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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1320 on: 11 Sep 2015, 07:40 »
It helps that I have played Cornelius Cat recently  :-D
I gave it a try :

A tree's moved by a Nice enough audition (9 letters, 2 words)

That's my first one so please be clement
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1321 on: 13 Sep 2015, 14:10 »
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 "nice enough audition" = "ok try", which means I need a four letter tree, like "pine".  "Moves" implies a rearrangement of letters, which can only yield one thing:

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Pinker Toy! ;-D

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1322 on: 13 Sep 2015, 14:53 »
Me reading your post : :shocked: :confused: :grin:
One thing is right yet :
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"Moves" implies a rearrangement of letters


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I had forgetten to capitalize the letter  "N", sorry.
Guess where I come from.

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1323 on: 13 Sep 2015, 15:48 »
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Ahh so is that a clue that there is some French involved.

Tree is 'arbre'.

Audition could be demo.

Then rearrange the letters for 'more beard.'

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1324 on: 13 Sep 2015, 15:58 »
We progress :smiley:
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Ahh so is that a clue that there is some French involved.
Indeed.

 

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Tree is 'arbre'.
You don't focuse on the right word.
A tree's moved  / by / a Nice enough audition.
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1325 on: 13 Sep 2015, 16:07 »
Just to be sure:
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audition or addition?

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1326 on: 13 Sep 2015, 17:17 »
aUdition. This word has several meanings.
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1327 on: 14 Sep 2015, 02:26 »
I would have gone with

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Nice enough audition first, if possible, to conceal the double meaning of "Nice" (they do it in the crosswords all the time).



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Also, the closest thing I can find to a "Nice audition" would be "un essai".  I'm still going with my "palm" tree, so scrambling "palm" + "essai" = spam aisle, everyone's favourite hypermarket passage! ;-D



Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1328 on: 14 Sep 2015, 09:52 »
@ Baron :
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I would have gone with Nice enough audition first, if possible, to conceal the double meaning of "Nice" (they do it in the crosswords all the time).
Yes. I had forgotten about capitalizing the letter when I first wrote the crossword. By the tme I noticed, it was too late to change the whole sentence.
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I'm still going with my "palm" tree
Why don't you just move the letters?


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I assumed you knew a certain joke that several locals told me when I lived in Scotland. Sorry if it's far-fetched.
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1329 on: 16 Sep 2015, 03:38 »
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The spam aisle ship is sailing...♫ ;)


[hide]All right, I'm not hearing a lot of support for spam aisle.  So let's see...  "tree" is moved, which means rearranging letters.  A "Nice enough" is apparently "un oeuf".  I don't see how an egg does an audition, except maybe when it's graded at the processing facility....  So my best guess is "tree + oeuf = etre oeuf", which means "to be egg".  Whatever that means. (roll)

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1330 on: 16 Sep 2015, 08:14 »
I won't be home for the next days and I don't want to ruin this topic with my bad crossword, so here is the answer :
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"A tree's moved" = Easter

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"By" = next to.

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"Audition" has several meanings. One of them is "act of hearing".
a Nice enough audition = "enough" heard by someone from Nice = an egg

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And the answer is... Easter egg!


Thanks for playing Baron, Stupot and AnasAbdin. Anyone feel free to post a new one.
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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1331 on: 16 Sep 2015, 08:39 »
MIND BLOWN!!!!

But you were wrong that it was a bad puzzle...It was just the kind of puzzle that totally needs to be in a game where you get feedback from the game while solving it...THEN it is AWESOME!!!

It was a really, really well thought out and good puzzle and if anyone wants to continue on during the author's break and not read the solution then cool...

But if not, here's a new one:

No money boils the unlockables. (4, 5, 4)

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Gaming related.


This one is probably way too easy for the vets of this thread. I just felt we might be getting just a bit too cryptic and shutting the thread's accessability down to just a few players and even then it might be getting a bit too hard...

So I thought we could go back to basics with a few fast and quick ones and attract some new players...

For the vets: Just give a nod and a wink (maybe just post "GOT IT" for example) if you solve this one instantly and let's open up the thread for new players who haven't been through the trenches yet...

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1332 on: 16 Sep 2015, 11:09 »
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Blade Runner?

:-D
« Last Edit: 16 Sep 2015, 11:22 by Stupot+ »

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1333 on: 16 Sep 2015, 12:31 »
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Blade Runner?

:-D

HAHAHAHA!!! Nice edit!

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1334 on: 16 Sep 2015, 13:29 »
I think I've actually got one!!!

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Free Steam Keys
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1335 on: 16 Sep 2015, 23:25 »
I think I've actually got one!!!

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Free Steam Keys


YUP!!!

Got one for us?

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1336 on: 17 Sep 2015, 11:21 »
In short, a Shakespearean king, afraid of himself; in what you would definitely not keep valuables in.

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« Last Edit: 18 Sep 2015, 08:22 by CaptainD »
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1337 on: 18 Sep 2015, 01:26 »
*Baron demands bolded clues, letter counts, and possibly even a bit of proofreading. :)

Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1338 on: 18 Sep 2015, 08:22 »
*Baron demands bolded clues, letter counts, and possibly even a bit of proofreading. :)

DONE!  (Though I don't promise the bolded bits will necessarily help that much.) :P
 

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Re: AGS Cryptic
« Reply #1339 on: 18 Sep 2015, 23:25 »
*Baron demands bolded clues, letter counts, and possibly even a bit of proofreading. :)

DONE!  (Though I don't promise the bolded bits will necessarily help that much.) :P

OMG!!! Baron is requesting for the different sections of the hint be bolded to make it easier??? What lows have he, and this thread, sunk to?!?!?!

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CaptainD: I think what he actually meant was for the entire clue to be bolded as it usually is. (laugh)