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#883495 - 04/25/13 04:22 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. Cause ruin of the foreign weight system (7)
-2. Living outside Japan's capital (one Asian city) (7)
-3. Informer left on eastern cutter (5)
-4. Basic yen suppressed by subordinate (10)
-5. Judge beheaded felon for candy (10)
-6. Changes by breaking silences (7)
-7. With incomplete deck, skill is a drawback? (9)
-8. Incipient fighting - I'm taking back gun (7)
-9. "A very remote area covered in snow," he read (7)
-10. Greeted musicmaker dressed in blue (7)
-11. Noncom has last of the material (9)
-12. People in Atlanta ignore gas trouble (9)

Warning: #7 may fairly be categorized as Denisian wink

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#883500 - 04/25/13 04:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. liability smile
incomplete deck 51 cards=LI
skill=ability
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#883502 - 04/25/13 04:36 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. Georgians
People in Atlanta
ignore gas is anagram for Georgians
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#883513 - 04/25/13 05:01 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. Noncom has last of the material (9)

material = corporeal
corporal (noncom) includes e (has last of the) = corpor(e)al

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#883515 - 04/25/13 05:08 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Greeted musicmaker dressed in blue (7)

saluted - greeted

lute - musicmker sad - blue
dressed in - saLUTEd

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#883518 - 04/25/13 05:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Perfect solves! wave
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#883533 - 04/25/13 06:06 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. underlYing grin
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#883539 - 04/25/13 06:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Living outside Japan's capital (one Asian city) (7)

Beijing smile

Living = being
outside = container ind
Japan's capital = j
one = i
Asian city = Bei(ji)ng

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#883540 - 04/25/13 06:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Destroy (des = of in French / weight system = troy weight / cause ruin = destroy) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance

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#883543 - 04/25/13 06:42 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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And three more! wave
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#883570 - 04/25/13 10:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. jawbreaker grin

judge = j
beheaded felon = lawbreaker - l
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#883579 - 04/25/13 11:17 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Nicely done, Cheryl! grin
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#883602 - 04/26/13 03:22 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Informer left on eastern cutter (5)

cutter = knife (direct)
fink (informer) reversed (left) = knif, + e (eastern) = knife

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#883661 - 04/26/13 10:12 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Well done, Jema! wave
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#883674 - 04/26/13 12:27 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. "A very remote area covered in snow," he read (7)

nowhere - a very remote area

hidden word - insNOW HE REad

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