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Author Topic: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread  (Read 1189 times)

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #45 on: 23 December, 2021, 07:19:41 PM »
Have managed to get all but 1 clue (3 across) - but I had to use Google to look up some synonyms for keywords to help me.

Was struggling for ages over a 'Rogue biologist' before realising that this didn't mean it was a character from Rogue Trooper  :)

Great fun!

Fair play, I'm massively relieved that it's actually solvable!  I was a bit worried about 3 - here's a hint if you want it.

the word 'saying' needs a synonym. Everything after the comma is just a description of the character.
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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #46 on: 23 December, 2021, 07:20:36 PM »
JAYZUS that's a tough puzzle! Am feeling quite pleased with myself for the clues I've got, still plenty to go...

Possibly a bit too tough, in hindsight... I'll post list of the stories the characters come from later today.

Well I settled down just now to try this and I have to be honest failed absolutely miserably BUT it was a fun failure.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #47 on: 24 December, 2021, 08:18:59 AM »
Got it now, thanks! Wasn't expecting a second Zenith foe, I must say -
but it's Strontium Dog who takes the prize for "most obscure villains to feature in a themed Crossword".

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #48 on: 24 December, 2021, 12:01:41 PM »
Love the video Jake Lynch and the final product is superb.

Jim I'm finding those lettering samples indecently exciting, given it only lettering.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #49 on: 24 December, 2021, 12:15:53 PM »
Love the Vex Jake :)
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« Reply #50 on: 24 December, 2021, 02:07:20 PM »
Love that animation! The sound effects too, just very cool.
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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #51 on: 25 December, 2021, 04:42:51 AM »
Thanks for the entries all, lots of great stuff. Just catching up on most now, really enjoying PJ's colouring page, Colin's classic Calvin & Hobbes entry, Alex's Christmas prog rundown, and Trooper's awesome ornaments etc. All great, like Jim's lettering too! Great job everyone. Merry Christmas (from Canada) all!

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #52 on: 25 December, 2021, 08:47:18 AM »
Merry Christmas all Squaxx and their family-
Again great quality submissions to the Advent and thanks to Sheridan for setting it up this year.

Here’s to a safer and free’er New Year
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« Reply #53 on: 25 December, 2021, 11:20:58 AM »

A merry Christmas to everyone from the Sharkshed! I hope you all have a fab time and a cool New Year xx

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« Reply #54 on: 25 December, 2021, 04:50:13 PM »
Happy Christmas to the most refined forum on the net! Of course, I'm drunk now.
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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #55 on: 25 December, 2021, 07:09:23 PM »
Have managed to get all but 1 clue (3 across) - but I had to use Google to look up some synonyms for keywords to help me.

Was struggling for ages over a 'Rogue biologist' before realising that this didn't mean it was a character from Rogue Trooper  :)

Great fun!

Damn! That's the only clue I thought I had, because of Doctor Mono in Horst.
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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #56 on: 25 December, 2021, 08:23:37 PM »
Have managed to get all but 1 clue (3 across) - but I had to use Google to look up some synonyms for keywords to help me.

Was struggling for ages over a 'Rogue biologist' before realising that this didn't mean it was a character from Rogue Trooper  :)

Great fun!

Damn! That's the only clue I thought I had, because of Doctor Mono in Horst.

Sorry, I'm a crossword addict but probably wouldn't have got all of these myself. Old Tordelback would have stormed it, mind you - please come back some day, my man.  Anyway I've made it a bit easier with my link on the advent calendar. 

More importantly, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition - The Comments Thread
« Reply #57 on: 31 December, 2021, 05:16:19 PM »
If anyone's interested, here's a link to the solutions of the crossword (with explanations of how I got there).
https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48190.0


More importantly, HAPPY NEW YEAR, FELLOW SQUAXX!
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