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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

smile
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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

Bernie monky

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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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