say which answers are correct, I will then update the grid and add all the correct solvers to the tally. I will also put a line through the clues that have been solved.

4 Once I have posted that I have checked the solvers' answers, no more posts may be made until I repost the amended grid

4 Just repeating this clue because it is important Only one clue per person per update
 
4 If more than one person posts the same answer, and it is correct, only the first poster's answer will count, so it is best to check what other people have guessed first.

4 I have not given any numbers of letters for the clues in this crossword, and nor will I with any alphabet crosswords that follow in the future.

4 No further clues will be given

4 The clues are posted in alphabetical order of clue not in the order of the clues on the grid, it is up to you to decide where in the grid the answers go.

4 A winners' tally will be posted and the clues will be removed from the Clues list and added to the "Solved" Tally with the solver's name next to it - and added up at the end.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 	
(#5426687) Films Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Oct 2022 at 6:10PM


21 Across: 1968 biographical film in which Vanessa Redgrave played the title role of the tragic dancer who died by accidental strangulation with her scarf (7)

Solvers’ Tally
{ Player: Rabidwolf of the Wolf Pack } 14A, 15D, 13D, 1D (4)
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see info at top of board
The mystery bonus words all have *5 letters, and the colours are turquoise, green and beige. Please see the information at the top of the board for details about how mystery bonus words work.*

This is a puzzle with a movie theme – all the answers will be movie titles, film stars or directors from all eras.

Please could solvers state which clue they would like next

Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S
(#5426614) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 13A
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Oct 2022 at 2:02PM
Republished is correct. 1D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5426415) Re: Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 13A
Posted by Jools on 15 Oct 2022 at 9:03PM
REPUBLISHED?

If correct 1D next
(#5426396) Poetry Quotes 4 Clue 13A
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Oct 2022 at 6:42PM


"What time the gifted lady took
Away from paper, pen, and ????,
She spent in amorous dalliance
(They do those things so well in France)."

George Sand, by Dorothy Parker (entire poem)



13 Across: /-----------/???? (11) - Phrase (Hint: brought out again)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 5D (1)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
The three mystery bonus words in this puzzle all have seven letters, and the colours are pink, blue and grey
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5426364) Re: New Puzzle Goldies 4 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Oct 2022 at 4:48PM
Jools is correct - 1D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5425830) Re: New Puzzle Goldies 4 Clue 6A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 14 Oct 2022 at 2:45AM
(#5425828) Re: New Puzzle Goldies 4 Clue 6A
Posted by Jools on 14 Oct 2022 at 2:40AM
YellowCardR
Ref showing yellow card

Next 1D
(#5425695) Re: New Puzzle Goldies 4 Clue 6A
Posted by Clem3610 on 13 Oct 2022 at 5:39PM
smoke Signal?

If correct, 1 Down
(#5425693) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Oct 2022 at 5:23PM
Kazoo is correct. 2D will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5425691) New Puzzle Goldies 4 Clue 6A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Oct 2022 at 5:21PM


6 Across: Ref showing yellow card (11)

Please observe the four-hour rule

Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5425075) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 1D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 11 Oct 2022 at 5:38PM
Kazoo

2 down please
(#5425073) Re: Move Over Clue 16D
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Oct 2022 at 5:36PM
That's correct. 22A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5425069) Pictures 2 Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Oct 2022 at 5:34PM


1 Down (5)



Solvers’ Tally
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 23A, 17D, 18D (3)
Jools 15A, 5D, 1A, 3D (3)


Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5424806) Re: Move Over Clue 16D
Posted by Jools on 10 Oct 2022 at 10:43PM
PEACH

Next 22A
(#5424765) Re: Food and Drink Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Oct 2022 at 6:19PM
LBS is correct. 9 Across will follow, and you will be added to the tally Smiling
(#5424764) Re: Food and Drink Clue 4D
Posted by Clem3610 on 10 Oct 2022 at 6:18PM
lbs

9 Across
(#5424763) Move Over Clue 16D
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Oct 2022 at 6:17PM


16D: Piece of fabric (T replaced by E) (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Withacee 21A, 17D (2)
Jools 15A (1)
Instructions:
4 This crossword was compiled by Dragon Jr
4 First you have to solve the clue
4 Then you have to replace one letter from the solution to the clue with another letter which is slotted in a different place in the word to the removed letter to make a new word
4 The new word is then the answer that goes in the grid
4 Here is an example:

1 Across: Type of opinion poll (V replaced by T) (6)
I have put in brackets that the letter V is to be replaced by the letter T. If you worked out correctly that the answer to the clue is “survey” you then know to replace the V with a T.
You then need to work out where in the word to place the T to make another word. Here you would place the T after the E in survey to make the word surety.

