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How do I make a good "Cryptic rebus"?

It's a cryptic REBUS, not a text clue.

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    $\begingroup$ It's a cryptic REBUS not a text clue. $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 6:23
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    $\begingroup$ Shouldn't this be on meta $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 6:41
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    $\begingroup$ @William Pennanti : No, It's about a kind of puzzle, not the puzzlilng website. $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 6:58
  • $\begingroup$ It's about a kind of puzzle. Not meta. I want to make a good "CRYPTIC" "REBUS". $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2019 at 11:46
  • $\begingroup$ Question asked TWO YEARS ago and answered 12 days ago!!! $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2021 at 10:41

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Well, here is the process that I would recommend:

  1. Come up with a phrase or commonly used word.
  2. PICTURES. Pictures are an easy way to represent a phrase/word. Another way to come up with the definition part of the cryptic is to use a very vague definition/synonym/whatever that correlates with the definition and incorporate that into the rebus in some way that gives a hint towards the final answer.
  3. Just do whatever for the wordplay part! Using prepositions are easy if present in the phrase or in a word in the phrase (e.g. the preposition "on" in "bony"). For a clue like "bony", you could incorporate a B on top of a Y to make B+ON+Y. For the definition, just add like a few bones on the sides. This might not be the best example, however, as it should really be more creative and harder than that.
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