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Cryptic Crossword...in DHTML

Here is a link to a crossword.

I just found this while I was housekeeping an old laptop.
It is completely implemented in dhtml and I wrote is about 6 years ago.

Read the instructions, it's pretty intuitive.

http://www.mindmesh.net/xword/xwrd.htm

I can't remember what the answers are but post your solutions and I'll award points randomly :)

Cheers.
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phileocaCommented:
doesn't work in firefox.  
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
no, probably cos firefox didn't exist 6 years ago.
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SamsonChungCommented:
... cross word??


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dxf224Commented:
osborne  meets another guy and  i ask  you  .. (10)    

hope this helps but not  too much  ..
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baldrickCommented:
Uh.... I can fit "ARSEHOLES" into 9 across

bbrraaiinn hhaass mmeelltteedd!!!!!!
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dagesiCommented:
22 Across is ELONGATES  (ELON (anagram (poor) Noel) & GATES (rich Bill)
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dagesiCommented:
21 Down is STATIC (anagram (badly) It acts)
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
Well done dagesi.

1 down : CAPITAL OFFENCE (anagram (outbreak) POLICE AFFECT AN)
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dagesiCommented:
"offence" has a 'c' in it...?  I thought it was "offense"...
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dagesiCommented:
17 Across  FELINE ...?
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
Offense is, I think, the american spelling.

In Englsih English :

Offence noun
Offensive adjective
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
17 Across...looks like it should be...just not sure why
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dagesiCommented:
Damn those Americans and their inability to spell simple words... =P
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
>>> Uh.... I can fit "ARSEHOLES" into 9 across
Actually, 9 across is PIMPERNEL (Elusive Counter-revolutionary = Scarlet Pimpernet) + (growth = flower)
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dagesiCommented:
This was a bitch for a yank to find...
14 Across BREDON (Bredon Hill from "A Shropshire Lad" by AE Houseman)
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David_WardCommented:
11a Poppy

26a oppulence

5d   Pisces


ummmm, -not- easy!
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dagesiCommented:
>David_Ward...
I can see how you'd get poppy but if ozymandias is right about 1 Down, then 11 Across must start with a 't'...
Don't see how you got the other two answers though...
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dagesiCommented:
Ok, so for 2 Down, I've found an entry in a dictionary that defines 'gong' as 3 Brit: MEDAL  ...
That doesn't help me any though...
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
OK, I have made some progress but only in as much as the crossword now works in firefox and opera :)
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KelvinYCommented:
24 Across is HATED. HAT + ED
I'm inclining toward INGOT for 10 Across (a gold piece)
4 Down looks like LAND GIRL
And the first word of 12 Across appears to be GREAT - GREAT SALE perhaps? Still working on that one.
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KelvinYCommented:
Make that "inclining toward INGOT for 6 Down"
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dagesiCommented:
Damn...another major pain this one was...

15 Down REICHSTAG

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dagesiCommented:
BTW... as regards a word in 19 Across... is Resoration another English spelling of a word, like 'offence"?  Any idea if it's what we Yanks call "restoration"?
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
>>BTW... as regards a word in 19 Across... is Resoration another English spelling of a word, like 'offence"?  Any idea if it's what we Yanks call "restoration"?
Damn, I think that must be a typo. I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be RESTORATION.
Well spotted.
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adgCommented:
Very nice.
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KelvinYCommented:
5 Down is SOLVER (anagram of LOVERS, you are the solver)
13 Across is LUKEWARM
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dagesiCommented:
Ok, so SOLVER makes sense... and LUKEWARM makes sense for 'Hardly a hot"... what's the "GOSPELLER" have to do with it...?
Erf... having to think English is tough... =]
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dagesiCommented:
11 Across couldn't be as simple as to be THYME, could it...?  TYME with H...
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KelvinYCommented:
dagesi,

The gospel according to Luke maybe? :/

THYME kind of makes sense, but it creates an ugly situation for 2 down. We're now looking for a word like --M-Y-K there.
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dagesiCommented:
>KelvinY...
True...  But considering some of these answers, I didn't think it could automatically be discounted... =]
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
Remember that 11 a is not necessarily flower as in plant.
It could be flow-er, as in something that flows...like a river.
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dagesiCommented:
Then 11 Across could be Thame...
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dagesiCommented:
Guess here...
19 Across Robinson, as in Marilynne Robinson of the Caroline and/or Restoration periods...
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KelvinYCommented:
dagesi,

That fits in with my suspicion that 16 Down is COWS TAIL.
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dagesiCommented:
Ok... so... if 16 Down were "COWS REAR", then 26 Across could be either "TREATMENT" or "THEATRICS"... though except for the bit about "COWS" none of it has an obvious proof...
Alternatively, 16 Down could be either "COWS TAIL" or "COWS BUTT"... but again, no way to prove it...

