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Please solve the four clues, each is five letters, which would complete the crossword.

Across

  1. Take away my first letter I sound the same, then take away my last letter I sound the same, even take away another letter I sound the same.
  2. About eg tan00

Down

  1. I am the largest number which - spelled out - is five letters long.
  2. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ?

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    $\begingroup$ A cryptic crossword is a specific type of puzzle. Please check tag wikis before using them. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jun 22, 2016 at 19:25

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  1. Across: Take away my first letter I sound the same, then take away my last letter I sound the same, even take away another letter I sound the same.

    EMCEE - a master of ceremonies (M CEE; M CE; MC)

  2. Across: About eg tan00

    AGENT - Ian Fleming's 00 agents (anagram of eg tan;)

  1. Down: I am the largest number which - spelled out - is five letters long.

    OMEGA - smallest infinite ordinal number

  2. Down: 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ?

    TEENS - what these numbers are

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  • $\begingroup$ Beautiful! Good work :) $\endgroup$
    – Arth
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:37
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Aha! There's a trick.

One box is already filled:

giving these answers:

EMPTY, AGENT (credit @Arth), OMEGA, 2TENS

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    $\begingroup$ 'Each is five letters' - interesting suggestion though! $\endgroup$
    – Arth
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Arth Fair point. :( $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Will It is a tricky question but (One box is already filled - caused by my bad Paint) - only someone really ingenious could have thought of that!. Only one of the 4 answers hasn't been found somewhere on this page yet. Two above of good graphic are correct. I think your answer is even better than mine by the way. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:32
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Some other possibles..

1 Across:

EIDER - Bit of a stretch, IDER, EIDE, EIDR.. or EMPTY (@GintasK) - fits with OMEGA

2 Across:

AGENT - Anagram of eg tan, also known as a 00 from James Bond - fits with OMEGA

1 Down:

LIMIT, could be OMEGA (@Will)

2 Down:

TEENS

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    $\begingroup$ Well, I got two of them :) $\endgroup$
    – Arth
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:37
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Partial

Across:

Take away my first letter I sound the same, then take away my last letter I sound the same, even take away another letter I sound the same.

Likely to be EMPTY (@Gintas K)

About eg tan00

Down:

I am the largest number which - spelled out - is five letters long.

OMEGA (Thanks to @Will): This is the last Greek letter, has five letters, and a Greek numeric value of 800.

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ?

20, but twenty is six letters, so maybe VINGT (the french spelling)? SCORE (@Gintas K)

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    $\begingroup$ There are larger 5-letter numbers (i think 3)... $\endgroup$ Jun 22, 2016 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ I also think 3. (Not any more, because Moose has updated the answer.) $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jun 22, 2016 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ I've deleted my answer, add Empty to yours :) $\endgroup$
    – Gintas K
    Jun 22, 2016 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ 20 could be SCORE or ICOSA/ICOSI, but doesn't fit anywhere either :/ gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/words/intro.htm $\endgroup$
    – Gintas K
    Jun 22, 2016 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ OMEGA would fit with EMPTY $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Jun 22, 2016 at 15:07

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