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Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:29 pm
by R-Tape
My Dad loves crosswords, and knows nothing about the Speccy*, so it's err a perfect opportunity to combine the two. It's not like one of Juan's quizzes in which we guess as we go—I've given all the answers in the spoilers. So if you know the answers and want to discuss avoid making spoilers please. All the answers are Speccy games, most are properly cryptic, 2 are less so IMO.

So if this is your cup of tea, please have a bash and give any comments that I can feed back to the old boy :)

1 - Finish with toggled colours (9,4)
2 - Car goes up on one, becomes older and creates mayhem (7)
3 - Junta in an Inca ballet (5)
4 - Derate stable for changed animal (7,5)
5 - Poor fowl ate in for an animal plan (9,4)
6 - You will broaden these out at sea (8)

Q1
SpoilerShow
CHEQUERED FLAG
Q2
SpoilerShow
RAMPAGE
Q3
SpoilerShow
CABAL
Q4
SpoilerShow
ALTERED BEAST
Q5
SpoilerShow
OPERATION WOLF
Q6
SpoilerShow
HORIZONS
*apart from the fact that he was probably instrumental in my 48K+ being chucked out during the 90s...

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 am
by Morkin
Haven't got 1 or 5 yet, but I'm working on it....

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:52 am
by Juan F. Ramirez
Terrible hard.

A sort of 'Mutan Zone' of quizzes... :shock:

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 pm
by R-Tape
Morkin wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 am
Haven't got 1 or 5 yet, but I'm working on it....
You've got the hardest ones then. I should point out that 1 and 5 are the least cryptic, if at all. They're more literal than the others.

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 pm
by Spud
The first one was easy. For the rest, I need to look up the guide provided by Rorthron to help. But even then I doubt I'll get them :)

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm
by R-Tape
Spud wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 pm
The first one was easy. For the rest, I need to look up the guide provided by Rorthron to help. But even then I doubt I'll get them :)
I like to think I'd get #1, and maybe #6 and #2 if I was particularly on the ball. There must be a special part of the brain that enlarges when folk do these things every Sunday in the paper.

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:00 pm
by Morkin
Had to look up 1 and 5 in the end, just couldn't quite figure them out.

Good clues though. :)

Re: Nodrog's short cryptic crozzy

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:49 pm
by DouglasReynholm
Very cryptic! I only got number 6, but sadly I'm not very good at crosswords anyway. Nice brain teaser though.