A Conversation for How to Solve 'The Times' Crossword
Mu Beta Started conversation Feb 26, 2002
Great site...got me thinking.
A lot of people quote the 'water' clue as their favourite, but I'm very fond of the cryptic definitions. My all-time favourite appeared in the Times a few years back:
What an expert in share movement expects from the board (10,5)
Answer in a week or so (or on demand).
manolan Posted Mar 7, 2002
Hmm. Occasional Table? If that's right, I'm not sure I like the clue.
Mu Beta Posted Mar 8, 2002
No, Occasional Table not right. I think this is a classic:
Think about it.
manolan Posted Mar 8, 2002
Ah, I agree, outstanding. I hadn't thought of that interpretation at all.
Javert Posted Apr 25, 2003
Two of my all time favourites
A:G, P:Z. (10)
Also, another favourite 7,1,4.
Answers, if needed, upon request.
Raz Posted May 2, 2003
They've got me -
my all time favourites:-
Javert Posted May 4, 2003
Answers are Dehydrated 'H to o' missing
and without a clue
please send your answers thanks Raz
Neat crumb men Posted Apr 7, 2004
My dad was very taken by a clue decadss ago in either the Guardian or Telegraph (the latter he only bought for the crossword):
Nothing squared is a cube (3)
manolan Posted Apr 13, 2004
but I confess, I didn't get it myself!
Skinnylinny the not-so-incredibly well known Posted Jun 8, 2004
Personally, my favourite cryptic clue is:
It is for a 13 letter word. Give up? See my user "my space" for the answer.
It is practically impossible in my opinion.
Glazza Posted Mar 6, 2006
Meal for cowardly baloonist(7-2-1-6)
A: Chicken in a basket
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