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#1131236 - 11/09/17 11:33 AM Cryptic Clues
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For those of you who might need instructions for cryptic crossword clues, check out this page .

These have all been created by a variety of well-known constructors. There may be one or two that we might question, but they're still fun. Please explain all answers.

-1. A king of France with private South African settlement (4,4)
-2. Start the midday meal around one (6)
-3. Seizes nests of eggs (8)
-4. Bird sullied a count (6)
-5. Check piece of toast covered by roe? (5)
-6. Oral exercise to diminish (6)
-7. Each one eats some dessert (6)
-8. Number one tennis star's mum (9)
-9. Lifting top off, notice flower (8)
-10. Artist sporting leotards (3,5)

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#1131238 - 11/09/17 11:43 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Start the midday meal around one (6)

launch - start

midday meal - lunch, one - a

lAunch (container)

wave

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#1131240 - 11/09/17 11:59 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. toucan

a count "sullied" wave
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#1131244 - 11/09/17 12:29 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great starts! wave
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#1131248 - 11/09/17 12:57 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6: lessen (lesson)
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#1131251 - 11/09/17 01:58 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Noiseless (number one = no i / tennis star's = Seles's / mum = noiseless) wave

Bernie monky

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#1131252 - 11/09/17 02:04 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Nicely done, boys! wave
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#1131267 - 11/09/17 04:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. A king of France with private South African settlement (4,4)

Cape Town (South African settlement) = Capet (king of France) + own (private) wave

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#1131276 - 11/09/17 06:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Oui! wave
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#1131283 - 11/09/17 07:44 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Clutches (Dub Def)

smile
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#1131287 - 11/09/17 08:16 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Right! grin
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#1131294 - 11/09/17 10:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. aPIEce grin
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#1131306 - 11/10/17 03:50 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10.

Artist - Del Sarto (anag of leotards)
"sporting" - anag ind? wavegirl
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#1131309 - 11/10/17 04:52 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
michele rose Offline
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9. daffodil

lift off (doff), top (a lid)=daffodil (anag),flower

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#1131320 - 11/10/17 06:51 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Well done, ladies! wave

For #9, "lift" indicates a reversal of lid+off+ad smile
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