Cryptic Clues

Posted by: Pandora

Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 06:58 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. Delayed by rubber (5)
-2. Risk breaking dagger (4)
-3. Leave loudly, of course (7)
-4. Specialized writing needs liberal editing (7)
-5. Lumberjacks' alcoholic drinks, it's said (7)
-6. A great many come back to help cowgirl? (9)
-7. I wander around with New Zealander (5)
-8. Sue set fire to one entrance (8)
-9. "Error in 5&10" editor is irritated (5)
-10. Count on receiving soft answer (5)
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 07:04 PM

9. vexed smile
error=e
5 and 10 = v x
editor=ed
v(e)x(ed)
Posted by: Jema

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 07:44 PM

5. lumberjacks - loggers (direct)
sounds like (it's said) lagers (alcoholic drinks)

wave
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 08:44 PM

10. Count on receiving soft answer (5)

reply smile

Count on = rely
receiving = container ind
soft = p
answer = reply
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 09:09 PM

8. lit/i/gate grin
Posted by: Koala

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 09:26 PM

8. Sue set fire to one entrance (8)

Sue = Litigate (direct)
set fire to = lit
one = i.
entrance = gate

smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 10:28 PM

Great solves all! wave
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 10:40 PM

7. maori grin

I roam reversed (around)
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/14/13 11:05 PM

6. A great many come back to help cowgirl? (9)

dairymaid - cowgirl

myriad - a great many (come back - reversal ind.)

aid - to help

wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 12:34 AM

3. Leave loudly, of course (7)

clearly - of course

leave = clear, loudly modifies to expand to clearly
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 08:45 AM

4. Braille (anag. of liberal) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 09:56 AM

Excellent solves! wave

Bob, that's not my answer but I wish it was. Very clever twist. smile
Posted by: esube

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 10:05 AM

1. late+x (x=by as in 4 x 6)
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 11:30 AM

Good one, esube! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 11:48 AM

2. kris (anag. of risk) smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 04:11 PM

Yes! wave
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 08:27 PM

3. Leave loudly, of course (7)


dessert (a course) sounds like desert (leave)
loudly - homophone ind.


wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Cryptic Clues - 11/15/13 08:53 PM

Sweet solve, Sondi! wave