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Eight clues, nine answers
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:43:01 pm »
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Who likes cryptic crossword clues?

Here are eight cryptic clues. The answer to each is a Dominion card. There is also a secret ninth card, which I haven't provided a separate clue for.

Treacherous dangers in cultivated lands
Sibyl stands in for a cleric
Confused naive dry wine producer
Grow—and beyond the exponential function
Doggone pests
No halfway blessing for lords and ladies
Distant location not in mail system
Film a new version of a movie take where the lead exits after deep sleep
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 08:32:58 am »
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Confused naive dry wine producer

Vineyard

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Film a new version of a movie take where the lead exits after deep sleep

Rebuild
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 08:49:02 am »
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Confused naive dry wine producer

Vineyard

Correct.

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Film a new version of a movie take where the lead exits after deep sleep

Rebuild

Not quite!
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 08:58:00 am »
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Treacherous dangers in cultivated lands
 Gardens
Sibyl stands in for a cleric
 Oracle
Confused naive dry wine producer
 Vineyard
Grow—and beyond the exponential function
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Doggone pests
 Rats
No halfway blessing for lords and ladies
 Nobles
Distant location not in mail system
 Outpost
Film a new version of a movie take where the lead exits after deep sleep
 Remake

Hidden card: Governor
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:27:05 am »
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Thank you!
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 01:25:14 pm »
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bozzball, spoilers for the rest of us!
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 02:38:46 pm »
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Well, to make up for the first one being solved so rapidly, here's another.

Shrimp has no right to be a weak man
Magic deck balance: at the fringes of rationality
Clumsily caper, inept assistant
Lucky charm coated in metal is manmade
At home, no place to stay
"Wrong-Way" Ivan Croc's cousin is someone who can find the right route
Sea creature hiding in our chinaware
Emerge in a confusing assortment of animals
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 03:17:30 pm »
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Well, to make up for the first one being solved so rapidly, here's another.

Shrimp has no right to be a weak man
Magic deck balance: at the fringes of rationality
Clumsily caper, inept assistant
Lucky charm coated in metal is manmade
At home, no place to stay
"Wrong-Way" Ivan Croc's cousin is someone who can find the right route
Sea creature hiding in our chinaware
Emerge in a confusing assortment of animals

p(R)awn
Libra ry
Apprentice (anag)
Talisman (hidden)
in n
navI gator
urchin (hidden)
menagerie (anag)
PLATINUM!


Nice puzzle :-)
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 03:21:33 pm »
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 04:24:26 pm »
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Some new clues; no overarching theme for these, though

- Dominion playtester, while away, keeps note.
- Dramatic prince permitted after overdramatic one.
- Renowned engine builder holds together with official.
- Wife holds a thousand fake teeth.
- Looking west, east in wasteland spoils warehouse.
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 04:46:34 pm »
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Some new clues; no overarching theme for these, though

- Dominion playtester, while away, keeps note.
- Dramatic prince permitted after overdramatic one.
- Renowned engine builder holds together with official.
- Wife holds a thousand fake teeth.
- Looking west, east in wasteland spoils warehouse.

DAME MOLLY
HAMLET
MANDARIN
BRIDGE
STOREROOM


Nice clues! Though I feel using the names of other Dominion cards in the fifth one makes it a little confusing.
(Spoils Warehouse: $5 Action; +3 cards, +1 action, discard 3 cards, gain a Spoils.)
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 11:08:46 am »
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- Swear ends of radius are within white ball
- Admit each pig
- #1 player gets confused and eats a meal.

I feel using the names of other Dominion cards in the fifth one makes it a little confusing.

- Jump over Bank Storeroom
- Explosive Mountebank/Estate openings get popular
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 02:33:18 pm »
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- Swear ends of radius are within white ball

CURSE

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- Admit each pig

COPPER

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- #1 player gets confused and eats a meal.

FEAST, but I really don't think this one's cricket. Standard cryptic clue format requires you to give all the letters that are to be anagrammed, not just clue them.

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I feel using the names of other Dominion cards in the fifth one makes it a little confusing.

- Jump over Bank Storeroom
- Explosive Mountebank/Estate openings get popular
 :P

Okay, VAULT and MINE, and point taken (and that second one is a really great clue). Really I guess what I object to is just using "warehouse" as the literal clue for STOREROOM, since in a Dominion context "warehouse" and "storeroom" mean very different things.
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 04:31:22 pm »
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FEAST, but I really don't think this one's cricket. Standard cryptic clue format requires you to give all the letters that are to be anagrammed, not just clue them.

Whoops.  I originally thought it was a simple reversal (stef->fets), but then realized that it was an anagram instead.  I changed the action to "gets confused" but forgot to reclue "stef".

And yeah, "warehouse" isn't a great clue for "storeroom".
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 05:23:49 pm »
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How about:

Buttery rooster disturbed Buddhist's chant
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 01:05:53 am »
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Observe heads of state passionately yelling
Prohibition stirs up mob rage
Heal PC badly in church
Plague carriers found scattered on board pirate ship
"I'm back", British ambassador says drunkenly, "at my residence"
If the wrong fellow takes what isn't his...
Merkel takes an opportunity to roll backwards
Rabbit wearing a moose head - it's sinful!
The wedding took place here - in a coal tar pit!
Oriental orange
Holy man would jump after calling for an encore
Wandering researcher causes a crazy error surrounding ten apple cores I have to fix this one, I can't spell apparently
The "Hero Guest Room" contains a comic-book heroine, indeed!
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 10:48:46 am »
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Observe heads of state passionately yelling
Prohibition stirs up mob rage
Heal PC badly in church
Plague carriers found scattered on board pirate ship
"I'm back", British ambassador says drunkenly, "at my residence"
If the wrong fellow takes what isn't his...
Merkel takes an opportunity to roll backwards
Rabbit wearing a moose head - it's sinful!
The wedding took place here - in a coal tar pit!
Oriental orange
Holy man would jump after calling for an encore
Wandering researcher causes a crazy error surrounding ten apple cores I have to fix this one, I can't spell apparently
The "Hero Guest Room" contains a comic-book heroine, indeed!

SPY, EMBARGO, CHAPEL, RATS?, EMBASSY, THIEF, CHANCELLOR, HAREM, ALTAR, MANDARIN, BISHOP, EXPRORER   :P, ROGUE

Nice clues.
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Re: Eight clues, nine answers
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 08:16:41 pm »
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RATS?

Yes. The 'scattered' is supposed to indicate that you get the RAT from piRATe and the S from Ship. :/

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EXPRORER   :P

EXPLORRR, actually. ;)
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