Cryptic Clues - directs in bold

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - directs in bold - 10/04/12 11:45 AM

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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. Melting ice originally covered by brownish-purple volcanic rock (6)
-2. Be overly frugal and fail to report income partner's capital (5)
-3. Chunks of egg left among almonds and pecans (7)
-4. Sailing canoe by myself across part of the Pacific (7)
-5. Some decadent or temptingly rich dessert (5)
-6. Pointed out parts as two contrary things (9)
-7. Part of a flight heading to Rome is evacuated earlier (5)
-8. Speech or a lecture about musical composition (7)
-9. Dark brown endless abyss in large body of water (5)
-10. Buggy got ruined taking the back roads (9)
-11. Error by group of lawmen switching last two reports (7)

Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 12:24 PM

5. Some decadent or temptingly rich dessert (5)

rich dessert = torte (hidden word) smile
Posted by: curly

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 12:27 PM

10. Anagram. got ruined = detouring
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 01:47 PM

1. Melting ice originally covered by brownish-purple volcanic rock (6)

pumice - volcanic rock

puce - brownish-purple
m(elting) i(ce)originally covered by (container ind)

wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 03:33 PM

9. Sepia = dark brown - pi(t) (endless abyss) contained in sea (large body of water) smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 05:13 PM

11. exposés grin

error = ex (X)
group of lawmen = posse
last 2 switched = poses
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 07:11 PM

6. antipodes
a+(anag. of pointed)+s smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/04/12 08:30 PM

Excellent solves! wave

Cheryl, you'll have to fix your explanation a little bit. The posse part is correct. smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 03:04 AM

3: NUggeTS
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 10:02 AM

Good solve! smile
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 01:07 PM

8. Recital (double definition?) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 01:55 PM

I can see where you got that from, Bernie, but that's not my answer. No double definition. smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 04:51 PM

Oops, I thought we were talking about my ex again! wink

Really, it's probably something that I'm just not seeing right now. smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/05/12 09:07 PM

It's there. It's sneaky. evil
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 11:40 AM

Is it E(error) times(by) poses? crazy
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 01:15 PM

Yes! Good solve! thumbsup
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 04:50 PM

8. chorale (hidden word) grin
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 05:23 PM

Well spotted! smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 10:04 PM

4. Sailing canoe by myself across part of the Pacific (7)

Sailing = anagram ind.
canoe = Ocean
myself = i
across = a
part of the Pacific = Oceania (direct)

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/07/12 11:17 PM

Good job, Koala! smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 08:09 AM

Hints added! happydance
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 08:52 AM

7: Part of a flight heading to Rome is evacuated earlier (5)
Riser = part of flight (of stairs!).
R(ome) IS E(arlie)R ; if so, "evacuated earlier" is really neat!!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 12:51 PM

Good solve, Denis. I liked that one, too. smile

The last one is a simple charade. The clue splits where you don't expect it to.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 01:48 PM

2. Be overly frugal and fail to report income partner's capital (5)
cheap?
cheat = fail to report income
p = partner's capital (capital letter = first letter)
...probably wrong; don't see anything indicating "t"
being replaced by "p"...
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 01:48 PM

oops
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 01:54 PM

2. Be overly frugal and fail to report income partner's capital (5)

skimp - be overly frugal

skim - fail to report income
P(artner's) capital


lol meant to replace the above with this

blush
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 01:56 PM

Well Sondi, "cheap" is probably wrong:
changed my mind to SKIMp(artner's capital) !
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/10/12 05:10 PM

You nailed it, Sondi! bravo