Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clues with Popular Website Names

website-clues This set of cryptic clues is themed around the names of popular blogs/websites. I wrote them for twitter originally, but after seeing the positive response to the first clue, decided to post them on the blog for a wider audience.

If you don't follow these websites, no problem – the references are only on the surface, you can still work out the wordplay to solve the clues. And I hope the post will introduce you to some interesting non-crossword links to subscribe to :-)

cracked.com: One that leads with sarcasm (7) M_____G

Let's Put Da: Back to good shape (5) A____

Heavyweight captivated by Digital Inspiration (3)

Techcrunch following Top Gear, or possibly Lethal Weapon? (7) H____E_

Any clues on the same theme you can think of? Please share in the comments section.

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19 comments

Kishore said...

Great clues

1. MOC* KING
2. AD< APT
3. ALI (T) = CM CLAY
4. HAT CHET*

Shrikanth said...

Set off and look for the search engine (6)

Shrikanth said...

An endless jungle, no going back in this jungle (6)

Shrikanth said...

Ship out kindliness afresh from this site (8)

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan (LV) said...

1. MOCKING
3. ALI
4. HATCHET

Shuchi said...

@Shrikanth: Nice double-use of "jungle" :-) Thanks for the clues - they've given a different shade to the theme: wordplay being used to form a website's name, in place of website's name being used in the wordplay.

Shuchi said...

THCC, a mixed bag? (5)

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan (LV) said...

Shrikanth's clues

1 GO OGLE
2. JABONG ?
3. ?

Shuchi your clue

CATCH

mohsin said...

OP:
1. MOC* KING
2. AD<- APT? no idea on this one
3. digit(AL I)nspiration
4. HAT CHET*

Shrikanth's:
1. GO OGLE
2. A MAZ(-e) ON<-
3. LINKEDIN [kindliness - ss]*


My own:
1. Extract data from Google Analytics (5)

2. Twitter's reportedly cheap! (5)

3. Get nominated as adobe.com executive member (6)

4. Reddit.com - varied, funny, dirt-free source of youthful humour (6)

Shuchi said...

@mohsin: Wow! 1 and 4 match the sites so well, they can pass for their taglines! Love the hidden answers - brilliant finds.

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan (LV) said...

@Mohsin

Nice clues :)

1. GLEAN (T)
2. CHIRP ~ ?
4. COMEDY


Is 3 BECOME ?

mohsin said...

@Shuchi, except that Reddit isn't (and wouldn't want to advertise itself as) dirt-free :)

Shuchi said...

@mohsin: :-)

Another:

Fifteensquared - as if poised to be often visited (10)

Shuchi said...

Last shadow of Orkut's collapse (5)

mohsin said...

Nice use of the hyphen :)

A couple more:

5. Purchase article found in ebay regularly (3)

6. Blogger mostly used for wordplay-related activity (6) ......[w.r.t. THCC being hosted on blogger]

mohsin said...

5. is flawed. Please ignore

Shuchi said...

Ah...I spent a while trying to equate article with "U".

How about "Purchase posh device found in ebay regularly" :-)

mohsin said...

Or something along the lines of:
I hear you logged into ebay regularly for purchase (3)

Krishna said...

Mohsin's clues:
5. B{U}Y
6. BOGGLE*

Shuchi's clues:
FREQUENTED*
TORUK*