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#844633 - 10/25/12 12:09 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. Supernatural vision altered man's path (8)
-2. Fight adversary off for wee-hours work assignment (9,5)
-3. Like houses, the woman remains (5)
-4. Little devil scraps cars from overseas (7)
-5. Around middle of web, horrible spiders spread out (8)
-6. Searched for plot (6)
-7. Enchanters with strong desires (7)
-8. King wearing large-scale disguises (5)
-9. Practical bachelor buried in ground alive (6)
-10. Hypnotic eyes holding attention (6)
-11. Undertaking a very loud song (6)
-12. Number of small leaves needing water (6)
-13. Box muffles frightening sound in last car (7)

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#844648 - 10/25/12 01:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Disperse (middle of web is letter e which is anagrammed with spiders = spread out) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky

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#844649 - 10/25/12 01:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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13. CAbooSE - container -
box = case, boo = frightening word, caboose = last car. smile

You know I don't know how to explain these, Sue. crazy
First one I've done a looong time. yes

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#844650 - 10/25/12 01:16 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Supernatural vision altered man's path (8)

phantasm - supernatural vision

altered (anag. ind.) man's path

wave

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#844676 - 10/25/12 04:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave

Joan, you did just fine. devil
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#844686 - 10/25/12 05:06 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. graveyard shift (anag.) smile
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#844694 - 10/25/12 05:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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4. imports grin

imp + orts
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#844712 - 10/25/12 07:38 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Both good solves! wave
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#844745 - 10/25/12 09:27 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
Johnny K Offline
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12. Number of small leaves needing water (6)
number = THIRTY
small = S
leaves = deletion indicator
needing water = THIRSTY smile

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#844758 - 10/25/12 10:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Of course, Johnny K! smile
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#844772 - 10/25/12 11:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. 10. Hypnotic eyes holding attention (6)

Attention (dir) = Notice (hidden word) Hyp(notic e)yes

smile
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#844776 - 10/26/12 12:14 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
Pandora Offline

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Sharp eyes, Koala! smile
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#844777 - 10/26/12 12:22 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. King wearing large-scale disguises (5)

masks smile

King = k
wearing = container ind
large-scale = mass
disguises = mas(k)s

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#844824 - 10/26/12 08:01 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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7. spirits (double def.) wink
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#844832 - 10/26/12 08:28 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solve, CCb! smile

Nice try, Sherlock. It's not a double def. smile
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