Questions tagged [cryptic-clues]

A puzzle that involves cryptic clues of the type found in cryptic crosswords, but is not a cryptic crossword. **Do not** use this tag for puzzles that are stated cryptically; use [enigmatic-puzzle] instead. Use [cryptic-crosswords] for whole crosswords; [crossword-clues] for crossword clues not obeying the conventions of cryptic crosswords (even if they are stated cryptically).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
101 views

A non-descript cryptic clue

Couldn't find the following cryptic clue on Puzzling, I've been told it's one of the very best: ? (1, 5'1, 3, 1, 4)
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Blind genius - cryptic type clue

Cryptic clue, Blind genius, but I heard he oiled machines? [5]
1
vote
1answer
101 views

A short clue for a clue

Please solve the following cryptic clue. Please cite supporting evidence. A short clue for a clue.
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Definition a bit technical for a general audience

... which is a shame because I love grids with 15-letter words but find it hard to fill them. No doubt someone here will have the erudition to solve it ;) ...
1
vote
1answer
287 views

Similarly Said Crossword

Finally took my crack at cryptic clue stuff, and I like crosswords so a merge it is. Feedback on cryptic clues would be super appreciated. I know it fits the normal 15x15 but it's not super filled. I'...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

Are there any ways to make a good Cryptic rebus?

How do I make a good "Cryptic rebus"? Edit: It's a cryptic REBUS, not a text clue. Note: Look at the tags.
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Another Cryptic Crossword

This one probably isn't so tough either. (Why do I have to write this stuff to meet "quality standards"?) Errant mineralogist is a disheveled feminist. (6,7)
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Why does “stay in Scotland” mean “live”?

Cryptic crossword clue from Daily Telegraph puzzle #28,926 (Wednesday 19th December 2018). 25 across. "Love stay in Scotland - such colour (5)" The first letter is known to be "O". The third letter ...
-1
votes
1answer
137 views

Cryptic clue: She loses…[8]

Cryptic type clue She loses me measuring acid of insect, which is a large animal? [8]
-2
votes
1answer
157 views

Simply Cryptic #5

No back story, no setting, no theme, simply a cryptic clue to solve: Starts to taste rather Mediterranean, some lemon too, regularly mixed with another's top condiment. Since cryptic clues ...
-5
votes
3answers
741 views

A quickie for the cryptic crossword enthusiasts: Here is the clue. / Cut cut! / What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters)

Here is the clue. Cut cut! What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters) EDIT I added the word 'crazy'. Apologies that I missed this out before. Please use typical cryptic ...
-5
votes
1answer
254 views

One-word cryptic clue with an one-letter answer

Death. (1) The rest of the word is — I'm giving a lift, but I'm not gonna offer any tea.
-11
votes
1answer
243 views

Crypto Puzzle (All is not what it seems)

Follow all the clues to lead to a nice picture :D (Although you also lose) A code storage of western get waits by a meeting place. (6)