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#860198 - 01/03/13 07:19 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. Leader of battleships follows a route overseas (6)
-2. Surf is bound to be heard (4)
-3. Party demonstrator (6)
-4. Central America's educators boxed in? (5)
-5. Competitor in tournament ran third (7)
-6. Authorizations for fellow on June 2 and July 3, for example (8)
-7. Secure in addition to holding a job (8)
-8. Explorer, heading north on business, leaves from Havana? (7)
-9. Move back and forth on a cart (5)
-10. Scholar's shell is a battle souvenir (4)
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#860203 - 01/03/13 08:18 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. abroad wave12

leader of battleship = b
follows a = a + b
route = road
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#860207 - 01/03/13 08:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Authorizations for fellow on June 2 and July 3, for example (8)

authorizations = mandates (direct)
man (fellow) + dates (June 2 and July 3)


newyear
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#860209 - 01/03/13 08:41 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Surf is bound to be heard (4)

tide

Surf = tide
is bound = tied
to be heard = homophone ind

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#860210 - 01/03/13 08:47 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. entrant (hidden word) smile12
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#860221 - 01/03/13 10:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Central America's educators boxed in? (5)

cased - boxed in

AmeriCAS EDucators

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#860232 - 01/03/13 11:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You're all making these look too easy. wave12
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#860262 - 01/04/13 06:24 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Scholar's shell is a battle souvenir (4)

SCholAR "shell" = battle souvenir
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#860274 - 01/04/13 07:37 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Tobacco (explorer = Cabot upwards / business = co = company / Havana produces tobacco leaves) wave12 thumbsup12

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#860282 - 01/04/13 08:44 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. back & forth = wag + on = wagon happydance12

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#860284 - 01/04/13 08:47 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All perfect! wave12
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#860312 - 01/04/13 11:08 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. anchored

an(chore)d smile12
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#860350 - 01/04/13 03:21 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, manxman! smile12
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#860592 - 01/06/13 12:19 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3: stag ?
stag = operator = demonstrator?
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#860624 - 01/06/13 09:54 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Oh dear, I wondered why this one was sitting. It's a 6-letter answer. I'm so very sorry.
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