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#892678 - 06/06/13 05:13 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. Speed excavation around resort (8)
-2. Put stress on fingerboard feature (4)
-3. Breaks down poem written in unbounded verse (6)
-4. Delicious bit of truffle by a pigpen (5)
-5. Set straight for interrupting sleep cycle (6)
-6. Subatomic particle's excited portions (8)
-7. Operator calling for oversight (8)
-8. Acquired piece of chocolate fudge, maybe (4,2)
-9. Print up #1 current issue (7)
-10. Criminal is lifelong prisoner? (5)
-11. Stirs up fountain drink (4)
-12. Type well (4)

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#892692 - 06/06/13 06:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. erodes smile
poem=ode
unbounded verse=ers
written in=container
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#892716 - 06/06/13 07:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, Manxman! smile
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#892723 - 06/06/13 07:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. diSPAtch
6. positron (anag. of portions) grin
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#892732 - 06/06/13 08:01 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good solves, Cheryl! smile
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#892753 - 06/06/13 09:18 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Acquired piece of chocolate fudge, maybe (4,2)

came by - acquired

piece of c(hocolate)

ameby - anag. of maybe (fudge anag. ind.)


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#892757 - 06/06/13 09:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. tasty wave
bit of truffle=t
t+a+sty
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#892759 - 06/06/13 09:55 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sharp solves! wave
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#892766 - 06/06/13 11:23 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. Font (dub deffer)

smile
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#892821 - 06/07/13 09:36 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Correct! smile
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#892832 - 06/07/13 10:07 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. ados (soda reversed) grin
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#892833 - 06/07/13 10:08 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. keys smile (double defn think )
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#892840 - 06/07/13 10:32 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Felon (hidden word: Li-FELON-g)


Edited by Coreoverload (06/07/13 10:32 AM)

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#892847 - 06/07/13 10:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sherlock and Coreoverload thumbsup

Manxman, try again. smile
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#892885 - 06/07/13 01:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Edition = issue - no i (#1) + tide (current) all reversed (print up) smile
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#892886 - 06/07/13 01:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Set straight for interrupting sleep cycle (6)

set straight - reform (direct)
for included in (interrupting) rem (sleep cycle) - re(for)m

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#892893 - 06/07/13 01:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Tough ones! Good solve, Lex and Jema. smile
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#892900 - 06/07/13 02:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Operator calling for oversight (8)

omission - oversight

O - operator
mission - calling for

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#892930 - 06/07/13 06:34 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent, Sondi! wave
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#892938 - 06/07/13 07:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. fret smile
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#892955 - 06/07/13 09:24 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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There it is! smile
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