Cryptic clues = station name

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  1. johnnychips

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    You can join bad things at this station, I heard.
     
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    Trooperslane, on Belfast -- Larne line, Northern Ireland? (Historically, "troop" and "trooper" -- while they can apply to Geneva-Convention-observing soldiery -- rather more often imply raping-and-pillaging, military or quasi-military not-very-good guys. You can go along the lane, to enlist as an -- un-nice -- trooper ;) .)
     
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    Nitshill?
     
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    Dale, you're on the right lines with the last bit. It's in GWR territory.
     
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    Sea Mills?
     
  6. johnnychips

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    Good man!

    Seam = join
    Ills = bad things
    Sounds like = I heard
     
  7. DaleCooper

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    Next clue:

    It sounds like a single man would pause for a spell after this station.
     
  8. Harbouring

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    Cwmbach?
     
  9. DaleCooper

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    No, that's not it.
     
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    The only possible answer I can think of for this one is totally fatuous and silly, and, for sure, wrong.
     
  11. DaleCooper

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    Well I'm totally fatuous and silly (those are my good points) so why not give it a try.
     
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    Very handsome of you, sir. I thought -- Monks Risborough. A monk (thus a not-married man) travelled to the station serving this "borough"; at the station, he sat down for a while ("paused for a spell"), for a rest after his tiring train ride; then stood up again -- rose (or in vulgar language, "riz"), and resumed his onward journey on foot. (I did say it was silly !)
     
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    Horwich Parkway?
     
  14. DaleCooper

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    Not that one.

    Hint:

    Older members may have heard it mentioned on the radio.
     
  15. DaleCooper

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    I didn't realise it was going to be that fatuous and silly.
     
  16. Calthrop

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    My speciality...
     
  17. DaleCooper

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    Another hint:

    It might help you win the pools.
     
  18. A Challenge

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    I imagine there is a gap in the logic here: Betws-y-Coed
     
  19. DaleCooper

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    Nice try but writing to Horace in Betws-y-Coed wouldn't help you win the pools.
     
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    Aha! Keynsham
    Horace Batchelor had advertisements about gambling systems on the wireless when he wasn't performing with the Bonzos on The Intro and the Outro.
     
  21. DaleCooper

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    Correct, for younger members a full explanation of the "pause for a spell" part of the clue can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydQ8I-qLH4o

    Your turn...
     
  22. Seacook

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    Open floor.
     
  23. Calthrop

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    Indian national park (unique speciality -- lions), and Turkish lake, meet at this location by the shore.
     
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    Girvan

    There is a park in India called Gir and a Lake Van in Turkey. (thanks Google)
     
  25. Calthrop

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    Correct -- your turn.
     
  26. duncanp

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    Warlords or queer artisans get mixed up in battle at this appropriately named station

    I am on holiday for the next two weeks so won't be around to confirm if someone gets this right. It is a fairly easy anagram clue though. So if you get it right you can take the floor and set the next clue.
     
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  27. A Challenge

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    Given the hint, it can't be Battle :(
     
  28. DaleCooper

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    I believe it is St Leonards Warrior Square but as duncanp isn't around I would like the endorsement of another member before setting a clue.
     
  29. A Challenge

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    Yes, that probably is right, as St Leonards Warrior Square is an anagram of 'Warlords or queer artisans'.
     
  30. DaleCooper

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    Thanks, next clue:

    The station in Lewis Hamilton's home town.
     

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