After someone showed me "Cryptictionary" from the recent NPL con, I was inspired to make a puzzle, because I like drawing and I like cryptics :D

The rules are basically the same as cryptics, except using pictures. Pictures will contain a definition half, i.e. a drawing of the word, and a wordplay half

Anagrams could be indicated by objects in a blender, and insertions could be indicated by one object being literally in another, to give some examples

Also, your final answer should be in the form of a picture!

B1 D6 C5 C1 B8 D4

A1 C8 B5 A3 D5 D3 B3 D1 A5

C4 D8 A6 B4

B7 A2 A8 D7 B6 C3

D2 A7 B2 C7 C6

C2 C9 A4

  • $\begingroup$ Wonderful puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Jul 19 '17 at 6:46

The answers are

HOLMES [spoken "homes"]
BATCH [half of batter + 1/7 of chocolate chips]
FLOW [wolf reflected]
DEAF [notes are D E A F]
MADRID [top part of Riddler, who is angry]
FRAME [double def, glasses frame and picture frame]
INK [capless pink]

Using the alphanumerics gives:


which are additional wordplays, giving us

back WARD -> DRAW
half of TIME -> ME
middle of MAN -> A
off (i.e. not right) SHORE -> HORSE


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    $\begingroup$ All correct. Wow, I'm still not used to how crazy fast PSE is at solving stuff! $\endgroup$ – stacksfiller Jul 19 '17 at 2:07
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    $\begingroup$ How do you go from B1 D6 C5 C1 B8 D4 to BACKWARD? What did I miss? $\endgroup$ – Grimy Jul 19 '17 at 11:57
  • $\begingroup$ @MorganG There are 4 words: A, B, C and D. The first letter of word A is A1 (the B of Batch), the second letter is A2 (A of Madrid) etc. Not that I would have worked it out without the answers in front of me, so +1 $\endgroup$ – Fillet Jul 19 '17 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ I would upvote this but there's no way that that is what you claim it to be! $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Jul 19 '17 at 18:22
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    $\begingroup$ @Strawberry how dare you... $\endgroup$ – kayzeroshort Jul 19 '17 at 18:37

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