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Old 11-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Etui, Anoa, Lees

... oboe, oreo, Etna ...

Who else does crosswords?

What do you like? Straight or cryptic? American Grid or British?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Not so much.
My wife and I try to avoid crosswords, both American and British.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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Mr Limey compiles cryptic crosswords.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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I LOVE cryptic crosswords. I keep a few in my meeting folder for those few minutes before everything starts. I find myself going over some answers many times and I'll have a EUREKA moment...so I have 6 or 7 started right now.

Being a primarily British product, I do have trouble with a lot of the cryptics due to cultural references.

But they're SO fun. You can think for a long time on one clue structure, work it around in your mind, write down the letters and try moving them around, write down other words and see if they can fit the clue. That doesn't work? Try some of the other tricky conventions employed in cryptics.

So much better than: a furry domesticated animal that purrs. 3 letters. Um...er...hmmm, an 'a' in the middle. So, not dog...OH OH OH CAT!!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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Cross words? Take it to politics please.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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Love the crossword puzzles.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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i have the USA Today Crossword app on my phone, and i have done literally the entire backlog of them as far back as their online archive goes. i haven't finished october yet, but i'm about halfway through october.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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I like doing the New York Times crossword...in ink.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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I have a mr limey cryptic printed out...it's at work though.

But (it's either 15 or 17) down made me laugh out loud!

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:06 PM   #10
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I like doing the New York Times crossword...in ink.
I read once that ol' Slick Willy Clinton does too.

In 20 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #11
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15 Down in mr limey's cryptic:

Spoon-bender from the north took a leak.

Answer below (highlight)





















urinate
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:16 PM   #12
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I'm addicted to trying to beat the computer at Scrabble. Crosswords? Not so much.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
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Glad you like it, Infi!


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