Cryptic crossword clues explained!
With our many free printable crossword puzzles, you’ll be kept occupied for a long time! Why don’t you begin with this one? To solve each clue in this one-of-a-kind crossword, you must determine which word is the missing link that joins all of the other words together. The majority of your responses will be made up of compound words or phrases. “Raw – out,” for example, is the hint in #1 Down. Since RAWHIDE and HIDEOUT are two common terms, the missing link is HIDE.
1. stick – gold
3. string – snow6. honey – drop
9. dance in the breeze
10. camp – a place
Cup 11 – playing
12. music – job
13. tack – green16. pool – street17. bare – ball18. dog – ground
20. turn to the left
22. rain – tie21. some – in
25. sweet – beat23. pony – spin
27. holder of a common –
29. weight loss news
Start with some of the puzzle’s clues and answers. Add more ties to the “chain” of terms to make it longer. For 1 Around, consider the following: gold – fish – stick – pin – point. What is the maximum length of your chain? Please contact me with your responses, and I’ll share them with you!
Try some of these free printable crossword puzzles if you’re looking for something a little more challenging:
A State by Any Other Name is a State by Any Other Name is a State by
Every clue is a nickname for one of America’s 50 states. You’re the one that has to supply the state that suits! Even if you only know a couple of the answers at first, you should be able to finish this fun puzzle!
How to solve the times crossword on 5 jan 18
A cryptic crossword is a crossword puzzle in which each clue is its own word puzzle. Cryptic crossword puzzles are especially popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and many Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Kenya, Malta, New Zealand, and South Africa, where they originated. Cryptic crosswords are also known as “British-style” crosswords in the United States. In the United Kingdom, enigmatic crossword designers are known as “setters.”
There are two types of cryptic crossword puzzles: simple cryptics, in which each clue answer is entered normally into the diagram, and “themed” or “variety” cryptics, in which some or all of the answers must be altered before entering, typically in accordance with a secret pattern or law that the solver must discover.
Cryptic crossword puzzles emerged in the United Kingdom. The first British crossword puzzles were strictly definitional and appeared around 1923, but by the mid-1920s, they had expanded to include cryptic content, such as anagrams, classical allusions, incomplete quotations, and other references and wordplay. Torquemada (Edward Powys Mathers), who set for The Saturday Westminster from 1925 until his death in 1939 and for The Observer from 1926 until his death in 1939, is widely regarded as the inventor of the cryptic crossword. [two]
@Khian: @Khian: Both answers are correct; well done! As you can see, clue1 makes use of clue2’s answer. A cryptic connection between ellipsis-linked clues is uncommon in everyday puzzles, so it’s no wonder that many of us haven’t seen it before. Maddy (@maddy): It was a happy accident 🙂 I just saw the Guardian xword, and it’s a long sequence of interconnected hints! Have you found it out yet? @L N Srinivasakrishnan: @L N Srinivasakrishnan: Thank you so much! @Anonymous: @Anonymous: @Anonymous: @ Wasn’t it Neyartha? Gridman and Sankalak have also used this in the past, including one with three related clues – but only on the surface.
The first hint does not appeal to me. The response is fragile, but where does superior fit in? Yes, the answer to the next clue is AGILE, and using the term superior to—- is a stretch. What makes Fragile “superior to agile”? Unless it’s the number of letters!! 5 teams vs. 7. These types of clues, whether connected by an ellipsis or not, will not pass muster in a Cryptic crossword.!! RAJU UMAMAHESWAR RAJU UMAMAHESWAR RAJU UMAMAHE
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For several years, the term “charade” has been used to describe a clue in which the wordplay is made up of two or more individual parts strung together. The name appears to be a nod to the old TV panel game “Give Us A Hint,” in which celebrity players had to mime the names of books, plays, films, or TV shows, which they typically did by breaking down the titles into individual phrases. The series ended in 1992, so memories of it are fading, and the more user-friendly phrase “word sum” is beginning to take over in Crosswordland. However, since “charade” is still popular on crossword blogs, we’ll stick with it here.
Since there is no manipulation of the order of letters in the answer, the charade clue may be one of the easier to solve, but it’s also a clue type that allows the setter to provide either a starter clue or something much more devilish. The setter has at least two choices in each of the following three basic areas: