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Solve this cryptic crossword and find the common theme:

puzzle

  1. The wild bogeyman dropped his bag in the bank (5)
  2. God returned the small animals (4)
  3. The insect stayed in the hospital and became a family member (6)
  4. I'm in half a byte of a magazine (4)
  5. Colors of the music (5)
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The wild bogeyman dropped his bag in the bank (5)

BOGEYMAN - dropped BAG = OEYMN, wild OEYMN = bank: MONEY.

God returned the small animals (4)

GOD returned = DOG + small (S) = animal: DOGS.

The insect stayed in the hospital and became a family member (6)

Thanks to @M Oehm for this parsing: The insect (MOTH) stayed in the hospital (ER) and became a family member = MOTHER.

I'm in half a byte of a magazine (4)

IM in half a by(T__E) = a magazine: TIME.

Colors of the music (5)

@Chris Cudmore has what I believe to be the correct parsing for this, colors = BLUES which also relates to music: BLUES.

Answer:

          M 
        D O G S
          N
  M O T H E R
      I   Y
      M
B L U E S 

I’m not at all sure about the theme here, because

Thanks to @jafe (because I only knew one of these songs), all answers are songs by Pink Floyd!

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    $\begingroup$ Could the last one be Rot13(gbarf)? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 19:16
  • $\begingroup$ Yes! I like this answer a lot, thanks @ChrisCudmore! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ (You picked the wrong parent. The hospital is only one room of a hospital or a series thereof.) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 19:30
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    $\begingroup$ Got it. Rot13(oyhrf) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 20:07
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    $\begingroup$ They're all rot13(Fbatf ol Cvax Syblq) :) $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Commented Mar 15, 2019 at 6:36

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