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Retro Bike Cryptic Crossword

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Twist your melon and cast your mind back for the answers to this mostly cryptic crossword. The answers are there, don’t let all the anodising dazzle you! And beware of……

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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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  • Retro Bike Cryptic Crossword
  • sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Stuck on 8 down

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @sillyoldman I should have included a disclosure in the clue: there’s a number in the answer!

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I should have included a disclosure in the clue: there’s a number in the answer!

    Oh, very good…

    On the final 3!

    bajsyckel
    Full Member

    Hmmm… Got about half of these. First time a cryptic crossword has ever made sense to me. Enough to get the 2 word solution without a struggle.

    Still stuck on 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 – useless 😆

    filks
    Full Member

    Just need 12 down to finish…..stuck!

    edd
    Full Member

    Stuck on 5, 8 and 12 down.

    5 in particular is a mystery, I know what the product reference is (and the brand that sold the product) but no idea what the answer is.

    Edit: now got 5 down.

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Still can’t get 8…

    edd
    Full Member

    I’ve now got 8, still need to get 12

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Still struggling with 5 and 12…

    Any further clues appreciated 😊

    Edit Aaand now just 12…

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    12: Chipps has one

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    IMG_2169Aaah!

    Bruce
    Full Member

    Struggling with 5 and it’s doing my head in and stopping me going cycling arrrrgghhh

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @bruce what is it you’re searching for?

    (that’s a clue btw!)

    landslide
    Full Member

    Done. 8 down was a bit of a stretch.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Sorry, I’m with Mark – those things are utterly incomprehensible to me.

    edd
    Full Member

    Not at all sure that “Nailed it” is how I would describe my performance on this. I finally resorted to scrolling through Chipps’ Instagram account to solve 12 down…

    Screenshot_20240205-044203

    0range5
    Full Member

    @stwhannah I should have included a disclosure in the clue: there’s a number in the answer!

    Do you mean a digit instead of a letter?!

    edd
    Full Member

    Do you mean a digit instead of a letter?!

    Yes

    0range5
    Full Member

    Thanks – I only have that one to get and I feel like I should remember something…
    The only cryptic crossword I’ve ever got a single question right!

    0range5
    Full Member

    At last – I spent as much time on 8 down as on the rest of the clues! Don’t know where in my brain the answer even came from in the end!

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Jealous!

    jimplops
    Full Member

    I got 12 straight away as I had one because of Chipps 🤣🤣🤣

    Yak
    Full Member

    Never mind the difficulty of the crossword, I can’t seem to keep the answers saved if I leave the crossword for some reason. I’m sure previous crosswords would keep it partially filled in no matter whether you closed the tab or not. What’s changed? Or what am I doing wrong?

    The odd thing is that is has saved the time spent so far, but none of the word entries.

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Jesus. At Last!

    So much time on 8 – thought I’d already tried the correct answer at some point yesterday….

    edd
    Full Member

    @stwhannah
    Just curious if you know how many people actually completed this crossword?

    slowol
    Full Member

    Nearly but still foxed by clue 8. Oh well that’s better than my normal and the clues in the comments above helped.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    8 has a digit in the answer. Maybe the Seagraves would have ridden one if they’d been around then? CTCH MY DRFT?

    D0NK
    Full Member

    Had to google 1 2 and 15 across as I’d not heard of them.
    10 and 12 I figured out on my own and then I “got” the cryptic clues, groan. Top punnage!

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