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Avi
12:12 AM
@TerranSwett I guess anything I wrote
but they're not very good :(
I guess that means you'll find them easier to solve
Lad leaves you speechless, cutting off middle finger??????
ok this is not a CC at all
but I was playing around with (-you)TH
THUMB
and (-m)UM
 
12:27 AM
I thought I might be close with lady=MAAM, 2 Across leaves you speechless...but this gives MMU, not MUM
 
Avi
12:41 AM
hmmmm
can we use "Across" literally
 
It's a bit self-referential, but I think we talk about D and A as common abbreviations for down and across, e.g. 1D, 2A.
 
Avi
2 Across = 2 A = AA?
hence, AARDVARKS
they'll suck the words right out of your mouth
and hopefully the ants out of your area
 
1:35 AM
@Avi mood
 
 
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5:13 AM
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Q: Gladys's Clashing Cryptic

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5:27 AM
@Sphinx aw man, not an O
but at least it's a new series :0
 
ooh cryptic
 
 
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10:03 AM
CCCC hints: (0) I feel slightly guilty about the "bags" part, for two reasons. (1) First letter is K.
 
10:28 AM
clearly the enumeration should be 1... the word "chum" bags H, which is a drug
 
11:06 AM
@GarethMcCaughan keta mine, but bags=mine seems to be a part-of-speech mismatch unless I'm missing something.
 
11:46 AM
@msh210 You are missing something (I think), but it's a fairly obscure something.
 
chambers says bags - (children's slang) i want to do or have, etc (the thing specified); i lay claim to it - "Bags I sit in the front"
so it's like saying "(this is) mine"
keta is some sort of fish?
ah, keta salmon = chum salmon
 
12:02 PM
Right!
 
@jafe I guess that's what I was missing, but it only works if "bags" works as a clause by itself.
@jafe yeah, that much was clear
 
I think one can simply say "Bags!" to mean "I claim that", but it's a little unusual.
And one can say "Mine!" to claim something, too.
But both are a little odd, and the conjunction of those two oddnesses is the main reason why I feel slightly guilty about the clue. (The other is just that "bags" in that sense is really quite obscure, especially outside the OK.)
But I liked the clue so much otherwise that I couldn't resist :-).
 
Slightly disappointed it wasn't an &lit.
 
I'm not a big &lit fan.
 
Anyway, I think that one goes to @jafe who filled in the missing piece.
 
12:06 PM
i think you got it, i was never getting any part of that :)
 
If I post one now, there'll soon be 24 hours I can't monitor chat for a reply. So if you have one, then go ahead, @jafe. Otherwise, I'll
 
i've got nothing prepared
 
CCCC: Supermannish? Save a kitty (8)
 
heheh, nice surface
 
Thanks.
 
 
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2:13 PM
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2:23 PM
dictionary attack time!
(I wouldn't really, of course)
 
2:38 PM
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Q: A mathematicians Riley riddle

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3:02 PM
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Q: What is a Parallel Wordâ„¢?

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3:51 PM
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5:54 PM
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Q: How many right triangles are there with these conditions?

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11:38 PM
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