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Holiday Cryptics #1204634
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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. Cold and detached male animal (5)
-2. During New Year, girl becomes agent (8)
-3. Print dress concealed by angel (9)
-4. Something sweet from Missouri girls (8)
-5. Silver onyx cross removed from rack (5)
-6. Large, light coal (7)
-7. Quality of willows or small evergreens, to a point (9) (hint: what do willows "do"?)
-8. Proper ceremony is announced (5)
-9. Worshipful one takes vow another time (8)
-10. Knit a bag (5)
-11. Sleigh went spinning from end to end (10)
-12. Man announced song (4)
-13. Without energy, pulls sleds (5)
-14. Overturn a fruit dessert's layers (6)

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204636
12/16/19 08:26 PM
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11. Lenghtwise - anagram of (Sleigh went) = from end to end (dir)

smile


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204638
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10. purse (dbl. def.)

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204646
12/16/19 11:20 PM
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Two great starts! presents12


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204686
12/17/19 01:48 PM
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This one may spoil the unblemished record: smile

5. Ag (silver) + "onyx" without the cross -> agony (= "rack "???)


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204689
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Oh no, Rog - that one gets applause! bravo


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204692
12/17/19 02:03 PM
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8. Right (sounds all RITE to me) wave

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204699
12/17/19 03:04 PM
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You're right, Bernie! santa


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204702
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12. hymn (homophone - him (man)

smile12

Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204711
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Yes!

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204712
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14. Overturn a fruit dessert's layers (6)

fruit desserts = tarts
overturned = strat
a = a

strata = layers wave


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204738
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Who you callin' a tart?

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204745
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4. Something sweet from Missouri girls (8)

Mo-lasses

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Koala] #1204747
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9. I do later grin


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204748
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Two more good ones!

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204781
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1. camel = animal - c (cold) + anagram (detached) of male catrub wink12


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204795
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2. During New Year, girl becomes agent (8)

girl = miss
new year = eary
e(miss)ary = agent wave


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204815
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Yes to both! wave

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204832
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3. se(rig)raph santa


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204833
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You're an angel, Cheryl. kissy

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204866
12/19/19 08:22 AM
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13. luges = sleds - lugs (pulls) without (containing) e (energy) presents12 catrub


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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204890
12/19/19 12:39 PM
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An excellent solve, Lex!

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204945
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6. (L)ignite smile12

Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1204963
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You're hot, CCB!

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Re: Holiday Cryptics [Re: Pandora] #1205003
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7. wee/pines/s wave12


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