Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 03:19 PM

For those of you who 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. Catch a bit of sun? 'Course (6)
-2. Threateningly wave cereal bowl (8)
-3. Uniform returned, getting ripped nonstop (5-6)
-4. Bronco-buster gets dollar and a short cheer (8)
-5. People who endure hardships without taking part (8)
-6. Tape he's brought into a seedy bar (8)
-7. Runt goes casting about for fish (8)
-8. Endlessly talk about Olympic event (6)
-9. Brute is mostly a hooligan at heart (5)
-10. Food that's hot or cold, it's said (5)
Posted by: Cue

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 03:54 PM

Since everyone will most likely shy away from this toughie, I'll step up and take it. wink

8. discus(s) grin
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 04:07 PM

I'm sure they're all very relieved now. lol
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 04:23 PM

1. Catch a bit of sun? 'Course (6)

snatch - catch

a bit of s(un) natch - 'course

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 04:48 PM

I thought that one might be a stumper. Good solve, Sondi! wave
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 06:24 PM

3. Uniform returned, getting ripped nonstop (5-6)

never-ending smile

Uniform = even = neve (returned)
getting ripped = rending
nonstop = never-ending
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 06:31 PM

4. buckaroo grin

buck a roo(t)
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 09:20 PM

7. sturgeon (anag.) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/08/12 11:28 PM

All perfect! smile
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 02:45 AM

2. Threateningly wave cereal bowl (8)

threateningly wave = brandish (direct)
bran (cereal) +dish (bowl)

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 08:12 AM

6. adhesive (tape)
a+d(hes)ive
seedy bar=dive smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 08:46 AM

Yes to both! wave
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 09:07 AM

9. Yahoo (answer lies within the clue) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 09:46 AM

5. People who endure hardships without taking part (8)

Spartans smile

People who endure hardships = s(part)ans
without = sans
taking = container ind
part = part
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 12:01 PM

Both correct! Good jobs! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 12:49 PM

10. chili grin

sounds like chilly shiver
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/09/12 02:57 PM

Exactly! Perfect for the weather these days. Here, at least. smile