Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 07:19 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. Leader of battleships follows a route overseas (6)
-2. Surf is bound to be heard (4)
-3. Party demonstrator (6)
-4. Central America's educators boxed in? (5)
-5. Competitor in tournament ran third (7)
-6. Authorizations for fellow on June 2 and July 3, for example (8)
-7. Secure in addition to holding a job (8)
-8. Explorer, heading north on business, leaves from Havana? (7)
-9. Move back and forth on a cart (5)
-10. Scholar's shell is a battle souvenir (4)
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 08:18 PM

1. abroad wave12

leader of battleship = b
follows a = a + b
route = road
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 08:33 PM

6. Authorizations for fellow on June 2 and July 3, for example (8)

authorizations = mandates (direct)
man (fellow) + dates (June 2 and July 3)


newyear
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 08:41 PM

2. Surf is bound to be heard (4)

tide

Surf = tide
is bound = tied
to be heard = homophone ind

newyear
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 08:47 PM

5. entrant (hidden word) smile12
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 10:07 PM

4. Central America's educators boxed in? (5)

cased - boxed in

AmeriCAS EDucators

wave12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/03/13 11:11 PM

You're all making these look too easy. wave12
Posted by: Cue

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 06:24 AM

10. Scholar's shell is a battle souvenir (4)

SCholAR "shell" = battle souvenir
newyear
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 07:37 AM

8. Tobacco (explorer = Cabot upwards / business = co = company / Havana produces tobacco leaves) wave12 thumbsup12

Bernie monky
Posted by: Redz

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 08:44 AM

9. back & forth = wag + on = wagon happydance12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 08:47 AM

All perfect! wave12
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 11:08 AM

7. anchored

an(chore)d smile12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/04/13 03:21 PM

Good one, manxman! smile12
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 12:19 AM

3: stag ?
stag = operator = demonstrator?
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 09:54 AM

Oh dear, I wondered why this one was sitting. It's a 6-letter answer. I'm so very sorry.
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 11:46 AM

shower (double def.) woozy12
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 12:40 PM

Nice! Guess could be: Clean party!(6)
Posted by: Lex

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 01:22 PM

Panda Sue deserves to be mummified in pasta for all that brain damage trying to find a four letter double definition answer to that clue!! shame12 hardwall rotfl12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 03:33 PM

I agree, Lex! I know what it's like to spend a lot of time trying to solve a typo.

Good solve, Sherlock!

Denis, surprisingly, I don't think shower and clean are direct synonyms. They're related, but not directly interchangeable.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/06/13 04:08 PM

Quote:
Panda Sue deserves to be mummified in pasta for all that brain damage trying to find a four letter double definition answer to that clue

Yes Lex, with all those noodles she whips us with hardwall rotfl12