4 The solution you give should be the new word and not the original answer to the clue.
4 A further clue to the new word will only be given if people are really struggling.
4 The solver should give the clue they would like next as usual.
4 Any questions, please ask, and myself or Dragon Jr will reply (whichever one of us sees your query first).

Please observe the four-hour rule (see above)
(#5424759) Food and Drink Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Oct 2022 at 6:05PM


4 Down: The imperial weight of a standard bag of sugar is 2___ (abbr) (3)

A puzzle with food and drink as the theme.

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 1A, 16A, 16D, 30A, 2D (5)
Dragon Jr 3D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 20A, 25A, 26D, 1D, 5D, 12A, 17D, 13D, 32D (9)

GroceriesMilkPizzaChickenCakeTPCoke
(#5423320) Re: Names Clue 5A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Oct 2022 at 4:44PM
Woods is correct. 10A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5423319) Re: Animals Clue 8A
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Oct 2022 at 4:43PM
Yabby is correct. 11A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5423166) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22
Posted by Straycat on 6 Oct 2022 at 7:15AM
6a = reminiscent
(#5423100) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 6 Oct 2022 at 2:43AM
12 D = hornet
(#5423097) Re: Names Clue 5A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 6 Oct 2022 at 2:37AM
Woods

10A please
(#5423047) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22
Posted by Jools on 5 Oct 2022 at 9:21PM
5D AFTER
(#5423044) Re: Animals Clue 8A
Posted by Jools on 5 Oct 2022 at 9:19PM
YABBY

Next 11A
(#5422997) Animals Clue 8A
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Oct 2022 at 6:02PM


8 Across: Australian crustacean, otherwise known as "Cherax destructor" (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 13A, 11D (2)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 10D, 14D, 17A, 18D, 23A, 22A (6)
macBruck 12A (1)
Straycat 23A (1)
A little puzzle with an animals theme – some of the answers may be a little obscure, so don’t expect it ALL to be easy!. Top 3 solvers will win a crossword token. Please could solvers state which clue they would like next when posting

This puzzle does NOT have any mystery bonus words as it is an 11X11 grid

Please observe four-hour rule

Per DividerWolf DividerPer Divider
(#5422995) Names Clue 5A
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Oct 2022 at 5:52PM


5 Across: Tiger _____, Golfer (5)

Solvers’ Tally
Jools 4D, 29A, Yellow bonus word (Lucy), 32A, 5D (5)
macBruck 9A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 16A, 28A, 20D, 19D, 11A, 18D, 23A, 24D, 8A (9)

Information

Please observe the four-hour rule (see top of board)

6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are yellow, purple and rose – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally.
This is the first crossword to incorporate the Bonus Feature. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board. 

In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5422993) Re: Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22
Posted by Dragon Jr on 5 Oct 2022 at 5:46PM
1-Across: detour
(#5422985) Story Crossword Updated Grid 16.09.22
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Oct 2022 at 5:40PM


You may now post again!
This puzzle is exempt from the four-hour rule
Please see above the updated grid with the solved answers entered.

The updated story with the solved words included is below, followed by the instructions.
Solvers’ Tally
Dragon Jr 16A, 12A (2)
Withacee 13D (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 1D, 18A (2)
Jools 15D (1)
eliphont551 7D (1)
Straycat 8A (1)

Hello Mum

by HeatherN

Here I am in the heart of the lovely Yorkshire countryside, in the special place where we spent many happy 2 Down as children. 8 Across, Mum. I am 10 Across the 4 Across where we stopped to have our picnics, and that is just what I am going to do now.

I am going to sit by the river where we used to feed the ducks, 5 Down we had finished eating. I remember saying that I thought one of them was 6 Across of a 13 Across. I had been reading Alice in Wonderland and had just read about the caucus race that this strange bird in the book had organised.

I can see the large 19 Across ahead where we used to sit to eat. I have brought a blanket to sit on as I don’t want to get my dress *dirty*. I know it is now an 14 Across *dress*, but you bought me it for my 50th birthday, and I always wear it on my birthday, and on your birthday. I remember you saying how beautiful I look wearing it – a lovely compliment, and good for my 9 Down. Happy birthday, Mum.

