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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Feb '14 15:57 / 2 edits
    (8 may not be understandable for non-UK members.)


    1 Due a job? I will tidy up the pieces.

    2 A pin? Sounds like the best form of defence.

    3 A final row with a friend can end the affair.

    4 Novel and interesting, but we know no-one should win.

    5 Sounds like a competition for sweet fruit?

    6 An idiot’s assistant is as short as they come.

    7 Mr Flash’s title is the best.

    8 Purdy loves Mike’s sacrifice.

    9 You deserve this for leaving a piece unprotected!

    10 Cretin! Men should change and take more time to move.
  2. 07 Feb '14 15:59 / 4 edits
    2.
    A tack.


    3.
    Backrank mate.


    7.
    Grandmaster.


    10.
    Increment.
  3. 07 Feb '14 16:01 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Well, 'attack', but yes!
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Feb '14 00:19
    8.
    gambit - new avengers character
  5. 08 Feb '14 07:10 / 1 edit
    Well done, I thought "Purdy" must refer to the Australian master and that "Mike" was Mike Basman.

    Anyway:

    6.
    Fool's mate.
  6. Subscriber Ragwortonline
    Ex Duris Gloria
    08 Feb '14 22:19
    9.
    hanging
  7. 08 Feb '14 22:37
    4.
    Book draw.
  8. 09 Feb '14 11:18 / 1 edit
    You've done great. A couple of clues to finish off:

    1 A term used to allow someone to tidy up the chess pieces.

    6 Event to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.
  9. Subscriber Ragwortonline
    Ex Duris Gloria
    09 Feb '14 15:13
    1.
    j'adoube

    5.
    candidates
  10. 09 Feb '14 18:19
    Well done. All solved.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Feb '14 19:11
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Well done. All solved.
    Good job - nice clues!
  12. 10 Feb '14 12:25
    Yes, very nice clues. There must be enough now for someone to create a proper chess-related cryptic crossword?