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  Cryptic Italian Cities Cryptic Italian Cities - 10 questions - 5 mins
What could be challenging about naming ten major cities in Italy? Well, if the questions are phrased cryptically, that might be one way! The quiz uses common cryptic crossword key words and clue types. Explanations of the answers are also provided.
Easier, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Nov 06 22
Easier
MikeMaster99 gold member
Nov 06 22
109 plays
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  Cryptic Crossword Clues Explained - 10 questions - 5 mins
These are clues similar to the kind that appear in English cryptic crossword puzzles with a variety of possible tricks. The only thing that makes them harder is that you won't be able to get any of the letters from other clues!
Tough, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Sep 24 22
Tough
spanishliz editor
Sep 24 22
97 plays
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  Ten Words, Cryptically great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match these ten words, which are also "ten" words containing those letters, with the corresponding cryptic clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Oct 14 17
Easier
spanishliz editor
Oct 14 17
1139 plays
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  Cryptic Currencies great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
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 21 16
Very Easy
Lottie1001 gold member
Mar 21 16
839 plays
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  Seasides popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Solve the cryptic clues, then match them with the word containing either "sea" or "side". For those who expected something more summery, info sections will include snippets about various English seaside towns.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jul 15 19
Easier
spanishliz editor
Jul 15 19
647 plays
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  Cryptic Detectives - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you find the fictional detectives indicated by the following clues?
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 07 16
Easier
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 07 16
562 plays
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  A Cryptic UK Mixture great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz has a variety of cryptic clues with all the answers having a UK connection. The topics include people, places and nature.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 18 20
Easier
rossian editor
Oct 18 20
309 plays
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  The Art of the Spiel popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Work out the cryptic clues and then match them with the correct answers, which all contain the word "art", on the right-hand side. Best of luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Mar 05 19
Easier
pollucci19 gold member
Mar 05 19
485 plays
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  In Your Eyes - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match the cryptic clue with the correct part of the eye.
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 27 16
Easier
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 27 16
890 plays
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  Game of Zoos: Cryptically Hidden Animals great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The animals at the FunTrivia Zoo have been giving the zookeepers a hard time, and have found many interesting ways and places to hide. Help the 'keepers in their quest by solving these cryptic clues. Be careful, or they'll hide again somewhere else!
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 05 19
Average
spanishliz editor
Apr 05 19
423 plays
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  Strange World best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
It really is a strange old world that has as many words for the concept of "strange" as we do, in the English language. Solve the cryptic clues to discover some of these words.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jul 25 20
Average
spanishliz editor
Jul 25 20
277 plays
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  Recondite Rivers? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Every answer is the name of a river. While the cryptic clues may be puzzling, the rivers shouldn't be too obscure. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Apr 30 15
Easier
Lottie1001 gold member
440 plays
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  It's Drab, It's Dour, It's Dark! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
My thesaurus lists over seventy synonyms for 'dark'. Two are in the title of this quiz. Can you match the following cryptic [another one] clues with ten more of those obscure [and another] words?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Feb 28 18
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Feb 28 18
229 plays
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  Areas and Landmarks of London great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, May 30 08
Average
sunfloweruk23
2660 plays
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  What's for Breakfast? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
It is said that one should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Can you solve the cryptic clues to find some food and drink, which might appear on a British breakfast table? Bon appetit!
Average, 15 Qns, Lottie1001, Sep 16 17
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Sep 16 17
314 plays
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  O Canada! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Inspired by Kyle's challenge to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, here are some cryptic clues which lead to the names of some of Canada's provinces and territories.
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 11 17
Easier
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 11 17
268 plays
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  "An English Country Garden" - Cryptic Style popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 06 08
Average
Mutchisman
662 plays
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  Decrypting Cryptics - the Basics - 10 questions - 7 mins
Cryptic clues can sound very strange when first read, but they usually have a number of hints to help you decipher them. This quiz should help you to understand some of the basic clues.