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dagesiCommented:
>KelvinY...
lol... hence the drawback to typing slow... =]
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dagesiCommented:
Hmmm... without any proof either way, I suspect either 19 Across or 24 Across are incorrect...
8 Down is (7,3,4) which with those two clues as is, makes the 3 N _ D... while not impossible, I consider it unlikely...

Personally, for 19 Across, I only rate my guess as "eh, maybe...?"
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jkmyoungCommented:
23 Down, seems like GENOA
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dagesiCommented:
>jkmyoung...
  Right you are, I think...
Force (G) a single (AONE) over (backwards - ENOA)
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dxf224Commented:
I do two cryptics a day   ... or I try  to  do 2 cryptics  a day.
The thing  that bugs me the  most   is  asking for help  in doing  them.
Holy cow
I do not understand   why anyone would do a crossword puzzle as a  community  type thing.  
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
For the same reason that anyone does anything as a community...because they ennjoy it.
I do not understand why asking for help would bug someone.
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dagesiCommented:
I wouldn't/don't ask for help when doing puzzles normally because my understanding of my intent is to do them solo...
If my intent is to do them as a duet or group, that won't bother me... I've tried to get my wife interested in joining me in crossword puzzles... obviously, not little I-can-do-this-in-five-minute type puzzles...
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dagesiCommented:
>KelvinY...
Oh duh, I get it now...
13 Across...
"Hardly" = lukewarm
and
"a hot gospeller" = Luke warm...
lol... am I quick or what...
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dagesiCommented:
Ok, I finally got an answer I believe in for 11 Across...
TWEED - Perhaps hash (WEED) with time (T) may come to flower (Tweed - a river in SE Scotland and NE England)...
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jkmyoungCommented:
19 Across COLINEAR
Would make the middle word in 8 Down RED
which makes sense in a fruit setting
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KelvinYCommented:
Just throwing out some ideas here.
6 Across could be an anagram of GRATIS (free) minus the A (without a).
I've tried GRIST, GRITS and GIRST and none of them make sense within the context of the clue.
Of course, I could be on a completely wrong track. It has been known to happen. :)
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KelvinYCommented:
While I'm throwing ideas around, how about CROWN for 25 Across?
The crown is the governing power in the UK and King Charles would be CR (Charles Rex).
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dagesiCommented:
>KelvinY...
I tried the GRATIS track too... (though didn't think of GIRST as an anagram)... also couldn't logically make it work... without a MAJOR stretch...
I take it the rest of 25 Across would be read as King Charles's as in 'CR own'...?
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dagesiCommented:
Damn!  Got another one... I was just looking at the bottom part of the answer for 3 Down and thought DOWER... which would put an R in 17 Across... removing likelyhood of 'FELINE'...
So...
The answer to 17 Across is FLURRY - FURRY (like a cat) and L (starting to (beginning of) leap ) in (within it), meaning 'agitation'.

=]

*happy dance...*  
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dagesiCommented:
18 Down - UROLOGY
But I don't understand the clue yet...
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dagesiCommented:
Is 18 Down something to do with Euro- logy for the hard clue...?  
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dagesiCommented:
And 27 Across is GYNAECOLOGICAL
Once gay (characters reform (anagram) GYNAECO ) reasonable (LOGICAL)
Obviously, an English spelling... =]
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
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dagesiCommented:
>ozymandias...
Clearly, 3 Down is right... but how did you determine it...?
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dagesiCommented:
K, so the hard for 3 Down is G (£1000) LEND (loan) debtor ower...
I didn't know that G was representative of £1000 just as it is with $1000 (not that it would have helped me get that one)... =]
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KelvinYCommented:
7 down = STIPEND (pay)
Mines (pits) about = STIP + END (to finish)
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dagesiCommented:
>KelvinY...
Of course, that shoots a hole in the 'GREAT SALE ' for 12 Across... =]
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KelvinYCommented:
dagesi,

I did notice that, but I've always admitted it was a wild guess at best, so no tears being shed there.
In fact, I think 12 across is GREAT DEAL (means a lot), capital = great and transaction = deal.
BTW, you've been on fire today. Slow day at work?
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dagesiCommented:
Nope, pretty average... just had a bit of cascading answers... =]
And I think GREAT DEAL is a better answer...
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ozymandiasAuthor Commented:
Time to clean up..poinx to those who stuck it out the longest :)
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dagesiCommented:
Yes, I know it's closed... so...?
=]

Anyway... For 1 Across, could the first word be something like CALIGULA'S...?  Not sure how to prove it yet...
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