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These have clues in the style of cryptic crosswords.   

There are 155 quizzes and 1,680 trivia questions in this category.
1.
trivia quiz  Krazy Klues #15 Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, richicago, Jun 18 04

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
richicago
Jun 18 04
3693 plays
2.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Garments Editor choice 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jun 07 04

The ten cryptic clues will lead you to the names of items of clothing.
Very Difficult
spanishliz editor
Jun 07 04
4410 plays
3.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Acrostic II cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Jul 08 04

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
minch gold member
Jul 08 04
1509 plays
4.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Anagrams 4 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, eburge, Oct 13 09

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
eburge editor
Oct 13 09
402 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Anagrams 3 cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, eburge, Nov 18 08

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
eburge editor
Nov 18 08
1173 plays
6.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Crossword Clues #2 cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, jighm, Jul 19 09

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.
Difficult
jighm
Jul 19 09
342 plays
7.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Clues - W cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, minch, Jun 06 06

The answers to these cryptic clues all start with W.
Difficult
minch gold member
Jun 06 06
2622 plays
8.
trivia quiz  Add a Little Colour cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, minch, Nov 05 05

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.
Very Difficult
minch gold member
Nov 05 05
5733 plays
9.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Crossword Clues #3 cool 20 questions
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, jighm, Aug 06 09

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
jighm
Aug 06 09
213 plays
10.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Clues - N cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, minch, Jun 26 06

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
minch gold member
Jun 26 06
1794 plays
11.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Common Bond cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jondalah, Jul 15 10

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
jondalah
Jul 15 10
720 plays
12.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Anagrams cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, eburge, Nov 10 08

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
eburge editor
Nov 10 08
738 plays
13.
trivia quiz  Colourful Cryptic Clues cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Aug 06 04

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
minch gold member
Aug 06 04
2289 plays
14.
trivia quiz  Areas and Landmarks of London cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sunfloweruk23, Feb 03 04

Cryptic clues are given for the names of various places within London. From these clues can you work out the area?
Average
sunfloweruk23
Feb 03 04
2478 plays
15.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Countries of the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, moonraker2, Jan 25 13

Each of the clues shown in cryptic form below should lead you to the name of a country. Good luck.
Average
moonraker2 gold member
Jan 25 13
630 plays
16.
trivia quiz  More Elementary Cryptics cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Sep 02 09

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
bucknallbabe
Sep 02 09
351 plays
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trivia quiz  Cryptic Crosswords 5 - Hidden Clues cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Feb 20 04

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
minch gold member
Feb 20 04
1557 plays
18.
match quiz  Ten Words, Cryptically cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Oct 14 17

Match these ten words, which are also "ten" words containing those letters, with the corresponding cryptic clue.
Easy
spanishliz editor
Oct 14 17
768 plays
19.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Crosswords 10 - Take Some letters! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Apr 02 04

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
minch gold member
Apr 02 04
2538 plays
20.
trivia quiz  "An English Country Garden" - Cryptic Style 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Jun 05 08

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
Mutchisman
Jun 05 08
630 plays
21.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Dogs 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, May 21 00

If you have ever done a cryptic crossword, then you'll understand these clues. All the answers are one-word breeds of dogs.
Difficult
crisw gold member
May 21 00
2271 plays
22.
match quiz  Cryptic Currencies 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, Lottie1001, Mar 20 16

There are cryptic clues to currencies from around the world. Can you pick the correct answer for each one?
Very Easy
Lottie1001 gold member
Mar 20 16
630 plays
23.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Crosswords 7 - Double Meaning Clues 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, minch, Mar 09 04

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
minch gold member
Mar 09 04
1134 plays
24.
trivia quiz  Cryptic U.S. Presidents 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, cobb367, Jul 08 05

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
cobb367
Jul 08 05
1086 plays
25.
trivia quiz  Cryptic British Birds 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Nov 08 13

Some of these birds are very rare these days, and some are found only in Britain and Europe so it it may be easier to find the word that solves the cryptic clues.
Average
Toeknee448
Nov 08 13
174 plays
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trivia quiz  Cryptic Crosswords 4 - Anagram Clues 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Feb 16 04

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
minch gold member
Feb 16 04
1380 plays
27.
trivia quiz  Cryptic Clues - E 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Jun 10 06

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
minch gold member
Jun 10 06
1293 plays
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trivia quiz  Cryptic Crosswords 8 - Reversals 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Mar 16 04

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
minch gold member
Mar 16 04
675 plays
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trivia quiz  Decrypting Cryptics - Final Clues 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 27 16

This is the last of my quizzes, which explain how to understand cryptic clues. If you haven't already done so, you might want to try the earlier ones before doing this quiz.
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 27 16
237 plays
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trivia quiz  Cryptic Modes of Transportation 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Nov 03 05

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
spanishliz editor
Nov 03 05
1041 plays
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