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94z07
2006-Aug-10, 03:15 PM
By Jov! Is that a bear?

_ _ _ _ I _ _ _

(8 letters 5th letter is an I)

ToSeek
2006-Aug-10, 04:05 PM
This must be one of those British-style crossword puzzles with puns and clever wordplay. I think you have to grow up drinking the same waters as Shakespeare to work them out.

94z07
2006-Aug-10, 05:12 PM
BAH! fine...fine...

I was going for Jov as Jupiter and Callisto as the answer as she was transformed into a bear.

:sad:

<edit> oh yeah and Callisto is "by" Jupiter </edit>

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-10, 05:39 PM
That's what we needed, an example :) Carry on!

94z07
2006-Aug-10, 06:39 PM
okies...

Six letters. Sticking with astronomy based answers.

Herschel put it where?

_ R _ _ _ _

Second letter is an R

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-10, 07:38 PM
URANUS ? :naughty::D

94z07
2006-Aug-10, 07:45 PM
Score one for Roy!

Your turn, meistro

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-11, 09:30 AM
Ok, this should be pretty easy (also Astronomy):

Wars have not spoilt it.

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gwiz
2006-Aug-11, 10:34 AM
Mars

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-11, 10:56 AM
Yep! your turn gwiz.

gwiz
2006-Aug-11, 11:04 AM
OK, keeping 'em easy:
Satellite with dome is strange.

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gwiz
2006-Aug-14, 10:56 AM
...or maybe not so easy after all?

94z07
2006-Aug-14, 03:47 PM
...or maybe not so easy after all?

Can I buy a vowel, Mr. Sajak?

gwiz
2006-Aug-14, 04:25 PM
-e----

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-14, 04:41 PM
Deimos :doh:

gwiz
2006-Aug-14, 05:10 PM
Correct - your turn.

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-14, 05:32 PM
I'm not so good at the cryptic anagram type clues, but since my previous was Mars I should of got that earlier :o
OK:

Woof, I'm famous, not joking!

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94z07
2006-Aug-14, 06:33 PM
Sirius

Canis Major? woof woof?

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-14, 07:01 PM
Yes, it was a dog star of a serious question :)

94z07
2006-Aug-14, 07:43 PM
Theatre of the Stars!

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gwiz
2006-Aug-15, 07:00 AM
planetarium

94z07
2006-Aug-15, 03:18 PM
Score another one for Gwiz!:clap: :clap: :clap:

BTW I think I will forever hear that word in my mind's ear (is there such a thing?) without the "T". Thanks Matt and Trey!

gwiz
2006-Aug-15, 05:14 PM
Epicycles represented pure conics in his theory (10)

94z07
2006-Aug-15, 05:30 PM
Apollonius?

gwiz
2006-Aug-16, 07:07 AM
Try again.

Eroica
2006-Aug-16, 11:56 AM
Ptolemaeus

gwiz
2006-Aug-16, 12:47 PM
Try again

94z07
2006-Aug-17, 05:28 AM
Copernicus

gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 07:06 AM
Correct. I was rather proud of that one. Your turn.

94z07
2006-Aug-17, 12:30 PM
Correct. I was rather proud of that one. Your turn.
It was a good one. I knew little of Earth-centric theories before I went looking for an answer to that clue of yours.

Try this one...

Ďsno joke! Itís a window on the sun. (Three words. 7,8,11)
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gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 01:06 PM
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

94z07
2006-Aug-17, 01:37 PM
Gwiz is unstumpable. Your turn, Boss. :)

gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 02:10 PM
Premise he alters to predict an eclipse (9)

Eroica
2006-Aug-17, 03:14 PM
Ephemeris

gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 03:16 PM
Right. Over to you.

94z07
2006-Aug-17, 03:19 PM
Aryabhata

<edit> bah! I was wrong AND I didn't refresh before guessing</edit>

Eroica
2006-Aug-17, 03:44 PM
Without assistance from the French, Braille achieves balance (5)

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-17, 03:47 PM
Aryabhata
I'm sure I had that once at an Italian/Indian fusion restaurant :)

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-17, 03:59 PM
Without assistance from the French, Braille achieves balance (5)
Louis? :neutral:

94z07
2006-Aug-17, 04:08 PM
Vesta? (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/deep1-99u.html)

gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 04:20 PM
Libra

Eroica
2006-Aug-17, 04:36 PM
Libra
:clap: Correct!

gwiz
2006-Aug-17, 05:03 PM
Used lance improperly, water jetted out! (9)

Sp1ke
2006-Aug-18, 09:32 AM
Enceladus?

gwiz
2006-Aug-18, 10:56 AM
Correct, your turn.

Sp1ke
2006-Aug-18, 11:41 AM
OK, an easy one before I head out for lunch:

Alex enables you to find a new planet (4)

gwiz
2006-Aug-21, 07:56 AM
Xena

Sp1ke
2006-Aug-21, 01:58 PM
You got it, Gwiz. Over to you.

gwiz
2006-Aug-21, 02:26 PM
Fast neighbour visits odd bars with pesky darn rats (8,4)

Eroica
2006-Aug-21, 03:09 PM
Fast neighbour visits odd bars with pesky darn rats (8,4)
Barnard's Star

gwiz
2006-Aug-21, 04:03 PM
Correct, over to you.

Eroica
2006-Aug-21, 04:18 PM
Sounds like two can be more than just a pair of stars - a whole group in fact! (6)

gwiz
2006-Aug-22, 07:19 AM
Toucan

Eroica
2006-Aug-22, 08:29 AM
Toucan
I was actually thinking of the Latin form, Tucana, but I guess Toucan is close enough. Your go!

gwiz
2006-Aug-22, 08:32 AM
Jewel in one constellation (6)

gwiz
2006-Sep-04, 08:53 AM
Oh dear, back from my holiday and no answer. Does this help:
--m---

Eroica
2006-Sep-04, 11:48 AM
Gemini

gwiz
2006-Sep-04, 12:50 PM
Correct, over to you.

Eroica
2006-Sep-04, 03:03 PM
He's great gas! (6)

Arneb
2006-Sep-09, 01:16 PM
Jagger? (As in Jumpin' Jack Flash :p )

Eroica
2006-Sep-09, 04:50 PM
No. Try again. (The answers to these clues should be astronomy-related.)

gwiz
2006-Sep-12, 11:10 AM
Nebula

Eroica
2006-Sep-12, 12:02 PM
No, but you might find it in a nebula... :think:

He's great gas! (6)

gwiz
2006-Sep-12, 12:44 PM
helium

Eroica
2006-Sep-12, 12:55 PM
helium
:clap: Correct!

gwiz
2006-Sep-12, 01:21 PM
Pen strange melody for the last of "The Planets". (7)

Sp1ke
2006-Sep-12, 02:07 PM
Neptune

gwiz
2006-Sep-12, 02:08 PM
Thought it was too easy. Your go.

Sp1ke
2006-Sep-12, 02:51 PM
I'm unable to find this DSO (6)

gwiz
2006-Sep-12, 03:45 PM
If I keep guessing "nebula" I must be right eventually.

Sp1ke
2006-Sep-13, 12:25 AM
Yep this time it's on the money, gwiz.

gwiz
2006-Sep-13, 07:14 AM
Number 134340? Pluto adores it. (8)

Dave Mitsky
2006-Sep-13, 11:50 AM
asteroid?

Dave Mitsky

gwiz
2006-Sep-13, 12:57 PM
Correct, over to you.