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#854281 - 12/06/12 01:06 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. Flaps resulting from train jamming circuits (6)
-2. Complaint: a hint of limpness involving the wrist (6)
-3. Head of Deutschbank hurried back, getting stung by payment option (5,4)
-4. Flies in airbus's last rows (5)
-5. Tidbits of mushrooms stuffed with pinch of sage (7)
-6. Called out root vegetables' weights (6)
-7. I can't initially feel excited about old hunk of glacier (3,4)
-8. Ship's rear follows ship's front (4)
-9. Raised dough, as stated (4)
-10. Dangle between crevice's walls for money (6)
-11. Fresh, clean weapon (5)
-12. English streets carry load of French delicacies (9)

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#854285 - 12/06/12 01:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I'll take the tough one so people don't have to hurt their heads too much wink12

11. lance

fresh - anagram indicator
clean anagrammed = lance = weapon
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#854289 - 12/06/12 01:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Dangle between crevice's walls for money (6)

change smile12

Dangle = hang
between = insertion ind
crevice's walls = ce
money = c(hang)e

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#854291 - 12/06/12 01:48 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. I can't initially feel excited about old hunk of glacier (3,4)


ice floe - hunk of glacier

i c(an't) initially, efle (feel) excited - anag. ind., about - container ind. o(ld)

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#854294 - 12/06/12 02:08 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Tidbits of mushrooms stuffed with pinch of sage (7)

tidbits = morsels (direct)
morels (mushrooms) stuffed with (incl. ind.) s (pinch of sage) =
mor(s)els

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#854297 - 12/06/12 02:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Beautiful solves and explanations! wave12
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#854323 - 12/06/12 06:05 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. escargots smile12

English = e
streets = sts
carry = container ind.
load = cargo
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#854331 - 12/06/12 08:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. carpal smile12
involving the wrist=direct
complaint=carp
a
hint of limpness=l


Edited by manxman (12/06/12 08:16 PM)
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#854349 - 12/06/12 09:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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4. soars smile12
flies=direct
rows=oars
s+oars
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#854351 - 12/06/12 09:57 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All three are spot on! smile12
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#854353 - 12/06/12 10:08 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Called out root vegetables' weights (6)

Called out = Homophone ind.
root vegetables = Carrots
weights = Carats (dir)

cool
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#854358 - 12/06/12 10:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Nicely done, Koala! smile12
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#854528 - 12/07/12 03:59 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Raised dough, as stated (4)

bred smile12

Raised = bred
dough = bread
as stated = homophone ind

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#854530 - 12/07/12 04:04 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Raised dough, as stated (4)
grew? gruel = dough (sounds like grew?)
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#854533 - 12/07/12 04:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. debit card smile12
head of Deutschbank=d
hurried back= decar
getting stung=bit contained in decar
de+bit+car+d
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