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was just gonna say baseball.

 

Think brave=native American. The definition of the answer has to be at the beginning or end of the clue so what "Hair raising action" (emphasis on hair) did they indulge in :)?

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lol sorry john, never claimed to be the brightest TT'er :crying:

I used that example because of the American slant. I was just trying to show how the cryptic clues work. MikeO is right, it isn't a case of being bright its understanding how the clues work.

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Let me give away one other answer as an incentive.

 

6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium)

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland)

 

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania)

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France)

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka

14. Sky laborers? (England)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil

17. Western slope (England)

18. Plus another (Romania)

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England)

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales)

Here we go...Genesis? Non! (Belgium)

Genesis = origin. No n? Origi.

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Six remain.

 

6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium) Origi

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

 

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania)

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France) Pogba

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka

14. Sky laborers? (England)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil

17. Western slope (England) Cahill

18. Plus another (Romania) Andone

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England)

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales)

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Four left - one of which Mike won't like. :)

 

6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium) Origi

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

 

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania) Cana

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France) Pogba

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka

14. Sky laborers? (England)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil

17. Western slope (England) Cahill

18. Plus another (Romania) Andone

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England)

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales) Robson-Kanu

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6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium) Origi

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland) Is it really not Ward? Stephen and Jamie respectively?

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania) Cana

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France) Pogba

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka

14. Sky laborers? (England) Sterling?

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil

17. Western slope (England) Cahill

18. Plus another (Romania) Andone

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England) Rose?

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales) Robson-Kanu

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6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium) Origi

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland) Is it really not Ward? Stephen and Jamie respectively?

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania) Cana

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France) Pogba

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka

14. Sky laborers? (England) Sterling?

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil

17. Western slope (England) Cahill

18. Plus another (Romania) Andone

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England) Rose?

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales) Robson-Kanu

 

 

Not ward, although I can understand the reasoning.

 

Not Sterling or Rose (although, again, I understand your reasoning).

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Wow. That's poor then.

 

I thought Ward because of 'Sick Keeper'...like a hospital ward, a place for keeping the sick.

 

Thinking about this, Ward is an excellent answer to #10 - even though it's not the name I had in mind. Double points to Gryffindor.

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Still four left, so maybe I need to give a couple more clues. Two of the four are managers; one of the others might invoke an outcry from MikeO.

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

14. Sky laborers? (England)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England)

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Still four left, so maybe I need to give a couple more clues. Two of the four are managers; one of the others might invoke an outcry from MikeO.

 

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

14. Sky laborers? (England)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia)

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England)

15. Leonid Slutsky

19. Roy Hodgson

 

didn't even think to look at managers.

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Well, since Hodgson resigned, maybe it's time for me to admit that I'm crap at setting cryptic clues! Here are all the answers.

 

6. Taxi? Yes please! (France) Cabaye (cab, aye)

7. Springbok currency for Al? (England) Bertrand (al-bert, South African rand)

8. Mink rattlers are poo. (Slovakia) Skrtel (anagram of Martin Skrtel)

9. Genesis? Non! (Belgium) Origi (genesis = origin; but with no 'n')

10. Sick keeper. (Northern Ireland and Ireland) O'Neill (keeper wears number '1'; one ill)

 

11. Here's the first miracle. (Albania) Cana (the site of Jesus' first miracle: the wedding at Cana)

12. Eight Chinese drink in Hawai'i. (France) Pogba (Pog = Passion-fruit, Orange, Guava, popular in Hawai'i'; 'ba' is Chinese pinyin for 8)

13. Cross Maoris cry out. (Switzerland) Xhaka (cross = X; haka is the Maori chant)

14. Sky laborers? (England) Barkley (anagram of Ross Barkley)

15. Cloudy with a chance of whores. (Russia) Slutsky (slut + sky

16. Asleep in black gold (Germany) Ozil (sleep = 'z'; oil is known as black gold)

17. Western slope (England) Cahill (CA = California, out west; hill is a slope)

18. Plus another (Romania) Andone (+1)

19. When in doubt, pick a new one (England) Kane (key word is 'in' since the name is embedded)

20. Consider urban nooks (Wales) Robson-Kanu (anagram of Robson-Kanu)

Many thanks to Ten for coming up with the idea - and having a much better idea than I of how to set clues! :)

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