Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 11:22 AM

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. A sailor's cited for attacks (8)
-2. Genteel sport rejected reprehensible behavior, profit (6)
-3. Withered area of a garden, loaded with sunshine (8)
-4. Hunters might use these small vehicles, assuming a chain of hills (10)
-5. Lunch or supper that right out of tin, e.g. (4)
-6. A high schooler, and therefore extremely peevish (4)
-7. Prototype displayed in appliance store (8)
-8. Transports some doors (9)
-9. Reportedly, a fake antiquated laundry mechanism (7)
-10. Fished with a line all snarled and no leader (6)
-11. Oddly tactile crystal structure (7)
-12. Cookware expert Julia's ultimate solution for all problems (7)

Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 12:32 PM

12. Cookware expert Julia's ultimate solution for all problems (7)

panacea - solution for all problems

pan - cookware
ace - expert
a - (Juli)a's ultimate

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 12:57 PM

7. ancestor (hidden word) smile
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 03:32 PM

6. A high schooler, and therefore extremely peevish (4)

soph

A high schooler = soph
therefore = so
extremely peevish = ph

smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 03:37 PM

1. A sailor's cited for attacks (8)

a = a
sailor = salt
cited = homophone indicator

a+salts
assaults = attacks wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 04:25 PM

11. lattice (anag.) smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 04:46 PM

2. tennis grin

reprehensible behavior = sin
profit = net
rejected = reversal ind.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 08:14 PM

All perfectly solved! wave
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 09:28 PM

10. Fished with a line all snarled and no leader (6)

fished with a line = angled (direct)
all snarled and no leader = angled (tangled -t)
wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/24/13 10:43 PM

You got it, Jema! wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 12:30 AM

8: entrances

To my surprise:
en┬Ětrance2
Synonyms
1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 08:54 AM

Good one, Denis! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 10:00 AM

9: wringer (ringer) !

Memories of my mother putting clothes through
the wringer of the noisy JH Connor & Son Washer!
Posted by: Cue

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 10:03 AM

5. meal

tin = metal
that right = t
out = remove

me(t)al

lunch or supper = meal wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 10:12 AM

Great solves! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 05:01 PM

3. blighted grin

light (sunshine) in bed (area of a garden)

4. cartridges

ridge (chain of hills) in carts (small vehicles)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 01/25/13 10:12 PM

Nicely wrapped up, Sherlock! grin