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    A clue from a crossword a while ago, and still can't get.

    It is seven letters, and the straight forward clue is Liquor, and the cryptic clue is, Mood not induced by drinking wine?

    I'm stumped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
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    Oh yes, of course, thanks for that, now I feel stupid!

    Now I know who to ask, I bet you have won prize crossword puzzles!

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    I have won the odd prize, but I used to set one every month for our employees.

    And you are most certainly not stupid, it is the compilers' job to make things difficult.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I have won the odd prize, but I used to set one every month for our employees.

    And you are most certainly not stupid, it is the compilers' job to make things difficult.

    Thanks for your vote of confidence! I like doing crosswords and find them challenging.
    Here is a famous one from the Times from many years ago (I'm sure you'll get).
    The clue is gesg - two words - nine letters and four.
    Last edited by margaret; 16-05-2019 at 06:55 PM.

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    Scrambled eggs
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    Scrambled eggs

    Yes,

    Got another one...

    Ancient Queen who achieved nothing, 4 letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
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    Yes, that's impressive. How did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret View Post
    Yes, that's impressive. How did you get it?
    Achieved nothing = Did 0 - But I did google as well

    Edit to add that I googled because I know nothing about ancient queens
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    Saturday crossword.

    Easy clue... Little ball


    Cryptic clue - Female in France amid exercise has little ball.


    Presumably the answer is Pellet, but I can't for the life of me see that in the cryptic clue.
    Last edited by margaret; 26-04-2020 at 03:06 PM.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret View Post
    Saturday crossword.

    Easy clue... Little ball


    Cryptic clue - Female in France amid exercise has little ball.


    Presumably the answer is Pellet, but I can't for the life of me see that in the cryptic clue.

    A French female = Elle
    Exercise = PT

    P Elle T

    Pellet
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    Rebbonk, In the words of Frankie Howard, My gast has never been so flabbered!

    PT, of course, I can't get over it!

    Brilliant workings out on your part!

    Sometimes those cryptics can be bewildering.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    Well, I did do a couple of years setting the crossword in the employee newspaper
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    Well, I did do a couple of years setting the crossword in the employee newspaper
    Did you include cryptic clues as well?
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    Yes, I used a mix of cryptic, anagrams, word play and simple clues.
    Of course it'll fit, you just need a bigger hammer.

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