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#909421 - 08/22/13 05:42 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. Maneuver the oars in reach of Sound (7)
-2. Desired unlimited cash up front (4)
-3. Target store has bugs (4,2)
-4. Central Austria has villages (5)
-5. Guards posted in trains (9)
-6. Adds luster to fans (5)
-7. Angry fly in your ear (4)
-8. Unproductive amidst disaster, I left (7)
-9. One grows flowers (6)
-10. Shortest French cheese party (8)
-11. Whitish vine covers Oregon (5)
-12. Hears VW bugs by waterfront property (7)
-13. Conclusion includes grand scheme (7)
-14. Rev. Spooner's evening fight as we speak (5,3)

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#909425 - 08/22/13 06:08 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. ivORy
14. right now (night row) grin
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#909426 - 08/22/13 06:14 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. sterile (hidden word)
12. wharves (anag.) smile
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#909440 - 08/22/13 06:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. Adds luster to fans (5)

buffs - double def. (adds luster to/fans)




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Edited by Sondi (08/22/13 07:08 PM)

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#909448 - 08/22/13 07:29 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave
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#909500 - 08/23/13 01:17 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Shortest French cheese party (8)

briefest smile

Shortest (direct) = briefest
French cheese = brie
party = fest

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#909530 - 08/23/13 05:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Maneuver the oars in reach of Sound (7)

in reach of sound = earshot (direct)
anagram (maneuver) "the oars" = earshot

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#909544 - 08/23/13 07:58 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to both! wave
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#909551 - 08/23/13 08:28 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. irises (i+rises) smile
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#909567 - 08/23/13 10:00 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, manxman! smile
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#909578 - 08/23/13 11:33 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. sent/in/els grin
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#909581 - 08/23/13 11:39 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Correct! smile
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#909620 - 08/23/13 04:19 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Angry fly in your ear (4)
sore ; fly=soar=sore, indicator = in your ear ! A real cutie.
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#909625 - 08/23/13 04:27 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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13. Conclusion includes grand scheme (7)
finagle - scheme

finale - conclusion (includes container ind.)
g(rand)

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#909631 - 08/23/13 05:42 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Both spot on! wave
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