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#903667 - 07/25/13 12:11 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. Comfortable with energetic racket (5-2)
-2. Faces bit of stress after laid-back introduction (5)
-3. Suggest writing half of poem in prose (7)
-4. Rejected hair covering, bored with curls (10)
-5. Child is normal kid brought up to embrace adult (5)
-6. She's surrounded by destruction - she shrieks (7)
-7. Thin, small mass contains large one (4)
-8. Pole box (4)
-9. Two fools at home - that's criminal (8)
-10. Fish a gull has to catch (4)

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#903675 - 07/25/13 12:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Propose (half of poem = po with anag. prose = suggest) wave thumbsup

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#903685 - 07/25/13 01:11 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. 2 asses (fools) who are in (at home) -> assassin smile
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#903687 - 07/25/13 01:13 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. spar (double def)
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#903688 - 07/25/13 01:16 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Cue]
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2. dials grin

laid reversed + s (bit of stress)
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#903696 - 07/25/13 02:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great jobs! wave
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#903710 - 07/25/13 03:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Lived-in = comfortable - live (energetic) + din (noise/racket) smile
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#903720 - 07/25/13 03:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. She's surrounded by destruction - she shrieks (7)

she shrieks = banshee (direct)
she surrounded by bane (destruction) = ban(she)e wave
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#903722 - 07/25/13 04:08 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Both good! wave
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#903736 - 07/25/13 06:07 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. shag (hidden word) grin
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#903753 - 07/25/13 08:16 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes! smile
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#903835 - 07/26/13 10:47 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. S+L+I+M

Ugh, four letters, four cryptic parts.
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#903851 - 07/26/13 11:36 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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You nailed it, esube! smile
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#903862 - 07/26/13 12:27 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. bairn grin

normal = n
kid = rib
brought up = reversal ind.
embrace = cont. ind.
adult = a
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#903867 - 07/26/13 01:24 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes! grin
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