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Started by JerkinMcGherkin on Dec 26, 2015 11:26:45 PM
The Private Eye crossword

I have a good run on these but the compiler, Cyclops, does like to have a bit of toilet humour in his clues to distract solvers from the definition.

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postie - 21 Sep 2019 18:41:50 (#1 of 13)

put them off the scent, do you mean?

thisonehasalittlehat - 21 Sep 2019 18:42:33 (#2 of 13)

Leave them straining?

postie - 21 Sep 2019 18:44:13 (#3 of 13)

working towards a conclusion

thisonehasalittlehat - 21 Sep 2019 18:46:27 (#4 of 13)

Have to work it out with a pencil.

postie - 21 Sep 2019 18:48:26 (#5 of 13)

not a very tasteful comment

RosyLovelady - 21 Sep 2019 18:51:59 (#6 of 13)

Cyclops is also Brummie of The Guardian.

barkis - 21 Sep 2019 18:55:33 (#7 of 13)

bum rime?

SinnerBoy - 30 Oct 2019 00:03:18 (#8 of 13)

I have never solved a PE crossword clue and even when confronted with the solution, don't get it.

RosyLovelady - 30 Oct 2019 08:28:28 (#9 of 13)

It has certain conventions which are unique to PE, and the anagram indicators are often a bit unusual.

Crayola - 30 Oct 2019 08:37:29 (#10 of 13)

Does our mutual friend now in York still set Private Eye, rosy ?

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Oct 2019 08:37:58 (#11 of 13)

Trump?

RosyLovelady - 30 Oct 2019 08:39:32 (#12 of 13)

I don't think he ever did, Crayola.

Cyclops of Private Eye is Brummie of The Guardian.

quartus - 30 Oct 2019 09:37:29 (#13 of 13)

Down in the dumps? Just going through the motions?

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