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I need one ansewer to finish a prize crossword

  1. Feb 10, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    I need one ansewer to finish a prize crossword, can anyone help ?

    The clue is, Noisily shake back part of old car, it is 10 letters, the first letter is R the third T and the nineth A.
    I could win a pen, so please help.:smile:
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2006 #2

    fuzzyfelt

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    rattletrap?
     
  4. Feb 10, 2006 #3

    wolram

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    That sure fits Fi, but i do not get the workings.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2006 #4

    fuzzyfelt

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    hi Wolram, a noisy shake is a rattle, part 'back' or backwards is trap and together they make an old noisy car.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2006 #5

    wolram

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    Dho, thanks Fi.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2006 #6
    I've heard that brit crosswords are much more cryptic than american ones but I didn't realize that they were that much more cryptic.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2006 #7

    arildno

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    No wonder,then, that the Brits have never achieved much of significance. :smile:
     
  9. Feb 10, 2006 #8

    jimmy p

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    Lol. We Brits get so stumped doing cryptic crosswords, that in newspapers they actually have helplines you can ring up to give you the answer. All for an extortionate price.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    I have one that i have been trying to solve for two weeks i have it half done
    but i am not even sure thatr half is correct
    :mad:
     
  11. Feb 10, 2006 #10

    wolram

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    Try this clue, it is nine letters, i think it begins with K fith letter T, crucial blow action needed to get letter written ?
     
  12. Feb 10, 2006 #11

    brewnog

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    Wooly, try The Guardian or The Independent cryptics rather than The Times, at least then you get some satisfaction when you get the answers.



    Here's my favourite crossword clue of all time. It was set by Auracaria in The Times quite a few years ago.

    H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O. (5)
     
  13. Feb 10, 2006 #12

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    WHISTLING seems like it might fit with the first part of the clue, but not quite the rest.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2006 #13

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    The answer is water heh heh.

    Edit: To Brewnog's cryptic...
     
  15. Feb 10, 2006 #14
    What about "kickstart"?
     
  16. Feb 10, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    That is what i thought but the,T, is the fith letter.
     
  17. Feb 10, 2006 #16
    Crucial - "key"

    Blow / blow action - "strike"

    "keystrike"??

    That makes little sense...
     
  18. Feb 10, 2006 #17

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    Keystroke???

    That's gotta be it!
     
  19. Feb 10, 2006 #18
    "Keystroke???"

    Hmm, I think we're getting warmer.

    Where does "blow action" or such fit in?

    EDIT: Maybe it could be like a stroke is a crucial blow to a human?
     
  20. Feb 10, 2006 #19

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    I think that's it. To get the letter written requires keystrokes on the keyboard.

    I was thinking that is was just referring to necessary percussive action on the keyboard when typing.
     
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  21. Feb 10, 2006 #20
    I think it works. Nice.
     
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