PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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Puzzle no 34.

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Too easy!
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Sorry China its not Napoleon. Of course you never said it was. Yes, it was too easy. So just for you as a special request try this.. Puzzle No 36

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I asked for that one, didn't I? I can see Boating in there, as in Boating Lake...
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Any news of puzzle 30 ?
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I think I have it :cool4:
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Heard / knew of the first two, third was what was left when put out as a string rather than a spiral. :smile:
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Ha, see that Tripps beat me to it. :furious3:
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First come first served. Tripps has it. Tripps has it. (Must be listening to Bercow too much).
We are starting to drain the swamp on these puzzles , just a hand full left.
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plaques wrote: 13 Mar 2019, 17:43 Tripps has it. Tripps has it. (Must be listening to Bercow too much).
Indeed, although originally from the dark side, I do like him, a good Speaker of the House, has some good put downs and up there with Betty. :biggrin2:

Don't worry I have about 300 in my GCHQ book yet to sort. :smile:
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PanBiker wrote: 13 Mar 2019, 17:59 Indeed, although originally from the dark side, I do like him,
At first glance - I thought that meant me. . . :laugh5:

Now - is there an I missing? and what about my nemesis Number 30? :smile:
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Tripps wrote: 13 Mar 2019, 18:04 Now - is there an I missing?
Yes there is but I think the workings out are correct so I reckon it's an oversight.
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Tripps wrote: 13 Mar 2019, 18:04 and what about my nemesis Number 30?
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Clue. Look at the word structure of each town then either by a series of guesses or dare I say simple simultaneous equations arrive at the answer.
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Tripps, it looks like 60 years has been too long. The Noes have it, The Noes have it.
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In which case Prime MInister - regretfully I must resign. :smile:
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Looks like going for a third vote. PanBiker's answer is nearer but not quite right. Clue, its an even number.
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I was actually going to stick 0.3 reoccurring on the end but I rounded down, should I have gone the other way?
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Not sure about that PanBiker. Once you have identified the fundamentals the simultaneous method drops out with numbers that you can use in your head. Like all the things its easy when you know.
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I'm going to have to resign as well then. I have used up all of my perceived knowledge gained from 5 years (3 hours per night once a week) of Calcs and Principles foisted on me during my City and Guilds training for Radio & TV Servicing. It's 45 to 50 years ago for me and probably the first time I have had to go back there. Binary subnetting is a lot easier. I would like to see the answer for the two variables to see where my memory gave up. :extrawink:
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OK, I'll wait until China throws his cap in the ring then watch you all kick yourself. Meanwhile talk amongst yourselves. There's only one thing worse than being talked about and that's no being talked about.(who said that?)
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That Oscar bloke wasn't it?
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LAS VEGAS 340

Consonant = 50, vowels = 30, then sum.
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Aaargh.. I was working with only three consonants in Houston for some reason? My own fault, read the question twice boy! :smile:
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PanBiker wrote: 14 Mar 2019, 12:18Aaargh..
How many times I have said that. China got the answer but PanBiker got the Oscar.
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