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#891008 - 05/30/13 01:27 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. A brand carried by Navy surplus outlet? (4,6)
-2. An Indonesian military facility receives cable (8)
-3. Slender, short object (4)
-4. Neo's world plan curtailed sugary cereal (6)
-5. Rice and seafood stuffing gives us hiccups (5)
-6. Last users of rocking horse? Ask me (10)
-7. Heard a Hungarian composer's records (5)
-8. Loot bag (4)
-9. Backed strike against a Mexican region (4)
-10. Icelandic coins collected by Akron urbanites (6)
-11. Offers money to acquire tropical locale's colorful fabrics (8)
-12. Splitting tool is woodcutter's chief advantage (5)

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#891011 - 05/30/13 01:46 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. sack (double definition) smile
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#891013 - 05/30/13 01:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Slender, short object (4)

slender = thin (direct)
short object = thin (thing -g)

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#891016 - 05/30/13 01:56 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. lists (Listz)
10. kronur (hidden word) smile
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#891017 - 05/30/13 02:03 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Neo's world plan curtailed sugary cereal (6)

matrix smile

Neo's world = matrix
plan = map = ma (curtailed = deletion ind)
sugary cereal = trix

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#891020 - 05/30/13 02:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Baja (California) = Mexican region - Baj (jab reversed/backed strike) + (against) a smile
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#891030 - 05/30/13 02:31 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to all! wave
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#891057 - 05/30/13 05:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. sushi (hidden word) wave
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#891066 - 05/30/13 06:43 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sharp eyes, Bob! wave
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#891082 - 05/30/13 09:46 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. BaLINEse
6. shoemakers
anag. (rocking) of horse ask me grin
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#891091 - 05/30/13 10:37 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent, Cheryl! smile
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#891093 - 05/30/13 10:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sorry, Sue. I must have been posting the second one at the same time as you. kissy
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#891105 - 05/31/13 12:40 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. A brand carried by Navy surplus outlet? (4,6)
FLEa markET
A real cutie!!
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#891152 - 05/31/13 09:16 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good work, Cheryl! I was hoping to stump everyone with #6. lol

Well done, Denis! Glad you liked it. smile
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#891156 - 05/31/13 09:45 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. Offers money to acquire tropical locale's colorful fabrics (8)

colorful fabrics - paisleys
pays (offers money) includes (acquire) isle (tropical locale) = pa(isle)ys

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