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That crossword clue -- solution [Nov. 23rd, 2009|12:16 am]
Douglas Spencer
The clue was "Starting-point for train-spotting", 7 letters.

If anyone's not yet had a go, they may wish to go and have a look at the discussion before they look at the answer.

After I'd dissuaded people from choosing "Glasgow", a curiously large number of people chose "station". There were two people who chose "buffers", one "railway", one "Edinbro", one "capital", one "platform", one "instant". And a few other guesses. Alas, none of these are correct.

andrewducker got impossibly close, when he commented saying I noticed that starting-point is an anagram of train-spotting -- and then went ahead with an incorrect guess.

and so, of the 14 people who guessed so far, only darth_tigger got it right.

"Starting-point for train-spotting" -- "anagram".

Thanks to all of you who took part.
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[User Picture]From: guybles
2009-11-23 12:38 am (UTC)
(groans)

Thank you for sharing. I do hate those recursive clues, but admire the ingenuity. No wonder my original thread reminded you of it.
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[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2009-11-23 12:52 am (UTC)
I always liked:

Easter picnic? (8, 5)
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[User Picture]From: ang_grrr
2009-11-23 07:34 am (UTC)
I'd have got it with letters.

(work-place in-joke)
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2009-11-23 08:59 am (UTC)
Doh.
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-11-23 09:27 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaand this is why I don't do crosswords.
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[User Picture]From: cdave
2009-11-23 10:38 am (UTC)
Blimmin heck. Even with the answer it took me a about 20 seconds to get it.

I can see why you remember it.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2009-11-23 11:50 am (UTC)
Doh. That was a really good clue.
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[User Picture]From: djelibeybi
2009-11-23 06:00 pm (UTC)
I got as far as station but your advice of "If you don't *know* it's right - it isn't" told me I was wrong. Good clue.
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2009-11-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
fuck fuck fuckity fuck
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