Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 04:17 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. Chefs are known for these silly quotes (6)
-2. Graph of structural element found in San Francisco subway (3,5)
-3. Shoot - source is nitrogen deficient (5)
-4. Alter the face of valuable card in gambling game (5)
-5. Reportedly staff large plant for Perdue product line (7)
-6. Expect Ponderosa Ranch to become, ultimately, a Nevada resort (5)
-7. Hawk circles quarry (6)
-8. Rev. Spooner's bucket-style auto component (8)
-9. Elmer Fudd's first-rate duck call (5)
-10. Secret agenda: covering butt (3,3)
-11. Flush toilet's #1 function (5)
-12. Southern cornbread and a piece of chicken stored in jars (8)

Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 05:09 PM

3. sprig
spring-n smile
Posted by: curly

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 05:21 PM

1. toques, anagram of quotes??
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 05:35 PM

5. Reportedly staff large plant for Perdue product line (7)

poultry - Perdue product line

(pole tree - staff large plant)
reportedly - homophone ind.

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 06:49 PM

6. Tahoe
last letters of first 5 words smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 09:54 PM

Excellent solves! wave
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 10:19 PM

2. Graph of structural element found in San Francisco subway (3,5)
graph = BAR CHART
structural element = ARCH
found in = container ind.
San Francisco subway = BART(Bay Area Rapid Transit) Who would know that? smile
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 10:48 PM

11. Flush toilet's #1 function (5)

event smile

Flush = even
toilet's #1 = t
function = event
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/29/12 10:50 PM

Yes to both! smile

JYK, that one was for you. wink
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 03:48 AM

9. Elmer Fudd's first-rate duck call (5)

Double definition
Elmer Fudd's first-rate = quack (crack) grin
duck call = quack

wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 07:56 AM

10. tag end (hidden word) wink
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 10:19 AM

Good solves, ladies! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 10:57 AM

7. osprey smile

cirles=O's
quarry=prey
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 11:05 AM

8. Rev. Spooner's bucket-style auto component (8)

tailpipe

bucket = pail
style = type
auto component = tailpipe
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 01:34 PM

Yes to both! Good solves! smile
Posted by: Johnny K

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/30/12 09:57 PM

4. Alter the face of valuable card in gambling game (5)
alter the face = change first letter ind.
valuable card = JOKER
gambling game = POKER smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/01/12 12:45 AM

You got it, Johnny! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

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

12. Southern cornbread and a piece of chicken stored in jars (8)

a SH c AKES ; a = a, c = piece of "c"hicken; shakes = jars
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/01/12 11:59 AM

Exactly! A strange new word for me. smile12