Définitions énigmatiques

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But there's a world of difference between a cute tiny Mexican dog and a semi aquatic reptile that could RIP you apart in seconds.

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Where did the chihuahua come from, Ally?

Yes, jsks got it right: the opposite of 'found in cold country' is 'found in country cold', or with the appropriate punctuation, which cryptic clues often do away with, 'found in country, cold', ie found in 'china', 'chill'. I didn't really like how I'd written the clue and was going to re-post it as "Animal caught cold in the country", but jsks reasoned through my tortuous logic before I could re-post.
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:) A few cryptic crossword clues can usually be solved fairly quickly but the majority remain a mystery until you have a number of letters from other words to help you. With this thread there are never any such letters available to give you a clue... can make it quite a challenge.
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Tom wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm
:) A few cryptic crossword clues can usually be solved fairly quickly but the majority remain a mystery until you have a number of letters from other words to help you. With this thread there are never any such letters available to give you a clue... can make it quite a challenge.
In any 'blank' crossword that is always the case. Anyway, I think I've given dashes with a letter at least once here.
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So, what is the next clue ?

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Wheelwright holds writer called Karen (9)

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Carpenter.

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Where did the chihuahua come from, Ally?

Yes, jsks got it right: the opposite of 'found in cold country' is 'found in country cold', or with the appropriate punctuation, which cryptic clues often do away with, 'found in country, cold', ie found in 'china', 'chill'. I didn't really like how I'd written the clue and was going to re-post it as "Animal caught cold in the country", but jsks reasoned through my tortuous logic before I could re-post.
Where did the chihuahua come from, Ally? Where do I start with trying to explain that to an adult? Ok, there was a girl chihuahua and a boy chihuahua. One day when they was all growed up and they thought they knew each other well enough...

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Ally wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:24 pm
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Where did the chihuahua come from, Ally?
Where did the chihuahua come from, Ally? Where do I start with trying to explain that to an adult? Ok, there was a girl chihuahua and a boy chihuahua. One day when they was all growed up and they thought they knew each other well enough...
Daddy, I'm not asleep yet, carry on with the story, puhlease!
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Ally wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Carpenter.
Hah. A chip off the old block.

Your go.

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