I am now sitting on one of the large 19 Across. I have brought a cheese and 14 Down sandwich and a flask of coffee to wash it down. Oh no! There’s an unwanted visitor, I think it’s a 12 Down, as it’s bigger and fatter than an ordinary wasp, and a bit scarier! I swat at it frantically with the magazine I have in my backpack, but it persistently buzzes around, so I’m going to give up and move on. I carelessly throw it a chunk of my sandwich, put the rest of it safely in my backpack and get up.
The 12 Down, having disturbed my peace, makes me want to move on and take a 1 Across from my planned destination, which was going to be by the riverside, at the edge of the water. I hesitate before crossing the bridge over the river to begin the 4 Down up Buttercup Hill. I am glad I have my inhaler in my bag as I get out of breath going up hills. 

Well, here I am at last, Mum. Thank you, 12 Down, for bringing me up here. It was worth the climb. The view is breathtaking. 11 Down I can see is fields, trees and the river - no people, cars or houses. I am feeling sad, 17 Down happy that I can release you in your favourite place. You will own this hill, Mum. You will own this view. I am shaking and my heart is pounding as I take the 3 Down from my backpack. I prise open the lid and take a handful of your ashes into my hand. I unfurl my fist and let the breeze take you.
Fly free, Mum. Fly free, my sweet, gentle mother. 


Instructions

This crossword consists of a story with missing words which fit into the crossword grid. You need to work out what the missing words are. which are replaced with the clue number they represent on the grid.

4 The puzzle shall remain on the board for a minimum of 24 hours, during which time players may guess at a missing word.
4 Any number of players may guess at the words at any one sitting, but only one guess per person until the updated crossword reappears.

4 It is best not to guess the same clue as someone else has guessed (unless you think they are wrong) as only the first posted of any given word will win the point

4 After I check the answers given, I shall inform who is correct, and then post that no more guesses should be made until the updated grid reappears.

4 I will then insert all the correct missing words into the grid, and also insert them into the story, so it is clear which words remain to solve.
4 It should be clear from the clue numbers how many letters in the missing words so I have not given this information in the body of the story.

4 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will each win a crossword token.

4 Any questions please ask, and I will clarify anything that is unclear by amending the instructions.

4 This crossword is 11 X 11 – therefore, no mystery bonus words
(#5422955) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Oct 2022 at 4:28PM
It was longer than usual. I have to make you work for your points sometimes! You are correct - 23D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5422651) Re: Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 22A
Posted by Jools on 4 Oct 2022 at 9:27PM
There is not any haunt of prophecy
Nor any old chimera of the grave

That's a long poem!

FIGMENT
Next 23D
(#5422583) Poetry Quotes 3 Clue 22A
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Oct 2022 at 4:37PM


"There is not any haunt of prophecy,
Nor any old ??????? of the grave" - From "Sunday Morning" by Wallace Stevens.

22 Across: Synonym (7)

Solvers’ tally
Jools 5D, 20D, 1A, 1D, 33A, 18D, 24A, 30A, 32D, 37A, 37D (11)
Straycat 17A , 45A, 3D, 11A (4)

Information
Please observe the four-hour rule - see top of board for info
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5422582) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Oct 2022 at 4:32PM
Correct - 8A will follow, you will be added to the tally
(#5421383) Re: 23rd aniversary token
Posted by sallyp on 2 Oct 2022 at 1:19AM
Correct.
(#5421290) Re: Sorry to interrupt but you can win
Posted by hoof hearted on 1 Oct 2022 at 7:06PM
Spot on 👍
(#5421278) Re: Goldies 3 Clue 3D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 1 Oct 2022 at 6:30PM
Chico Chico

8A please
(#5421276) Goldies 3 Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Oct 2022 at 6:27PM


3 Down: Chico (5)

Solvers’ Tally
eliphont551 14A, 5D, 2D (3)
Jools 6D, 11D, 15D, 20A (4)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 12D, 10D, 11A, 18A, 4A, 21A, 9A, 16A, 16D (8)

Basic rules

5 when I post the clue which will be in the form of a goldie or goldies, you need to post your answer in the form of what needs to be typed in to get the goldie images.

