Cryptic clues = station name

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  1. paulravuslante

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    Thought I'd revive a concept that seems to have died previously on this forum.

    You have to guess what the station name is from the clue provided and if you guess correctly then you can post your own. If you can't think of a clue then you can open up the floor for someone else to contribute.

    I think the main rule should be to include current UK rail stations (NR, LUL, preserved, trams etc) to give a good source of stations to use.

    Here's an example;
    Clue: Angry monarch - Answer: Kings Cross

    So have a stab at this one. Good luck and enjoy!

    Clue: Environmentally friendly clergyman.
     
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  3. LexyBoy

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    Clue: This station sounds like it needs a wash!
     
  4. beermaddavep

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    Whifflet?
     
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    Staines?
     
  6. LexyBoy

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    Correct! Although Whifflet also good! Your turn...
     
  7. EM2

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    OK, here goes:
    'The high ground of Jutland'
     
  8. paulravuslante

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    Denmark Hill?
     
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    Blimey, I was hoping it might last a bit longer than that! :D
     
  10. paulravuslante

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    Mwhahah!

    Try this: Manufacture a bride's headdress
     
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    Something vale.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Furness vale
     
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    Maida Vale?
     
  13. paulravuslante

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    Yep, well done!
     
  14. Death

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    This thread sounds like a lot of fun...May I have a go? :)

    This water crossing is for employee use only. Customers must use the footbridge! ;)
     
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    Stafford?
     
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    Staff-ford = Stafford, PaulRavuslante is correct! 8-)
     
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    How the hell did he get that?!?!
     
  18. paulravuslante

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    Lateral thinking? I wasn't confident that was the answer though, because of the customers and footbridge bit.

    Try this one:

    Useful for unlocking a southern county.
     
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  20. paulravuslante

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    Yes indeed. Next!
     
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    The flotilla recedes, and operates under many flags
     
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    I thouht it was quite an easy one! Employees = Staff (Often pronounced "staf" in the Midlands), and a ford is a type of level crossing where the railway line is replaced by a river! :)

    That was just a little bit of "chaff" to complete the sentance in a logical manner. It also hints that the station concerned has a footbridge... :)
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Fleet? :)
     
  23. paulravuslante

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    Ebbsfleet International?
     
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    Damn, you're good!
    The flotilla (or Fleet) recedes (ebbs) and operates under many flags (International)
     
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    Had me pondering for a wee while though. Could only think of boats and ships at first.

    All my ones seem to be guessed straight away. I think this is my toughest one though....

    Walk up that mountain with safety in mind.
     
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    Caerphilly?
     
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    Bravo Mr Mugridge! There is a Caerphilly Mountain, and I thought of this as most people (including the announcements at Cardiff Central) seem to pronounce Caerphilly as carefully (or with safety in mind)....
     
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    OK then... try this....


    A box of sugary, fruity, sweets.
     
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    All I can think of is Totnes or some other station beginning with Tot, as in Jelly Tots. :D Don't think any of those would be the right answer though?!
     
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    York?
     
  31. Peter Mugridge

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    Neither I am afraid.

    If nobody has it by about 12.00, I'll post a further clue about the description of the goodies themselves. In the meantime, astute Googlers armed with my name might be able to work it out....
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    Right, here's a further clue: These sugary, fruity sweets come in a box with a distinctive tree logo on, and the product has been imitated - often poorly - by countless other confectioners...
     

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