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.

Excessively consuming cheese. But which type of cheese? © CC BY-SA 4.0
Excessively consuming cheese. But which type of cheese?
© CC BY-SA 4.0

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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18 Apr, 2018

Great, now I'm not going to get any work done until Monday... :-)

18 Apr, 2018

This kind of stuff makes me feel pretty dumb. Got one. 

18 Apr, 2018
 

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?

19 Apr, 2018

Roaches Skyline

19 Apr, 2018

Stanage Edge

Shining Clough

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