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Apr 18 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Apr 18 16
653 plays
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  Asian Invasion - 10 questions - 6 mins
Can you solve the following cryptic clues to find ten different countries in Asia?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Apr 03 15
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
1748 plays
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  Cryptic Countries of the World popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Each of the clues shown in cryptic form below should lead you to the name of a country. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, moonraker2, Feb 17 13
Average
moonraker2 gold member
890 plays
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  Let's Talk About Complex - 10 questions - 7 mins
All solution words will be synonyms of "complex" or related to being complex. The sentences also give a subtle clue as to the meaning of the solution word. You might want to take an intro to cryptic clue quizzes if you are unfamiliar with how they work.
Tough, 10 Qns, BigTriviaDawg, Apr 13 22
Tough
BigTriviaDawg gold member
Apr 13 22
90 plays
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  Colourful Cryptic Clues great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 07 04
Tough
minch gold member
2347 plays
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  More Elementary Cryptics great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
Average
bucknallbabe gold member
382 plays
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  Decrypting Cryptics - Some More Hints - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is the third 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, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 21 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 21 16
496 plays
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  Defining Words Cryptically - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is a cryptic puzzle. I provide the definition at either the beginning or end of the clue. All words are six letters, and the second letter is A, the last letter is T.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 23 19
Average
windrush gold member
Feb 23 19
258 plays
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  Cryptic Common Bond great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
Average
jondalah
801 plays
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  Cryptic Crosswords 10 - Take Some letters! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 09 04
Average
minch gold member
2625 plays
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  Blue Is The Colour. - 10 questions - 6 mins
The following clues all lead to words which are a shade of blue.
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jun 05 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Jun 05 16
402 plays
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  Cryptic British Birds popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Nov 08 13
Average
Toeknee448
208 plays
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  A Thermobaric Cryptic popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
Average
jaknginger gold member
223 plays
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  Cryptic Acrostic II best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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 09 04
Tough
minch gold member
1568 plays
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  Apple Crumble popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The apples in this quiz have all crumbled. Can you reconstruct them from the cryptic clues?
Tough, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Sep 10 17
Tough
Lottie1001 gold member
Sep 10 17
217 plays
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  Cryptic Crosswords 4 - Anagram Clues popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 27 04
Tough
minch gold member
1414 plays
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  Anagram Antics Again - 10 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to the second and final part of my anagram antics for beginners in the cryptic mode. Have fun it's easy.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Jun 18 04
Average
Fiachra
1852 plays
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  Going Dancing - 10 questions - 5 mins
Whether you prefer performing or watching - there are many types of dancing. Can you solve the following cryptic clues to find ten different ones?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 27 18
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 27 18
172 plays
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  Cryptic Anagrams 4 top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 Qns, eburge, Oct 13 09
Average
eburge gold member
448 plays
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  What day is it? - 10 questions - 6 mins
The cryptic clues should lead you to ten different days. Obviously they aren't all days of the week!
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Oct 19 09
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
1292 plays
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  Cryptic Conundrums - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here are some cryptic clues for you to try. How many can you solve?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 03 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
Jul 03 16
368 plays
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  Decrypting Cryptics - the Next Stage - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is the second of my quizzes, which explain how to understand cryptic clues. If you haven't already done so, you might want to try 'Decrypting Cryptics - the Basics' first.
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 07 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 07 16
538 plays
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  Decrypting Cryptics - Final Clues - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 27 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 27 16
442 plays
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  Deities to Decipher - 15 questions - 7 mins
Can you solve the cryptic clues to identify the gods and goddesses from around the world? Remember - spelling matters. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, Lottie1001, May 12 08
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
537 plays
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  Decrypting Cryptics - Further Hints - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is the fourth of my quizzes, which explain how to understand cryptic clues. If you haven't already done so, you might want to try some of the earlier ones before doing this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 23 16
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 23 16
447 plays
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  The Great Wall of China - 10 questions - 6 mins
The answers to these cryptic clues are all things which can be made from china. Solve enough and you could build a great wall from them.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Feb 10 18
Tough
Lottie1001 gold member
Feb 10 18
210 plays
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  Cryptic Crosswords 5 - Hidden Clues popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, minch, May 24 07
Average
minch gold member
1658 plays
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Ten cryptic clues point to ten legendary creatures from around the world. The number of letters in the answer will be given in parentheses at the end of the clue.
