Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 05:17 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. Call sheet (4)
-2. I represent new business venture (10)
-3. Pyrex pan set included with range (7)
-4. Back ends of Brazilian city covered with placards (10)
-5. Struggle with gutless gardener over fruit (7)
-6. Counting on relieving pain outside of emergency room (9)
-7. Louisiana, to bigwig from the South, is crucial (7)
-8. Bill's fashionable opinion (7)
-9. Fish head removed from fishing equipment (4)
-10. An irritating guy's place in Belgium (7)
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 06:15 PM

7. Louisiana, to bigwig from the South, is crucial (7)

pivotal - crucial

la - Louisiana,
to - to
vip - bigwig

latovip - from the South (reversal)


wave
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 07:04 PM

2. I represent new business venture (10)

enterprise

I represent(anagrammed) = enterprise
new = anag ind
business venture = enterprise

smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 07:52 PM

1. page (double definition
3. expanse (hidden word) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 08:02 PM

Excellent solves! smile

Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 08:05 PM

NCC-1701 smile smile
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 10:36 PM

5. Struggle with gutless gardener over fruit (7)

Struggle = Grapple (dir)
gutless gardener = Gr
fruit = apple

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/10/13 11:15 PM

Both correct! grin
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 03:36 AM

8. Invoice (fashionable = in / opinion = voice / bill = invoice) wave thumbsup

Bernie monky
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 09:47 AM

Good solve, Bernie! wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 02:19 PM

6. Numbering = counting - numbing (relieving pain) containing (outside of) er (emergency room) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 03:43 PM

Well solved, Lex! smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 06:57 PM

4. posteriors wave

placards = posters
Brazilian city = rio
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 08:14 PM

Riding in a-la-JohnnyK !

9. Fish head removed from fishing equipment (4)
(s)pike

10. An irritating guy's place in Belgium (7)
AN=an, TWERP=irritating guy
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 09:36 PM

Sherlock, good one! wave

Denis, you've got #10 right. smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 10:20 PM

9. (r)eels grin
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/11/13 11:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Pandora

Denis, you've got #10 right. smile

Oh oh...JohnnyK will be relieved !
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/12/13 08:43 AM

Good job, Cheryl! smile

Denis, you saved him a lot of trouble. wink