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1:48 AM
Could this be an &lit where the definition is the main character of a play? But that implies that a word for "play" forms part of the first name of the character which seems impossible at first glance but I'm not gonna discard the theory for now
 
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7:06 AM
I'm thinking there may be a play called Safety First or Silver Chief or the likeā€¦ haven't found any such though. (There is a play called safety touch, but afaict "principal" can't clue "touch".)
There's a principal named George Feeny, so if just get together and write a play by that name we'll have it.
Act I. Scene i. George enters from stage right.
7:35 AM
@msh210 The scene is a bank office; seated behind a desk is the bank manager.
Manager: AH good to see you George, I need you to act as part of a loan not including interest.
 
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8:44 AM
George: I'll be glad to appoint an agent to do so.
9:00 AM
Headteacher characters in plays: Dr. Frobisher (The Browning Version), Miss Gibson (Daisy Pulls it Off), Felix Armstrong (History boys), Emmeline Mackay (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
 
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12:33 PM
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Q: stuck at robozzle 1251

user86831can anyone help me solve this robozzle ? called bigPlus id 1251 http://www.robozzle.com/puzzle.aspx?id=1251

 
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2:49 PM
@msh210 about this, I'm also looking at other 6-letter words that can be abbreviated to S... maybe we'll get something hopefully
MW: series, second, senate, signor, sulfur
Collins: Sweden, school, safety, Seaman, Sunday, single, serine, signed, silver, Fellow
for what it's worth
(ofc some are less likely than others)
Looks like I'll spend another hour in Wikipedia
btw that list isn't exhaustive since none of the two listed "spades"
3:22 PM
I give up for now
 
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4:55 PM
@juicifer Not sure if just a cryptic definition is acceptable as a cryptic clue, (i.e. no wordplay), but this could be DOLLAR BUCKS (ala Bluey), which is the "money" they used when playing (play's principal).
@GentlePurpleRain I don't know that I've seen a c4 that was a lone cryptic definition, and I doubt I would post one
regardless DOLLAR BUCKS is not the intended solution
5:44 PM
@juicifer Perhaps not in C4s specifically, but it seems these are relatively common, at least in UK-style cryptics: theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2021/mar/15/…
 
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6:46 PM
@GentlePurpleRain yeah it's not that it couldn't happen, I just don't think it's very common round these parts
7:03 PM
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Q: My first puzzle combination: A Nonogram and Hidato

CrSb0001Today's puzzle is a bit strange. Why, you might ask? Because it is a Nonogram and a Hidato combined! Rules of Nonogram: The grid must be colored or left blank according to numbers at the side of the grid to reveal a hidden pixel art-like picture. Rules of Hidato: To fill the grid with a series...

7:47 PM
CCCC hint: the only wordplay involved in the clue is a letter removal

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