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#851174 - 11/22/12 12:31 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. Bird act is repeated (4)
-2. Sailor ran and talked turkey? (7)
-3. Looks for geese (7)
-4. Source of sugar includes long pepper (7)
-5. Put margarine in tin pan with turnover pastries (9)
-6. Boy left piece of eggplant in spoon (5)
-7. Indigenous to North America, tailless giant (5)
-8. Potato seen, not oddly, in birdbath now (5)
-9. Eats parts of apples with stick embedded (8)
-10. Eventually reach a type of sauce (7)
-11. They provide dinners around Long Island (9)
-12. Blend in some cast-iron (4)

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#851181 - 11/22/12 12:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Dodo (act = do repeated) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky

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#851193 - 11/22/12 01:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. ganders double def
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#851213 - 11/22/12 01:55 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Source of sugar includes long pepper (7)
CA yen NE ; yen = long : thassa cutie!!
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#851215 - 11/22/12 02:03 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solves, boys! turkey
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#851230 - 11/22/12 03:45 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Eats parts of apples with stick embedded (8)

corrodes smile

Eats = cor(rod)es
parts of apples = cores
with embedded = container ind
stick = rod

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#851234 - 11/22/12 03:56 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. ladle
lad+l+e smile
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#851238 - 11/22/12 04:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. They provide dinners around Long Island (9)

supp LI ers
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#851246 - 11/22/12 05:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Sailor ran and talked turkey? (7)

gobbled - talked turkey

gob - sailor
bled - ran



turkey

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#851274 - 11/22/12 07:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Potato seen, not oddly, in birdbath now (5)
potato = IDAHO (odd letters of bIrDbAtHnOw) smile

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#851284 - 11/22/12 08:24 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! turkey

But Johnny, I'm sure you meant to say the even letters. smile
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#851291 - 11/22/12 09:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. stir (hidden word) smile
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#851292 - 11/22/12 09:46 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sharp eyes! turkey
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#851299 - 11/22/12 10:32 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5 napoleons grin

margarine = oleo
tin = Sn + pan
turnover = reversal ind.
with = container ind.
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#851303 - 11/22/12 11:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Oui! smile
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