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hfink
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Good midday everyone.

1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?
6. Chant is real (anag.)
7. International Fitness Group?
8. Commit to only 66.67%
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?
10. Bisexual?
11. Belonging to 6
12. Walker's ball is showing
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Report hfink April 26, 2020 12:34 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group?
8. Commit to only 66.67%
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?
10. Bisexual?
11. Belonging to 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
8 is an Aspro-squares type clue Wink
9 think of the texture of a 'Mr Whippy' product
10 this has become a slang term for bisexual; a well known band.
Report onthejim April 26, 2020 12:34 PM BST
7. Tracy Chapman
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10 Sad
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5 police
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5 Sad
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9. Soft Cell
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9 Soft Cell
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10. AC-DC
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9 Sad
9 Sad
(closer)
10 Happy
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8. Devo
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8 Booker Newberry lll
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8 Happy  2/3 of 'Devote'  Happy
8 Sad
Report hfink April 26, 2020 12:45 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group?
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
5 is related to particular 'evidence' that the theorists/deniers like to 'follow' a lot!
9 think of the texture of a 'Mr Whippy' product; recent answers halfway there
Report N-east Correspondent April 26, 2020 12:45 PM BST
2 The Shadows
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9. Michael Buble
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 12:47 PM BST
9 godley and creme
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9 Sad
9 Sad
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9 additional: one of the members fell from a window in the early 70's.
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5 the shadows
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5 Happy
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5. The EAgles
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Soft Machine
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9. Soft Machine
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 12:52 PM BST
9 soft machine
Report hfink April 26, 2020 12:53 PM BST
5 Sad
9 Happy
wd squares, pp

I will admit, Number 9 is not the strongest clue, and not my favourite. I 'grappled' with whether to use that one or not!
Report hfink April 26, 2020 12:55 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?  (THE SHADOWS)
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group?
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?  (SOFT MACHINE)
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to Number 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
3 'scorer' is being used in a cryptic sense; it's not related to sport.
Report squares April 26, 2020 12:58 PM BST
3. Richard Marx
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3 Sad
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 12:59 PM BST
3 gerry and the pacemakers
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3. The Rebel MC
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3 jerry lee lewis
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3 Sad
3 Sad
3 Sad
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 1:01 PM BST
thought I was on the right lines there with the method used for scoring at cricket!
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:04 PM BST
good try pp, it's a different type of 'scorer'
Who else 'scores' ?  You're looking for the surname of someone who scores.
Report onthejim April 26, 2020 1:04 PM BST
7. Thunderclap Newman
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:05 PM BST
7 Sad
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:07 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?  (THE SHADOWS)
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group?
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?  (SOFT MACHINE)
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to Number 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
3 'scorer' is being used in a cryptic sense; it's not related to sport. Who else 'scores' ?  You're looking for the surname of someone who scores. Are these notes useful? Wink
7 has a topical link
Report squares April 26, 2020 1:08 PM BST
3. Emile Ford and the checkmates
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:08 PM BST
3 Sad

Additional clue: Munich is a film
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:11 PM BST
(You make look up who did the music for Munich, though as it's a Spielberg film, you may already know! Wink)
Report Fire-and-Ice April 26, 2020 1:11 PM BST
7 the who
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3. Al Green
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7 Happy wd Fire
3 Sad
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3. Andy Williams
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:14 PM BST
3 Happy wd squares

Cockney's useful = 'andy. Munich scorer (composer) = Williams.
'Scorer' only means 'composer' in the cryptic world, so may not be in many dictionaries. I hope there aren't too many groans about that one, lol! Happy
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 1:16 PM BST
I had the John Williams bit ok but couldn't put it together with anything.
Report Fire-and-Ice April 26, 2020 1:17 PM BST
Thanks hfink
Great clues there Grin
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:18 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer (ANDY WILLIAMS)
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?  (THE SHADOWS)
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group? (THE WHO)
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?  (SOFT MACHINE)
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to Number 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
12 1960's US Singer; think of someone with surname of Walker, and you'll probably get it...(though some of this construction is a bit of a groaner, so apologies in advance!)
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Junior Walker
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Scott Walker
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:21 PM BST
Sad
Another Walker...Irish
Report Make my hay April 26, 2020 1:23 PM BST
Paddy Walker
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:24 PM BST
1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer (ANDY WILLIAMS)
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?  (THE SHADOWS)
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group? (THE WHO)
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?  (SOFT MACHINE)
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to Number 6
12. Walker's ball is showing

Clues
12 1960's US Singer; think of someone with surname of Walker; and think of dark glasses...

11. I had a mate who loved this 1980's band (not particularly well known). I think it may have been because it reminded him of the village...
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:25 PM BST
Sad Paddy Walker
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Roy Orbison
Report onthejim April 26, 2020 1:26 PM BST
12 Junior Walker
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Roy \Orbison
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Happy wd Make my hay
I original had "Keane" but dastardly changed it to "Walker"!
Orb = ball; "is showing" = "is on"
Sorry about that one! Grin
Report Make my hay April 26, 2020 1:26 PM BST
11 the dammed
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11 Sad
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11 *The Damned
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wd as well squares
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:28 PM BST
A different famous village...late 60's tv...
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:29 PM BST
"Where am I?" !
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Number 6 was...
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The Mission
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Sad
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:32 PM BST
The answer is a homophone, which I've rarely done in my clues.
Late 1960's British series.
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The Prisoner
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:35 PM BST
wd squares, I was beginning to wonder if anybody watched it, lol.

