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By Joe (infrapinklizzard)

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#1: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Jul 27, 2020

The title is a clue to the subject using cryptic crossword clue rules. This one doesn't tell you the length of the answer since the picture gives you an additional clue.

Every cryptic clue is made up of two parts; a definition, and a literal description of the answer using wordplay. They can be in either order (though not intertwined) and there is no separation between them.

Here is a page describing some of the techniques:
http://gamesmagazine-online.com/cryptic-crosswords/
or an easier-to-read PDF:
http://gamesmagazine-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CrypticsGuide.pdf
#2: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Jul 27, 2020 [HINT]
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#3: Jota (jota) on Jul 28, 2020 [SPOILER]
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#4: besmirched tea (Besmirched Tea) on Jul 28, 2020 [SPOILER]
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#5: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Jul 28, 2020 [SPOILER]
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#6: Aurelian Ginkgo (AurelianGinkgo) on Jul 28, 2020 [SPOILER]
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#7: Jane Butcher (jane-o) on Jul 31, 2020 [SPOILER]
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#8: derby (Derby) on Aug 2, 2020
Fantastic image and very satisfying solve. Thanks
#9: Carol Brand (KarylAnn) on Aug 2, 2020
Awesome puzzle!

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