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#847944 - 11/08/12 03:19 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. Catch a bit of sun? 'Course (6)
-2. Threateningly wave cereal bowl (8)
-3. Uniform returned, getting ripped nonstop (5-6)
-4. Bronco-buster gets dollar and a short cheer (8)
-5. People who endure hardships without taking part (8)
-6. Tape he's brought into a seedy bar (8)
-7. Runt goes casting about for fish (8)
-8. Endlessly talk about Olympic event (6)
-9. Brute is mostly a hooligan at heart (5)
-10. Food that's hot or cold, it's said (5)
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#847953 - 11/08/12 03:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Since everyone will most likely shy away from this toughie, I'll step up and take it. wink

8. discus(s) grin
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#847960 - 11/08/12 04:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I'm sure they're all very relieved now. lol
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#847961 - 11/08/12 04:23 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Catch a bit of sun? 'Course (6)

snatch - catch

a bit of s(un) natch - 'course

wave

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#847969 - 11/08/12 04:48 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I thought that one might be a stumper. Good solve, Sondi! wave
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#847993 - 11/08/12 06:24 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Uniform returned, getting ripped nonstop (5-6)

never-ending smile

Uniform = even = neve (returned)
getting ripped = rending
nonstop = never-ending

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#847996 - 11/08/12 06:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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4. buckaroo grin

buck a roo(t)
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#848044 - 11/08/12 09:20 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. sturgeon (anag.) smile
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#848073 - 11/08/12 11:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All perfect! smile
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#848088 - 11/09/12 02:45 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Threateningly wave cereal bowl (8)

threateningly wave = brandish (direct)
bran (cereal) +dish (bowl)

wave
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#848112 - 11/09/12 08:12 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. adhesive (tape)
a+d(hes)ive
seedy bar=dive smile
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#848120 - 11/09/12 08:46 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to both! wave
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#848130 - 11/09/12 09:07 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Yahoo (answer lies within the clue) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky

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#848138 - 11/09/12 09:46 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. People who endure hardships without taking part (8)

Spartans smile

People who endure hardships = s(part)ans
without = sans
taking = container ind
part = part

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#848173 - 11/09/12 12:01 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Both correct! Good jobs! wave
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