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These have clues in the style of cryptic crosswords.   There are 146 quizzes in this category.
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 qns)
Jun 18 04
3576 plays
Cryptic Garments

The ten cryptic clues will lead you to the names of items of clothing.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 07 04
3414 plays
In Your Eyes

Match the cryptic clue with the correct part of the eye.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 27 16
165 plays
Cryptic Detectives

Can you find the fictional detectives indicated by the following clues?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 07 16
264 plays
Cryptic Conundrums

Here are some cryptic clues for you to try. How many can you solve?
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 03 16
93 plays
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 qns)
Jul 08 04
1470 plays
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 qns)
Nov 05 05
4971 plays
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 qns)
Jul 19 09
333 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 13 09
351 plays
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 qns)
Nov 18 08
1116 plays
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 qns)
Jul 15 10
684 plays
Cryptic Clues - W

The answers to these cryptic clues all start with W.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 06 06
2583 plays
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 qns)
Nov 10 08
723 plays
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 qns)
Aug 06 04
2259 plays
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 qns)
Jun 26 06
1767 plays
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 qns)
Feb 03 04
2433 plays
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 qns)
Feb 20 04
1530 plays
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 qns)
Aug 06 09
204 plays
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 qns)
Sep 02 09
342 plays
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 qns)
Apr 02 04
2391 plays
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 qns)
May 21 00
2178 plays
"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 qns)
Jun 05 08
612 plays
Cryptic Currencies

There are cryptic clues to currencies from around the world. Can you pick the correct answer for each one?
Very Easy (15 qns)
Mar 20 16
420 plays
A Thermobaric Cryptic
Team quiz by Phoenix Rising

Thermobaric comes from the Greek for heat and pressure. Can you take the heat and solve our little cryptic quiz or will the pressure be too much?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 13 15
192 plays
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 qns)
Mar 09 04
1119 plays
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 qns)
Jun 10 06
1275 plays
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 qns)
Jul 08 05
1065 plays
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 qns)
Mar 16 04
651 plays
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 qns)
Jan 25 13
615 plays
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 qns)
Feb 16 04
1344 plays
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