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Puzzlers! Welcome to Cryptic Jeopardy, where your cryptic-crossword solving skills will be pushed to their limits -- in direct competition with your fellow puzzlers! Here's how it works:

  • If you see a clue you know the answer to, post the answer in a partial answer. Make sure you post an explanation of how you got to the answer as well.
  • If your answer is correct, I will award you the points associated with that clue on my scoreboard! However, if your answer is wrong, you don't get another chance to answer that question, so make sure you get it right!
  • After every clue has been answered, the puzzler with the most points gets the green check!

Here are your categories and your clues:


Code-Dependent

$100:

Dimple between eyes due to peculiar flames

$200:

Cross isoprenes off

$300:

Particle goes back-to-back

$400:

Ill will

$500:

Angry? Upset? Read between the lines


One Of Us

$100:

Crafty, crooked

$200:

Bless borough in disarray

$300:

New Yorker said he would summon something

$400:

Small dekagram atom

$500:

Exciting; eating; excited; eaten


O, The Places You'll Go

$100:

Messy bathrooms

$200:

Complain about

$300:

Practice freely between rounds

$400:

Blended egg drink

$500:

Unit of power wrapped around and around


Fly Me A River

$100:

Break a writing utensil

$200:

Royal weaselly carnivore

$300:

Small indent in power tool

$400:

Hear the ocean? Carelessly dock, then yell violently

$500:

Jessica and Mr. Rick finally get together


An Unreal Vacation

$100:

First off the ungulate's back

$200:

Titan holds muddled metal

$300:

Curious last character accompanies birth

$400:

In audition, belly button ring breaks

$500:

Dad, it echoes me


Solved Clues:

Code-Dependent
\$100 - Pete
\$200 - Deusovi
\$300 - dennisdeems
\$400 - dennisdeems
\$500 - Pete

One of Us
\$100 - Deusovi
\$200
\$300 - Pete
\$400
\$500

O, the Places You'll Go
\$100 - Pete
\$200 - Pete
\$300 - Pete
\$400 - Alconja
\$500 - kanchirk

Fly Me A River
\$100 - dennisdeems
\$200 - Pete
\$300 - Pete
\$400 - Pete
\$500 - dennisdeems

An Unreal Vacation
\$100 - dennisdeems
\$200 - dennisdeems
\$300
\$400 - Pete
\$500 - dennisdeems

Leaderboard:

$1.$ Pete (\$2800)
$2.$ dennisdeems (\$2100)
$3.$ kanchirk (\$500)
$4.$ Alconja (\$400)
$5.$ Deusovi (\$300)


Good luck, and have fun!


Note: The cryptic clues don't include definitions since they fit into categories. They also don't include letter count, but if they prove to be too difficult I will add them. There are some more difficult cryptic techniques being used here than in typical crosswords, specifically synonym anagrams. They're hopefully all solvable, though!

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  • $\begingroup$ Can I answer more than one question? $\endgroup$ – Ben Frankel Sep 19 '15 at 1:27
  • $\begingroup$ @BenFrankel answer as many as you can! $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Sep 19 '15 at 2:39
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    $\begingroup$ This is pretty cool. So the categories are effectively the definitions? And the points per answer, that's pretty cool. Did I mention you've had a pretty cool idea here? $\endgroup$ – Pete Sep 19 '15 at 7:53
  • $\begingroup$ None of the responses so far are in the form of questions. :( $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Sep 19 '15 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ Can you mark the ones that have been answered successfully? $\endgroup$ – 2012rcampion Sep 19 '15 at 20:29
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The $100 One Of Us clue is...

me! DEVIOUS is an anagram of DEUSOVI. (That's actually the origin of the username. :D )

The $200 Code clue is...

