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#856359 - 12/14/12 02:01 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. Perfume sale's closing leads to ugly scenes (7)
-2. Nasty looks from observers hanging around back of saloon (6)
-3. Stray sarcastic remark about sis's skirt (7)
-4. Pacers traveling a long, long, way (6)
-5. At an early stage, volcano flow bears right, then left (6)
-6. Living Peruvian feasted around mid-April (9)
-7. Conned? Run before December comes around (7)
-8. Pair of Scotties bark and eat quickly (5)
-9. Passing spy describes a spectacle (7)
-10. People who are concerned about excellent jobs (7)
-11. Little bird clipped the reed (6)
-12. Behold piercing melody - I'm out of here (2,4)
-13. Pleasant-sounding rock (6)
-14. Retiring nurse receives diamonds (that's better) (5)
-15. Cook for someone else's tiger? Uh... (5)

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#856375 - 12/14/12 03:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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14. Retiring nurse receives diamonds (that's better) (5)

nurse - RN
retiring - nr
diamonds - ice
receives - container
nICEr - better

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#856381 - 12/14/12 03:23 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Conned? Run before December comes around (7)

fleeced smile12

Conned = fleeced
Run = flee
before = position ind
December = Dec = ced (comes around = reversal ind)

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#856383 - 12/14/12 03:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. essence smile12
e+ anag of scenes
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#856416 - 12/14/12 04:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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2. sneers wave12

observers = seers
back of saloon = n
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#856426 - 12/14/12 05:19 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. At an early stage, volcano flow bears right, then left (6)

larval - at an early stage

lava - volcano flow bears (container ind.) r(ight), then l(eft)

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#856477 - 12/14/12 09:56 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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#856485 - 12/14/12 11:17 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. incaRn/ate bravo12
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#856490 - 12/15/12 01:06 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. Behold piercing melody - I'm out of here (2,4)

I'm out of here = so long (direct)
lo (behold) contained in (piercing) song (melody) = so (lo)ng

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#856508 - 12/15/12 04:37 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. Thrush - th (clipped the) + rush (reed) = little bird wave12


Edited by Lex (12/15/12 04:38 AM)
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#856536 - 12/15/12 09:38 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All three correct! And we've missed you, Lex! Glad to see you here. wave12
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#856633 - 12/15/12 06:48 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Pair of Scotties bark and eat quickly (5)

Pair of Scotties = Sc
bark = arf
eat quickly = Scarf (dir)

cool
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#856649 - 12/15/12 07:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Stray sarcastic remark about sis's skirt (7)

digress smile12

Stray = digress
sarcastic remark = dig
about = re
sis's skirt = ss

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#856652 - 12/15/12 08:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Koala and CCb thumbsup12
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#856724 - 12/16/12 08:16 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. People who are concerned about excellent jobs (7)

jobs = careers (direct)
carers (people who are concerned) contains (about) e (excellent) = car(e)ers

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#856729 - 12/16/12 09:03 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Perfect! wave12
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#856731 - 12/16/12 09:17 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Passing spy describes a spectacle (7)

pageant - spectacle


p(assing)
agent - spy
a - a (describes - container ind.)

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#856756 - 12/16/12 10:43 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Parsec - anagram of pacers (travelling) = a long, long way wink12
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#856759 - 12/16/12 10:55 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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13. gneiss (rock) sounds like nice smile12
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#856763 - 12/16/12 11:05 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to all! wave12
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#856808 - 12/16/12 01:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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15 had me completely foxed, but now I'm back to polish it off: cater - cat (tiger) + er (uh) = cook for someone else.rah Neat clue!
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#856816 - 12/16/12 02:14 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You rocked it, Lex! wave12
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