Cryptic clues = station name

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  1. John Griffiths

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    Oakham? 'Ye Olde Oak Ham' was much advertised in my youth (and is still going, I see); and Oakham is near Rutland Water. Don't know about the signal box bit.
     
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    Oakham is correct, signal box below. Your turn...

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  3. John Griffiths

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    I'm away for a day or two, so open floor...
     
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    Arrrghhh! I can't believe I missed this one! I'm a bit of a twitcher and a trainspotter too. Rutland Water is a beautiful day.
     
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    As they say -- "never mind" (second thoughts).
     
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    Refrained above, because I'd still be basically Net-less for a day and a half. Back on stream -- still Open Floor -- so I'll go ahead.

    Small station, imaginably composed of a friendly salutation among young American males; a kind of beetle; and a Maldive.
     
  7. DaleCooper

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    Bodorgan?

    Bo (is it an American greeting?)
    A dor beetle is a type of dung beetle
    Gan is an island in the Maldives
     
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    You're absolutely right. I'd thought "Bo" (short for "boy" and / or "brother") largely anyway, an Americanism of this kind. (I gather that some people derive the word "hobo" from a customary greeting, one itinerant to another -- "Ho, Bo !)

    Along those lines -- "Yo' flo' !"
     
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    As I set the previous clue I'll give someone else the chance to set the next one. If that offer isn't taken up within 24 hours I'll set another one.
     
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    Posh spouse extended but truncated.
     
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    Southend Victoria?
     
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    Not there, I'm afraid.
     
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    Longbeck
     
  14. John Griffiths

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    Longbeck is right: posh spouse being Beckham, extended gives Longbeckham, then truncated to Longbeck. Your floor, Strat-tastic
     
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    Northfield? Bescot? Nut run made goal!
     
  16. DaleCooper

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    Is this a report of severe weather in Bedfordshire disrupting transport?

    Luton tram/bus interchange flooded
     
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    I don't understand. It's my next clue :s
     
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    I've spent a day puzzling over your clue and all I got was that anagram.
     
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    Oh I get it, sorry.
    Not correct.
     
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    Obviously :D
     
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    Bugger! How did I miss that?
     
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    (I couldn't bring myself to type the full name out. I'm a Preston North End fan ;) )

    This is where a Grand Governess engraves dragons by the sea. Or should it really be grass?
     
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    Grange-over-Sands?
     
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    Arghhhhhh!! When I saw you were the latest poster I knew it was curtains ;)

    Is of course correct. Did you spot both anagrams?
     
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    Is not the name of the station, but hey, feel free to mark your own work :rolleyes::p
     
  27. DaleCooper

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    The two anagrams were what gave it away.

    Next clue:

    A group of eucalyptus trees, the home of philosophers.
     
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    Stewards' Enquiry! <D

    No one has answered my clue correctly yet!
     
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    Sorry Sir.... :) This is going to be painful... here goes...

    Manchester United Football Ground :'(

    (Now I need a new keyboard!) :P
     
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    Nice. About time we had a bit of order restored round here. Carry on. ;) :lol:

    MUFC my foot.... (chunter chunter)
     
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