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I'd like to propose that the OriginalGriff be officially banned from taking part in the CCC. He's too quick. I know that if I see three items listed for the CCC then there's a good chance that OG has already snuck in and solved it while we lesser mortals are still searching for the first syllable. It ain't fair, gennelmen, it ain't fair.
Not at all. When folks like you solve them so quickly, I learn more about the process in solving them; the chemistry set solution was really good for example. I'm no stranger to cryptic crosswords and I readily admit I'm not very good at them. Some are easier than others and that's in part due to the person who sets them. I once looked at a particularly nasty crossword in one of the UK papers and the solution of the previous day's crossword. Not only did the clues leave me 100% lost but the answers used words I never knew existed, yet some people solve them while having a crap and a cup of tea - you as well perhaps?
I solved one of the CCCs and I've solved a handful of others but always too late to post because people like you are good at solving them in quick time. One day perhaps, I will solve another one. Are you going on leave sometime where there's no internet? That'd improve my chances.
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