Word Partners / Hint

Posted by: Cue

Word Partners / Hint - 01/08/13 08:55 AM

Many crossword puzzles have clues that reference word partnerships. These are generally joined by the word "and" such as "Companion of click" which could result in "point and click". The answers here will follow the same line. Some answers may be phrases that contain more than the words ---- and ----.

-1. a conventional law-abiding course
-2. help commit a crime
-3. more than expected
-4. rigidly adhered to without debate
-5. not at home
-6. a demand for money
-7. complete destruction
-8. among the living
-9. energetic people who initiate change
-10. a real close result in a race
-11. make a hasty cowardly retreat
-12. found to be reliable
-13. ordinary members of an organization
-14. clean or entirely new
-15. family
-16. honest and straightforward, as in business dealings
-17. arrogantly affecting to be powerful
-18. an exclamation to draw others attention to something
-19. be subservient to someone
-20. the crack of dawn
Posted by: manxman

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 09:40 AM

2. aid and abet wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 09:57 AM

Good one manxman wave
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 10:05 AM

13. rank and file grin wave
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 10:48 AM

16 - fair and square

morning
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 11:19 AM

8. Alive and well
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 11:24 AM

4. Hard and fast wave thumbsup

Bernie monky
Posted by: Niki

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 03:23 PM

1. straight and narrow think
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 04:12 PM

Excellent! You're all ready and able! snicker

#8 could also be alive and kickin'
Posted by: Koala

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 10:59 PM

3. Over and above
14. Spick and span

smile
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Word Partners - 01/08/13 11:37 PM

5. out and about?
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 04:59 AM

20. rise and shine
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 07:49 AM

Flo and Koala, good answers. I also have above and beyond for #3

Gerry, not exactly what I'm looking for. The words I have start with b and e. wink
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 08:29 AM

12. tried and true wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 09:51 AM

10. neck and neck wave
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 10:10 AM

19. beck and call wave
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 12:24 PM

15. kith & kin grin wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 02:22 PM

Nice solves! thumbsup

I like your answers but I did had a different answer for #10 (nip and tuck) as well as #15 (flesh and blood). I never heard of kith and kin so "thanks" for the new wrinkle in my gray matter smile
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 04:35 PM

kith & kin is an obsolete term. What, I wonder, does that say about me? pacify
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 04:38 PM

It means that someone taught you well wink
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 04:45 PM

11. run and hide wave
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 04:58 PM

7. rack and ruin
Posted by: Jema

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 07:37 PM

9. movers and shakers
17. high and mighty

wave
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 09:12 PM

18. Come and see?
Posted by: Koala

Re: Word Partners - 01/09/13 10:31 PM

20. Bright and early

tired
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners - 01/10/13 07:20 AM

All good! thumbsup wave

Alternate answers...

11 - cut and run
18 - the older, more archaic version, lo and behold

Left a hint for the last one. A reference to coach robbers...
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Partners / Hint - 01/10/13 07:34 AM

6. stand and deliver wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Word Partners / Hint - 01/10/13 11:04 AM

Nice clean-up, Joan grin