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WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:00 pm
A very good midweek to all you Rejects Crossworders.
Have a peruse of these perfectly perplexing puzzles.
GOOD LUCK

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES 23-1-19

1)  Intend to be average. (4)  M _ _ _
An easy one to start us off.
No help, can you suss it?


2)  Pre date form that’s bureaucracy.   (3, 4)   _ _ _     _ _ _ _
An anagram (form) of  PRE  DATE


3) It takes a turn for the better.  (8, 5)   R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      W _ _ _ _
BETTER in this case ia a gambler.
 

4)  Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)   P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H                                        
Can you suss it?


5)  Late campanologists double.  (5)   D _ _ _       R _ _ _ _ R
A word for LATE followed by what a CAMPANOLOGIST might be called.
                                     

6)  Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)   _ _ _ _ _  _ _
In consecutive letters in the clue.


7)  Opera for automobile workers?  (6)   C _ _ _ _ _
What you might ‘loosely’ call AUTO WORKERS.


8 )  In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)   A      F _ _ _       O _ _       _ _      W _ _ _ _
Can you suss it?


9)  Severely criticised, as the roof may be.  (6)   S _ _ _ _ _
Can you suss it?


10)  Those who seek in rare chess moves.  (9)  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A final anagram (moves) of  RARE  CHESS.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:07 pm
1 Mean
2 Red tape
3 Roukette wheel
5 Dead ringer
6 Aviator
7 Carmen
8 A fish out of water
9 Slated
10 Searchers
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:10 pm
4 Photograph
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:11 pm
[quote="raymyjamie"]A very good midweek to all you Rejects Crossworders.
Have a peruse of these perfectly perplexing puzzles.
GOOD LUCK

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES 23-1-19

1)  Intend to be average. (4)  M _ _ _..MEAN
An easy one to start us off.
No help, can you suss it?


2)  Pre date form that’s bureaucracy.   (3, 4)   _ _ _       _ _ _ _....RED TAPE
An anagram (form) of  PRE  DATE


3) It takes a turn for the better.  (8, 5)   R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _        W _ _ _ _...ROULETTE WHEEL
BETTER in this case ia a gambler.
 

4)  Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)   P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H                                        
Can you suss it?


5)  Late campanologists double.  (5)   D _ _ _         R _ _ _ _ R..............DEAD RINGER
A word for LATE followed by what a CAMPANOLOGIST might be called.
                                     

6)  Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)   _ _ _ _ _  _ _...AVIATOR
In consecutive letters in the clue.


7)  Opera for automobile workers?  (6)   C _ _ _ _ _....CARMEN
What you might ‘loosely’ call AUTO WORKERS.


8 )  In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)   A       F _ _ _        O _ _        _ _       W _ _ _ _
Can you suss it?....A FISH OUT OF WATER


9)  Severely criticised, as the roof may be.  (6)   S _ _ _ _ _...SLATED
Can you suss it?


10)  Those who seek in rare chess moves. (9) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _......SEARCHERS
A final anagram (moves) of RARE CHESS.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:12 pm
@maureen wrote:1 Mean
2 Red tape
3 Roukette wheel
5 Dead ringer
6 Aviator
7 Carmen
8 A fish out of water
9 Slated
10 Searchers

Evening Mo.

Totally brilliant, I can't believe you've done those in 7 minutes.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:13 pm
@maureen wrote:4 Photograph

Spot on Mo.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:15 pm
@Admin wrote:
@raymyjamie wrote:A very good midweek to all you Rejects Crossworders.
Have a peruse of these perfectly perplexing puzzles.
GOOD LUCK

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES 23-1-19

1)  Intend to be average. (4)  M _ _ _..MEAN
An easy one to start us off.
No help, can you suss it?


2)  Pre date form that’s bureaucracy.   (3, 4)   _ _ _       _ _ _ _....RED TAPE
An anagram (form) of  PRE  DATE


3) It takes a turn for the better.  (8, 5)   R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _        W _ _ _ _...ROULETTE WHEEL
BETTER in this case ia a gambler.
 

4)  Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)   P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H                                        
Can you suss it?


5)  Late campanologists double.  (5)   D _ _ _         R _ _ _ _ R..............DEAD RINGER
A word for LATE followed by what a CAMPANOLOGIST might be called.
                                     

6)  Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)   _ _ _ _ _  _ _...AVIATOR
In consecutive letters in the clue.


7)  Opera for automobile workers?  (6)   C _ _ _ _ _....CARMEN
What you might ‘loosely’ call AUTO WORKERS.


8 )  In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)   A       F _ _ _        O _ _        _ _       W _ _ _ _
Can you suss it?....A FISH OUT OF WATER


9)  Severely criticised, as the roof may be.  (6)   S _ _ _ _ _...SLATED
Can you suss it?


10)  Those who seek in rare chess moves.  (9)  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _......SEARCHERS
A final anagram (moves) of  RARE  CHESS.

Evening Mrs A.

Super dooper xwording in super quick time, well done.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Phew I thought I'd lost my answers.  Thanks RMJ cheers
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 pm
@Admin wrote:Phew I thought I'd lost my answers.  Thanks RMJ cheers

Thank you Mrs A.

Your answers were spot on.

Clue 4 is a 'situation' in which you might want to say the word 'CHEESE'.


