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21st May 2008, 00:48
I have this cryptic crossword. The clue is "Novelist Christopher Robin's home on island" and the solution is "Isherwood". But I cannot for the life of me figure out what.

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21st May 2008, 18:38
Robin of Sherwood forest - on I for Island - Isherwood
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22nd May 2008, 01:34
but what about the 'novelist christopher'???
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chris page

22nd May 2008, 18:16
Christopher Isherwood is a famous novelist.
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23rd May 2008, 02:50
Thank you for the explaination to my previous cryptic crossword.

I have another if anyone cares to explain to the layman (being me)...

Q. Teach grizzly relative to apply a little dye
A. Blackbeard

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23rd May 2008, 12:22
Nearly there.

To teach - blackboard - black

Grizzly relative - bear

little dye (first letter) - d

so black-bear-d ?
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24th May 2008, 16:27
But the most important part of the clue is the first word: Teach.

Edward Teach, also know as Blackbeard was an English pirate.

With cryptic crossword you normally have to ways of getting to the same answers. One usually follows one path and, then, uses the other sub-clue to confirm one's findings.
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