5 For example if the clue is 1 across: Bride (5)
The answer is "bride" as that is what you need to post between the double colons.

5 Sometimes I will use more than one goldie for the same clue.

For example if the clue appears as
2 Down: Pushing baby strollerBride (4,5), your answer would be Baby/Bride

5 I will only post the clue as two words e.g. (4,5) as above, if there are two separate goldies, even if there is more than one word in the typed text between the colons

e.g. 5 down: Have fun (7) is posted as a seven letter word because although you type in "havefun" which is two words, you do not put a space in between.

5 If any numbers have to be typed in I will type the clue in the form of dashes with the number afterwards (or before, depending on where the number is placed to generate the goldie).
e.g. for this goldie "Dice4" has to be typed in so I would type the clue as
3 Across: /----4/ (4) but you would only have to give "Dice" as your answer.

5 As usual, when you post your answer, please state which clue you would like posting next.

5 A solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will receive a crossword token.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
(#5421219) Re: Names 2 Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Oct 2022 at 5:04PM
Correct - 21A will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5421185) Re: 23rd aniversary token
Posted by eliphont551 on 1 Oct 2022 at 3:36PM
Specialsteel your hubby Smiling
(#5421086) Re: 23rd aniversary token
Posted by sallyp on 1 Oct 2022 at 12:35PM
I forgot to say members of The Sallyp and Friends Club cannot answer my question.
(#5421084) 23rd aniversary token
Posted by sallyp on 1 Oct 2022 at 12:33PM
Win a token by telling me what relation to me sallyp is the person that has this icon ?

{ Image: www.goldtoken.com/pics/icon090504150542.gif }
(#5421047) Re: Sorry to interrupt but you can win
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 1 Oct 2022 at 10:19AM
(#5420984) Sorry to interrupt but you can win
Posted by hoof hearted on 1 Oct 2022 at 9:27AM
Win a 23rd anniversary token by being the first to answer who goldtokens main tournament creator is.

I am posting this for the Stonehead Stone Games Club. Sorry but if you’re in this club you can’t play this contest.
(#5420739) Re: Names 2 Clue 4A
Posted by Jools on 1 Oct 2022 at 1:39AM
Peter Gabriel

21A next please
(#5420691) Re: Films Clue 1D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 30 Sep 2022 at 6:07PM
21 A not 21 D
(#5420689) Re: Films Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Sep 2022 at 6:06PM
Plan B is correct. 21D will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5420687) Names 2 Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Sep 2022 at 6:04PM


4 Across: Peter _______, original lead singer of Genesis (7)

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 4D, 8A (2)*
Information

Please observe the four-hour rule – see message at the top of the board

6 Bonus mystery words in this crossword all have four letters – and the colours are pink, blue and red – so when four squares appear in one of those colours – you may solve the mystery word for an extra point on the tally. Please see the information regarding Bonus Mystery Words at the top of the board.

6In this crossword all the answers are famous people. If the person has two names I will usually give the other name with a ______________, before or after depending on whether the answer is the first name or the second name, followed by the number of letters in brackets. I will also give some additional information as in the above clue.

If the person only has one name, obviously there will be no __________.


As usual, please say which clue you would like next when you submit your answer.

A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will win crossword tokens.
(#5420685) Re: Films Clue 1D
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 30 Sep 2022 at 5:57PM
Plan B

21 A please
(#5420683) Films Clue 1D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Sep 2022 at 5:54PM


1 Down: 2021 film directed by Natalie Morales (4,1)

Solvers’ Tally
{ Player: Rabidwolf of the Wolf Pack } 14A, 15D, 13D (3)
Information
Please observe the four-hour rule – see info at top of board
The mystery bonus words all have *5 letters, and the colours are turquoise, green and beige. Please see the information at the top of the board for details about how mystery bonus words work.*

This is a puzzle with a movie theme – all the answers will be movie titles, film stars or directors from all eras.

