Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 01:06 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. Flaps resulting from train jamming circuits (6)
-2. Complaint: a hint of limpness involving the wrist (6)
-3. Head of Deutschbank hurried back, getting stung by payment option (5,4)
-4. Flies in airbus's last rows (5)
-5. Tidbits of mushrooms stuffed with pinch of sage (7)
-6. Called out root vegetables' weights (6)
-7. I can't initially feel excited about old hunk of glacier (3,4)
-8. Ship's rear follows ship's front (4)
-9. Raised dough, as stated (4)
-10. Dangle between crevice's walls for money (6)
-11. Fresh, clean weapon (5)
-12. English streets carry load of French delicacies (9)

Posted by: Cue

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 01:12 PM

I'll take the tough one so people don't have to hurt their heads too much wink12

11. lance

fresh - anagram indicator
clean anagrammed = lance = weapon
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 01:31 PM

10. Dangle between crevice's walls for money (6)

change smile12

Dangle = hang
between = insertion ind
crevice's walls = ce
money = c(hang)e
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 01:48 PM


7. I can't initially feel excited about old hunk of glacier (3,4)


ice floe - hunk of glacier

i c(an't) initially, efle (feel) excited - anag. ind., about - container ind. o(ld)

wave12
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 02:08 PM

5. Tidbits of mushrooms stuffed with pinch of sage (7)

tidbits = morsels (direct)
morels (mushrooms) stuffed with (incl. ind.) s (pinch of sage) =
mor(s)els

wave12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 02:28 PM

Beautiful solves and explanations! wave12
Posted by: Sherlock

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

12. escargots smile12

English = e
streets = sts
carry = container ind.
load = cargo
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 08:15 PM

2. carpal smile12
involving the wrist=direct
complaint=carp
a
hint of limpness=l
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 09:34 PM

4. soars smile12
flies=direct
rows=oars
s+oars
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 09:57 PM

All three are spot on! smile12
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 10:08 PM

6. Called out root vegetables' weights (6)

Called out = Homophone ind.
root vegetables = Carrots
weights = Carats (dir)

cool
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/06/12 10:49 PM

Nicely done, Koala! smile12
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/07/12 03:59 PM

9. Raised dough, as stated (4)

bred smile12

Raised = bred
dough = bread
as stated = homophone ind
Posted by: CanukDenis

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

9. Raised dough, as stated (4)
grew? gruel = dough (sounds like grew?)
Posted by: manxman

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

3. debit card smile12
head of Deutschbank=d
hurried back= decar
getting stung=bit contained in decar
de+bit+car+d
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/07/12 04:38 PM

Ccb and manxman thumbsup12
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/07/12 05:19 PM

8. send? crazy

rear = end
ship's front = s
follows = placement ind.
Posted by: Sherlock

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

1. lapels bravo12

circuits = laps
train = el
jamming = cont. ind.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 12/07/12 05:55 PM

Yes to both! I loved #8. grin12