PF Member : The Cryptic Clue Game

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In this game, I (and later, I may nominate others to help me) make up cryptic clues that reveal the usernames of PF members. Other folks guess the names (and provide the reasoning).

Here's an (medium to high difficulty) example :

Standardized test leads a free fall

Answer in white :
<< Greg.

Standardized test = GRE (there aren't too many other possibilities, are there ?)
a free fall = g; association : acceleration due to gravity


If that sounds too hard/obscure, I'll start off easier. Ready ?

Note : Answers need not be complete usernames (as in the above case)...popular contractions may be used as well.
 
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Okay, here goes...let's start with an easy one :

1. The first trimester of Darwin's opus
 
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Not entirely sure what's going on here, but Evo?
 
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brewnog said:
Not entirely sure what's going on here...
For someone who isn't too sure, that's a good start. Care to post an explanation ?
 
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Too easy :

2. He's vain, but all messed up
 
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Another easy one :

3. He's found in the zoo, by shoeshiners and ice-cream vendors.
 
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More easy stuff :

4. Selene Ursalis
 
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Ivan - mix the letters

[Edit: #2, not the others ...]
 
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Is nobody getting this game ? :cry: :cry: Please say something !

To help clarify, I'll post the solution to #1 (correctly answered by brewnog).

Q1. The first trimester of Darwin's opus

The answer is Evo

"Darwin's opus" refers to the Theory of Evolution. 'Evolution' is a 9-letter word, the first three of which spell Evo.

Did that help ?
 
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Nereid said:
Ivan - mix the letters

[Edit: #2, not the others ...]
That's correct !
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Is nobody getting this game ? :cry: : cry: Please say something !

To help clarify, I'll post the solution to #1 (correctly answered by brewnog).

Q1. The first trimester of Darwin's opus

The answer is Evo

"Darwin's opus" refers to the Theory of Evolution. 'Evolution' is a 9-letter word, the first three of which spell Evo.

Did that help ?
I can do #3, and #4 (duh!), but a green thread would be rather monochromatic, wouldn't it?
 
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Am I allowed to do one? If so, this is easy for those 'of a certain (PF) age', probably impossible for anyone else: Not a dog day
 
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Okay, I leave this open for anyone to post clues. Let's keep track of numbers though.

From Nereid :

5. Not a dog day
 
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6. The start of the year starts him; the rest is us.
 
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3. zoobyshoe?

Because he's found in the zoo, by shoeshiners?
 
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3. zoobyshoe?

Because he's found in the zoo, by shoeshiners?
Right again, brewnie !
 
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4. Moonbear?

Because selene is the Moon goddess, and ursalis is the bear lord!?
 
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ooh! I'm too stupid to figure this out!
 
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brewnog said:
4. Moonbear?

Because selene is the Moon goddess, and ursalis is the bear lord!?
Okay brewn, time for you to take a break, or make up some new clues...I'm off for a while.
 
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Here's a couple more before I leave :

Easy one :

7. " . . . _ _ _ . . ."

Medium tough :

8. That's right; he's not sinister
 
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Heyy, you said you were going to make some harder ones!

9. Between 14 - 28 m/s, and the number from a Sheffield 80's band.

Sorry if this is too vague.
 
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6. The start of the year starts him; the rest is us.
Janus.....
 
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10. Tastes like Turkish Delight, really!
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Here's a couple more before I leave :

Easy one :

7. " . . . _ _ _ . . ."

Medium tough :

8. That's right; he's not sinister
I'm not sure, but do we have members here named SOS or RightHanded? The first clue is morse code for "SOS" and I believe sinister is Latin for "left-handed", plus the clue mentions the word "right".
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Here's a couple more before I leave :

Easy one :

7. " . . . _ _ _ . . ."
would that be SOS2008, then?
 

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