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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Evening, Ray Smile
1)  mean
2)  red tape
3) roulette wheel
4) photograph
5)  dead ringer
6)  aviator
7)  carmen
8 )  a fish out of water
9)  slated
10)  searchers
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:25 pm
@jo anne wrote:Evening, Ray Smile
1)  mean
2)  red tape
3) roulette wheel
4) photograph
5)  dead ringer
6)  aviator
7)  carmen
8 )  a fish out of water
9)  slated
10)  searchers

Evening Jo Anne

Really excellent Crosswording as ever, well done.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 pm
@raymyjamie wrote:A very good midweek to all you Rejects Crossworders.
Have a peruse of these perfectly perplexing puzzles.
GOOD LUCK

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES 23-1-19

1)  Intend to be average. (4)  MEAN
An easy one to start us off.
No help, can you suss it?


2)  Pre date form that’s bureaucracy.   (3, 4)   RED    TAPE
An anagram (form) of  PRE  DATE


3) It takes a turn for the better.  (8, 5)   ROULETTE      WHEEL
BETTER in this case ia a gambler.
 

4)  Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)   P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H                                        
Can you suss it?


5)  Late campanologists double.  (5)   DEAD   RINGER
A word for LATE followed by what a CAMPANOLOGIST might be called.
                                     

6)  Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)   AVIATOR
In consecutive letters in the clue.


7)  Opera for automobile workers?  (6)   CARMEN
What you might ‘loosely’ call AUTO WORKERS.


8 )  In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)   A       FISH      OUT      OF    WATER
Can you suss it?


9)  Severely criticised, as the roof may be.  (6)   SLATED
Can you suss it?


10)  Those who seek in rare chess moves.  (9)  SEARCHERS
A final anagram (moves) of  RARE  CHESS.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:30 pm
@Gassey wrote:
@raymyjamie wrote:A very good midweek to all you Rejects Crossworders.
Have a peruse of these perfectly perplexing puzzles.
GOOD LUCK

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES 23-1-19

1)  Intend to be average. (4)  MEAN  
An easy one to start us off.
No help, can you suss it?


2)  Pre date form that’s bureaucracy.   (3, 4)   RED    TAPE  
An anagram (form) of  PRE  DATE


3) It takes a turn for the better.  (8, 5)   ROULETTE      WHEEL  
BETTER in this case ia a gambler.
 

4)  Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)   P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H                                        
Can you suss it?


5)  Late campanologists double.  (5)   DEAD   RINGER  
A word for LATE followed by what a CAMPANOLOGIST might be called.
                                     

6)  Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)   AVIATOR  
In consecutive letters in the clue.


7)  Opera for automobile workers?  (6)   CARMEN  
What you might ‘loosely’ call AUTO WORKERS.


8 )  In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)   A       FISH      OUT      OF    WATER  
Can you suss it?


9)  Severely criticised, as the roof may be.  (6)   SLATED  
Can you suss it?


10)  Those who seek in rare chess moves.  (9)  SEARCHERS  
A final anagram (moves) of  RARE  CHESS.

Evening Gassey, I was just about to send out a search party !!!! LOL

Really first class xwording as ever, well done you.


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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:30 pm
Thanks again Ray,I really enjoyed that.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:34 pm
You're very welcome Mo, Very well played tonight.

See you tomorrow    
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Thanks, Ray Smile
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:39 pm
@jo anne wrote:Thanks, Ray Smile

You're very welcome JA, you played a blinder toonite.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Evening Ray , another round of bamboozlers
thanking you sir
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:02 pm
1. Mean


2. Red tape


3. Roulette wheel


4. ?


5. Dead Ringer


6. Aviator


7. Carmen


8. A fish out of water


9. Slated


10 Searchers
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 pm
@Gassey wrote:Evening Ray , another round of bamboozlers
thanking you sir

Glad you enjoyed Gassey, very well played toonite.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:35 pm
@Hieronymous wrote:1. Mean


2. Red tape


3. Roulette wheel


4. ?


5. Dead Ringer


6. Aviator


7. Carmen


8. A fish out of water


9. Slated


10 Searchers

A very good evening mon ami.

I'm a bit late marking, just back from my bath, and it's not even February!!!!!!!!

A really good bit of crosswording as ever.

Clue 4 seems to have stumped most people,

you'll kick yourself when you see the solution.
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Re: WR Cryptic Crossword Clues 23-1-19

on Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:12 pm
I think all the brainboxes have been on now.
Very well done to all tonight’s crossworders

WIGAN REJECTS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES SOLUTIONS 23-1-19

1) Intend to be average. (4)
MEAN

2) Pre date form that’s bureaucracy. (3, 4)
RED TAPE

3) It takes a turn for the better. (8, 5)
ROULETTE WHEEL

4) Cheese might be said to produce this. (10)
PHOTOGRAPH

5) Late campanologists double. (5)
DEAD RINGER

6) Pilot coming from Sandinavia to Russia. (7)
AVIATOR

7) Opera for automobile workers? (6)
CARMEN

8 ) In an uncomfortable situation having nowhere to swim. (1. 4, 3, 2, 5)
A FISH OUT OF WATER

9) Severely criticised, as the roof may be. (6) S _ _ _ _ _
Can you suss it?
SLATED

10) Those who seek in rare chess moves. (9)
SEARCHERS
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