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Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

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Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Wakamaru » May 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm

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It's time for A3's Spring Event! This season we're bringing you a challenging Cryptic Crossword prepared by Sandwalker.

What's a Cryptic Crossword? In essence, a cryptic clue leads to its answer as long as it is read in the right way. What the clue appears to say when read normally (the surface reading) is a distraction and usually has nothing to do with the clue answer. The challenge is to find the way of reading the clue that leads to the solution.

A typical clue consists of two parts, the definition and the wordplay. It provides two ways of getting to the answer. The definition, which usually exactly matches the part of speech, tense, and number of the ans, in essence, the same as any 'straight' crossword clue, a synonym for the answer. It usually appears at the start or the end of a clue.

Sandwalker has provided some tips and tricks below to help you solve this puzzle!

Event Dates
May 21st through June 20th

Entry Deadline
June 20th at 11:59pm ET

Drawing Information
Puzzles will be scored on the 21st and 22nd. The winner will be announced the following Monday via the newsletter and this post.

Choosing Winners
The person who solves the most clues correctly will win. If multiple people solve the same majority of clues then a winner will be randomly selected from that group of people.

Rules
  • You must need the prize to win it. Remember that A3 defines "need" as "not already owning".
  • Do not post the puzzle answers elsewhere. You will be disqualified from this event and the next.

How To Enter
  • Post a response below to request a Cryptic Crossword puzzle.
  • Wakamaru will send you a Private Message on the forum with a URL to the copy of your puzzle.

How To Participate
Go through the clues and fill in the puzzle. The clues are located on slide 1, to the left of the puzzle. You are welcome to use WarcraftPets.com, Google, or other search engines/databases for help.

Puzzles are stored in OneDrive Powerpoint Presentations so you can fill out your puzzle without needing to download anything. Puzzle changes made at your individual URL will be auto-saved and the puzzle is automatically submitted to Wakamaru.

The goal is to complete this puzzle, however, if you aren't able to then please submit as much as you are able!

Make sure you reply here when you have completed as much of the puzzle as you can! Take your time, you have a month.

Tips & Tricks
This is meant to be a fun and challenging puzzle. Sandwalker has put together some tips and tricks to help you solve this Cryptic!

Cryptic crosswords can be daunting, but knowing a few hints will make solving them easier. Here are a few that might help:

ANAGRAMS
  • An anagram is what you get when you rearrange the letters of a word/phrase, e.g. TONES, STONE and NOTES are all anagrams of each other.

    Anagrams can be hinted at by words implying some kind of movement, e.g. 'jumble', 'upset' and 'shake'.

    Example clue: 'Upset musical dots join to form a small rock.
    Solution: 'Upset' implies an anagram. 'Musical dots' are NOTES. Rearrange the letters to form STONE.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
  • Some answers can be quite literally hidden in plain sight, within the text of the clue. This can often be hinted at by words such as 'in' or 'within' or 'between'.

    Example clue: 'Man in Wisconsin gleefully chooses to remain alone.'
    Solution: The word 'in' is the key here. If you look carefully, you'll find the word SINGLE (wisconSIN GLEefully), meaning 'alone'.
PHONETIC
  • Some clues will give up their answers if one reads them aloud. These can be intimated by a hint such as 'sounds like'.

    Example clue: 'Excited human keeps acting like an ape in public.'
    Solution: Reading aloud, you'll hear the word 'monkey' (in the words 'huMAN KEE'), which is a type of ape.
INITIAL LETTERS
  • Sometimes an answer will be given by taking the first letter of some words, and combining them to form another. This may be suggested by 'initial' or 'start'.

    Example clue: 'Sexy pirates in Final Fantasy yell, "Arrrr, start getting ready for the Grand Ball!"'
    Solution: Ignoring the fact that there are likely no pirates in Final Fantasy, let alone sexy ones, the word 'start' tells you to look at the initial letters. Taking them from the first few words reveals SPIFFY, meaning 'smart/stylish in appearance.

Prize Information
The winner will be able to choose one of the following prizes:
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Prize Claim Deadline
Members entering giveaways and events are expected to be courteous to others also entering. Prize winners will be sent a private message on the A3 forum containing information about claiming their prize(s). Members will have 2 weeks (14 days) to [1] respond to the PM if a response is requested and [2] claim their prize(s). If after 2 weeks no response has been received or the prize(s) haven't been claimed in-game the win will be forfeited to another member. A new winner will be drawn for the prize(s).

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Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Wakamaru » May 21st, 2018, 1:00 pm

HELPFUL INFORMATION
Editing Your Crossword Puzzle
1. Go to the URL sent to you by Wakamaru.
2. Select "Edit In Browser" (image 1).
3. Select the square you want to add a letter to (image 2).
4. Add the letter (image 3).
5. Do this for each box in a word (image 4).
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Notes
  • You may notice a slight shift in the crossword table when you click it to add your letters. Please ignore it. The table will reset once inactive again. This is a side-effect of using the browser version and there is nothing we can do to change it.
  • You do not need to sign in to make changes.
  • You do not need to save your changes. They will save automatically.
Questions & Answers
Q: Can I participate without entering for the prizes? (ie. if you don't need them)
A: Yes! If you would like to participate in the conversation / task without entering to win, please copy the following form to do so. Insert your message(s) between the "nonentry" and "/nonentry" bbcode brackets. [nonentry][/nonentry]

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by flameflash » May 22nd, 2018, 9:49 am

I'd like one too please.
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Ssparkles » May 22nd, 2018, 5:43 pm

May I have a puzzle please?
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Jedikitten » May 22nd, 2018, 8:20 pm

May I have a crossword puzzle, please?
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Wakamaru » May 22nd, 2018, 11:57 pm

All puzzles above this point have been mailed!

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Ssparkles » May 23rd, 2018, 6:45 am

Hats off to you Sand.
I've managed to get 1 answer.
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by piwakawaka » May 23rd, 2018, 7:59 pm

Can i have a puzzle please?
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by haxtriickz » May 29th, 2018, 4:44 pm

I'd like a puzzle!

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by piwakawaka » May 30th, 2018, 1:31 am

I am posting to inform everyone that I have finished my puzzle. I find this fact exceedingly surprising since i do not consider myself to be good at normal crosswords, never mind cryptic ones
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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Kementari » June 3rd, 2018, 6:44 pm

I would love a puzzle please :)

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Lady_Emma » June 3rd, 2018, 11:17 pm

I would Love a puzzle please

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by bingsama » June 4th, 2018, 1:49 pm

I would like one to give it a try

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by Shawnyve » June 5th, 2018, 1:10 am

I'd like to try a puzzle please.

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Re: Spring Event: Cryptic Crossword [May 21 - June 20]

Post by sunnygirl305 » June 6th, 2018, 3:53 am

i'd like a puzzle pls
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