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Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

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05 Dec 2012 16:51 - 05 Dec 2012 16:52 #738633 by ad hoc

Strong drink provoked faint blush after skin-ful (7)

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05 Dec 2012 17:13 #738640 by WOM

Ah. I thought it was a clue about redheads. So 'Red' in single quotes meant 'not real' and 'President holds' means that the letters for the solution were in President. Coupled with your hint, I came up with 'rinse'.

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05 Dec 2012 17:28 #738649 by ad hoc

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05 Dec 2012 17:31 #738650 by WOM

I have a good idea, but that would mean your spelling is mildly off.

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05 Dec 2012 18:48 #738685 by ad hoc

There are two spellings of this word. Mine is the less common one, I would say.

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06 Dec 2012 06:28 #738788 by ad hoc

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06 Dec 2012 08:51 #738801 by nmrfox

To have some absenth or not, a prickly issue (5)

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06 Dec 2012 08:53 #738804 by Duncan Gardner

Hill peacemakers polish thorn (5)

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06 Dec 2012 08:53 #738805 by ad hoc

I should note that the spelling I was looking for was absinth, which my dictionary tells me is acceptable (as is absinthe).

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06 Dec 2012 08:59 #738808 by ad hoc

Those in the north love wearing warped wood, according to Lennon and McCartney (9)

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06 Dec 2012 10:27 #738820 by Duncan Gardner

Good answer AH, though not what I intended ;)

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06 Dec 2012 10:48 #738825 by ad hoc

Flower in Torun travels via slut (7)

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06 Dec 2012 11:10 - 06 Dec 2012 11:23 #738834 by Duncan Gardner

Vistula diverted, is leaving underground chamber (5)

Note: Torun is a city in Poland, on the river Vistula. Thorn is its name in German.

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06 Dec 2012 11:32 #738835 by Wyatt Earp

Parolee shot in vault (7)

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06 Dec 2012 12:26 #738854 by Wyatt Earp

Maybe fairer:

Parolee shot in old vault (7)

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06 Dec 2012 17:33 #738968 by Wyatt Earp

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06 Dec 2012 21:07 #739043 by Wyatt Earp

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06 Dec 2012 22:43 #739061 by Wyatt Earp

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07 Dec 2012 07:14 - 07 Dec 2012 07:16 #739100 by Duncan Gardner

Morning Wyatt, Servus AH.

That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap(


*). In plunder, force collapse of Duncan (3,6,2,10)

* the Scottish Play

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07 Dec 2012 07:28 #739102 by ad hoc

Paceman from western county: "The Prince of Cumberland" (5,7)

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