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#924547 - 11/14/13 06:58 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. Delayed by rubber (5)
-2. Risk breaking dagger (4)
-3. Leave loudly, of course (7)
-4. Specialized writing needs liberal editing (7)
-5. Lumberjacks' alcoholic drinks, it's said (7)
-6. A great many come back to help cowgirl? (9)
-7. I wander around with New Zealander (5)
-8. Sue set fire to one entrance (8)
-9. "Error in 5&10" editor is irritated (5)
-10. Count on receiving soft answer (5)
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#924548 - 11/14/13 07:04 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. vexed smile
error=e
5 and 10 = v x
editor=ed
v(e)x(ed)
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#924558 - 11/14/13 07:44 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. lumberjacks - loggers (direct)
sounds like (it's said) lagers (alcoholic drinks)

wave
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#924569 - 11/14/13 08:44 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Count on receiving soft answer (5)

reply smile

Count on = rely
receiving = container ind
soft = p
answer = reply

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#924570 - 11/14/13 09:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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8. lit/i/gate grin
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#924572 - 11/14/13 09:26 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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8. Sue set fire to one entrance (8)

Sue = Litigate (direct)
set fire to = lit
one = i.
entrance = gate

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#924584 - 11/14/13 10:28 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Great solves all! wave
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#924585 - 11/14/13 10:40 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. maori grin

I roam reversed (around)
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#924588 - 11/14/13 11:05 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. A great many come back to help cowgirl? (9)

dairymaid - cowgirl

myriad - a great many (come back - reversal ind.)

aid - to help

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#924596 - 11/15/13 12:34 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Leave loudly, of course (7)

clearly - of course

leave = clear, loudly modifies to expand to clearly
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#924635 - 11/15/13 08:45 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. Braille (anag. of liberal) smile
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#924650 - 11/15/13 09:56 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave

Bob, that's not my answer but I wish it was. Very clever twist. smile
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#924653 - 11/15/13 10:05 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. late+x (x=by as in 4 x 6)
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#924675 - 11/15/13 11:30 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Good one, esube! smile
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#924685 - 11/15/13 11:48 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. kris (anag. of risk) smile
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