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ALB
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Cryptic clues

Picked up the latest copy of The Occupied Times at the Bank of Ideas yesterday. Their "revolutionary crossword" has the following two clues:

Shuffling lark sounds like it leaves indents (4,4)

Reversing French Christmas puts horse walk in the clouds (4,7)

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Ha ha, got them! Is there a prize?

alanjjohnstone
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Couldn't someone devise a socialist crossword for the Standard?

Or this

Black Flag had a popular quiz and i am sure Paul Bennett could perhaps oblige as he always does at christmas

Ollman devised a board-game...we have the basic board already with death monopoly to build upon

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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Socialist Voice, the publication of the World Socialist Party of Ireland, ran 6 crosswords in the late 80s. Here are some of the clues (not all cryptic):

Not right, and usually wrong politically (4)

Small religion, or Trotskyist 'mass' party (4)

Won Lenin's throne after power struggle with Trotsky (5)

Citadel of Russian state capitalism (7)

At which we can buy back the goods we have produced cheaper than usual (4)

Butcher's aprons usually attached to a pole (5)

Finish off everything with Marx's magnum opus (5)

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Can anyone see why the answer to this clue in Tuesday's Times is Trotsky:

Quote:
Solicitor's wrong about island mainly used for political exile.
We appeared to feature in the clues on the previous Thursday:

Quote:
Game of Socialist Party completely upset Conservative PM (7)
But why is the answer Balfour? I thought the days of referring to Labour as "the Socialist Party" were long gone.

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"Solicitor's wrong" would be tort, hence an anagram for Trot.  And "island" probably refers to the isle of Skye.  Hence Trotsky (sans the "e" at the end).  A pretty clunky clue though!

ALB
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One from yesterday's London Evening Standard:

Like most men with broken legs, he was philosophical.

LBird won't like the answer.

J Surman
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Engelli - sorry no s - in Turkish means disabled. Funny how the mind works! (Well, certainly mine, anyway)

I do like anagrams enormously. Nothing personal but anyone else notice driBL?

JS

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One from this weekend's i paper:

Quote:
German philosopher developed French girl's 'idée'. (9, 6).

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From Thursday's Times:

Quote:
System that's first-rate is beginning to malfunction. (10)
Additional clue, it's not first rate and has been malfunctioning for years.

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Hmmm...just because i never get the answer, i keep thinking of the running joke in Reginald Perrin of the commuter train scenes and the crossword questions. 

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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