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#1 fsharpminor

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 20:14

In todays Daily Telegraph there is a clue 'Musical Minimum' (1,6)
the answer being G String. I use this as an example.

I will watch for others but not give the answer next time for someone else to solve.
Or if anyone elses crossword has a cryptic music clue, lets try to solve it
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#2 sarah123

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 21:38

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jul 11 2009, 09:14 PM) View Post

In todays Daily Telegraph there is a clue 'Musical Minimum' (1,6)
the answer being G String. Iuse this as an example.


I don't get it. It makes sense once you know you're thinking about violin, but it could equally be C string/E string etc... blink.gif

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 22:39

QUOTE(sarah123 @ Jul 11 2009, 10:38 PM) View Post

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jul 11 2009, 09:14 PM) View Post

In todays Daily Telegraph there is a clue 'Musical Minimum' (1,6)
the answer being G String. Iuse this as an example.


I don't get it. It makes sense once you know you're thinking about violin, but it could equally be C string/E string etc... blink.gif

Think about the other meaning of G-string! Smallest i.e. minimum underwear you can get.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 22:50

ooohhhhh, now it makes sense!! laugh.gif
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 23:07

laugh.gif

One I remember reading ages ago was something along the lines of

Girl sends soldier her love slowly.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 22:58

Easy - Adagio. smile.gif
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:27

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Jul 12 2009, 11:58 PM) View Post

Easy - Adagio. smile.gif


clap.gif


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:27

Single composer with strange role ? (8)
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 22:48

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jul 13 2009, 12:27 PM) View Post

Single composer with strange role ? (8)

Bachelor!

(Am I the only person who likes these clues?)
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 23:03

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Jul 13 2009, 11:48 PM) View Post

(Am I the only person who likes these clues?)


You're the only one who can solve them! tongue.gif

*Is thick!* blink.gif
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 23:49

QUOTE(DaisyChain @ Jul 14 2009, 12:03 AM) View Post

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Jul 13 2009, 11:48 PM) View Post

(Am I the only person who likes these clues?)


You're the only one who can solve them! tongue.gif

*Is thick!* blink.gif

The sign of a mis-spent youth, I'm afraid! ph34r.gif

One of the boys at school used to bring in his parents' Daily Telegraph crossword every morning and a small group of us would solve it together. It was great fun! It's nothing to do with intelligence - more lateral thinking, which comes more easily with practice. smile.gif
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:19

An easy one, 'Schubert's dodgy tutor' (5)


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:32

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jul 14 2009, 08:19 AM) View Post

An easy one, 'Schubert's dodgy tutor' (5)


Trout? biggrin.gif
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:39

QUOTE(Dulciana @ Jul 14 2009, 12:32 PM) View Post

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jul 14 2009, 08:19 AM) View Post

An easy one, 'Schubert's dodgy tutor' (5)


Trout? biggrin.gif



Yes of course ! clap.gif
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 18:38

I don't get this game.
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