The old clue for #2 was dirty pool...when I wrote it I remember thinking "is this fair...ah, it's fine" and moving on. It was not fine...replacement clue added.
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". NOTE: Unlike many previous puzzles in this genre, clues are NOT sorted alphabetically; however, lengths of each answer are given with the clues. I hope you enjoy!
- Mom and me losing footing in place where we might be caught up? (7)
- Nephew to remove foot from body an hour in advance (7) (OLD...do not use) Nephew to cancel form's final an hour in advance (7)
- Dual transformation fixing initial vectors, derived sister (5)
- Abuelita phones shut-in cousin (6)
- Aunt Georgia pursuing criminal (5)
- Uncle Bill uncovering flaw (5)
- Daughter appears in Cuba Gooding's fifth, third and fourth Oscar bits (5)
- Dad digests good French game (5)
- Niece to turn erbium to gold within wood (6)
- Uncle waving flag around, united on 1st of October (6)
Solver note: Most of these words are of foreign origin, though some have worked their way into English...be warned, and good luck!