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#840227 - 10/04/12 11:45 AM Cryptic Clues - directs in bold
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For those of you who 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. Melting ice originally covered by brownish-purple volcanic rock (6)
-2. Be overly frugal and fail to report income partner's capital (5)
-3. Chunks of egg left among almonds and pecans (7)
-4. Sailing canoe by myself across part of the Pacific (7)
-5. Some decadent or temptingly rich dessert (5)
-6. Pointed out parts as two contrary things (9)
-7. Part of a flight heading to Rome is evacuated earlier (5)
-8. Speech or a lecture about musical composition (7)
-9. Dark brown endless abyss in large body of water (5)
-10. Buggy got ruined taking the back roads (9)
-11. Error by group of lawmen switching last two reports (7)

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#840236 - 10/04/12 12:24 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Some decadent or temptingly rich dessert (5)

rich dessert = torte (hidden word) smile

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#840239 - 10/04/12 12:27 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Anagram. got ruined = detouring
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#840257 - 10/04/12 01:47 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Melting ice originally covered by brownish-purple volcanic rock (6)

pumice - volcanic rock

puce - brownish-purple
m(elting) i(ce)originally covered by (container ind)

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#840280 - 10/04/12 03:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Sepia = dark brown - pi(t) (endless abyss) contained in sea (large body of water) smile


Edited by Lex (10/04/12 03:34 PM)
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#840303 - 10/04/12 05:13 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Lex]
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11. exposés grin

error = ex (X)
group of lawmen = posse
last 2 switched = poses
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#840319 - 10/04/12 07:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. antipodes
a+(anag. of pointed)+s smile
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#840333 - 10/04/12 08:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave

Cheryl, you'll have to fix your explanation a little bit. The posse part is correct. smile
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#840379 - 10/05/12 03:04 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3: NUggeTS
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#840429 - 10/05/12 10:02 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solve! smile
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#840465 - 10/05/12 01:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Recital (double definition?) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky

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#840480 - 10/05/12 01:55 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I can see where you got that from, Bernie, but that's not my answer. No double definition. smile
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#840512 - 10/05/12 04:51 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Oops, I thought we were talking about my ex again! wink

Really, it's probably something that I'm just not seeing right now. smile
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#840543 - 10/05/12 09:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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It's there. It's sneaky. evil
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#840856 - 10/07/12 11:40 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Is it E(error) times(by) poses? crazy
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