Alt Federal Cryptic Quiz

Trivialities abound. Clues are AFL related.
My initial idea was to fit the clues into a crossword. However ………
The inclusion of letter numbers would probably have given too much away. But these can be provided, along with solutions, as/if required.

  1. Hawk or Bulldog is craggy on top
  2. Power player is neither black nor teal but more commonly the American way
  3. Member of far-flung family now representing Geelong, GWS, Adelaide etc – such is life
  4. Hazard ahead of the pasture
  5. Generally a giant
  6. Perhaps I rid stuntman of tiger
  7. I don’t rant but I rail incorrectly twice
  8. Has first mixed with those from the broken isle
  9. SW1 square
  10. Magpies will con with goodwill
  11. Mim uses sandsoap to reveal coach
  12. Threatening mob produces player from Gold Coast or the Crows
  13. This commentator is special
  14. High ranking basketball player broke records at North Melbourne
  15. Hawthorn recruit from Mediterranean isle
  16. Leaving five behind, Carlton player goes sailing
  17. Being bold with lawnmower produces highest award
  18. Fix the tag for great place to watch football
  19. First catch then messily inch to a Richmond player
  20. Ah, then rejoined Essendon star
  21. His chance means none at all
  22. Football family together with head of government constructs oil rig
  23. This Docker will chase any netball
  24. Part of Aiden Bonar bores back to become a SANFL great.
  25. Lots of them at St Kilda but the only darling in the west
  26. Two Crows and a Power forward together produce rambunctious Australian musical ensemble
  27. Do the Dockers and I land safely? Only partly
  28. Grins broadly and provides sturdy support at the Gabba
  29. Scrambled the plotline but receives award and becomes a Bulldog
  30. Hawthorn player confused, did not start

 

 

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About Peter Crossing

Peter Crossing loves the pure 'n natch'l blues. A conflicted Crows supporter and former resident of Canberra, he has enjoyed the fact that GWS brought an exciting style of Australian football to the National capital. He is a member of the silver fox faction of the Adelaide Uni Greys.

Comments

  1. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    24. I’m not sure how you got Wilbur Wilson from that clue

  2. Peter Warrington says:

    nice work on #7!

  3. 26. Air Supply?

  4. Peter Crossing says:

    Thanks Gents
    Swish – So #24 should have read “I burn willows around the central district and become a SANFL great”?
    Pete – Should #6 be #4 or would that make it too easy?
    Mickey – Rambunctious, not grossly rambunctious! And there are no blokes called Russell on Crows or Port list.

  5. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    Should have made clue #24 clue #10 instead, in honour of the answer.

    1 is Roughead
    5 is Patton
    17 is Brownlow Medal
    21 is Buckley

    There go the easy ones

  6. Not much love here, Peter.
    Here’s a few more easy ones:
    2. Robbie Gray
    3. Kelly
    7. Alliir Alliir
    12. Lynch
    15. Sicily

  7. Peter Crossing says:

    Well done on successful answers. Thanks for having a go. I had fun putting it together.
    Have included letter count to make it less obtuse.
    I believe Swish has answered 24 and 6 but they need to be named.

    1. Roughead
    2. Gray
    3. Kelly
    4. (11)
    5. Patton
    6. (6,6)
    7. Aliir Aliir
    8. (5)
    9. (6)
    10. (11)
    11. (4,7)
    12. Lynch
    13. (5)
    14. (6)
    15. Sicily
    16. (8)
    17. Brownlow Medal
    18. (2,3,1)
    19. (7)
    20. (3,7)
    21. Buckley
    22. (5)
    23. (10)
    24. (6)
    25. (4)
    26. (3,3,3,7)
    27. (10)
    28. (5)
    29. (11)
    30. (8)

  8. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    Oh alright then 24 is Robran

  9. Stephen Parker says:

    6. Dustin Martin 9. Sloane 10. Collingwood 11. Adam Simpson 16. Silvagni 19. Cotchin 20. Joe Daniher 22. Rioli 23. Ballantyne 25. Jack 27. Sandiland 28. Beams 29. Bontempelli 30. Stratton

  10. Peter Crosssing says:

    Thank you Swish. I am sure you had Dustin too. Sensational effort Stephen. Well done. 11 and 23 are my favorites!
    Not wishing to over-egg this, I consolidate the list with the six clues remaining to be solved.
    4. Hazard ahead of the pasture (11)
    8. Has first mixed with those from the broken isle (5)
    13. This commentator is special (5)
    14. High ranking basketball player broke records at North Melbourne (6)
    18. Fix the tag for great place to watch football (2,3,1)
    26. Two Crows and a Power forward together produce rambunctious Australian musical ensemble (3,3,3,7)

  11. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    13 is Bruce
    18 is At The G

  12. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    26. Tex Don and Charlie !!!

  13. 4 is Dangerfield
    14 is Boomer

  14. Stephen Parker says:

    8 is Shiel

  15. Peter Crossing says:

    QED
    Well done team!
    Many thanks for your input.
    Cheers
    Peter

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