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AGS Cryptic
« on: 29 Sep 2014, 19:08 »
Anyone into cryptic crosswords? I've been lately (not in English though) and it might be fun to come up with our own (possibly AGS related) ones.

So let's start off easy:

A cup to steal for (3)


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« Last Edit: 08 Aug 2015, 20:32 by Wyz »
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1 on: 29 Sep 2014, 20:32 »
Sounds way to complicated for me and I wonder how you can even solve these and have fun doing so on top of that.
About your cryptic clue... something with AGS?

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #2 on: 29 Sep 2014, 22:03 »
Wild guess:
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mug

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #3 on: 29 Sep 2014, 23:58 »
Even wilder guess:
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a dude with 3 testicles
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #4 on: 30 Sep 2014, 00:08 »
Nope! :D

Sounds way to complicated for me and I wonder how you can even solve these and have fun doing so on top of that.

The harder the puzzle the more rewarding when you solve it. ;)

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Yes, you have guessed correctly! :)

Should I do another one or do you want to think of one?
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #5 on: 30 Sep 2014, 04:34 »
A cup to steal for (3)

Hang on.  I've always wondered about these crazy cryptic clue thingies, so now is the moment of the post-mortem dissection to see if I can figure out what the Willie Beamish just happened here.  So what's with the preposition "for" in the clue?  Why would anyone steal for a cup?  Is it some sort of oath-bond that makes me do it, or is it for love?  What's my motivation?  Is the cup a legal accomplice?  Or is it just some inanimate object that is completely oblivious to the fact that it has become the beneficiary of my kleptomania?   I get that a cup could also be a mug, and that informally a "mug" might refer to a low level criminal (although more correctly the slang refers to a person's face, ie a "mug shot").  Mug also means to rob, as in a mugging, but even then the cup would be an active party to the crime, not the reason for doing it.  So "A stealing cup" I'd get, but "A cup to steal for" doesn't work for me, unless someone can explain.

In the mean time....  A sticky interface (3)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #6 on: 30 Sep 2014, 04:38 »
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GUI
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« Reply #7 on: 30 Sep 2014, 04:53 »
Hang on.  I've always wondered about these crazy cryptic clue thingies, so now is the moment of the post-mortem dissection to see if I can figure out what the Willie Beamish just happened here.  So what's with the preposition "for" in the clue?  Why would anyone steal for a cup?  Is it some sort of oath-bond that makes me do it, or is it for love?  What's my motivation?  Is the cup a legal accomplice?  Or is it just some inanimate object that is completely oblivious to the fact that it has become the beneficiary of my kleptomania?   I get that a cup could also be a mug, and that informally a "mug" might refer to a low level criminal (although more correctly the slang refers to a person's face, ie a "mug shot").  Mug also means to rob, as in a mugging, but even then the cup would be an active party to the crime, not the reason for doing it.  So "A stealing cup" I'd get, but "A cup to steal for" doesn't work for me, unless someone can explain.

I think it involves some supposition, i.e. suppose you really wanted to get a mug (shot). Stealing would be the obvious way to get one.
« Last Edit: 30 Sep 2014, 04:55 by Gurok »

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #8 on: 30 Sep 2014, 06:57 »
my nose is sometimes sticky and interbetween my face, but has too many letters...

when you mug someone you steal from that person. After reading the solution it is so obvious :-D

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« Reply #9 on: 30 Sep 2014, 11:23 »
That's so obvious Baron:
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #10 on: 30 Sep 2014, 11:46 »
Miguel and Adeel are both right.  But Adeel stuck to the word count, so he's slightly more correct. :=

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #11 on: 30 Sep 2014, 15:21 »
Yes so the post-mortem dissection of 'A cup to steal for' would be:
Another word for cup is mug, and 'to steal' could also mean 'to mug'.

Let's do another one, a different variant but similar:

Commercial endeavour? (9)
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #12 on: 30 Sep 2014, 22:59 »
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A commercial could be an advertisement, or an "ad" for short, while an endeavour could be a "venture", so.... ADVENTURE!

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« Reply #13 on: 30 Sep 2014, 23:19 »
Good show! Very much correct. :D
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« Reply #14 on: 30 Sep 2014, 23:53 »
;-D

Plagued sailor (11) (2 words)

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #15 on: 07 Oct 2014, 04:02 »
Clearly a little bit tooooooooo cryptic. :P

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Plagued (5): What was a typical vector for this specific disease?

Sailor (6): Bit of word play.... What does a sailor do that defines him in the popular imagination?

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« Reply #16 on: 07 Oct 2014, 09:25 »
The second one is pirate, obviously. I'm not sure about the first one. Curse, maybe?
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #17 on: 07 Oct 2014, 09:56 »
I think the second word is pirate too, Adeel. I was thinking scurvy for the first word, but that has six letters. ??? Still no idea. :/

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #18 on: 07 Oct 2014, 10:35 »
Thanks for the hint because I was severely stuck. :D
I'm going to guess that the first part is
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fleet?
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« Reply #19 on: 07 Oct 2014, 11:44 »
I'm thinking the first word is actually
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Black - as in "Black Death" for the Great Plague