Cryptic clues = station name

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  1. Calthrop

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    Right -- Jeremy Bentham, 1748 -- 1832, most renowned for the dictum: "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong".

    Sir, you succeed to the rostrum in the august discussion circle.
     
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    To describe it briefly: it's sticky and slimy and it's found next to rivers.
     
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    If we were living seventy years ago, and the Stratford-on-Avon & Midland Junction route still had a passenger service: I'd say Towcester. What with the creatures in Alice Through the Looking-Glass called "slithy toves" ("slithy" = "lithe and slimy"); and Towcester being situated on the River Tove -- an open-and-shut case !

    However -- in the words of the Master: "as it isn't, it ain't".
     
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    Furthermore Towcester has only one river.
     
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    Windsor & Eton Riverside?
     
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    WNR isn't sticky and slimy, is it?
     
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    Sorry I haven't been back for a while, my broadband was broken. Here's another hint plus elaboration of the two previous hints.

    Northern manages this station and provides all passenger services.

    Furthermore Towcester has only one river.

    WNR isn't sticky and slimy, is it?

     
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    Seascale?
     
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    Seascale doesn't appear to have any rivers at all and SSC isn't sticky and slimy so no, Seascale isn't the answer.
     
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    "Desperationsville" -- Steeton & Silsden??? Said station is in the Northern fold; and the names sort-of sound sticky and slimy; and Steeton is on the River Aire, and another stream -- un-named on my quite comprehensive road atlas -- flows from the north-east, into the Aire thereabouts.
     
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    That's not it.

    SON isn't sticky and slimy

    WNR isn't sticky and slimy

    SSC isn't sticky and slimy
     
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    I read these lines from the bottom up and thought it could be Staines (SNS) which is near something called Two Rivers. Then I read the bit about being managed by Northern...
     
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    ...and SNS isn't sticky and slimy.
     
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    Is it Goole?
     
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    Welcome to Cryptic Clues.

    It is indeed Goole (at the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse) because GOO is sticky and slimy, your turn...
     
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    I will declare an open floor
     
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    Since the clue mentioned describing briefly S 'n' S could be short for sticky and slimy. (It could describe some stains as well.) It appeared to fit the clue rather well with the sole drawback of being entirely wrong.

    However, since the floor is open:

    What was left of Theresa May when the sea went out
     
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    Yarm?
     
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    Of course.

    THERESA MAY - THE SEA ('went') leaves RMAY 'out' is the anagram indicator.
     
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    Whereby my go, yes?

    By big bridge -- mixing it, swollen & cheap: Capek, Czech author
     
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    Hint: station of national rail network, on line of same; also the site of a -- with minimal track in its own right -- preservation undertaking.
     
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    Kirkby Stephen?
     
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    wrong thread
     
  24. Calthrop

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    So, Kirkby Stephen is not your answer to this one? K.S. is indeed wrong -- the correct place is much further south.
     
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    Chappel & Wakes Colne?
     
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    Correct: anagram of "swollen & cheap; Capek". Over to you.
     
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    In court, if you want bail, lie stony-faced to the judge.
     
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    That's the one, your turn...
     
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    Help!!! Can I first apologise, but I can't help letting this one pass. :)

    The station to be masturbated on?
     
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