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These have clues in the style of cryptic crosswords.
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1 Krazy Klues #15
Thousands of cards and letters have failed to discourage me from doing another "Krazy Klues"! As usual, each entry is a ridiculous pun/clue to an even more ridiculous answer.
Tough
10 Q
richicago
Jun 18 04
3318 plays
2 Cryptic Garments
The ten cryptic clues will lead you to the names of items of clothing.
Very Difficult
10 Q
spanishliz
Jun 07 04
3153 plays
3 Cryptic Acrostic II
The answer to the first question gives you the first letter to each of the answers. e.g. The answer to Q2 will start with the second letter of the answer to Q1, and so on. Look for anagrams, hidden words, reversed words, homophones, etc.
Tough
10 Q
minch
Jul 08 04
1404 plays
4 Add a Little Colour
Each answer is a person's name. The first part of each name is a colour- black (2), brown, green, (3), grey, red (2) or white. There is a clue in the question as to the last part of the name. The clue also gives a hint about the name that's required.
Impossible
10 Q
minch
Nov 05 05
4830 plays
5 Cryptic Anagrams 3
Here we go! Part 3 in this series. There is a clue in each question, and one (or more) of the words will be an anagram of the answer.
Difficult
10 Q
eburge
Nov 18 08
1038 plays
6 Cryptic Common Bond
A common bond with a twist. The first nine questions are cryptic clues. Use your answers to these to solve the tenth question. I have added some clues for those newer to cryptics.
Average
10 Q
jondalah
Jul 15 10
603 plays
7 Cryptic Anagrams 4
For the anagram addicts and the cruciverbalists, I give you this assortment of anagrams concealed inside cryptic clues. Get your cup of tea, grab a pen, sit back, and enjoy.
Average
10 Q
eburge
Oct 13 09
306 plays
8 Cryptic Clues - W
The answers to these cryptic clues all start with W.
Difficult
10 Q
minch
Jun 06 06
2544 plays
9 Areas and Landmarks of London
Cryptic clues are given for the names of various places within London. From these clues can you work out the area?
Average
10 Q
sunfloweruk23
Feb 03 04
2403 plays
10 Cryptic Crossword Clues #2
Another set of my own cryptic creations. Have fun. You can form the puzzle grid using the hints. (optional) How to read the hints: 2(12,5) means that the 2nd letter is the same as the 5th letter of clue 12.
Very Difficult
20 Q
jighm
Jul 19 09
315 plays
11 Colourful Cryptic Clues
A mixture of cryptic clues, to which all answers are a colour, so a definition of the answer is not always given. Look for hidden words, reversals, anagrams, charades, etc.
Tough
10 Q
minch
Aug 06 04
2232 plays
12 Cryptic Clues - N
All these cryptic clues start with the letter N. Cryptic clues have two parts a wordplay (anagram, hidden word, etc) part and a definition. There will also be a hint as to the type of wordplay.
Difficult
10 Q
minch
Jun 26 06
1734 plays
13 Cryptic Anagrams
My first attempt at a cryptics quiz. There is a clue in each question, and one (or more) of the words will be an anagram of the answer. Have fun!
Very Difficult
10 Q
eburge
Nov 10 08
675 plays
14 Cryptic Dogs
If you have ever done a cryptic crossword, then you'll understand these clues. All the answers are one-word breeds of dogs.
Difficult
10 Q
crisw
May 21 00
1938 plays
15 Cryptic Crosswords 5 - Hidden Clues
A cryptic crossword will usually contain one or two hidden word clues. These clues have three parts - wordplay, indicator of type of word play and the definition. Have fun trying these.
Tough
10 Q
minch
Feb 20 04
1485 plays
16 "An English Country Garden" - Cryptic Style
Can you find these garden flowers from my cryptic clues? Eg: Q. Plenty of work for little Elizabeth. A. Busy lizzie. Ten common British garden flowers to find, some but not all, are listed in the song "An English Country Garden" have fun.
