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    Quote Originally Posted by a big house View Post
    Hmm... Women?
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    i'll let you think about it a little longer before giving a hint

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    ^ I'm in the middle of a lesson, I can't think

    Erm... Weeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a big house View Post
    ^ I'm in the middle of a lesson, I can't think

    Erm... Weeds?
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    then what are you doing online?

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    ... Reeesearcchhhh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranceTrouble View Post
    if you bake me some cookies ill be fine with no score
    The very finest just for you, sir!

    ok next one:
    A garden ornament makes men go mad (5)
    I have solved this one.
    BUT, I'll let ABH and others get some practice in.
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    ^ Well, this feels unfair :L

    EDIT: Gnome?
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    You're doing great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a big house View Post
    ^ Well, this feels unfair :L

    EDIT: Gnome?
    hehe yes that is it
    your turn ABH

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    Who needs to understand these things when you can just...
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    Clue: Refuse to accept unknown after study (4)
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    Deny?
    Ham and Eggs - a days work for the chicken, a lifetime commitment for the pig.
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    ^ Yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a big house View Post
    EDIT: Gnome?
    Congratz, you got that one all by yourself so you score 1 point.

    Staticon also scores 1 point.

    The game has begun - we're stepping out of 'training mode'.
    It is now up to the person who creates the clue to decide when/what further hints they wish to offer.

    Good luck everyone and enjoy!
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    I have PM'd Stat just to let him know he has won the round
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    Oh dear. I hadn't reckoned on winning.

    Now I have to think of a clue.

    OK:

    Join in - Incomplete, with initial slice of cake missing. (7)

    That should keep you amused for seconds.
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    Hmm... So, in my mind. I thought, 'join in - incomplete' meant to literally join in - incomplete, which game my inincomplete. So then I looked at what the 'initial slice of cake' might be, and thought 'piece' and since it is 'missing' I removed those letters and got. 'innomlt' which is 7 letters, I stuck it in an anagram solver but didn't get anything...

    EDIT: Seconds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktoria View Post
    Congratz, you got that one all by yourself so you score 1 point.

    Staticon also scores 1 point.

    The game has begun - we're stepping out of 'training mode'.
    It is now up to the person who creates the clue to decide when/what further hints they wish to offer.

    Good luck everyone and enjoy!
    One goldurn minute! I still in trainig mode. I got three questions, and that always true, which makes me ver4y unhappy.

    1. What has a kernel got to do with the casing for a nut? The kernel is the tasty, meaty part, not that old hard crust.

    2. Wbhy do a garden gnome make men mad? I ain't never herd that in my whole goldarn life.

    3. What was the unknown part had to do with the denial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyseeos View Post
    1. What has a kernel got to do with the casing for a nut? The kernel is the tasty, meaty part, not that old hard crust.
    Quote Originally Posted by Viktoria View Post
    What is another term for the inside shell or edible core of a nut?
    She clearly said inside.

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    2. Wbhy do a garden gnome make men mad? I ain't never herd that in my whole goldarn life.
    Quote Originally Posted by TranceTrouble View Post
    A garden ornament makes men go mad (5)
    'men go' is an anagram of Gnome. 'Mad' represents something crazy or mixed up (anagram) which is how that all fits together

    Quote Originally Posted by Odyseeos View Post
    3. What was the unknown part had to do with the denial?
    Generally, in science, if someone cannot explain something, it is 'unknown'. One of these particular 'unknowns' can be God, of whom scientists deny the existence of.
    (At least that's how I read it)
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    1. But her blessed hint doesn't satisfy her question, at least as far as I can see. My concern is that "What is a nutcase in the military?" doesn't talk about the inside but the outside of a nut-- at least it does for me. If you are able to explain how I can understand her question and her hint can be understood together, I'll be much happier, because then I can go on to the second puzzle in an unburdened way.

    2. Ohh! Thank you for looking for me. I think this one would have taken me a long time. The phrasing "a garden ornament that makes men go mad" would have felt forced to me, because the garden ornament only makes 'men go'. It doesn't make 'men go mad'. If I had stumbled onto the answer, it would have seemed short-sighted to me, dishonorable somehow.