Please could solvers state which clue they would like next

Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S Film Strip FFilm Strip IFilm Strip LFilm Strip MFilm Strip S
(#5420682) Re: New Puzzle "Pictures 3" Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Sep 2022 at 5:45PM
Westminster is correct. 1D will follow. You are first on the tally!
(#5420419) Re: New Puzzle "Pictures 3" Clue 1A
Posted by Jools on 30 Sep 2022 at 4:54AM
(palace of) Westminster

Next 1D please
(#5420272) Re: Medical Clue 15A
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Sep 2022 at 6:21PM
Correct - 25A will follow. You will be added to the tally.
(#5420270) Re: New Puzzle: Poetry Quotes Crossword 4: Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Sep 2022 at 6:18PM
You are correct - 13A will follow. You are first on the tally!
(#5420268) New Puzzle "Pictures 3" Clue 1A
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Sep 2022 at 6:16PM


1 Across: (11)



Instructions
Please observe the four-hour rule which can be seen at the top of the board
This puzzle works exactly as it says on the tin. Each clue is a picture representing the word. I will simply post a picture for each clue, and the clue number and the number of letters in the word will be underneath the picture.

Some will be very easy, and some slightly more difficult.

When you post your reply, please say which clue you would like next. A Solvers' tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will all win crossword tokens.
(#5419742) Re: New Puzzle: Poetry Quotes Crossword 4: Clue 5D
Posted by Jools on 28 Sep 2022 at 9:28PM
Another brick in the WALL by Pink Floyd

Next 13A please
(#5419655) New Puzzle: Poetry Quotes Crossword 4: Clue 5D
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Sep 2022 at 4:36PM


*"The size of a fly,
The doom mark
Crawls down the ????."*

From "Contusion" by Sylvia Plath

5 Down: /-------/-----/--/---/???? - Name (song title by P.F. (7,5,2,3)

Please observe the four-hour rule - see above

Mystery words in this puzzle are all seven-letters long, and the colours are grey, blue and pink

Information
Each clue will start with a quote from a poem whose author and title I shall provide. The quote will have a word missing which shall be indicated by the same number of question marks (queries) as the number of letters in the missing word.

However, the missing word is not the answer to the clue, but it will help you solve the clue. You might know the quote already, or you may be able to guess the missing word, but in most cases you will probably have to source the quote.

There are three types of clue:

1 Phrase – For this type of clue the missing word in the poem will form part of a phrase, which might be a compound word or a “thing”, or it may be a saying such as “goodness me”
Here is an example of how this type of clue will be set out:
The poetry quote (with the missing word) will be under the grid:
e.g.
The boy stood on the burning ????
Whence all but him had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.”
From “Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans
The clue would be written thus:
1 Across: /????-----/ (5) (Phrase – “thing”)
You probably wouldn’t have to look this poem up as it is so well-known, and you would know that the missing word is “deck”. The clue gives the actual answer in the form of dashes /-----/ In this case the word is chair – as in deckchair. You only need give the answer to the clue – and not the missing word (or words) from the poem.

1 Name - This type of clue is the same as the “Phrase” type of clue, except that the missing words in the poem form part of a name – it could be the title of a book, the name of a famous person or the name of a film or place. Anything that would be classed as a “proper noun”

e.g.
“???? looks down at her organdy skirt
As if it somehow were the thing disgraced,
For being there, on the floor, in the dirt”
From “Bertram’s Garden” by Donald Justice
The clue would be written thus:
5 Down: ????/----/ (4) (Name – novel by CB)

You would probably have to look up this quote, and would find the missing word is “Jane”. The clue says that the missing word forms part of a novel title, so you would need to work out that the novel is Jane Eyre – the answer to the clue is Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte, of course) – if it is a well-known “name” such as the above, I might only give the author’s initials. If it is less well-known I might give more information.
1 Synonym - This clue is simply a synonym for the missing word.
e.g.
“Waste pipes ??????? into runnels,
Steam's escaping here and there,
Morning trains through Camden cutting
Shake the Crescent and the Square”
From “Business Girls” by John Betjeman
The clue would be written thus:

14 Across: Synonym (5)

The missing word here is “chuckle”, and the answer is “laugh” which is a synonym for “chuckle”. The synonym might not be in the same sense of the word as it is in the poem. It is certainly a novel use of the word “chuckle” in this poem.
But some words also have more than one meaning e.g. “lay” can mean to set down (the synonym might be more than one word), but the missing word in the poem might be /---/Preacher, which is a non-clerical preacher.
1 Please could the solver state which clue they would like next

1 Extra clues may be given if necessary – often in the form of extra letters in the answer, or it could be an alternative synonym if it is a “synonym” clue.

