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#894233 - 06/13/13 02:34 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. TV newscaster in ranch ordeal (6)
-2. Messed up rug with the Spanish oatmeal (5)
-3. Fool failing to eat mint before shower (12)
-4. Harrowing, infinite, gripping realism, at first (5-7)
-5. American in Mexico having to smile and vamoose (6)
-6. Quiet! One fellow's a witch doctor (6)
-7. See again, I hear, and speak from memory (6)
-8. In the middle of morning on the third of August (5)
-9. Delighting in lipstick, lingerie (8)
-10. Audibly shut up raspy-voiced fashion lover (12)
-11. In France, good God! - liquor and instrument for beatniks (5,4)
-12. Companion in foreign sector (6)

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#894241 - 06/13/13 03:06 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. anchor (hidden word)
2. gruel (rug+el) smile
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#894254 - 06/13/13 04:01 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Quiet! One fellow's a witch doctor (6)

shaman - witch doctor

sh - quiet!
a man - one fellow

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#894261 - 06/13/13 04:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. recite

see again - re-sight
I hear (sounds like)
speak from memory - direct wave
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#894266 - 06/13/13 04:40 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Cue]
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11. bongo drum grin

good in France = bon + god + rum
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#894280 - 06/13/13 05:23 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Fool failing to eat mint before shower (12)

fool - featherbrain (direct)
f (failing) +eat +herb (mint) before rain (shower)

wave
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#894299 - 06/13/13 06:40 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Wonderful solves! wave
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#894323 - 06/13/13 08:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. In the middle of morning on the third of August (5)
AMonG : simply delightful!

12. Companion in foreign sector (6)
escort (anagram of sector)
Companion wearing tight corset! (6)
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#894330 - 06/13/13 09:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. American in Mexico-Gringo (6)
Having to smile (grin) Vamoose (go)

Container.

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#894353 - 06/13/13 11:19 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Registered: 07/24/02
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9. Delighting in lipstick, lingerie (8)

Tickling - Hidden word - lips(tick, ling)erie

smile
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#894355 - 06/13/13 11:30 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Koala]
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4. nerve-rending? (not sure if you can find this in the dictionary) grin

infinite = never-ending
realism at first = r
gripping = container ind.
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#894359 - 06/13/13 11:49 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! Even for the ones whose answers are made-up words! bravo
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#894431 - 06/14/13 10:35 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Audibly shut up raspy-voiced fashion lover (12)

clotheshorse - fashion lover
close - shut up
hoarse - raspy-voiced

audibly - homophone ind.

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#894464 - 06/14/13 12:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
Pandora Offline

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Perfect! wave
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