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by mjb - Tue 18th Oct 2005, 4:46pm
jpd said: There are 5 houses ... but who owns the fish?
AFAICT, it's the Coffee-drinking German in the Green House
by jpd - Tue 18th Oct 2005, 4:01pm
There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person of a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. Using the clues below can you determine who owns the fish?

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next door to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next door to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.
by jmg - Mon 28th Feb 2005, 2:08pm
Not all that hard, but made me laugh...

Royal autobiography, not appearing all at once? (3,2,3)
by bored at work - Mon 7th Feb 2005, 4:25pm
The code, math and general knowledge rounds were a bit of a disappointment after the image round though.
by Richard - Mon 7th Feb 2005, 9:08am
OK, got it now.
by Richard - Mon 7th Feb 2005, 9:07am
Andy said: http://www.etienne.nu/imagepuz/

umm, i'm stuck on the third one. any ideas?
Any ideas on the 6th one???
by Evil eye - Sat 5th Feb 2005, 8:37am
It's a magic eye thing. My eyes hurtnow, i'msure that can't be good for you on a computersreen. The answer is 'o.htm'
by Andy - Sat 5th Feb 2005, 2:15am
http://www.etienne.nu/imagepuz/

umm, i'm stuck on the third one. any ideas?
by Mike - Tue 1st Feb 2005, 12:18pm
The Times are offering free day passes to their crossword content in celebration of the 75th birthday of the Times Crossword. Among other things, you can try the crossword editor's "fiendishly difficult" clue and win a crate of wine:

One describing a vampire crossing short stretch of water - he apologised (8)

E-mail answers to xchallenge@thetimes.co.uk by Monday 7th February. Perhaps if somebody here solves it, we can all enter and share the wine...
by gf - Tue 2nd Nov 2004, 8:08pm
Mike said: Perhaps Shirley Bassey would have got it?
If she said she did, I wouldn't argue with someone built like that... ;-)
by Mike - Tue 2nd Nov 2004, 4:37pm
gf said: "Is bird-watching an appropriate example of this?" (10)
Perhaps Shirley Bassey would have got it?
by Mike - Tue 2nd Nov 2004, 4:36pm
gf said: "Is bird-watching an appropriate example of this?" (10)
Very good indeed. I have to admit I looked up the answer today though...
by gf - Mon 1st Nov 2004, 4:37pm
Today's 29ac is, imho, the best clue the Daily Telegraph have carried for a fair while...

"Is bird-watching an appropriate example of this?" (10)

...nice smug glow when you get it, as with all good clues!
by Mike - Thu 8th May 2003, 9:40am
Neil said: I have most of the time to stitch, then I iron (9)
Very clever. Nice and politically correct...
by Neil - Thu 8th May 2003, 8:42am
I've just come across this gem:

I have most of the time to stitch, then I iron (9)
by Martin - Sun 9th Feb 2003, 4:24pm
RTT said: Errrr.....why are these messages in reverse order? Is it a new feature? If so, it's a sensible one!!!
I have just received a complaint about it too, though.

I'm afraid its a 'feature' of the way it is constructed: because this topic does not have threads, each post is behaving like each of the (for example) quotations in the quotes topic.
by RTT - Sun 9th Feb 2003, 3:07pm
Errrr.....why are these messages in reverse order? Is it a new feature? If so, it's a sensible one!!!
by Neil - Sun 9th Feb 2003, 2:30pm
Guy said: Is it 'bring' with the 'g' taken off on the outside of 'to'?
That seems plausible, though I think 'footloose' to mean 'with the last letter removed' is very dubious.
by Guy - Sun 9th Feb 2003, 2:04pm
About to fetch footloose islander (6)

The answer was 'Briton'; can anyone explain why?
Is it 'bring' with the 'g' taken off on the outside of 'to'?
by Neil - Sun 9th Feb 2003, 1:41pm
To start the ball rolling...

From a recent Saturday Times Crossword:
About to fetch footloose islander (6)

The answer was 'Briton'; can anyone explain why?

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