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12:17 AM
@Stiv I got you
2 hours later…
2:30 AM
I don't really like the use of "nth X" to mean "nth letter of X" although it seems to be common now
Welp sent too early
There we go
"third page" wasn't "third letter of PAGE" there
it was "the third letter P" in another string
because p is an abbreviation for page
4 hours later…
6:56 AM
@Stiv Yep.
Those long clues are often solved backwards from the def. That was the case for your clue when I saw "Law" and I expected it to be true for this one, too. You can probably question-mark the enumeration into onelook.com and get a useful response.
(Just tried that: You can, but "The Yellow Rose of Texas" beats the purple one of Cairo, beuase it has (2) entries, not just (1).)
Perhaps just "page missing from ..." would have been better, both clue- and surfacewise, but I like to be obscure at times. :)
7:30 AM
Well, it certainly made it non-trivial to solve - proper wracked my brains!
Sorry to hear that. I thought once the overall answer was more or less known, the construction would be approachable. It was the first think that came to my mind to clue "purple rose". What was so difficult -- the awkward third-page construction?
Oh, I wouldn't be sorry about it - it was great :)
Well, not "sorry" as in "I'll feel miserable the whole weekend", just "sorry that it wasn't so smooth". But thanks.
It was working out that "third page of bombastic script's missing" was effectively a single unit. I was looking for the removal of MS from a word meaning 'bombastic' for a while, and scratching my head over whether ROSE was derived from some word like (-g)R(-andi)OSE. Once I rationalised that there was no way PURPLE was individually clued by anything here, it sprang out of the screen at me
I didn't really know how to clue "prose". I always think of prose as something written, but it is anything that isn't poetry, whether written or spoken. I thought "script" suited the film surface. I didn't really think about it as possible misdirection. (I always forget about MS as manuscript.)
7:39 AM
The surface was great, told a story :)
Thanks again.
CCCC: All very 'anon' at this animated inn? (5,12)
I think this is fair, but would be interested to hear feedback.
hotel transylvania*?
although isn't animated used twice?
So therein lies my question - can 'inn' with a question mark sufficiently indicate an element of fiction?
Or is 'inn' sufficient as a definition in this case?
7:57 AM
can't see why not
just assumed the animated was meant to hint at it as well
Okay, cool - because I liked the surface including 'animated inn' without adding a second anagrind
CCCC: Source of red hot info, essentially: Devil Wears Prada (6)
1 hour later…
9:19 AM
@Jafe that essentially is tripping me up
9:50 AM
@Jafe Ah, the Truth Social of the past: It's PRAVDA: de(V)il wears PRA.DA.
10:07 AM
> red hot info
10:25 AM
that's right!
10:37 AM
CCCC: Source of red hot videos half ignored previously (5)
nice continuation there
No Prada, though.
@MOehm Solution to your CCCC is EOSIN: IN (hot) with (_vid)EOS previously, making a source of red.
@GarethMcCaughan Yes, it is.
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Q: What is the next number in the following sequence: 2, 4, 3, 10, 5, 5, 28, 11, 7, 8, 82, 29, ____?

Changhe QiaoWhat is the next number in the following sequence: 2, 4, 3, 10, 5, 5, 28, 11, 7, 8, 82, 29, ____ ? Source: Crypto Trading Company Interview Question

5 hours later…
7:51 PM
Is it soda, pop, or soda pop
It's soda right
8:28 PM
@PrinceNorthLƦraĆ°r i.insider.com/…
9:11 PM
@msh210 that always fascinating
9:29 PM
Q: How many nails?

Ichthys KingA man from Samsat tells you a true story. It goes as follows: The king of the horned cannibals goes out to the great forest. Suddenly, a herd of a dozen deer arrive and charge at the king. Though he tried to escape, he was trampled under the deer's hooves Considering all the details, how many n...

9:47 PM
CCCC: Greek character provided with joint to give satisfaction (7)
10:28 PM
@msh210 But I'm curious on what you say
Hm, CHI could be a good one for "Greek character"
@PrinceNorthLƦraưr soda
Something like "Chiropractic", except, you know, seven letters long
PROVIDED be an indicator of a sort?
Clearly ā„¢ it's PARISWU
@PrinceNorthLƦraưr we call it by the brand name, or fizzy fluids
@AncientSwordRage Lol, explain?
10:48 PM
@AncientSwordRage Fizzy fluids?
"Hi, I would like to have some fizzy fluids?"
Oh I mean in the house
If we order out, which is rare, we ask for it by name "coke/pepsi etc"
90% of the time, if they don't have coke the server says "is pepsi ok?"
I can't imagine anyone asking for soda/pop/soda pop in a restaurant šŸ˜³
glances both ways
I'll see myself out
11:13 PM
@PrinceNorthLæraðr normally join implies U or S
@AncientSwordRage I mean, true, but I geuss if you want to refer to it as a whole
11:24 PM
@PrinceNorthLƦraưr I don't we we use just one word for it
11:54 PM
i just come in and the first thing i see is a map of the united states of america with drinks.

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