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CRYPTIC plumage 2 (1 Viewer)

Yaay D! Indeed. I’m going to repost my earlier post (edited now!) so that it’s on the same page (to save people going back and forth!)

ANAGRAMS - 6 European birds and 6 North American birds

European

1. A BIGOT LICK-TWADDLE = Black-tailed Godwit (Rosbifs)
2. NICE MAD DRUNK = Mandarin (Rosbifs - sorry about the typo!)
3. I SEA JANUARY = Eurasian Jay (Rosbifs)
4. DANGER RE BRAWL = Garden Warbler (Rosbifs)
5. DEAF FLIER = Fieldfare (Kits)
6. MALIGN A TREE FROG = Greater Flamingo (Rosbifs)

North American

7. BROMANCE IN AIR = American ROBIN (Delia)
8. PRESENT WADER PINS = Western Sandpiper (Kits)
9. RESOWN HUE = House Wren (Kits)
10. JAB YULE = Blue Jay (Kits)
11. VERY ODD EERIE = Red-eyed Vireo (Kits)
12. OUST FITTED MUTE = Tufted Titmouse (Waccoe)

Well done all :clap:


With the cryptic clues - please tell how you got there!

1. With shark in front, (AKA) ‘Little Sparrow’ has none, with no beginning or end (WP) (5, 5, 5)

2. Red Morph mixed up detail given to theatre type nurse at start of renal operation ending in waste receptacle. (WP/O) (6-6,5,5)

3. Hear for example, that Mathew Smith scored one, at his home, with the top of the head and going to eg.lend kit randomly. (N) (6,7,7)

4. Yank hair piece takes something like a billion years to produce what is aka having no hair perhaps? (N) (8,6)

5.Literary schoolboy gets looser prize for seafarer (pelag.) (5,5)

6.It all sounds like Australian called British naval man with food on stick to catch this large pirate (pelag.) (8,4)

7.Fleming’s chief, using overrail in the States is really repulsive and a constant triller for this mimic (WP) (9,7)

8. reptilian type skin, rug maker for example, produces fearsome looking specimen (Ethiop) (it’s a finch!) = SOLVED (Rosbifs)
 
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2. Rufous tailed scrub robin

Red morph - Rufous
Mixed up 'detail' - tailed
Theatre nurse - Scrub

Start of
renal - R
Operation - O

Ending Waste receptacle - Bin
ROBin
 
7. Melodious Warbler

Bit stuck here
M - flemings chief
Really repulsive - ODIOUS - US also states

Contact triller music - WARBLE

I'm missing some letters but overrail I don't get... EL - Electric light rail - US - maybe some abbreviation ELR - EL before odious leaving the R for after the Warble....
 
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3. Golden Crowned Kinglet

Sounds like scores one - sounds like scores a GOAL - GOL

Home - DEN


Top of head CROWN (Mathew Smith in the Crown)

Random - anagram - EG.LEND KIT - KINGLET with the spare ED being added to Crown....

Struggled with Mathew Smith because I didn't know who he was....
 
UPDATE

1. With shark in front, (AKA) ‘Little Sparrow’ has none, with no beginning or end (WP) (5, 5, 5) = SOLVED Rosbifs - of course it was Edith Piaf AKA Little Sparrow, who had no regrets :t:

2. Red Morph mixed up detail given to theatre type nurse at start of renal operation ending in waste receptacle. (WP/O) (6-6,5,5) = SOLVED Rosbifs, exactly :t:

3. Hear for example, that Mathew Smith scored one, at his home, with the top of the head and going to eg.lend kit randomly. (N) (6,7,7) = SOLVED Rosbifs - Matt Smith is lead striker for Millwall, so sounds like goal is correct, the home ground of Millwall is the Den of course (or a foxes home). I slightly cheated in that I used the English name ‘Matthew’ rather than the French variant ;

4. Yank hair piece takes something like a billion years to produce what is aka having no hair perhaps? (N) (8,6) SOLVED = GOYTER -exactly! :t: American Wigeon also known as ‘Baldpate’ of course (having no hair!)

5.Literary schoolboy gets looser prize for seafarer (pelag.) (5,5) = SOLVED Rosbifs - exactly! :t:

6.It all sounds like Australian called British naval man with food on stick to catch this large pirate (pelag.) (8,4) = SOLVED - Rosbifs, exactly right and Skuas of course are pirates! :t:

7.Fleming’s chief, using overrail in the States is really repulsive and a constant triller for this mimic (WP) (9,7) Fleming’s chief indeed is ‘M’, the US over rail is called the EL (Elevated Railway), ‘odious’ of course, and a ‘constant triller’ is a warbler - and as you know, Melodious Warblers are great mimics! SOLVED = Rosbifs :t:

8. reptilian type skin, rug maker for example, produces fearsome looking specimen (Ethiop) (it’s a finch!) = SOLVED (Rosbifs)


Well done everyone- more in a few days ;)
 
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