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#865532 - 01/31/13 10:09 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. Rear of my auto is raised - that's suggestive (4)
-2. Related to heartless boy (4)
-3. Bit of Oriental silk woven in water-resistant material (7)
-4. Creates fashionable outlets (7)
-5. Cameroon's leader on leave in African nation (5)
-6. Natural scenery: lake and small peninsula (9)
-7. Restricted light brown - it's for new members (8)
-8. Tree's low bend (5)
-9. Close internal part of one sense organ (4)
-10. What 7 + 9 - 6 is! (4)
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#865536 - 01/31/13 10:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Close internal part of one sense organ (4)

Close = Near (dir)
internal part of one = n
sense organ = ear

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#865541 - 01/31/13 10:59 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Rear of my auto is raised - that's suggestive (4)

racy

Rear of my = y
auto = car
is raised = reversal ind
that's suggestive = racy

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#865551 - 01/31/13 11:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great solves! smile
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#865568 - 02/01/13 01:42 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Natural scenery: lake and small peninsula (9)

landscape - natural scenery

l - lake
and - and
s - small
cape - peninsula

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#865578 - 02/01/13 03:43 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Congo (Cameroons leader = letter C / on / leave = go) wave thumbsup

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#865603 - 02/01/13 08:37 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great solves! wave
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#865758 - 02/02/13 02:29 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Bit of Oriental silk woven in water-resistant material (7)

water-resistant material = oilskin (direct)
o (bit of Oriental) +ilsk (silk rearranged [woven]) +in = oilskin

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#865761 - 02/02/13 04:43 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Invents = creates - in (fashionable) + vents (outlets) smile
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#865772 - 02/02/13 08:08 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent! wave
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#865928 - 02/02/13 09:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Tree's low bend (5)

larch - tree

l(ow)
arch - bend

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#865936 - 02/02/13 10:13 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solve, Sondi! wave
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#865942 - 02/02/13 11:41 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. recruits
r+ecru+its grin
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#866011 - 02/03/13 10:59 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Nicely done, manxman! wave
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#866015 - 02/03/13 11:12 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. told grin

to + ld (heartless boy)
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#866036 - 02/03/13 12:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes! grin
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#866079 - 02/03/13 02:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Teen? (7 + 9 - 6 = sixteen - six = teen)


Edited by Lex (02/03/13 03:33 PM)
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#866119 - 02/03/13 09:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good try Lex, and partially correct method, but nope. smile
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#866132 - 02/03/13 11:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. What 7 + 9 - 6 is! (4)

even?

7 + 9 = sevenIX - sIX = even

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#866160 - 02/04/13 07:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You got it CCb! bravo
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#866171 - 02/04/13 09:55 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Real cute. How does it work, like what's the direct?
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#866269 - 02/04/13 07:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I hear you Denis because it doesn't seem to work. I think "is" is the direct. 7+9-6 = 10, which is even and CCb's solution is the other way.

I trusted this one because it's by my favorite constructor.
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#866284 - 02/04/13 08:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7 + 9 - 6 is divisible by 2 (4)

direct = divisible by 2 !
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#866299 - 02/04/13 10:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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even smile

And a rewrite better than the original.
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#866322 - 02/05/13 05:54 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Isn't the original a (rare) true &lit? (See Pandora's "terribly angered" example) think

Thought it was very clever - CCb's wordplay solve gives "even", and the full clue ("What 7 + 9 - 6 is!") satisfies the &lit (10 is even)
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#866356 - 02/05/13 08:48 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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I agree that it's very clever, Rog and I'm glad you liked it. For some reason, it just doesn't sit 100% well with me.
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#866412 - 02/05/13 01:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Since fifty-fifty is a definition of even:

50 - 50 = 7 + 9 - 6 ?
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#866429 - 02/05/13 01:45 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Interesting, not to mention mind-racking, clues! Wouldn't it be 50/50 though?
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#866496 - 02/05/13 09:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Main Entry: even
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: commensurate; having no advantage
Synonyms: balanced, coequal, comparable, coterminous, drawn, equal, equalized, equivalent, even-steven, exact, fifty-fifty, .......
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#866500 - 02/05/13 09:41 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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50 - 50 looks like 50 minus 50. 50/50 could work but also looks like 50 divided by 50. I like fifty-fifty or 50-50 (no spaces).
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#866611 - 02/06/13 11:02 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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That was my intent: 50 - 50 = 0
Is 0 = 10 ? Like a joke...
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