Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 12:31 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. Bird act is repeated (4)
-2. Sailor ran and talked turkey? (7)
-3. Looks for geese (7)
-4. Source of sugar includes long pepper (7)
-5. Put margarine in tin pan with turnover pastries (9)
-6. Boy left piece of eggplant in spoon (5)
-7. Indigenous to North America, tailless giant (5)
-8. Potato seen, not oddly, in birdbath now (5)
-9. Eats parts of apples with stick embedded (8)
-10. Eventually reach a type of sauce (7)
-11. They provide dinners around Long Island (9)
-12. Blend in some cast-iron (4)

Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 12:50 PM

1. Dodo (act = do repeated) thumbsup wave

Bernie monky
Posted by: curly

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 01:12 PM

3. ganders double def
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 01:55 PM

4. Source of sugar includes long pepper (7)
CA yen NE ; yen = long : thassa cutie!!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 02:03 PM

Good solves, boys! turkey
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 03:45 PM

9. Eats parts of apples with stick embedded (8)

corrodes smile

Eats = cor(rod)es
parts of apples = cores
with embedded = container ind
stick = rod
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 03:56 PM

6. ladle
lad+l+e smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 04:30 PM

11. They provide dinners around Long Island (9)

supp LI ers
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 05:12 PM


2. Sailor ran and talked turkey? (7)

gobbled - talked turkey

gob - sailor
bled - ran



turkey
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 07:33 PM

8. Potato seen, not oddly, in birdbath now (5)
potato = IDAHO (odd letters of bIrDbAtHnOw) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 08:24 PM

Excellent solves! turkey

But Johnny, I'm sure you meant to say the even letters. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 09:11 PM

12. stir (hidden word) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 09:46 PM

Sharp eyes! turkey
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 10:32 PM

5 napoleons grin

margarine = oleo
tin = Sn + pan
turnover = reversal ind.
with = container ind.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/22/12 11:12 PM

Oui! smile
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/23/12 04:03 AM

10. Eventually reach a type of sauce (7)

catchup (double def)? wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/23/12 05:29 AM

7. Indigenous to North America, tailless giant (5)
NAtal(l)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/23/12 08:24 AM

And that's a wrap! wave