    3. When I was writing earlier, I couldn't take the path that study denies the unknown by making the unknown known. The reason I couldn't was because Dr. Johnson and Holden Caulfield and some other guys would have beaten me about the head and shoulders all the way. That would have hurt. Later, that path did actually occur to me, after I went downstairs, and I had those guys armour up to defend my position for Viktoria's sake, but... Funny how blind spots form. Thank you.

    P.S. If I stay in the class much longer, I shall no doubt confirm my embarrassing class position, even to myself. Perhaps Viktoria will make me stay after school. Anyway, I will go on to the next question-- with no confidence preserved at all.

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    The clue hinted at finding the word kernel, that then rhymed with colonel.
    A casing doesn't have to be "hard". A casing can be soft. I think you are just thinking of it as only being a hard substance.
    Your skin is soft. It encases you. A case can also mean a membrane.
    Remember... cryptic clues are not altogether straightforward in definition. They deliberately make you think further outside the box.

    Cryptic clues are just something you get better at over time. I'm no expert myself.
    The point is to have fun and exercise your brain.
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    Gulp. You sure know lots. I like you.

    But I'm egregiously slow; really, really, really, really slow. Once took G* an hour to creep up on a sword-guard against the wall at Truart's. That's because I believed it. I'll remember that forever.

    But should one care whether a casing is hard or soft? It's still a casing, ain't it? You can't see how one gets from a casing to a kernel. That ain't out the box, it's opposed.

    It's just there are some much better answers. Ho ho ho ho! Mother of all spaghetti, sometimes... just like that.

    Ok. Here we go. Down to business. It's just there are some much better answers. Ho ho ho ho! Mother of all spaghetti, sometimes... just like that. Just because I can go from casing to kernel doesn't mean that you can. Because that would mean, you have to wait for my hint, completely forget my question, and then go with my hint. "Sounds like 'kernel'" can't be substituted for "nutcase in the military", even though "colonel" can be substituted for "sounds like 'kernel'". But if you do that, the game's not fair, because it would mean that I lied to you the first time and only told you the truth the second time. And that would mean that you shouldn't trust me either time, which leaves you only with an empty '?' to think about, or else, leaves you with a question which points at me with narrowed eye; that I cheat, I lie. Now, you have to worry about the number of letters, because I already lied once, why not twoce? Now you know, my head is not on delighting you but myself. So that, no answer can possibly be acceptable to you; you know that I can't be having much fun, because you know when you feel the tug of delight and when you don't.

    May I go to the first real question now, or do I need to study on this one some more? This one hurts, the real questions must be dr4eadfull.

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    I'm glad you like me.

    Yeah, I can see where you're coming from with case/kernel being the opposite direction and all and perhaps my cryptic clue could have been better. Like I said earlier, I'm not an expert myself.

    Hopefully we can get better at this, so its all good.

    How you doing with the current clue?

    Join in - Incomplete, with initial slice of cake missing. (7)
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    Dreadfully!! I'm the worst student EVER.

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    ^
    Aren't we all... at one point?

    Perhaps it is now a good time if Staticon would provide a hint/tip for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktoria View Post
    Perhaps it is now a good time if Staticon would provide a hint/tip for us.
    Hmmmmm!

    Not easy without giving the answer away - but, hey-ho.

    The answer has something to do with with what you would do at a feast or drinking session where consumable fare is on offer.

    There, I think that covers it.

    And the clue again:
    Join in - Incomplete, with initial slice of cake missing. (7)
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    Quote Originally Posted by staticon View Post
    Hmmmmm!

    Not easy without giving the answer away - but, hey-ho.
    You can always just release a single letter from the answer - it doesn't have to be a full sentence clue.

    The answer has something to do with with what you would do at a feast or drinking session where consumable fare is on offer.

    There, I think that covers it.

    And the clue again:
    Join in - Incomplete, with initial slice of cake missing. (7)

    Thanks for that.
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