1 A solvers’ tally will be kept, and the top three solvers will be awarded a crossword token apiece

1 Any questions, please ask
(#5419654) Re: Medical Clue 15A
Posted by Straycat on 28 Sep 2022 at 4:30PM
Monro

25a please.
(#5419653) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 21A - still unsolved
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Sep 2022 at 4:15PM
This has now been solved by Straycat who has requested 23A next. This shall follow and Straycat will be added to the tally. The answer was Capitalists
(#5419652) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Sep 2022 at 4:12PM
That's correct - 23A will follow Smiling
(#5419651) Medical Clue 15A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Sep 2022 at 4:11PM


15 Across: Three generational dynasty who ran Bethlem hospital in London in the 18th century, whose misrule earned it the name of "Bedlam" (5)

Please observe the four-hour rule or you will lose a point on the tally

Solvers’ Tally
*RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 15D, 20A (2)*
Information
3 This puzzle has a medical theme, although it could equally have been called “human anatomy”. Some of the answers may be a bit obscure, but there are also some easy ones
3 The mystery bonus words all have five letters – and the colours are light blue, light green and khaki-yellow (but we’ll just call it yellow). See information at the top of the board regarding mystery bonus words.
3 I will start you off with one of the longer clues, but from then on, please could the solver request the next clue number.
3 Crossword tokens will be awarded to the top-three solvers.
3 Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

NurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctorNurseeyesDoctorGreen BottlePatDoctor
(#5419650) Re: New puzzle "Alphabet Crossword - M"
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Sep 2022 at 3:57PM
Okay - but you would have got the point anyway!
(#5418352) Re: New puzzle "Alphabet Crossword - M"
Posted by Dragon Jr on 24 Sep 2022 at 8:58AM
Fine. I am changing my answer. 13-Down is embryos.
(#5418249) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 21A
Posted by Straycat on 24 Sep 2022 at 3:32AM
Capitalists

23a if correct.
(#5418204) Re: Sentence Chain Clue 21A
Posted by Jools on 24 Sep 2022 at 12:13AM
Liberalists?

If correct 15D next please
(#5418173) Sentence Chain Clue 21A - still unsolved
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:39PM
Here is the link

(Unknown post)

If no one gets it in the next day or two I will post it again with an alternative clue. Just want to try one more time with the existing sentence in case anyone missed it, and Rabid might like to have another guess (but must wait four hours from her last post)

Sorry to keep reminding about the four-hour rule - but it's easy to miss!
(#5418172) Re: Sentence Chain 2 Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:34PM
That is correct. 6A will follow, and you will be added to the tally.
(#5418171) Re: Pictures Clue 2D
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:32PM
Pie is correct - you will be added to the tally. The winners will be announced when I update the grid in due course. It has to wait its turn in the queue though.

Pictures 2 is still underway and a Pictures 3 is in production!
(#5418168) Re: General Crossword Clue 29A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:30PM
Emu is correct. 5D will follow. You will be added to the tally

Sorry - no more crosswords today as it's 2.30am, but I'll try and make up for it tomorrow!
(#5418167) Re: New puzzle "Alphabet Crossword - M"
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:29PM
You are all correct and will all be added to the tally

RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack Yam was actually 6A but I am going to give you the point as 3D and 6A are interchangeable and could go in either position.

Dragon Jr You correctly got the word embryo, but my answer was embryos, but I forgot to put the clue in the plural, so of course you will get the point - My Bad!

No more posts until updated grid appears
(#5418161) Re: General Crossword Clue 29A
Posted by RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:17PM
Emu

5D please
(#5418158) Re: Pictures 2 Clue 3D
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:17PM
Correct - 1D will follow, and you will be added to the tally
(#5418156) General Crossword Clue 29A
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Sep 2022 at 6:13PM


29 Across: Rod Hull's bird (3)

Solvers’ Tally
marcmandy 1A (1)
RabidWolff of the Wolf Pack 3A, 1D, 2D, 8D, 3D, 12A, 34A, 4D, 17A, 13A, 15A (11)
eliphont551 30D (1)
Straycat 30A (1)
Dragon Jr 9A (1)
Jools 6D, 17D (2)

Just a general crossword puzzle - a mixed bag with no theme.

The top three solvers will receive crossword tokens - please state which clue you would like next when you post your answer
(#5418013) Re: New puzzle "Alphabet Crossword - M"
Posted by eliphont551 on 23 Sep 2022 at 5:59AM
7. Foe = 20 across enemy

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