January 22, 2012 at 7:25 am #81057
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)January 22, 2012 at 11:05 am #87634
Ha ha, got them! Is there a prize?January 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm #87635
Couldn’t someone devise a socialist crossword for the Standard?Or thisBlack Flag had a popular quiz and i am sure Paul Bennett could perhaps oblige as he always does at christmasOllman devised a board-game…we have the basic board already with death monopoly to build uponJanuary 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm #87636
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)August 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm #87637
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.August 29, 2014 at 12:22 am #87638
"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!October 3, 2014 at 8:15 am #87639
One from yesterday's London Evening Standard:Like most men with broken legs, he was philosophical.LBird won't like the answer.October 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm #87640
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?July 28, 2015 at 10:11 am #87641
One from this weekend's i paper:Quote:German philosopher developed French girl's 'idée'. (9, 6).October 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm #87642
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.October 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm #87643
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.October 13, 2015 at 7:39 am #87644
Another one, from Saturday's i paper:Quote:US broadcaster leading leftwinger a dance (7)October 13, 2015 at 12:16 pm #87645
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Not particularly cryptic…October 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm #87646
I thought it quite clever since that what Trots do.December 26, 2015 at 11:12 am #87647
From last weekend's i paper's croosword;Quote:Political group, prats possibly, sheltered by body of people (9,5)
There's no question about them "possibly" being prats. They definitely were !
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