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#843227 - 10/18/12 04:17 PM Cryptic Clues
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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. Highly skilled professional restored some art (7)
-2. Sound refusal is expected at first (5)
-3. Derelict expressed needs (5)
-4. Returns from a nautical trip, audited (7)
-5. Eggnog, ginseng, preserves, beans (7)
-6. I represent new venture (10) whistle
-7. Facing over street (7)
-8. Remove top piece from thick piece, leaving large piece (4)
-9. Folds, losing credit and comforts (5)
-10. Lint police (4)

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#843236 - 10/18/12 04:42 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. noise smile
no+is+e
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#843245 - 10/18/12 05:20 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Highly skilled professional restored some art (7)

maestro smile

Highly skilled professional = maestro
restored = anag ind
some art = maestro

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#843251 - 10/18/12 06:22 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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3. lacks (sounds like lax) grin
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#843253 - 10/18/12 06:32 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Three great starts! smile
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#843254 - 10/18/12 06:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Lint police (4)

fuzz - lint (and slang for police)
double def.

wave

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#843308 - 10/18/12 10:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. eases
creases-cr smile
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#843318 - 10/18/12 11:01 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Eggnog, ginseng, preserves, beans (7)

Beans (dir) = Noggins - hidden word - Egg(nog, gins)eng

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#843331 - 10/18/12 11:58 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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And three more perfect solves! smile
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#843476 - 10/19/12 02:39 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. hunk (chunk - c) grin
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#843501 - 10/19/12 04:14 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, Cheryl! smile
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#843528 - 10/19/12 06:44 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. accrues smile
sounds like a cruise
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#843555 - 10/19/12 10:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Spot on, manxman! smile
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#843624 - 10/20/12 11:58 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. against
over = again
street = st grin
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#843668 - 10/20/12 07:38 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solve, Sherlock! smile
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#843704 - 10/20/12 10:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Pandora, is it possible that there might be more than 7 letters for #6? confused

Click to reveal..
I represent new venture

enterprise - venture

(anag of I represent) (new - anag ind)



wave

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#843714 - 10/20/12 11:03 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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lol My typo, Sondi. Guess I was excited. I thought everyone was afraid of what they knew was coming. wave

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#843718 - 10/20/12 11:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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lol thumbsup

Great pic, Pandora!

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#843747 - 10/21/12 05:52 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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WHAT? That guy's ugly ! lol
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#843758 - 10/21/12 09:13 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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He's Canadian, right? Canada knows how to grow 'em. grin

Denis, is it any wonder that you're the one who has tasted the wet noodle the most? wink
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#843822 - 10/21/12 02:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Well, from now on, anytime we get a crypt from
you that has the possibility of dealing with
space ships, we'll ask you to check the word length! happydance
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