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#913543 - 09/13/13 02:39 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. Gourmet's saga sure lacking bit of spice (7)
-2. Lie about a sheep town in Wyoming (7)
-3. Visitor drops that thing - a kind of hat (5)
-4. Start off happy, like a ballerina (5)
-5. Reportedly destroys winter vehicles (7)
-6. Those folks pose for a picture with Jim Carrey (3,4)
-7. He quit yelling about property value (6)
-8. Must have massages, we hear (5)
-9. Babes in the woods of Indiana with no money (9)
-10. Demonstrated couple of problems with appliance (6)
-11. Discussed use for sheep (4)
-12. Army units also included in schemes (8)
-13. Places in the wrong parts of Southern California blanketed by fogs (8)
-14. Start to paint over Seurat's Rocky Fields (8)
-15. Copyright sole reproduction (5)
-16. Stop wandering side street (6)
-17. Falls back in streetcar at a curve (8)
-18. Lobbies for a short trial (5)

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#913555 - 09/13/13 03:10 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Gourmet's saga sure lacking bit of spice (7)


epicure - gourmet

epic - saga

ure - sure lacking bit of s(pice)

wave


Edited by Sondi (09/13/13 03:32 PM)

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#913557 - 09/13/13 03:17 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. visor
visitor - it smile
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#913567 - 09/13/13 03:45 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. plaTOOns

too-also
plans-schemes wave
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#913579 - 09/13/13 04:35 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good jobs! wave
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#913588 - 09/13/13 05:43 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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18. atria

Lobbies - direct

a + tria (short trial)
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#913589 - 09/13/13 06:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
7. Equity (ans. within the clue) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance

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#913591 - 09/13/13 06:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. The Mask smile
-them ask
-film The Mask with Jim Carrey
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#913600 - 09/13/13 06:40 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: manxman]
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9. in/no cents
10. prOVEN grin
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#913607 - 09/13/13 07:00 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to all! wave
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#913684 - 09/14/13 11:53 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. Reportedly destroys winter vehicles (7)

winter vehicles = sleighs (direct)
sounds like (reportedly) destroys = slays


13. Places in the wrong parts of Southern California blanketed by fogs (8)

places in the wrong parts = miscasts (direct)
SCA (Southern California) enclosed in (blanketed by) mists (fogs) = miSCAsts

grin wave


Edited by Jema (09/14/13 12:17 PM)
Edit Reason: added another
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#913685 - 09/14/13 11:57 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. lARAMie
8. knead (sounds like need) grin
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#913688 - 09/14/13 12:03 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Lie about a sheep town in Wyoming (7)

L a ram IE

4. Start off happy, like a ballerina (5)

(b)lithe
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#913713 - 09/14/13 01:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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11. ewes
sounds like use smile
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#913761 - 09/14/13 08:17 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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14. Start to paint over Seurat's Rocky Fields (8)

pastures- fields

p(aint) - start to paint
astures - Seurats (rocky anag. ind.)

wave

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