Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 04:22 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. Cause ruin of the foreign weight system (7)
-2. Living outside Japan's capital (one Asian city) (7)
-3. Informer left on eastern cutter (5)
-4. Basic yen suppressed by subordinate (10)
-5. Judge beheaded felon for candy (10)
-6. Changes by breaking silences (7)
-7. With incomplete deck, skill is a drawback? (9)
-8. Incipient fighting - I'm taking back gun (7)
-9. "A very remote area covered in snow," he read (7)
-10. Greeted musicmaker dressed in blue (7)
-11. Noncom has last of the material (9)
-12. People in Atlanta ignore gas trouble (9)

Warning: #7 may fairly be categorized as Denisian wink

Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 04:31 PM

7. liability smile
incomplete deck 51 cards=LI
skill=ability
Posted by: BobH

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 04:36 PM

12. Georgians
People in Atlanta
ignore gas is anagram for Georgians
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 05:01 PM

11. Noncom has last of the material (9)

material = corporeal
corporal (noncom) includes e (has last of the) = corpor(e)al

wave
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 05:08 PM

10. Greeted musicmaker dressed in blue (7)

saluted - greeted

lute - musicmker sad - blue
dressed in - saLUTEd

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 05:10 PM

Perfect solves! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 06:06 PM

4. underlYing grin
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 06:31 PM

2. Living outside Japan's capital (one Asian city) (7)

Beijing smile

Living = being
outside = container ind
Japan's capital = j
one = i
Asian city = Bei(ji)ng
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 06:35 PM

1. Destroy (des = of in French / weight system = troy weight / cause ruin = destroy) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 06:42 PM

And three more! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 10:10 PM

5. jawbreaker grin

judge = j
beheaded felon = lawbreaker - l
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/25/13 11:17 PM

Nicely done, Cheryl! grin
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 03:22 AM

3. Informer left on eastern cutter (5)

cutter = knife (direct)
fink (informer) reversed (left) = knif, + e (eastern) = knife

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 10:12 AM

Well done, Jema! wave
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 12:27 PM

9. "A very remote area covered in snow," he read (7)

nowhere - a very remote area

hidden word - insNOW HE REad

wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 12:46 PM

Sharp eyes, Sondi! wave
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 01:54 PM

8. Incipient fighting - I'm taking back gun (7)

firearm?
f = incipient (start) "f"ighting
Irear=backM (taking = container)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/26/13 08:01 PM

Absolutely! smile
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/27/13 12:14 AM

6. Changes by breaking silences (7)
mutates
MUT AT=by ES (MUTES = silences)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 04/27/13 09:39 AM

Perfect! smile