Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 01/17/13 09:29 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. Jog around a deck (5)
-2. Constant line is backing Margo (7)
-3. Explorer, for one, hides in herb rows erroneously (7)
-4. Testament: "I'm hurt" (7)
-5. Reformed minister rests (8)
-6. Cheer literary bouncer a whole lot (4,2)
-7. Impact of bow uplifted Eastern faith (5,4)
-8. Free plunge onto street (6)
-9. Jailbird returned unfinished second serving of a drink (5)
-10. Lived with the heartless desolation (5)
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/17/13 09:39 PM

3. Explorer, for one, hides in herb rows erroneously (7)

Explorer = Browser (dir)
her(b rows er)roneously = (hidden word)

smile
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/17/13 10:04 PM

4. Testament: "I'm hurt" (7)

William

Testament = will
I'm = iam
hurt = William

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/17/13 10:07 PM

Good starts! smile
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 03:50 AM

5. Interims (anag. of ministers / interims = rests) wave thumbsup

Bernie monky
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 08:12 AM

10. waste grin

lived = was
the heartless = te
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 08:38 AM

Yes and yes! wave
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 09:38 AM

2. Constant line is backing Margo (7)

is + ograM -> isogram (constant line) smile
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 09:58 AM

9. Jailbird returned unfinished second serving of a drink (5)

lifer - jailbird

refil(l) - unfinished second serving of a drink
returned - reversal ind.


wave
Posted by: Jimbo Bell

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 10:09 AM

1. Jog around a deck (5)

TaROT

Direct is deck
Jog = trot, around "a"
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 10:58 AM

8. divest
dive+st smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 05:05 PM

7. crash into grin

bow = arc = cra (uplifted)
eastern faith = shinto
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/18/13 07:38 PM

Yes to all! Great solves! grin
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/19/13 11:28 PM

6. Cheer literary bouncer a whole lot (4,2)

root on - cheer

roo - literary bouncer (from Winnie the Pooh smile )
ton - a whole lot

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/20/13 08:53 AM

You did it, Sondi! wave