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By Joe (infrapinklizzard)

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#1: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Apr 6, 2021

The description 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: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Apr 7, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#3: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Apr 7, 2021
Thanks for the blotted puzzle. It was so much fun to solve.

Kristen, great job on the solution to the cryptic.
#4: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Apr 7, 2021
My dad was a train nerd. ^_^
#5: Steve (stevieb) on Apr 7, 2021
V clever puzzle!
#6: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Apr 7, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#7: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Apr 7, 2021
No idea but it was fun to solve.
#8: Susan Eberhardt (susaneber) on Apr 8, 2021
I thought Lionel
Start listening-- LI
on the el
OK, not quite
#9: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Apr 9, 2021 [SPOILER]
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