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QUIZ: Cryptic Crags

UKC user Paul Sagar has sent in a tricky quiz involving cryptic clues for the names of popular crags around the UK. Test yourself and your mates - answers are in the forum thread.

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Excessively consuming cheese. But which type of cheese?
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Paul explained his quiz as follows:

"They range from the fairly easy to the slightly fiendish. And when I say "cryptic", I really just mean basic word play, not the advanced, rule-based, stuff you get in cryptic crosswords."

Avoid the forum thread if you don't want to see any spoilers!!

North Wales


This quaking hound sounds like he has a different tail.

Leave famous country singer.

A love affair cut short with a cooling device.

The fashion consultant misheard where the baby sleeps.

Festively crowned before the large hill.

Down under.



Peak District


Prey for Black Beauty's footwear.

Up above, decaying backwards.

Oliver's pal is getting on, before a verge.

Brightly next to forest's greatest.

A joint's end, queuing in the clouds.

Untamed moggy.

Rocky, the centre of a weight.

An amphibian packing heat?



South + West Coasts

After dinner wine goes into the ground, and that's how much it will cost.

The black ones are unexpected events and we all have one.

Is that a swimming tortoise's entry point?

A false sense of security can be combined with value.

Go down, pointy rhino!



Rest of Country

Is that a dark cold pub? (a mountain, rather than crag)

Excessively consuming cheese.

Giving assistance to a bluff?

Solo has his very own stones.

Moisture on the morning grass, instead of romancing.

Getting on and not a woman, is that a ship ahead?

A poacher jumps.

Part of a shopping centre, plus part of a pig, but this harbour isn't by the sea.

A just principal.

German child's demise.

The crow's wound healed.

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Forums 52 comments

South + West Coasts   After dinner wine goes into the ground, and that’s how much it will cost [Portland Bill]    The black ones are unexpected events and we all have one [Swanage]   Is that a swimming...
ANSWERS BELOW - don't look if you're still trying/struggling! Thanks Paul for a fun quiz! North Wales   This quaking hound sounds like he has a different tail [Tremadog]    Leave famous country singer...
  I got it quickly without even getting the football reference (due to no capital f on forest), assuming a clough was some sort of woodland feature (actually now I think it might be a moorland feature)   maybe it...
Solo has his very own stones - Harrisons Rocks The crow's wound healed. - Raven's Scar And a couple I'm dubious about: The black ones are unexpected events and we all have one. - Daddyhole (as in black hole and we...
I'm not sure about the tremadog one. I got that qucking hound = mad dog, but I don't see how the rest of the clue gives you 'tre'. I think the queueing in the clouds is 'Skyline Buttress' (as opposed to roaches...
Well done on Shining Clough. I thought that was the meanest one, because most climbers don't know anything about football, and the "forest" part makes people think of Robin Hood... Post edited at 12:20

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