Average
10 Q
Mutchisman
Jun 05 08
597 plays
17 Cryptic Crosswords 10 - Take Some letters!
Sometimes the answer to a cryptic clue is made up from the first, last or alternate letters of several words. Look for indicators such as 'initially' 'at the end of' 'alternately' etc.
Average
10 Q
minch
Apr 02 04
2352 plays
18 Cryptic Crossword Clues #3
Here is the third batch of Cryptics I made. Thanks for the great compliments. [2(3,5) in the hints means that the 2nd letter is the same as the fifth letter of clue 3. If you mess with this, it forms a crossword grid.]
Very Difficult
20 Q
jighm
Aug 06 09
192 plays
19 More Elementary Cryptics
Some cryptics for you to puzzle over. Clues stand alone but as an extra hint, all solutions contain the chemical symbol for the element indicated in the first question. These two letters appear in each of the following solutions in the same order.
Average
10 Q
bucknallbabe
Sep 02 09
294 plays
20 Cryptic Countries of the World
Each of the clues shown in cryptic form below should lead you to the name of a country. Good luck.
Average
10 Q
moonraker2
Jan 25 13
555 plays
21 Cryptic Crosswords 7 - Double Meaning Clues
Another type of clue found in cryptic crosswords deals with words that have the same spelling but different meanings. e.g. Clue -Highest ranking toy Answer - TOP.
Difficult
10 Q
minch
Mar 09 04
1098 plays
22 Cryptic U.S. Presidents
There have been 43 U.S. Presidents who have borne 37 surnames. Out of these 37 surnames are ten answers to be found through conventional cryptic clues. See if you can figure them out.
Difficult
10 Q
cobb367
Jul 08 05
1032 plays
23 Cryptic Crosswords 4 - Anagram Clues
Up to a third of the clues in a cryptic crossword may contain anagrams. These clues can be divided into three parts. 1.The word/s to be anagrammed. 2.Indicator words. 3.The definition.
Tough
10 Q
minch
Feb 16 04
1323 plays
24 Cryptic Clues - E
The answers to these cryptic clues all start with E. Cryptic clues have two parts a wordplay (anagram, hidden word, etc) part and a definition. There will also be a hint as to the type of wordplay.
Tough
10 Q
minch
Jun 10 06
1248 plays
25 Cryptic Crosswords 8 - Reversals
Another type of cryptic clue is the reversal. They are indicated by 'go back' 'around' etc. Across clues may be indicated by 'going west', down clues by 'up', rising, etc.
Average
10 Q
minch
Mar 16 04
603 plays
26 Elementary Cryptics
All the solutions contain the chemical symbol for the element which is indicated in the first question. These two letters will appear in each of the following solutions in the same order.
Difficult
10 Q
bucknallbabe
Apr 28 09
285 plays
27 Cryptic Acrostic IV
The answer to the first question gives you the first letter to each of the answers. e.g. The answer to Q2 will start with the second letter of the answer to Q1, and so on. If you can answer the first clue you have a head start on the other answers.
Difficult
10 Q
minch
Feb 23 06
432 plays
28 Cryptic Modes of Transportation
The ten cryptic clues will lead you to different types of transportation, mainly specific vehicles. A hint is given as to whether used on land, at sea or in the air. Answers are in the singular unless otherwise indicated.
Very Difficult
10 Q
spanishliz
Nov 03 05
930 plays
29 Crypto-Zoology
These are cryptic crossword-style clues. Each answer is the name of an animal. If you haven't ever done cryptics (and they ARE addictive), please check out my 'How to Do Cryptic Crosswords' puzzle first.
Difficult
15 Q
crisw
Apr 02 01
894 plays
30 Cryptic Crossword Clues #1
Here are some of the cryptic crossword clues that I have made myself. Let me know how easy or difficult they are. Here's how to read the optional hints: 1(12,3) means that letter 1 is the same as letter 3 of question 12.
Tough
20 Q
jighm
Jul 08 09
201 plays
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