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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    04 Feb '14 19:01 / 2 edits
    If car ices tear up offer (9)
    Measure test for the allotted period (4,7)
    Old salt brings deadlock (9)
    Sounds like a European on the attack (5)

    and I'll add a fifth for luck:

    Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '14 20:02
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    1. If car ices tear up offer (9)
    2. Measure test for the allotted period (4,7)
    3. Old salt brings deadlock (9)
    4. Sounds like a European on the attack (5)
    5. Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
    1.
    sacrifice


    2.
    time control


    3.
    stalemate


    4.
    check
  3. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    05 Feb '14 14:27
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    1-4 SOLV'D
    First four correct - perhaps too easy?

    One to go which maybe a little tougher

    Notes for any reader unfamiliar with UK style cryptic crossword conventions:

    1.
    If car ices (letters contained in answer) tear up (anagram signifier) offer (synonym for solution) SACRIFICE


    2.
    Measure test (direct synonyms for each word of solution) for (=) the allotted period (synonym for complete solution) TIME CONTROL


    3.
    Old Salt (direct synonym for each word in solution where two words put together make one) brings (=) deadlock (synonym for solution) this is quite a common crossword clue/solution with many similar variants STALEMATE


    4.
    Sounds like European (homophone suggesting a member of a european state) on the attack (hinting at solution with a slightly cryptic definition) I think now a better version of this clue would be "European reported on the attack" CHECK
  4. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    09 Feb '14 15:24
    Originally posted by Ragwort

    Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
    Just to finish off this unsolved clue

    The sir is baronet

    Replace r (right) with unknown (y - from algebra) gives bayonet attack (verve)
    a dramatic push.