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#123190 - 02/18/04 09:29 AM Great crossword puzzle clues
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Anybody seen any recently (cryptic or "normal")? Sunday's NYT puzzle had this; I love it:

Four CD's = (3 letters)


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#123191 - 02/18/04 09:33 AM Re: Great crossword puzzle clues
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Big fat smiley face cuz I got it with just what the lovely AnnaS has presented you with.

Well, I did have the rest of the puzzle surrounding it but I only cross-checked to confirm my answer


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#123192 - 02/18/04 03:22 PM Autotrumpeting like crazy
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Apparently I got it too. (PM'd ASp and found out.)

the sunshine "voice like a wind instrument" warrior


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#123193 - 02/18/04 03:34 PM Re: Autotrumpeting like crazy
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hehehe... yep, four correct answers so far. The above two, plus the Fallible Fiend and the lovely tsuwm.

I'll post the answer in a few days in case anyone is stymied.

Edit: Make that five: Jackie got it too.

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#123194 - 02/18/04 05:17 PM Re: Autotrumpeting like crazy
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Definitely stymied ASp.

I've never been able to do a cryptic crossword. I don't get it. I know I should just keep the thing until the next week so I can see what the answers are - and understand how it works, but I haven't remembered to do so when I get the Saturday paper.


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#123195 - 02/18/04 05:21 PM Re: cdcdcdcd
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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hmmm.

seedy, seedy, seedy, seedy... huh. nope.
force D's... huh. nope.
foresty... huh. nope.

I'm stumped.

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#123196 - 02/18/04 05:26 PM Re: cdcdcdcd
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Now that I know I'm not alone in my shame, I, too shall confess my ignorance. Pity it couldn't have been 50 instead of 4, that would have been easy.

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#123197 - 02/18/04 07:40 PM This one is easier
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Also from NYT, but not Sunday's

mate's cry (4 letters)


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#123198 - 02/18/04 09:26 PM An easy cryptic; for jheem
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Tsk! Iran's abandoned ancient language (8)


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#123199 - 02/18/04 10:42 PM Re: cdcdcdcd
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4 CDs = ?

here's a further clue for max: as with the answer to "what's 6x9", you just have to know what base you're operating in.
(ducking for cover!)


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