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#123220 - 02/20/04 09:33 AM Re: whack  
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No, ahoy is not the answer


The only other thing I can think of is "I ache for the touch of your whips, dear," but that's more than four letters.

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#123221 - 02/20/04 10:25 AM Re: whack  
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well, I thought ahoy(Yiddish- ah oy!)

but this CD thang... just not clickin'...



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#123222 - 02/20/04 11:03 AM Re: pre-whack  
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Well, if 4 CD's is 1600, presumably 1600 is MDC, which is the requisite 3 letters long but it doesn't mean anything to me.

One of my favourite crossword clue of all time (I think it's an Araucaria) is:

HIJKLMNO (5).

I may have mentioned to oldtimers before, in which case perhaps some of our newer members would like to have a go.

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#123223 - 02/20/04 12:13 PM Re: HIJKLMNO  
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This came up on NPR's Sunday Weekend Edition puzzle a few weeks ago, but it was the answer, not the question. The question went into American history and the importance of a certain John Milk to the early days of Boston, MA.


#123224 - 02/20/04 01:09 PM Re: An easy cryptic; for jheem  
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Jheem, are you reading in threaded mode? Try flat mode for the context.


#123225 - 02/20/04 01:13 PM MDC  
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it doesn't mean anything to me.

How so, Bingley? Your answer is correct.


#123226 - 02/20/04 01:18 PM Re: Run-MDC  
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MDC

that's it? all that for MDC?

oy...





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#123227 - 02/20/04 03:15 PM Re: whack  
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Ship ?
Land ?

Dear ?

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#123228 - 02/20/04 04:17 PM all that for MDC?  
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Yes. Part of the idea of cryptic crosswords is...well, I was going to say to be misleading, but in my opinion some of them cross over the line into deception. The clue was printed the way it was to make readers think "compact disc", but. Obviously there was another meaning, too.
A kind of clue that I rarely get are the homophones. Part of the clue may lead me to, for ex., fair. But the other part, which I usually only get after looking at the answer, would have told me I should have put fare.

EDTI: woops, my bad. Merci, Faldage.

#123229 - 02/20/04 04:26 PM Re: all that for MDC?  
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For the record, the clue, 4 CD's, was in the regular NYT Sunday puzzle, not a cryptic. Annadage Inc. regrets any confusion that may have resulted from misinterpretations of the original post.

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