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These have clues in the style of cryptic crosswords.   There are 146 quizzes in this category.
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 qns)
richicago
Jun 18 04
3576 plays
2
Cryptic Garments

The ten cryptic clues will lead you to the names of items of clothing.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
spanishliz
Jun 07 04
3414 plays
3
In Your Eyes

Match the cryptic clue with the correct part of the eye.
Average (10 qns)
Lottie1001
Jul 27 16
165 plays
4
Cryptic Detectives

Can you find the fictional detectives indicated by the following clues?
Average (10 qns)
Lottie1001
Jul 07 16
264 plays
5
Cryptic Conundrums

Here are some cryptic clues for you to try. How many can you solve?
Tough (10 qns)
Lottie1001
Jul 03 16
93 plays
6
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)
minch
Jul 08 04
1470 plays
7
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)
minch
Nov 05 05
4971 plays
8
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)
jighm
Jul 19 09
333 plays
9
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)
eburge
Oct 13 09
351 plays
10
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)
eburge
Nov 18 08
1116 plays
11
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)
jondalah
Jul 15 10
684 plays
12
Cryptic Clues - W

The answers to these cryptic clues all start with W.
Difficult (10 qns)
minch
Jun 06 06
2583 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 qns)
eburge
Nov 10 08
723 plays
14
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)
minch
Aug 06 04
2259 plays
15
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)
minch
Jun 26 06
1767 plays
16
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)
sunfloweruk23
Feb 03 04
2433 plays
17
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)
minch
Feb 20 04
1530 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 qns)
jighm
Aug 06 09
204 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 qns)
bucknallbabe
Sep 02 09
342 plays
20
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)
minch
Apr 02 04
2391 plays
21
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)
crisw
May 21 00
2178 plays
22
"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)
Mutchisman
Jun 05 08
612 plays
23
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)
Lottie1001
Mar 20 16
420 plays
24
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)
jaknginger
Mar 13 15
192 plays
25
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)
minch
Mar 09 04
1119 plays
26
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)
minch
Jun 10 06
1275 plays
27
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)
cobb367
Jul 08 05
1065 plays
28
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)
minch
Mar 16 04
651 plays
29
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)
moonraker2
Jan 25 13
615 plays
30
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)
minch
Feb 16 04
1344 plays
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