Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 12:09 PM

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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. Supernatural vision altered man's path (8)
-2. Fight adversary off for wee-hours work assignment (9,5)
-3. Like houses, the woman remains (5)
-4. Little devil scraps cars from overseas (7)
-5. Around middle of web, horrible spiders spread out (8)
-6. Searched for plot (6)
-7. Enchanters with strong desires (7)
-8. King wearing large-scale disguises (5)
-9. Practical bachelor buried in ground alive (6)
-10. Hypnotic eyes holding attention (6)
-11. Undertaking a very loud song (6)
-12. Number of small leaves needing water (6)
-13. Box muffles frightening sound in last car (7)

Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 01:07 PM

5. Disperse (middle of web is letter e which is anagrammed with spiders = spread out) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky
Posted by: Redz

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 01:15 PM

13. CAbooSE - container -
box = case, boo = frightening word, caboose = last car. smile

You know I don't know how to explain these, Sue. crazy
First one I've done a looong time. yes
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 01:16 PM

1. Supernatural vision altered man's path (8)

phantasm - supernatural vision

altered (anag. ind.) man's path

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 04:07 PM

Excellent solves! wave

Joan, you did just fine. devil
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 05:06 PM

2. graveyard shift (anag.) smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 05:31 PM

4. imports grin

imp + orts
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 07:38 PM

Both good solves! wave
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 09:27 PM

12. Number of small leaves needing water (6)
number = THIRTY
small = S
leaves = deletion indicator
needing water = THIRSTY smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 10:09 PM

Of course, Johnny K! smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/25/12 11:07 PM

10. 10. Hypnotic eyes holding attention (6)

Attention (dir) = Notice (hidden word) Hyp(notic e)yes

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 12:14 AM

Sharp eyes, Koala! smile
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 12:22 AM

8. King wearing large-scale disguises (5)

masks smile

King = k
wearing = container ind
large-scale = mass
disguises = mas(k)s
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 08:01 AM

7. spirits (double def.) wink
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 08:28 AM

Good solve, CCb! smile

Nice try, Sherlock. It's not a double def. smile
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 10:00 AM

3. Like houses, the woman remains (5)

ashes smile

Like = as
houses = container ind
the woman = she
remains = a(she)s
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 03:01 PM

enchanters = w(ith)itches = desires
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/26/12 03:27 PM

Two good solves! smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 06:18 AM

11. Affair = undertaking - a + ff (very loud) + air (song) smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 06:35 AM

9: practical = viaBle?
bachelor = B
viale = alive (anagram indicator = ground, like grounding something?)
buried = container indicator
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 09:47 AM

Yes to both! smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 08:24 PM

6. Locate? (Dub deffer?)

crazy
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 08:32 PM

6. Searched for plot (6)
searched = PROBED
for = PRO
plot = BED smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 10:45 PM

%^(*&%@*#@
Thanks Johnny; I can get some sleep now!!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 10/27/12 11:03 PM

Nice try Koala, but Johnny's got it. smile smile smile