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Randi

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Cryptic Countries
« on: December 26, 2016, 05:32:00 pm »
I got this from family in the UK.
I love cryptic crosswords even though I am terrible at them ::) ;D



CRYPTIC COUNTRIES

1. SELL CHEESY MIXTURE TO THE ISLANDS Example: SEYCHELLES

2. PLANE CRASH IN THE HIMALAYAS
3. MOAN ABOUT
4. AMIN ADDS SODIUM
5. LETTERS WRONGLY DELIVERED
6. SHIP?S FOUL WATER SPLASHED AROUND WITH SOME HESITATION
7. CARRIED TO ZERO
8. LITTLE ELIZABETH TURNS BACK WITH LADY?S SUPPORT
9. SOUNDS COLD BUT NOT FREEZING
10. GOSPEL WRITER FOLLOWS LITTLE DENNIS
11. LOSE HOT MIX IN AFRICA
12. ROMAN ELEVEN STANDS BETWEEN ME AND THE COMPANY
13. SMASH A MUG
14. SOUNDS LIKE MELTED FAT
15. LAY IT IN A NEW WAY
16. A DISLOCATED HIP, SPINE AND LIP
17. SOUNDS LIKE LARGE SEA CREATURES
18. MINERAL SPRING BEFORE ENTRANCE
19. SOUNDS LIKE A PRESERVE MANUFACTURER
20. PURE MIXTURE
21. WET WEATHER READJUSTED
22. SOUNDS LIKE A PARASITE
23. BACKWARD SWEDISH CAR WITH BACON INSIDE
24. TAIL OF A FISH COMES TO SHORE
25. AIM THE BAG AROUND
26. ALUMINIUM IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
27. BOIL BADLY ON A ROMAN ROAD
28. AWRY ON NEW ORDER
29. A TIN WITH A DISTRICT ATTORNEY
30. SENT WIZARD WITH AN L PLATE

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 05:47:25 pm »
Some of these are hard:o  :D :D :D

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 06:28:00 pm »
Note that you can post your results in a hidden form so that others can view the results only if they choose.

One way to do this is to place the text in an image block.
For example: [img]1. SEYCHELLES[/img]
It will not be visible to people simply viewing at your post.
For example:
If someone wants to see your answers, all they need to do is to open the post in "quote" mode.

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 06:35:18 pm »
Aha!! Thanks Randi  :D

I'm now going to post all the answers (that I have and that's just one  ;D)



 :D

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 06:36:51 pm »
Aha!! Thanks Randi  :D

I'm now going to post all the answers (that I have and that's just one  ;D)



 :D

oh this is weird - the answer vanished.  :o

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 07:03:34 pm »
How about using this tool to convert your answer to ASCII, and then post the ASCII instead?
http://www.unit-conversion.info/texttools/ascii/

For example: SEYCHELLES becomes 083 069 089 067 072 069 076 076 069 083.
Anybody who doesn't want to know the answer won't see it (I don't think anybody here is fluent enough to do it in their head!), and anybody who wants to see the answer can just open the converter and do ASCII to text.

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2016, 08:05:48 pm »
How about using this tool to convert your answer to ASCII, and then post the ASCII instead?
http://www.unit-conversion.info/texttools/ascii/

For example: SEYCHELLES becomes 083 069 089 067 072 069 076 076 069 083.
Anybody who doesn't want to know the answer won't see it (I don't think anybody here is fluent enough to do it in their head!), and anybody who wants to see the answer can just open the converter and do ASCII to text.

Ummmmm...sounds good...ummmmm... oh dear - I'm being a bear of little brain tonight I think  ;)

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2016, 08:07:25 pm »
Right - trying original method again



 :)
Nope - ok might try your route hanibal :D
« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 08:13:48 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2016, 08:53:22 pm »
Answers to 2, 3 and 4




Now quote my post.  ??? :)

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 10:27:37 pm »
oh got it now - doh!  :D

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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2016, 10:40:04 pm »
Here's 19


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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2016, 10:47:08 pm »
9 and 27



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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2016, 10:48:55 pm »
6


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Re: Cryptic Countries
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 10:50:59 pm »
5


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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 10:52:50 pm »
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