The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Puzzle me this... » » Your favourite Crossword Clue (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
Stephen Buxton
View Profile
Veteran user
311 Posts

Profile of Stephen Buxton
I have no idea if anyone has ever done this thread here before, so my apologies if it has surfaced before

Has anyone ever seen a crossword clue so neat and tidy, that it just sticks in your mind like a piece of poetry?

I have one that I saw many years ago in the Puzzler Magazine, in the UK:

> Drink with creamy head. Guinness, for example (4)

Feel free to post the solution, and also to test everyone else with your favourite
If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Well, Guinness is Irish...
and O'Brien is Irish...
so whatever it is, I hope to buy Obie one at the next FFFF.

Professor Marcus
Patrick Differ
View Profile
Inner circle
1540 Posts

Profile of Patrick Differ
The colder, the better!

Clue: HOMES
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
10 letters? Or 13 letters?

Stake Alger
Scott Cram
View Profile
Inner circle
2676 Posts

Profile of Scott Cram
Quote:
On 2005-06-21 23:42, Patrick Differ wrote:
The colder, the better!

Clue: HOMES


GREATLAKES?

Here's one crossword clue I'll never forget. My mom was doing a crossword puzzle, and one of the clues she couldn't get was "Mares eat ______".

She worked around that clue, until other clues finally filled it in. The answer, it turned out was "oats". She thought to herself, "Mares eat oats?" All of the sudden, a light bulb went on in her head!

For years, she heard the lyrics, "Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, woden shoe?" and just thought these were nonsense words. This was the first time it had ever occured to her that they meant, "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. A kid will eat ivy, too. Wouldn't you?"
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Scott goes for the 10-letter version (without "The".)

Anagrammatically yours,
(The) Stake Alger
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Scott,

If your middle name were "Ulysses," you'd be "S. U. Cram."
That's a reversal of "Marcus," a pseudonym I used earlier in
this thread.

"Professor Marcus" is not an anagram. But it does have
some relation to Stephen's original post in this thread.
Doctor Whoston
View Profile
Regular user
Leeds, England
149 Posts

Profile of Doctor Whoston
How about "Kirk to Scotty" (6,2,8)?
I always liked that one; can't remember from where it comes.
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Doctor Whoston,

Number the letters of the answer to "Kirk to Scotty."
(So first letter of first word is 1....last letter of last word is 16.)

You now have the key to decode the following:
16-7-1-12-11-4
3-3-6-7-9-12-11-15


Britney Spears
Patrick Differ
View Profile
Inner circle
1540 Posts

Profile of Patrick Differ
HOMES has five answers, two of them with the same # of letters.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
Doctor Whoston
View Profile
Regular user
Leeds, England
149 Posts

Profile of Doctor Whoston
Hi Britney/Stan!
Why 3-3-6-...? Am I missing something?
blazes816
View Profile
Special user
Wichita, Kansas
522 Posts

Profile of blazes816
Horon
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Quote:
On 2005-06-23 03:57, Doctor Whoston wrote:
Hi Britney/Stan!
Why 3-3-6-...? Am I missing something?




Doctor Whoston,

3-3 'cuz it was the best I could do with what I had
to work with. Think of it as "double 3."
And "Britney Spears" is an anagram of....
Jonathan Townsend
View Profile
Eternal Order
Ossining, NY
26992 Posts

Profile of Jonathan Townsend
Quote:
On 2005-06-23 05:27, blazes816 wrote:
Horon
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior


Huron?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Scott Cram
View Profile
Inner circle
2676 Posts

Profile of Scott Cram
Quote:
On 2005-06-22 10:34, stanalger wrote:
Scott,

If your middle name were "Ulysses," you'd be "S. U. Cram."
That's a reversal of "Marcus," a pseudonym I used earlier in
this thread.

"Professor Marcus" is not an anagram. But it does have
some relation to Stephen's original post in this thread.


I've always thought it would be funny to call my show, "Scott Cram's Unique Magic". Of course, naming a show "S.C.U.M." wouldn't necessarily be the smartest move.

Quote:
On 2005-06-23 07:42, stanalger wrote:

And "Britney Spears" is an anagram of....


Prey in breasts?
Presents by air?
Errs by panties?
Spy nearest rib?
Spy entire bras?
Press: In bra yet?
Yep, brain rests?
stanalger
View Profile
Special user
St. Louis, MO
996 Posts

Profile of stanalger
Nice anagrams, Scott.
How about a one-word anagram?
Vandy Grift
View Profile
Inner circle
Milwaukee
3504 Posts

Profile of Vandy Grift
How bout presbyterians?
"Get a life dude." -some guy in a magic forum
Scott Cram
View Profile
Inner circle
2676 Posts

Profile of Scott Cram
I think Vandy got it. Until I saw that, the longest word I was getting was "transpires".

How about:

Pert? Yes. Brains? ...
Best PR in years!
blazes816
View Profile
Special user
Wichita, Kansas
522 Posts

Profile of blazes816
Quote:
On 2005-06-23 09:42, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Quote:
On 2005-06-23 05:27, blazes816 wrote:
Horon
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior


Huron?


yes. I apologize for my misspelling.
Doctor Whoston
View Profile
Regular user
Leeds, England
149 Posts

Profile of Doctor Whoston
And, Stan, I apologize for not being able to spell my name! (I was confused because your spelling is closer to the real spelling of my name.)

Now, I'm sure there's anagram of Christina Aguilera that continues the religious/pop theme...
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Puzzle me this... » » Your favourite Crossword Clue (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.13 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL