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#916801 - 10/03/13 02:13 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. End of ball game rigged (5)
-2. Roving pirate provided drink (8)
-3. It checks blood maximally during fever (8)
-4. Code of chivalry for former President taking vow (7)
-5. Lyricist adopts a student (7)
-6. Maroon thread (6)
-7. Difficult - initially extinguished our enthusiasm (6)
-8. Objectively, I start to care about holy city (5)
-9. I weep loudly - watch (7)
-10. I'm instilling a friend with sharpness (8)
-11. Victim hampered by accurate counterargument (8)
-12. He's far off once again (6)

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#916806 - 10/03/13 02:29 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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12. Afresh ( anag hes far) penguin
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#916808 - 10/03/13 02:46 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good start, Doreen! wave
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#916810 - 10/03/13 02:59 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. strand (double def) wave
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#916812 - 10/03/13 03:12 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Omega (end) - o (ball) + anagram of game (rigged) smile
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#916816 - 10/03/13 03:33 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Jema and Lex thumbsup wave
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#916821 - 10/03/13 05:18 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Aperitif (roving means anag. of pirate = aperit / provided = if / aperitif = drink) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance

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#916825 - 10/03/13 05:50 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: bermag45]
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5. le(a)rner
11. rebuttal (butt in real) grin
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#916826 - 10/03/13 05:51 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Bernie and Cheryl thumbsup wave
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#916837 - 10/03/13 06:53 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Difficult - initially extinguished our enthusiasm (6)

ardour smile

Difficult = hard
initially extinguished = deletion ind (hard -> ard)
our = our
enthusiasm = ardour

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#916849 - 10/03/13 08:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, CCB! wave
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#916851 - 10/03/13 08:13 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. bushido smile

Bush/I do
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#916859 - 10/03/13 08:52 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. It checks blood maximally during fever (8)

hemostat - it checks blood
most - maximally (during container ind.)
heat - fever

9. I weep loudly - watch (7)

eyeball/I bawl homophone smile

wave

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#916868 - 10/03/13 10:47 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent jobs! I wondered if anyone would know the word "bushido". wave
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#916898 - 10/04/13 06:17 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Objectively, I start to care about holy city (5)
MECCA; ME(I)C(start to Care)CA(about)
[Also, ca.(with a year) about: ca. 476 b.c.]
Can't explain "objectively".

10. I'm instilling a friend with sharpness (8)
ACRIMONY;A CRONY = a friend, IM = I'm
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