The first one seems to have been well received, so let's try again. The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a cryptic clue would give away the theme, these cryptic clues use a family member (e.g., mom, sister) to stand in for the definition part of the clue. So for example, if the theme of the puzzle were chemical elements, "Sister picking at nit" would clue "tin". The clues are sorted in order of non-decreasing answer length. I hope you enjoy!
- Stoplights or fog held up Auntie
- Grandma, losing head, stands in the way
- Grandpa might get sick
- Uncle finished talking down Arabs without shelter
- Mom seen on island after a little bit
- Sister picking up boy she tempts but won't seduce?
- Niece seen in a lounge tipsy
- Bebop singer supports band leader regarding final solo for Dad
- Filling fries and burger satisfied son
- Brother boogies in NK disco
The following clue cannot be added to the family: "Friend sat near Reagan"
The answers for #4 and #6 are perhaps a bit less well known than the others. These alternative clues might be a little easier to solve via wordplay: "Uncle done talking down Arabs without shelter" and "Sister, picking up lad; she tempts but won't seduce?"
Last one to go. It's a shame #4 isn't better known, because he's really a great one. In fact, the United States commemorated him with a postage stamp.