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#1 Silver Girl

Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:47 PM


We are holding an Easter egg hunt and one of the guests loves cryptic crosswords so I thought we could give her some cryptic clues about where to look. I don't have the brain to do this, can anyone help me?

I need cryptic clues to describe about 2 of the following ideas:

- on top of the hot water service at the side of the house;
- hanging from the lemon tree in the back yard;
- in the disused baby bath in the back yard;
- at the top of the slippery slide in the back yard;
- in DS' red tricyle;
- hanging from the green side gate.

I would be so grateful for any help.

#2 *-*

Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Not much help... but is the hot water service a good idea?

#3 Silver Girl

Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

The HWS felt cool to the touch but maybe it'd be best not to use it, don't want my good quality eggs to melt,  LOL. Thanks for the thought.

#4 Chickie-Babe

Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

I am really bad, but a few ideas - no offense if you hate them!

For the tricycle - tri, tri, as hard as you can, the cycle will be soon be complete.

For the gate - open your eyes and leave the boundaries, the object of your desire is the colour of envy and is hanging around waiting for you.

Lemon Tree - something about when life hands you lemons, make lemonade?

Baby bath - watch out when the dirty water is thrown out, there may be something more precious inside.

Slippery Slide - With a whoosh and a dip, a slip and a slide, a fun spot this chocolate surprise has to hide.

Please feel free to change them, my mind is notfunctional tonight.

#5 Silver Girl

Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Chickie-Babe - I love those ideas!

#6 BadCat

Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

If you are after genuine cryptic crossword style clues these might help:

For the slide - Sidle about at the top
For the lemon tree - Hanging in confused melon
For the tricycle - The third revolution is red
For the gate - Designate around without North is green

They're not briliant but they are true cryptic crossword style.

Edited by BadCat, 02 April 2012 - 09:52 PM.

#7 Bel Rowley

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

I hheart.gif cryptics. Anagrams are good for cryptic clues.

In DS' red tricyle - Badly circled tyre
Hanging from the green side gate - Hanging with a terribly eager gent
Hanging from the lemon tree in the back yard - Arrange to meet loner

Other ideas:
In the disused baby bath in the back yard - Make sure the little one is clean.

On top of the hot water service at the side of the house - Is this egg looking for a hot shower?

At the top of the slippery slide in the back yard - This egg could use a push.

#8 Silver Girl

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thank you BadCat and Bel Crowley!  original.gif

#9 Chickie-Babe

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

OP - please come back and update after the hunt, would love to find out how it went!

BadCat and Bel Crowley - you are so clever, it would take me ages to come up with something like that!

#10 Silver Girl

Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

I just realised that I haven't updated yet on how the egg hunt went. Thanks again for all the clues. Everyone had a great time and the clues were a hit! We used all the clues by colour-coding the eggs and giving the easier clues to the younger participants. I couldn't have done it without your help. Thanks again!  original.gif

#11 Silver Girl

Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

PS Sorry for the spelling mistake of your username Bel Rowley - darn auto [in]correct!

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