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#864043 - 01/24/13 11:22 AM 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. A sailor's cited for attacks (8)
-2. Genteel sport rejected reprehensible behavior, profit (6)
-3. Withered area of a garden, loaded with sunshine (8)
-4. Hunters might use these small vehicles, assuming a chain of hills (10)
-5. Lunch or supper that right out of tin, e.g. (4)
-6. A high schooler, and therefore extremely peevish (4)
-7. Prototype displayed in appliance store (8)
-8. Transports some doors (9)
-9. Reportedly, a fake antiquated laundry mechanism (7)
-10. Fished with a line all snarled and no leader (6)
-11. Oddly tactile crystal structure (7)
-12. Cookware expert Julia's ultimate solution for all problems (7)

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#864058 - 01/24/13 12:32 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. Cookware expert Julia's ultimate solution for all problems (7)

panacea - solution for all problems

pan - cookware
ace - expert
a - (Juli)a's ultimate

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#864065 - 01/24/13 12:57 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. ancestor (hidden word) smile
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#864088 - 01/24/13 03:32 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. A high schooler, and therefore extremely peevish (4)

soph

A high schooler = soph
therefore = so
extremely peevish = ph

smile

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#864089 - 01/24/13 03:37 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. A sailor's cited for attacks (8)

a = a
sailor = salt
cited = homophone indicator

a+salts
assaults = attacks wave
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#864105 - 01/24/13 04:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. lattice (anag.) smile
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#864109 - 01/24/13 04:46 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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2. tennis grin

reprehensible behavior = sin
profit = net
rejected = reversal ind.
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#864154 - 01/24/13 08:14 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All perfectly solved! wave
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#864166 - 01/24/13 09:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Fished with a line all snarled and no leader (6)

fished with a line = angled (direct)
all snarled and no leader = angled (tangled -t)
wave
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#864176 - 01/24/13 10:43 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You got it, Jema! wave
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#864185 - 01/25/13 12:30 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8: entrances

To my surprise:
en·trance2
Synonyms
1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
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#864221 - 01/25/13 08:54 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, Denis! smile
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#864234 - 01/25/13 10:00 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9: wringer (ringer) !

Memories of my mother putting clothes through
the wringer of the noisy JH Connor & Son Washer!
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#864236 - 01/25/13 10:03 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. meal

tin = metal
that right = t
out = remove

me(t)al

lunch or supper = meal wave
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#864240 - 01/25/13 10:12 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great solves! wave
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