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#875080 - 03/20/13 03:23 PM Cryptic Clues
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For those of you who might 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. Overhear a tune, a peculiar thing (6)
-2. Second sign: "Entering Montana" (6)
-3. Reveal man's travels in Great Britain (6)
-4. Homes in on brewed bootleg liquor (9)
-5. Universe is losing carbon by permeation (7)
-6. Some histories now mention cool guys? (7)
-7. Untimately, cagers desire "nothing but net" shot (5)
-8. Snarls out loud, "Zeroes!" (5)
-9. Jargon used during rambling oration (5)
-10. Gangs of outlaws getting down (5)
-11. Posse prepared Mexican bread? (5)
-12. Sunday, October 1st: Tenants zoned out and took a nap (7)
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#875089 - 03/20/13 03:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. Answer = pesos. Def = Mexican bread. Posse = pesos. Ind = prepared.
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#875093 - 03/20/13 03:58 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Homes in on brewed bootleg liquor (9)
bootleg liquor = moonshine = homes in on (brewed=ind)

12. Sunday, October 1st: Tenants zoned out and took a nap (7)
S(unday)O(ctober 1st)LACED = zoned out!
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#875096 - 03/20/13 04:18 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solve, curly! smile

Denis, you got #4 correct. Try #12 again. smile
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#875100 - 03/20/13 05:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. mOMENt grin
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#875102 - 03/20/13 05:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Reveal man's travels in Great Britain (6)

unmask smile

Reveal = u(nmas)k
man's travels = nmas (travels = ind)
Great Britain = UK

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#875104 - 03/20/13 05:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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12. snoozed grin

S O (first letters of Sunday and October)
tenants = ind.
+ zoned
out = anag. ind.
took a nap (direct) = snoozed
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#875105 - 03/20/13 05:37 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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All three correct! smile
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#875109 - 03/20/13 06:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. snowmen smile (hidden word)
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#875117 - 03/20/13 07:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sharp eyes, manxman! smile
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#875122 - 03/20/13 07:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Universe is losing carbon by permeation (7)

osmosis - permeation

cosmos - universe is losing C(arbon)
is - is


wave

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#875124 - 03/20/13 07:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Lingo (hidden within the clue, "rambLING Oration" = jargon) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance

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#875131 - 03/20/13 09:20 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes and yes! wave
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#875134 - 03/20/13 09:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. swish grin
Untimately, cager(s)wish (desire)
nothing but net = swish
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#875137 - 03/20/13 09:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Overhear a tune, a peculiar thing (6)


oddity - a peculiar thing

a ditty - a tune

overhear - homophone ind.



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