EXPRESSION (anagram of ISOPRENES + X)

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  • $\begingroup$ @$100: Really? I thought you were naming yourself after some sort of Indian god or something. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Sep 19 '15 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ And I tried so hard to find a place for your name in my own puzzle, but had no idea of a clue about it. Darn, should've thought about anagrams... $\endgroup$ – MathET Sep 21 '15 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ I read it as 'deus' and 'ovi'. Deus being god, and 'ovi' referring to 'egg'. Deusovi, therefor, would read as 'god of eggs'. $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Sep 23 '15 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Tim: Nope, never even considered that. It's interesting how different people read it, though. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 23 '15 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, what? All this time I was sure it was Deusovi ->(reverse)-> ivosueD = IV O sued = 4 Oxygen sued ->(mad lib)-> 'For rocks itch ensued'. In retrospect rocks don't have a nervous system so my interpretation might have been kind of nonsensical. $\endgroup$ – Ben Frankel Oct 7 '15 at 5:09
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Code-Dependent

$300

particle = ion; goes back-to-back = recurs --> RECURSION

$400

anagram (ill) of "testament" (will) : STATEMENT

O, The Places You'll Go

$400

OSAKA - 'blend' of O ('egg') and SAKE (drink)

Fly Me A River

$100

Break a writing utensil : anagram for "a pencil" : PELICAN

$500

Jessica and Mr. Rick finally get together : charade : alba + ross + t (last letter in "get" = ALBATROSS

An Unreal Vacation

$100

'ot' (first letters of 'off' and 'the') placed after 'camel' ( ungulate's back) : CAMELOT

$200

Atlas (titan) contains (holds) anagram of 'tin' (muddled metal) : ATLANTIS

$500

Pa (Dad) + it x2 ("echoes") + I (me) : PAITITI

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O, The Places You'll Go

$400 - Blended egg drink

Oregon - eggnog (egg drink) => roe nog (roe is fish eggs) => oregon (blended = anagram)


An Unreal Vacation

$300 - Curious last character accompanies birth

Norombega - The last letter of the Greek alphabet (curious last character) is "Omega", into which we mix (accompany) the letters from "born" (birth).

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  • $\begingroup$ brilliant! ````` $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Oct 7 '15 at 17:14
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Code-Dependent

$100

IDENTIFIER - DENT (dimple) between two I's (eyes), anagram of FIRE (peculiar flames)

$500

LITERAL - Anagram of IRATE (Angry? Upset?) between two L's (between the lines)

One Of Us

$300

ALCONJA - I'll conjure (summon something) with a New York accent

O, The Places You'll Go

$100

OSLO - Anagram of (messy) LOOS (bathrooms)

$200

OMAN - Anagram of (about) MOAN (complain)

$300

ONTARIO - Anagram of (freely) TRAIN (practice) between O and O (rounds)

Fly Me A River

$200

KINGFISHER - KING (royal) FISHER (weaselly carnivore)

$300

SANDPIPER - dice PIP (small indent) inside (in) SANDER (power tool)

$400

CORMORANT - C sounds like sea (hear the ocean?), anagram of (carelessly) MOOR (dock), RANT (yell violently)

An Unreal Vacation

$400

AVALON - Anagram of (breaks) NAVAL sounds like navel (In audition, belly button) and O (ring)

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A bit late in on the action, but thought I'd try to solve some of the remaining clues.

One of Us

$200

xnor - anagram (in disarray) of "ronx" (B-less Bronx, a borough of New York City)

$400

dmg - "damg" (deka-milligram, a small dekagram) without the 'a' (a-tom, where "tom" comes from a Greek word meaning "cut")

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  • $\begingroup$ 400 seems kinda tenuous to me, but 200 definitely looks right! Nice one! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jan 2 '16 at 3:24
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O, The Places You'll Go

$500

Unit of power wrapped around and around

Ottawa => O-Watt-a -> @ -> at


Since I am unsure. Hint for others.

$400

Blended egg drink

Some place possibly an anagram or similar to "Omelet" or "Omlette"

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My guess for

One of us

$400:

Small dekagram atom -> User smallatom

Code-Dependent

$500

Angry? Upset? Read between the lines can't help but thing -> Extracting "Rage" from (Angry Upset) -> It must be HULK.

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Just a shot in the dark:

One of us - $500

Who is Wa Kai? My profile picture fits it really god :)
COOKIES?!?!

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