11 The Prisoners

Homophone of "The Prisoner's". 1980's band. And they used the same font as used by the series' credits on their albums:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlrEF9TeMHo

Apologies as they may not be well known.
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:36 PM BST
And that's a wrap!

1. Grappling with a stroke in the pool (IRON BUTTERFLY)
2. Gingerbread from the waste down?   (HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT)
3. Cockney's useful Munich scorer (ANDY WILLIAMS)
4. Role for Attenborough gets an award   (TONY CHRISTIE)
5. Favoured topic of Apollo conspiracy theorists?  (THE SHADOWS)
6. Chant is real (anag.)   (TINA CHARLES)
7. International Fitness Group? (THE WHO)
8. Commit to only 66.67%  (DEVO)
9. Mr Whippy maker, possibly?  (SOFT MACHINE)
10. Bisexual?  (AC/DC)
11. Belonging to Number 6 (THE PRISONERS)
12. Walker's ball is showing (ROY ORBISON)
Report squares April 26, 2020 1:36 PM BST
time for a lie down in a dark room

Crazy
Report Jack Hacksaw April 26, 2020 1:37 PM BST
The Prisoner?
Portmeirion?
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:37 PM BST
Thanks for playing everyone, and apologies for the few 'groaners' in there! GrinHappy
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:37 PM BST
lol, squares Grin
Report Jack Hacksaw April 26, 2020 1:37 PM BST
a bit late!
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:38 PM BST
That's okay Jack, still got there Happy
Report Jack Hacksaw April 26, 2020 1:39 PM BST
Thanks for the quiz.  I need to improve my crypticity.
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:39 PM BST
Cheers everyone Happy
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 1:50 PM BST
Lol, my good lady said ages ago that the number 6 clue might be something to do with the prisoner but I still couldn't see it. Spent a while trawling through singers connected with Johnny for number 12 as I thought it might be to do with the whisky!
Report politicspunter April 26, 2020 1:50 PM BST
Thanks hfink
Report hfink April 26, 2020 1:59 PM BST
Thanks pp.

Lol, I originally had it as "Belonging to Number 6" but removed the "Number" part, thinking it was too easy. So only added that part later. But I obviously didn't figure on the obscurity of the band. Will have to be cautious of that in future.
@ 12; I think that was one of the reasons I changed the clue from Keane to Walker, a lot more 'Walkers' to think about of course. But Keane would have fitted the surface much nicer (with the "ball" connection of course). I probably should have left it alone, lol! Happy
Report squares April 29, 2020 7:56 AM BST
Anyone doing any quizzes?

Or around for one?  I could aim for Thursday, Friday or Saturday early pm.
Report Aspro April 29, 2020 9:49 AM BST
Hi squares; I couldn't log on for this one. I could log onto the main site, but for some reason it wouldn't let me post on here so after around 30 minutes of trying I gave up; this isn't the first time this has happened either. Most days is good for me if the site allows me to post. Quite busy today so will look again tomorrow morning to see what you have all decided, but I'm good with any time.
Report squares April 30, 2020 9:17 AM BST
Hi Aspro,

forum is certainly desperate.  I think I'll aim for Saturday pm.
Report Aspro April 30, 2020 10:13 AM BST
Excellent, see you Saturday
Report hfink April 30, 2020 12:06 PM BST
Hi Aspro, squares & usual quizzers. I'm lining up another filums list and can post tomorrow lunchtime, if anyone fancies a go at that time (and forum performance permitting). But if weekend preferred, maybe post it Sunday?
Report Jack Hacksaw April 30, 2020 1:12 PM BST
Very glad of people's efforts but can't commit to a day or time, but will join in where possible.

Can you please arrange it for a time when it is raining here?
Report squares April 30, 2020 2:35 PM BST
Tomorrow or Sunday would be OK for films quiz, although it's way off my specialist subject - thanks H
Report squares April 30, 2020 2:35 PM BST
Jack, it's raining now but I don't have any clues set up!
Report Jack Hacksaw April 30, 2020 2:38 PM BST
Plain
Report hfink April 30, 2020 3:09 PM BST
Okay, I'll post the film clues at 13:00 tomorrow. Though sorry Jack, I'm not sure if I can guarantee Rain, Man  WinkGrin
Report timbuctooth April 30, 2020 3:27 PM BST
I think I could get a Golden Oldies music quiz together for one of the days; if hfink does tomorrow, squares, you choose when you want to do yours, aspro or anyone else choose a day, and I`ll do one to slot in accordingly.
Report hfink April 30, 2020 3:33 PM BST
Nice one Tim. Sounds like a plan! Happy
Report hfink May 1, 2020 10:37 AM BST
Will put 'em up 13:00 today
Report squares May 1, 2020 10:43 AM BST
N1 Tim.  I can get mine ready for tomorrow early afternoon - or leave it until Sunday to fit in with someone else.
Report liqernpoker May 1, 2020 1:40 PM BST
@ hfink .... is that bst...or betfair bst ??????
Report hfink May 1, 2020 3:10 PM BST
Hi liqernpoker, many apologies as I didn't see your message earlier; I'm generally ignoring the betfair clock. Can't believe it's still wrong. Maybe it's got the chronologic virus! Happy
Report timbuctooth May 1, 2020 3:12 PM BST
Not the coronalogic virus?
Report hfink May 1, 2020 3:13 PM BST
Even better Tim WinkHappy
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