Définitions énigmatiques

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Strafe for the same non- reasons !

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jsks wrote:
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Fore and aft, milady? (5)
Real finger trouble today.

So...

Fore and aft, milady(5)

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Nifty, as it says in the guide, "The starting point (that everyone agrees on – I hope) is that a cryptic clue must give the solver a fair chance of solving the clue." If we have no idea where to start, that's not a fair clue.
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Fore and aft, milady (5)
Ducky?
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Assuming it’s correct....

Um, craggy slop. Pass plug wok (8,4,3,3,6)

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Just joking folks :D :D

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treiziste wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Assuming it’s correct....

Um, craggy slop. Pass plug wok (8,4,3,3,6)
Was going to re-post my 'fair chance' post, then saw your latest. :lol: :lol:
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jsks wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Nifty wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Sorry, Nifty, but if you're only going to post anagrams with no other clue format, then there's every chance that you will be ignored and the thread will carry on around you and without you
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FFS, I wrote that clue especially in accordance with the guide that you posted.

Isn’t it strange how some people can see things that others don’t ?

https://ukcomics.fandom.com/wiki/The_Numskulls

Tom was there first.
The clue should contain a pointer to the answer. A simple anagram that could have various outcomes is not a cryptic clue. Nothing in that clue points to the answer.

For example:

More fed mixture ending confinement.

Mixture tells you there is an anagram and that the anagram gives you a word that means ending confinement ie freedom.

There must be a clear pointer to the answer

The answer to yours could have been Bums lure nulluks. Or many other combinations. Nothing - nothing - in your clue points to numbskulls rule. So it's not a deduction, it's a guess. Cryptic clues should be explanatory, yours isn't.

See section 9 of FFS's link. Your clue DOES NOT conform.
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