Answers to cryptic Quiz !

Time to bring some light-hearted relief with a bit of a teaser quiz .....     The answers are mainly birds or general bird group  (not all UK species), but there may be be an insect thrown in to the mix !    

We will start with no hints other than the clue -  so think outside the box  lol 

1)            Group of happy dogs   (8)

2)            Policeman who's a bit on the short side   (5, 6)

3)            Ancient musical instrument that plays false notes   (8)  

4)            Group of birds although surprisingly, no strings attached   (5)

5)            Hair-raising prank   (7, 4)

6)            Latin typeset size repeated - its black & white  (4, 4)       a bird  !  English version (6) would be accepted too.

7)            Busy worker untangling fibres in woollen mill   (6, 3)

8)            Slippery character but an excellent mathematician  (5)

9)            Moggy stirs from its slumber  (9)

10)         Could mean a death sentence  (8)

11)         A magical bird   (6)

12)         Bevy before bedtime  (8)

13)         The very excellent Ms. Clarice  (6, 8)

14)         Almost out of breath  (6)

15)         Luxury car in Mumbai   (6, 6)

16)         Pelican Rot (anag.)    (10)

17)         Mind big rock  (anag.)  (11)

18)         A rather dreary Captain  (5, 7)

19)         Expansive area of grassland or moorland !   (5, 5)

20)         Talks a funny language and bows head, it’s all Chinese to me  (8, 4)

21)         Your dog is trying to tell you it’s feeling a little under the weather !  (4)

22)         Eats too many Lancashire Hotpots  !  (8, 6)

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Regards, Hazel 

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  • Wow Hazy, great idea, I reckon it'll be a few days with that lot! Anybody ever tell you that setting the clues is the easy bit! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    LOL Hazel !!   the clues are "loosely" based so you need a good imagination  ha ha !

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    I enroled Ron & between us we've got 12 hopefuls. Will keep looking!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    well done,  I might have to rejig clues if they are too obscure  lol

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    Did you get these from the 'Times' crossword Hazel?  Lol

    cheers  Terry

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  • In reply to turboman:

    lol Terry,  Mike does the Times cryptic - I just try fill in some the blanks and the easier ones !

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    Brilliant idea, Hazel. This forum needed some livening up.

    I may have all but three which I'm stuck on. How do we give the answers without spoiling it for others?

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    TeeJay said:
    How do we give the answers without spoiling it for others?

    I would just  look on it as a joint enterprise and list what you have so far,  other's can fill in the missing numbers and if some of the clues are a bit obscure then I'll try rethink them  lol     

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Have you got 16 TJ?

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Yes, I have Hazel. 

    There's one I can't get and some others are a bit iffy.

    What I've done is put them in a Google Docs spreadsheet, and here's the LINK

    I trust no one else peaks except Hazy.. 

    PS It's the last one I can't get No 22

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    Regards,Tony

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