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archaeoroutes

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Cryptic Mountains
« on: 17:19:52, 06/06/13 »
A caving forum I am on has a running topic of 'cryptic caves'. I thought it could be fun for mountains.
Basically someone posts a crossword-type clue for the name of a mountain or hill. Others post answers until one gets it right. The torch then passes to them to post a clue and so on..


A very easy one to start it off:
"Attempt to waft air." (6)
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Annejacko

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #1 on: 18:11:45, 06/06/13 »
Tryfan ?
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archaeoroutes

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #2 on: 13:30:11, 07/06/13 »
Indeed. Your turn...
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thelifeofriley

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #3 on: 12:06:27, 10/06/13 »
Sounds good,  how about ''winters deposit above''
 
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archaeoroutes

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #4 on: 12:41:38, 10/06/13 »
Snowdon?
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roddyp

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #5 on: 10:17:39, 12/06/13 »
OK - How about...

"The greyhound's find decays trail mix" 

(7, 1, 7)
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joester

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #6 on: 13:15:18, 12/06/13 »
OK - How about...

"The greyhound's find decays trail mix" 

(7, 1, 7)

You have to get one right to get a turn!
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roddyp

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #7 on: 13:17:17, 12/06/13 »
Ah  :(


well, still waiting for ArchaeoRoutes to post a new one then, as I think he got that right  :-X
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joester

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #8 on: 13:37:58, 12/06/13 »
Is your's Carnedd y Filiast?
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roddyp

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #9 on: 13:40:10, 12/06/13 »
Yup. Well done!
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Glyno

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #10 on: 15:07:07, 12/06/13 »
how does that work? translating something from Welsh doesn't make it cryptic.

glovepuppet

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #11 on: 15:14:10, 12/06/13 »
Carnedd y Filiast is an anagram of "find decays trail" from the clue (the "mix" meaning jumbled, as an anagram is). And Carnedd y Filiast means "the Greyhound".
 
Quite a good clue, I thought - I just didn't know the mountain!  ;D

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #12 on: 15:16:50, 12/06/13 »
oh, ok.

joester

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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #13 on: 15:27:21, 12/06/13 »
And Carnedd y Filiast means "the Greyhound".

'cairn of the greyhound [censored]'
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Re: Cryptic Mountains
« Reply #14 on: 15:29:19, 12/06/13 »

'cairn of the greyhound [censored]'

Aye, I was just relating it to the clue.  O0
 
Are you having a go a setting a new clue?