Average, 10 Qns, turtle52, May 27 16
Average
turtle52 gold member
May 27 16
171 plays
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  Anagram Antics - 10 questions - 6 mins
A simple anagram quiz perfect for beginners in the cryptic mode. Have fun and enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Oct 15 10
Average
Fiachra
1349 plays
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  Cryptic Crossword Clues #4 - 20 questions - 9 mins
Here we go again. I hope that these keep you thinking for a while. (How to read the extra hints: 3(1,4) would mean that the 3rd letter of the word is the same as the 4th letter of clue #1. My answers form a grid.)
Average, 20 Qns, jighm, Aug 18 09
Average
jighm
195 plays
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  Elementary Cryptics popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Apr 28 09
Tough
bucknallbabe gold member
330 plays
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  Cryptic Crosswords 8 - Reversals popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Oct 13 05
Average
minch gold member
709 plays
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  More Cryptic U.S. Presidents - 10 questions - 7 mins
There are 37 possible U.S. Presidential surnames (27 if you took the first quiz!). Solve ten of these surnames using conventional cryptic clues.
Tough, 10 Qns, cobb367, Jul 22 05
Tough
cobb367
671 plays
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  What's the Time? - 10 questions - 7 mins
All the clues will lead to a different length of time. How long will it take you to work them out?
Tough, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Oct 19 09
Tough
Lottie1001 gold member
494 plays
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  Cryptic Cities of Great Britain - 10 questions - 6 mins
This cryptic quiz is about the some of the cities that are in Great Britain. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, zonko, Mar 01 09
Average
zonko
691 plays
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  Test yourself! Cryptic Cities Quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is my first quiz, I hope you like it. 10 cities, most of them fairly well known, can be found in ANAGRAM form . ex. Can the matinee idol be seen in this California town south of Sacramento? Ans. Lodi(anagram of idol)Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, hermitdermot, May 07 04
Average
hermitdermot
1062 plays
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  Cryptics - Hidden and Anagrams - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz has five cryptic anagram clues and five hidden word clues. Look for the indicator words to find out which is which.
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, May 01 04
Tough
minch gold member
599 plays
55.
  Cryptic Crosswords 1 - Charade Clues - 10 questions - 7 mins
Puzzled by cryptic crossword clues? One type of clue is the charade, two (or more) words put together to make another word. e.g. In favor of song = fortune (for+tune) The definition for the answer may come either at the beginning or the end of the clue.
Tough, 10 Qns, minch, Apr 02 10
Tough
minch gold member
647 plays
56.
  Talk to the Trees - 10 questions - 7 mins
Trees are the largest living organisms in the world, primary producers and an essential part of the food chain. How many can you find hiding in this little quiz?
Tough, 10 Qns, fiachra, Nov 03 07
Tough
fiachra
726 plays
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  Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral - A Word Quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Decipher the words described by the clues in each question, AND connect these words together; choose the appropriate group this new word falls under as your answer.
Tough, 10 Qns, jdfurryphx, Sep 24 09
Tough
jdfurryphx
561 plays
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  Double Dilemma - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is a dual quiz, you must know your literature as well as being able to do cryptics. I giggled aloud while making some of these clues, have fun and enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Oct 29 03
Tough
Fiachra
525 plays
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  Cryptic Asian Countries - 10 questions - 6 mins
Use conventional cryptic clues to solve the names of countries in Asia. There are only so many possible answers, so give it a try!
Tough, 10 Qns, cobb367, May 27 05
Tough
cobb367
285 plays
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  Cryptic Crackers Part 1 - 10 questions - 7 mins
This is part one, of what I hope will be an alphabetical cryptic quiz. Have fun and enjoy this over a cup of coffee and a large Danish.
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Feb 21 13
Tough
Fiachra
483 plays
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  A Summer Cryptic - 10 questions - 7 mins
Some light refreshment while sitting in the shade finding the anagrams. Enjoy and good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, fiachra, Oct 15 10
Tough
fiachra
463 plays
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