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#852769 - 11/29/12 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. Chefs are known for these silly quotes (6)
-2. Graph of structural element found in San Francisco subway (3,5)
-3. Shoot - source is nitrogen deficient (5)
-4. Alter the face of valuable card in gambling game (5)
-5. Reportedly staff large plant for Perdue product line (7)
-6. Expect Ponderosa Ranch to become, ultimately, a Nevada resort (5)
-7. Hawk circles quarry (6)
-8. Rev. Spooner's bucket-style auto component (8)
-9. Elmer Fudd's first-rate duck call (5)
-10. Secret agenda: covering butt (3,3)
-11. Flush toilet's #1 function (5)
-12. Southern cornbread and a piece of chicken stored in jars (8)

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#852779 - 11/29/12 05:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. sprig
spring-n smile
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#852781 - 11/29/12 05:21 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. toques, anagram of quotes??
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#852784 - 11/29/12 05:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Reportedly staff large plant for Perdue product line (7)

poultry - Perdue product line

(pole tree - staff large plant)
reportedly - homophone ind.

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#852796 - 11/29/12 06:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Tahoe
last letters of first 5 words smile
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#852817 - 11/29/12 09:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave
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#852823 - 11/29/12 10:19 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Graph of structural element found in San Francisco subway (3,5)
graph = BAR CHART
structural element = ARCH
found in = container ind.
San Francisco subway = BART(Bay Area Rapid Transit) Who would know that? smile

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#852826 - 11/29/12 10:48 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. Flush toilet's #1 function (5)

event smile

Flush = even
toilet's #1 = t
function = event

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#852828 - 11/29/12 10:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to both! smile

JYK, that one was for you. wink
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#852863 - 11/30/12 03:48 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Elmer Fudd's first-rate duck call (5)

Double definition
Elmer Fudd's first-rate = quack (crack) grin
duck call = quack

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#852882 - 11/30/12 07:56 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Jema]
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10. tag end (hidden word) wink
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#852915 - 11/30/12 10:19 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solves, ladies! smile
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#852924 - 11/30/12 10:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. osprey smile

cirles=O's
quarry=prey
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#852925 - 11/30/12 11:05 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Rev. Spooner's bucket-style auto component (8)

tailpipe

bucket = pail
style = type
auto component = tailpipe

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#852963 - 11/30/12 01:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to both! Good solves! smile
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