“Towns in Hampshire”

Cryptic Quiz 330

Towns in the south of England, in the land surrounding the two great ports of Southampton and Portsmouth. The land formerly of the Iron Age Atrebates tribe, settled by Jutes after the abandonment by Rome; eventually dominated by West Saxons, with Winchester becoming the capital of the kingdom of Wessex.

First Question

Yes, after Rome’s last two swap.
Hint
R (6)
Answer

Yes: “Y”

“Rome’s” last two swap: “Romse”

“Y” after “Romse”:

Romsey

Second Question

Origami using rare folds.
Hint
A (9)
Answer

Origami using: Anagram of

Anagram of “rare folds”:

Alresford

Third Question

In signal to naval vessel.
Hint
A (5)
Answer

In “signAL TO Naval” vessel:

Alton

Fourth Question

Serenades getting to the heart of cook.
Hint
B (11)
Answer

Serenades: “sings”

“sings” getting “to”: “singsto”

cook: “bake”

“singsto” the heart of “bake”:

Basingstoke

Fifth Question

Only scrambled around Chinese dynasty to lead insurgency.
Hint
L (9)
Answer

scrambled: anagram of

anagram of “Only”: “lyOn”

Chinese dynasty: “Ming”

“lyOn” around “Ming”: “lyMingOn”

“to” lead: “t”

“lyMingOn” “t” insurgency:

Lymington

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Hint
A (7)
Answer

Transfer: “Handover”

“the” core: “h”

“Handover” without “h”:

Andover

Picture Question

Can you also solve the picture clue?

Hint
F (5)
Answer
Fleet

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Abbreviations

Chemical elements: All possible, Carbon: C, Copper: Cu, Gold: Au, Hydrogen: H, Iron: Fe, Nitrogen: N, Oxygen: O, Silver: Ag, Sulphur: S

Chess: King: K, Queen: Q, Bishop:B, Knight: N, Rook: R

Countries: Australia: Aus, England: Eng, France: Fr, Germany: Ger, Great Britain: GB, Northern Ireland: NI, New Zealand: NZ, Russia: Rus, Scotland: Sco, South Africa: SA, Spain: Esp, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: UK, United States of America: USA/US

Cricket Score Card: bowled: b, caught: c or ct, stumped: st.

Direction: east: E, left: L, north: N, right: R, south: S, west: W

Jobs: Salesperson/man/woman: Rep

Military: Royal Artillary: RA, Royal Engineers: RE

Miscellaneous: Hospital: H

Money: penny: d/p, pound: l, shilling: s

Music notation: loud: f, notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, quiet: p, very loud: ff, very quiet: pp

Musical notes: doh, ray, me, fa/fah, so, la/lah, te

Names: First/Christian Names can be abbreviated to the first letter. Common alternatives are also used: Catherine/Katherine: Cath, Cathy, Kat, Kate, Katy, … Charles: Charlie, Chaz, Chuck, … Elizabeth: Liz, Lizzy, Beth, Betty, Eliza, … Henry: Harry, Hal, …

Numbers: billion/thousand-million: giga/G, billionth: nano/n, hundredth: centi/c, million: mega/M, tenth: deci/d, thousand: kilo/k, thousandth: milli/m, trillion/million-million: tera/T

Police: Detective Inspector: DI, Detective Sargent: DS, Policeman/Copper/Plod: PC

Popular Culture: Compact Disk: CD, Extended Play record: EP, fashionable: U, laugh out loud: lol, Long Play record: LP, unfashionable: non-U

Position/Grade: First/1st/I/A, Second/2nd/II/B, Third/3rd/III/C, Fourth/4th/IV/D, Fifth/5th/V/E, Sixth/6th/VI/F/Fail

Road Names: Avenue: Av, Close: Cl, Court: Ct, Crescent: Cr, Drive: Dr, Road: Rd, Street: St

Roman Numerals: one: I, five: V, ten: X, fifty: L, one hundred: C, five hundred: D, one thousand: M,

Scientific: acceleration: a, Amps: A, Centigrade: C, electricity: AC (Alternating Current), DC (Direct Current), Energy: E, Fahrenheit: F, hour: h/hr, mass: m, minute: m/min, Newtons (Force): N, Speed of Light: c, second: s/sec, speed/velocity: v, time/temperature: t, Tesla: T, Volts: V, Watts: W

Ships: Steam Ship: SS, Her/His Majesty’s Ship: HMS

Sport: Professional: Pro

Subjects: Art/s: A, Biology: Bio, Chemistry: Chem, Engineering: Eng, Philosophy: Phil, Science: Sc

Text: circa : c, editor: ed, information: i/info, in charge: ic, plural: pl, reference/referee: ref, refers to/with reference to: re, slang: sl, spelling: sp, very: v,

Titles: Bachelor: B, Doctor: Dr/DPhil/PhD, Knight: Sir, Master: M, Missis/Missus/Mistress: Mrs, Mister: Mr, Professor: Prof, Saint: St

Vehicle Licence Plate Country Codes: France: F, Germany: D, Italy: I, Switzerland: Ch, UK: GB

Weights and Measures: gram: g, metre: m, pound: lb, stone: st, ton/tonne: t