CVRDA Quiz - the 2017 CVRDA Craptic Crossword

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CVRDA Quiz - the 2017 CVRDA Craptic Crossword

Post by neil » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:43 am

Season's Greetings

A little task to clear the head after the seasonal excesses – I give you the CVRDA craptic crossword.

All answers relate to things that have, at some point, been posted to the CVRDA forum.

Have a go at completing the crossword, the grid should print if you want it to. I couldn’t be bothered to code it up to make it interactive as there was a case of wine distracting me.

Hopefully not all the answers are not instantly Googleable or rely on attending a posh school.

There’s a bonus point if you can list all the classes mentioned in the quiz.

There is no prize, apart from a feeling of smug satisfaction if you get them all.

I’ll post the answers on New Years Day.

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Imagecvrdaxword by dinghies, on Flickr

Down:
1. How to win an eBay auction for that latest CVRDA project (5)
2. International Canoe attached to a group of students (7)
4. Did this class lead the attack or mangle a deep rash? (9)
5. Moore’s school alarm followed by a sheet rolled into the porch (4,4)
6. Split the bonus with the crew (5)
8. Percy’s mingler turns out to be a technical problem (7)
9. Was this a successful single? (3)
10. An Educational establishment provided grain for this fabulous beast (7)
11. Regal Calliphora vomitoria (6)
12. Car topper from Rhone (5)
15. Said to be a Nordic fish appendage (4)
17. The 1st Duke of Bronté gambled on this boat at home (7,4)
18. Messenger of the Gods (7)
19. This wing’s yield of wine (7)
20. Apparently, sailing's best kept secret (8)
21. Barry’s glasspaper (6)
22. Albion’s Atlas or Gypsy (7,4)
27. Supporter heard by man identifying spectre (7)

Across:
3. Acted as a young sailor (5)
4. Removing ego from the spirit (5)
7. Sly descendant of Wehha (4, 3)
13. Heavenly beginning for board (4)
14. The heavenly highpoint of Ian’s career? (6)
16. Global muddled fen route (13, 8 )
23. Overlapping furnace residue (7)
24. A wizard falcon (6)
25. Sparkling Eleven Plus (7, 6)
26. A university role with top design ambitions (7)
27. Chimera killer’s steed (7)
28. Mrs Robinson’s lover (8)
29. Successor to Sinclair’s 81(8)
30. Was this Anthony’s attempt at developing a small breed? (3)
31. A walker constructs a channel (7)
32. Lifting up the otter’s lair (4,4)

Bonus Question:
What is the total number of classes mentioned in the quiz?
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Post by PeterV » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:17 pm

Well done Neil, I haven't the foggiest!
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Post by realnutter » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks, that was fun!!! Kept me busy for an hour or so!! :D

24 classes in all, including 3 that aren't really dinghies....
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Re: CVRDA Quiz - the 2017 CVRDA Craptic Crossword

Post by Rupert » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:29 pm

Just got back from work to discover I'm really not very clever... Will have to work out how to print it and get my mother, who knows nothing about boats, but everything about crosswords, involved after Christmas.
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Post by neil » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:47 pm

realnutter wrote:Thanks, that was fun!!! Kept me busy for an hour or so!! :D

24 classes in all, including 3 that aren't really dinghies....

Look again, you’ve not got the bonus point
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Post by neil » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:50 pm

Rupert wrote:Just got back from work to discover I'm really not very clever... Will have to work out how to print it and get my mother, who knows nothing about boats, but everything about crosswords, involved after Christmas.
External help? Rule 41?
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Post by realnutter » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:33 am

neil wrote:
realnutter wrote:Thanks, that was fun!!! Kept me busy for an hour or so!! :D

24 classes in all, including 3 that aren't really dinghies....

Look again, you’ve not got the bonus point
A counting error!! 27 classes!!!
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Post by chris » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:15 pm

Have to say that I’m still trying to complete this...
But great puzzle, thanks Neil

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Post by PeterV » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:24 am

I've got 3 to go, and one I'm not confident of!
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Post by neil » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 am

realnutter wrote: A counting error!! 27 classes!!!
You need to look some more.
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Post by realnutter » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:26 am

neil wrote:
realnutter wrote: A counting error!! 27 classes!!!
You need to look some more.

A further look takes me to 33.....
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Post by Pat » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:22 pm

I'm saving this to puzzle over on next week's commuter trains.
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Post by neil » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:27 pm

Pat wrote:I'm saving this to puzzle over on next week's commuter trains.
You’ll have to avoid the thread as I was planning to post the answers on Monday
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Post by PeterV » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:11 pm

33! I've got one clue I cannot do and 24 boats named!
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Post by realnutter » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm

PeterV wrote:33! I've got one clue I cannot do and 24 boats named!
Which one?

And look harder!! It's really rather devious!
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