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#957932 - 05/22/14 03:22 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. Went by water or street, say (5)
-2. Strange to tell, it's fair (6)
-3. Pass by three points, keeping pace (7)
-4. Powerless little devil has no shelter (8)
-5. Big party - pair of unknowns and lots of stars (6)
-6. Picks up total taken by misguided fortuneteller (7)
-7. Toss to the sky, almost (5)
-8. Bad-smelling piece of fish spoiled diet (5)
-9. Choice Scrabble vowel put back (5)
-10. Relaxed from medicine - a sedative (5)
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#957939 - 05/22/14 03:44 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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6. resumes wave

total -> sum
fortuneteller -> seer
misguided -> reSUMes (taken by)
picks up -> resumes
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#957946 - 05/22/14 04:05 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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4. impotent
imp+0+tent smile
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#957957 - 05/22/14 04:47 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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2. Strange to tell, it's fair (6)

bazaar - fair bizarre - strange
tell - homophone ind.

wave

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#957960 - 05/22/14 04:54 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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1. Went by water or street, say (5)

rowed smile

Went by water = rowed
street = road
say - homophone ind

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#957964 - 05/22/14 05:15 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: CCbomber]
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8. fetid smile
piece of fish = f
spoiled diet = etid
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#957985 - 05/22/14 07:19 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes to all! wave
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#957994 - 05/22/14 09:25 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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3. Pass by three points, keeping pace (7)

think
pass by - eclipse (direct)

ese (3 points: east, south, east) keeping (containment ind.) clip (pace) -
e(clip)se

wave
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#958003 - 05/22/14 11:09 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Yes! Wonderful solve, Jema! wave
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#958052 - 05/23/14 08:32 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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5. galaxy
gala+x+y
unknowns are x and y smile
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#958061 - 05/23/14 09:41 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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9. Choice Scrabble vowel put back (5)

elite - choice

e tile - Scrabble vowel (put back - reversal ind.)


wave

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#958067 - 05/23/14 10:02 AM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Excellent solves! wave
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#958117 - 05/23/14 01:03 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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10. Eased = relaxed - contained within the clue (from being the indicator). wave
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#958119 - 05/23/14 01:04 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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Sharp eyes, Lex! wave
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#958194 - 05/23/14 08:40 PM Re: Cryptic Clues [Re: Pandora]
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7. Toss to the sky, almost (5)

heave smile

Toss = heave
the sky = heaven = heave (almost - deletion ind)

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