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1:12 AM
I think the new challenge I tried setting for myself might a tad too optimistic haha
I tried coming up with a cryptic in the form [A] [B] [C] which functioned as both
[A] = def, [B] + [C] = wp

AND

[A] + [B] = wp, [C] = def
 
@Dmihawk Ooh, fancy
 
@Dmihawk wow
@Dmihawk @PiIsNot3 Clean up sound detector (6) = CENSOR (def=delete, hp sensor) or SENSOR (def=detector, hp censor)
does this work @Dmihawk
 
1:30 AM
that's quite cool (and fast!)
 
works for all homophones
 
@OmegaKrypton That's a nice clue, but because it has two possible readings I'm not sure if it's actually valid or not
 
lel, just for fun
@Dmihawk hint for your 4C?
 
@PiIsNot3 want a hint?
 
@PiIsNot3 HI
 
1:37 AM
@OmegaKrypton happy to provide one, but the rule was majority of participants have to ask for it, right?
 
no, the majority is needed to spoil one, hints can be given freely
 
ah, righto
 
I'm still thinking about it, but hints wouldn't be bad
 
I could have done the clue without beheading the king
 
conicidence? beheaded. Framed, deposed => framed [anag] = f+dream, beheaded => dream
 
1:42 AM
it's a bit simpler than that
I deliberately made the wp more complicated than it needs to be - there's a good chance I've violated some rule of cryptics I haven't learnt yet though (and apologies if that's the case)
 
 
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5:42 AM
@Dmihawk could this be (-b)ACK(-s) framed by FR+(-k)ING -> FRACKING (=drilling)?
though i have to admit i don't understand what "deposed" is doing in that case... removing the s from backs somehow?
 
6:30 AM
@jafe correct
deposed leader = remove front letter
 
hm, i thought it was "leader cut off"
 
@Dmihawk Then what is "leader cut off"?
 
ah, "cut off" means shortened?
which removes the -s
 
Oh I see, that makes more sense
 
yeah, I took all those subtraction indicators from a website
sorry if it was a bit convuluted
 
6:35 AM
CCCC: French king cut in half by Nazis? (4)
 
I think it's all right, lots of cryptic clues use commas and punctuation to mislead
@jafe That's KI(-ng) + SS
 
wow yeah
 
where's the def?
oh, French
nvm
 
^Yeah
 
yeah
 
6:37 AM
Shoot, now I have to behead French kings now
Actually, I'll spare this one
CCCC: French king goes up in the morning (3)
Another hopefully quick one
(if not kinda misleading at first glance)
Ok nvm apparently I suck at judging the difficulty of my own puzzles
 
6:55 AM
everyone was just expecting blood
i'm trying to make ROI work but i think that's a dead end...
 
Bad C4 solution: MEH (in tHE Morning, going up, def = a french king (a fictional one))
 
all hail King Meh! :P
 
@OmegaKrypton Heh, good shot, but not quite
 
when will the next double feature arrive? i'd like to plan my time ;) @jafe
 
yikes probably not today
i've got zero buffer
and like 3/14 clues written
 
7:00 AM
oh i see ;)
 
@OmegaKrypton If you're dying for more CCs, I might try my hand at making one, got a lot of clues piled up that probably won't be able to be unloaded here
'cause again, I can't judge how difficult they are
 
progress report
 
@jafe didn't you already reveal most of the puzzle types?
Oct 8 at 9:21, by jafe
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yeah that's true
 
Excited to see what the last two will be though :)
 
7:07 AM
well it's not really a secret... just didn't want to fix a posting order since that will still change
the remaining two are tents & trees and statue view
 
Ooh tents and trees, another one I haven't heard of before
 
 
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9:05 AM
no fillomino? :(
 
9:27 AM
nope
might make a standalone one at some point
 
 
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11:05 AM
@PiIsNot3 SUN (ddef)
(sun king, and the thing that goes up in the morning)
 
 
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12:34 PM
@jafe it's 5 am there bro
 
that explains the silence
11/14 clues ready for the double feature... i suspect i'll be posting it tomorrow morning
 
like 0:00 UTC?
 
more like 9:00 utc
0 utc is 2 am here :)
 
oic thanks
@jafe 0 utc is 8 am here
 
 
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4:37 PM
@jafe Yes, that’s correct
 

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