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Offline Mince

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Cryptic Crossword Clues
« on: October 15, 2021, 11:42:23 AM »
So here's fourteen cryptic crossword clues for Roger, in no particular order of difficulty. He'll have them all in a few seconds, knowing him.

1.    Eggs on toast (6)

2.    O (8, 6)

3.    Wolf (3)

4.    I smoke near an igloo (6)

5.    Warning that comes with a new coat (3,5)

6.    V (6, 2, 7)

7.    Bar of soap (6,6)

8.    (8)

9.    (1, 6, 3, 1, 4)

10.    Push aside knight riding close (5)

11.    Bust down reason (9)

12.    What dogs do on trees (4)

13.    Potty train (4)

14.    Gegs (9,4)

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 08:07:09 PM »
1. Cheers.
This feels like homework. Not doing it.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 08:20:07 PM »
You can't do any of the others, can you?

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 11:02:19 PM »
Cheers on toast? That’s a bit forced, isn’t it?
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 11:03:28 PM »
7. Cheers Cheers.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 11:29:58 AM »
1.    Eggs on toast (6) = cheers (eggs on, toast)

2.    O (8, 6) = circular letter

3.    Wolf (3) = ebb (flow backwards)

4.    I smoke near an igloo (6) = Eskimo (I smoke [anagram], near an igloo)

5.    Warning that comes with a new coat (3,5) = wet paint

6.    V (6, 2, 7) = centre of balance

7.    Bar of soap (6,6) = Rover's Return

8.    (8) = Clueless

9.    (1, 6, 3, 1, 4) = I haven't got a clue

10.    Push aside knight riding close (5) = shunt (N = knight [in chess], close [verb] = shut)

11.    Bust down reason (9) = brainwash (I shall leave this one for everyone to work out how.)

12.    What dogs do on trees (4) = bark (what dogs do, on trees)

13.    Potty train (4) = loco

14.    Gegs (9,4) = scrambled eggs

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2021, 12:03:43 PM »
15. Mince scrambled unit of power.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 12:05:05 PM »
And 6 should have been 'a'.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2021, 12:18:35 PM »
15. Mince scrambled unit of power.

You forgot to put the number of letters, you thieving git.

Like this:

16. Tarks unscrambled annoying tosser (8,6)