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#862807 - 01/17/13 09:29 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. Jog around a deck (5)
-2. Constant line is backing Margo (7)
-3. Explorer, for one, hides in herb rows erroneously (7)
-4. Testament: "I'm hurt" (7)
-5. Reformed minister rests (8)
-6. Cheer literary bouncer a whole lot (4,2)
-7. Impact of bow uplifted Eastern faith (5,4)
-8. Free plunge onto street (6)
-9. Jailbird returned unfinished second serving of a drink (5)
-10. Lived with the heartless desolation (5)
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#862809 - 01/17/13 09:39 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Explorer, for one, hides in herb rows erroneously (7)

Explorer = Browser (dir)
her(b rows er)roneously = (hidden word)

smile
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#862814 - 01/17/13 10:04 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Testament: "I'm hurt" (7)

William

Testament = will
I'm = iam
hurt = William

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#862818 - 01/17/13 10:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good starts! smile
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#862838 - 01/18/13 03:50 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Interims (anag. of ministers / interims = rests) wave thumbsup

Bernie monky

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#862858 - 01/18/13 08:12 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: bermag45]
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10. waste grin

lived = was
the heartless = te
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#862859 - 01/18/13 08:38 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes and yes! wave
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#862863 - 01/18/13 09:38 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Constant line is backing Margo (7)

is + ograM -> isogram (constant line) smile
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#862864 - 01/18/13 09:58 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Jailbird returned unfinished second serving of a drink (5)

lifer - jailbird

refil(l) - unfinished second serving of a drink
returned - reversal ind.


wave

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#862867 - 01/18/13 10:09 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Jog around a deck (5)

TaROT

Direct is deck
Jog = trot, around "a"
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#862875 - 01/18/13 10:58 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. divest
dive+st smile
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#862924 - 01/18/13 05:05 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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7. crash into grin

bow = arc = cra (uplifted)
eastern faith = shinto
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#862947 - 01/18/13 07:38 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to all! Great solves! grin
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#863163 - 01/19/13 11:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Cheer literary bouncer a whole lot (4,2)

root on - cheer

roo - literary bouncer (from Winnie the Pooh smile )
ton - a whole lot

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#863186 - 01/20/13 08:53 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You did it, Sondi! wave
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