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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 14 Feb '14 10:19
    Whilst I tear my hair out over wolfgang59's latest, here we some others.

    Cryptic in nature but no definition in them, as all the answers are surnames of famous chess players.

    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete-ctrl-alt!

    2 A conjunction

    3 Change smoothly over the year

    4 An angel in disguise

    5 A light cloak worn by a Spaniard?

    6 First man to reach the south

    7 Learner overtaking this vehicle gets points

    8 Jean Luc Picard’s enemy returns.

    9 Terrible ruler with a beef, we hear

    10 Warlike planet on edge of space

    I will add the number of letters as a further clue to any you struggle on.

    (I am quite proud of number one, by the way!)
  2. 14 Feb '14 15:29
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Whilst I tear my hair out over wolfgang59's latest, here we some others.

    Cryptic in nature but no definition in them, as all the answers are surnames of famous chess players.

    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete-ctrl-alt!

    2 A conjunction

    3 Change smoothly over the year

    4 An angel in disguise

    5 A light cloak worn by a Spaniard?

    6 First man to ...[text shortened]... tters as a further clue to any you struggle on.

    (I am quite proud of number one, by the way!)
    I think clue one should have been:

    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete delete, delete ctrl - alt!

    So much for being smug.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    15 Feb '14 02:43
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Whilst I tear my hair out over wolfgang59's latest, here we some others.

    Cryptic in nature but no definition in them, as all the answers are surnames of famous chess players.

    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete-ctrl-alt!

    2 A conjunction

    3 Change smoothly over the year

    4 An angel in disguise

    5 A light cloak worn by a Spaniard?

    6 First man to ...[text shortened]... tters as a further clue to any you struggle on.

    (I am quite proud of number one, by the way!)
    8.
    Grob
  4. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    15 Feb '14 14:33 / 1 edit
    7.
    Carlsen
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    15 Feb '14 20:00
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    2 A conjunction

    2.
    Anand
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    15 Feb '14 20:10
    Originally posted by Rank outsider

    5 A light cloak worn by a Spaniard?

    5. is perhaps
    Capablanca
    but not sure at all.
  7. 15 Feb '14 21:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    5. is perhaps [hidden][/hidden] but not sure at all.
    Correct
  8. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    16 Feb '14 16:27
    6.
    Adams
  9. 17 Feb '14 12:04 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Whilst I tear my hair out over wolfgang59's latest, here we some others.

    Cryptic in nature but no definition in them, as all the answers are surnames of famous chess players.


    I will add the number of letters as a further clue to any you struggle on.

    (I am quite proud of number one, by the way!)
    Letters in answer as an extra hint.


    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete delete, delete ctrl - alt! (3)

    3 Change smoothly over the year (6)

    4 An angel in disguise (5)

    9 Terrible ruler with a beef, we hear (8)

    10 Warlike planet on edge of space (8)

    Next clue will be first letters!
  10. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    17 Feb '14 16:39
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Letters in answer as an extra hint.


    1 Ctrl-alt-delete? Delete delete, delete ctrl - alt! (3)

    3 Change smoothly over the year (6)

    4 An angel in disguise (5)

    9 Terrible ruler with a beef, we hear (8)

    10 Warlike planet on edge of space (8)

    Next clue will be first letters!
    1.
    Tal
    Neat - turned into a bit of a tongue twister!
    4.
    Lange
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    17 Feb '14 18:56
    10. I'll take a stab at
    Marshall
  12. 18 Feb '14 12:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    10. I'll take a stab at [hidden][/hidden]
    Correct, as were all other answers. Two left, and I now give the first letter.

    3 Change smoothly over the year (M, 6)

    9 Terrible ruler with a beef, we hear (I, 8)
  13. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    18 Feb '14 18:08
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Correct, as were all other answers. Two left, and I now give the first letter.

    3 Change smoothly over the year (M, 6)

    9 Terrible ruler with a beef, we hear (I, 8)
    3.
    Morphy


    9.
    Ivanchuk
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 Feb '14 19:15
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    3. [hidden]Morphy[/hidden]

    9. [hidden]Ivanchuk[/hidden]
    Well done. Couldnt work out what beef was!
  15. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    18 Feb '14 20:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Well done. Couldnt work out what beef was!
    Fixations (as usual) were a pain!
    I was convinced I was looking for an anagram (terrible) of ruler rather than Ivan the terrible and that beef was some sort of moan/complaint: but got it in an instant once I saw the I.
    In the other I was absorbed with the prospect of Smyslov with the other letters round the Y until he said it was six letters. Of course in crosswords you often have check letters rather sooner and it is only in puzzles like this you realise how often they are relied on.