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Comments on Puzzle #35072: Cryptic Puzzle 45
By Joe (infrapinklizzard)

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#1: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Apr 26, 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).

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: Belita (belita) on Apr 29, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#3: Stina Beck (Stina) on Apr 30, 2021
OOH! I love cryptic crosswords. This puzzle was so fun and then solving the clue was great fun, too. Thank you. Keep them coming!
#4: Susan Eberhardt (Susaneber) on Apr 30, 2021
For lovers of cryptics, the Washington Post has free access to their puzzles. There's a daily "easy" cryptic and a collection of harder ones. Lots of crosswords, too, of varying difficulty. The cryptics are British, so I wish I knew more about English towns and football teams.
#5: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Apr 30, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#6: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Apr 30, 2021
This puzzle hits all the marks. A fun blotted puzzle with an ah ha moment at the end and a tricky but doable cryptic to boot.
#7: Yonah Kondor (yokon965) on Apr 30, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#8: Jota (jota) on Apr 30, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#9: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Apr 30, 2021
Fun solve whatever it is.
#10: JoDeen Mozena (ozymoe) on May 1, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#11: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on May 2, 2021 [SPOILER]
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#12: Michael Eddy (meddy) on May 3, 2021
This is the only one of these cryptic puzzles I've figured out and actually understood so far. Hoping that means I'm grasping the concept and will get more of them in the future.

Fun pbn solve too.

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