Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 03:23 PM

For those of you who might 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. Overhear a tune, a peculiar thing (6)
-2. Second sign: "Entering Montana" (6)
-3. Reveal man's travels in Great Britain (6)
-4. Homes in on brewed bootleg liquor (9)
-5. Universe is losing carbon by permeation (7)
-6. Some histories now mention cool guys? (7)
-7. Untimately, cagers desire "nothing but net" shot (5)
-8. Snarls out loud, "Zeroes!" (5)
-9. Jargon used during rambling oration (5)
-10. Gangs of outlaws getting down (5)
-11. Posse prepared Mexican bread? (5)
-12. Sunday, October 1st: Tenants zoned out and took a nap (7)
Posted by: curly

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 03:52 PM

11. Answer = pesos. Def = Mexican bread. Posse = pesos. Ind = prepared.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 03:58 PM

4. Homes in on brewed bootleg liquor (9)
bootleg liquor = moonshine = homes in on (brewed=ind)

12. Sunday, October 1st: Tenants zoned out and took a nap (7)
S(unday)O(ctober 1st)LACED = zoned out!
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 04:18 PM

Good solve, curly! smile

Denis, you got #4 correct. Try #12 again. smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 05:07 PM

2. mOMENt grin
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 05:15 PM

3. Reveal man's travels in Great Britain (6)

unmask smile

Reveal = u(nmas)k
man's travels = nmas (travels = ind)
Great Britain = UK
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 05:35 PM

12. snoozed grin

S O (first letters of Sunday and October)
tenants = ind.
+ zoned
out = anag. ind.
took a nap (direct) = snoozed
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 05:37 PM

All three correct! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 06:25 PM

6. snowmen smile (hidden word)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 07:12 PM

Sharp eyes, manxman! smile
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 07:30 PM

5. Universe is losing carbon by permeation (7)

osmosis - permeation

cosmos - universe is losing C(arbon)
is - is


wave
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 07:34 PM

9. Lingo (hidden within the clue, "rambLING Oration" = jargon) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 09:20 PM

Yes and yes! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 09:26 PM

7. swish grin
Untimately, cager(s)wish (desire)
nothing but net = swish
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/20/13 09:54 PM


1. Overhear a tune, a peculiar thing (6)


oddity - a peculiar thing

a ditty - a tune

overhear - homophone ind.


Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/21/13 12:25 AM

10. Gangs of outlaws getting down (5)

gangs = bands (direct)
bans (outlaws) getting (containment ind) d (down) = ban(d)s

wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/21/13 02:24 AM

8. Snarls out loud, "Zeroes!" (5)

snarls = knots (naughts = zeroes))
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 03/21/13 10:27 AM

Perfect solves! wave smile smile