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#886564 - 05/09/13 02:39 PM Cryptic Clues
Pandora Offline

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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. I'm going both ways to acknowledge one who relocates (9)
-2. Desires 1/6 yearly salary (9)
-3. Damp fog conceals hole (5)
-4. "Autos" advertisement in lists (9)
-5. Running Meadow, Kentucky (5)
-6. Comparable amount in middle of speech (5)
-7. Wholesale service (4)
-8. Saw commercial on time (5)
-9. A thoracic region's endless pains (5)
-10. Roofer receives clumsy hug from butcher (9)
-11. I am a green insect (5)
-12. Poor individual is finished (4)

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#886566 - 05/09/13 02:51 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. leaky?
meadow = lea
Kentucky = ky
running is the direct
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#886577 - 05/09/13 03:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Immigrant = one who relocates - immi (I'm going both ways) + grant (to acknowledge). smile
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#886578 - 05/09/13 03:42 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Desires 1/6 yearly salary (9)
desires = y(early)earnings=salary
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#886580 - 05/09/13 03:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Desires 1/6 yearly salary (9)

desires = yearnings (direct)
y (1/6 of yearly) + earnings (salary)

Denis beat me to the post.

3. Damp fog conceals hole (5)

damp = moist (direct)
mist (fog) contains (conceals) o (hole) = m(o)ist


wave


Edited by Jema (05/09/13 03:56 PM)
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#886582 - 05/09/13 03:57 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Saw commercial on time (5)

adage - saw

ad - commercial
age - time


wave

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#886585 - 05/09/13 04:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. imago
im a go
green=go smile
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#886590 - 05/09/13 04:47 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. A thoracic region's endless pains (5)

aches smile

A thoracic region = achest
's endless = deletion ind (remove last letter)
pains = aches

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#886598 - 05/09/13 05:16 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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10. slaUGHter grin
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#886601 - 05/09/13 05:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Clearly, I have to post tougher cryptics. razz
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#886602 - 05/09/13 05:57 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
bermag45 Offline
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6. Ratio (in middle of oRATIOn) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance

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#886623 - 05/09/13 09:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: bermag45]
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4. roADsters grin
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#886631 - 05/09/13 10:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Both correct! wave
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#886639 - 05/09/13 11:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Wholesale service (4)

Mass (dub deffer)

smile
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#886691 - 05/10/13 08:17 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Koala]
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12. done grin

poor = d (as in grade)
individual = one
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