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2:35 AM
@Sphinx hey wait a minute :P
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4:34 AM
@juicifer hm?
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6:25 AM
Observe a cubic centimeter of the ocean for a clue (4abbr.)
6:49 AM
@PDT That one probably needs a homophone indicator for the 'ocean' (and possibly 'Observe' too) if you're trying to clue C+CC+C overall.
@stiv I see… I don’t know the rules of cryptic clues too well thanks.
7:09 AM
Uh-oh, that will annoy the sticklers. (I'm one of them.) :)
But perhaps I may quiz you about everything under the sun you tried for that P's-and-Q's puzzle.
@PDT A good rule of thumb is that if you're not just clueing a synonym or common abbreviation of a word then you should probably include an indicator of some kind to show what wordplay is involved. e.g. An anagram indicator like 'muddled', 'crazy' or 'in disarray', or a homophone indicator like 'I heard' or 'as reported'. The surface will also still need to make sense too. A good cryptic clue can take ages to pull together! :)
7:42 AM
Oh I just noticed the P's and Q's update. Time for me to go back to it too...
@msh210 I think it's because juicifer has also posted that kind of puzzle several times
I wonder if for the title to be included in the sequence, the & has to be spelled out as AND, or no need
That's not the only thing to wonder ...
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11:03 AM
Q: Can you solve the fates of the missing chess pieces?

Tim SeifertHere is another retrograde puzzle from me - this time getting by without any underpromoted pawns if you can believe it! :) In the game leading to the position below, both players have lost three of their pieces. While the fates of the two light squared bishops are evidently not that compelling, t...

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12:30 PM
@oAlt yeah I just didn't expect to see a word division pop up because it's been a bit since anyone other than me posted one
but fun to solve one for a change lol
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2:27 PM
CCCC: Mad Men actors in gruesome lead, filter material. (6, 7)
2:38 PM
I have the 7 word, but not the 6...
Either that or I have the completely wrong word.
2:50 PM
Yeah I think I had the wrong word
no idea about the C4, but at least now I know 'men actors' plus 'lead' anagrams to 'rectal daemons'
But yeah that's also what I think the wordplay is
Q: 2022 MIT Aquarium Hunt extraction help needed

MPuzzlerI need help extracting answers for puzzles #6 and #8. I have the basic answers but am lost on what to do with them.

I'm trying to find it using any means except anagram servers
cast + in + g_ would be 7 letters
2:53 PM
I'll admit that was the 7 word I was thinking of and now I'm back to considering it
there are actors in Mad Men that could be useful for wordplay... hamm, moss, batt, siff, pare
No such words here, so it seems
3:38 PM
Mar 31 at 9:13, by oAlt
Well, I can't solve it but at least that gives me time to work on my clue stockpile
4:24 PM
@Sphinx Am I the only one thinking rot13(Oynpx Xvat, Ovfubc naq Juvgr Dhrra, Ebbx pnaabg or va fhpu n cbfvgvba?)
5:02 PM
Q: An elusive hotel guest

EphraimFrom Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics: An eccentric woman has booked three adjacent and adjoining hotel rooms. When she checks in, she tells the receptionist that if he needs her, she will always be in the room next door to the room she was in the night before. The receptionist thinks...

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11:24 PM
Q: Mapping Jack's Chicken

Tyler Clues: Map of world with numbers 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, and 9 strategically placed. Portrait of man with numbers 1x2, 2, 5, 5, and 10 strategically placed in hair. Instructions: Name That Film _ _ _ _ E _ _ _ _ _


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