Cryptic Crossword learning Game#4

Cryptic Crossword learning Game # 4


Playing the game is fun and challenging but bear in mind that each time you struggle with a problem and fail to find the answer on your own merit, you will walk away a little bit smarter once the solution is revealed to you. That is why it is called the cryptic learning game. Each instant an answer is revealed to you a door opens up in your mind and you become better prepared for future complexities.


Wrangling with a problem is a great mental exercise that will serve you well as you grow older.

This is a great game to play with your friends during a meal in a restaurant.

If you are traveling long distances in your car you can get your family involved to while away those boring miles of highway.

Have fun with this one.


1. Completely incompatible, like a couple of nudists… [7, 8]…T, U



2. To flatter or spread on top [6, 2]………………………………… B, U



3. You must know them to be well informed [5]……………………….R



4. Defenses of the absent [6]…………………………………………...A



5. Eve at sea ………… [5-4]………………………………………. F, M



6. Such a person may have too much on his plate [6]………………..G



7. Favorable impression [5-2-8]……………………………………S, O, A



8. It will weaken the spirit [4-5-6]………………………… ………S-W-S



9. One may say this when leaving France [2-6]………………………A-R



10. Tom off on an ocean liner... [6]………………………………… C



11. Pub profit on cellar results in good prices [7-8]……………………B-B



12. Type found in a minor lawsuit [5-4]………………………………..L-C



13. This ring has corners [6]………………………………………………B



14. A sewer’s safety device [7]…………………………………………….T



15. California tic chewed Desert plants. [5]……………………………….C

ANSWERS



1. TOTALLY UNSUITED [Totally for completely, unsuited describes nudists]


2. BUTTER UP……………. [Is to flatter and likewise spread on top]


3. ROPES……………… [You certainly must know the ropes to be well informed]


4. ALIBIS……………… [Alibis are pleas of being elsewhere when a crime is committed]


5. FIRST MATE… [The first mate is an officer at sea. Eve was the first mate on earth]


6. GREEDY……………. [A greedy person eats too much]


7. STAMP OF APPROVAL …. [Stamp for impression and approval for favorable]


8. SODA WATER SIPHON…. [Dispenses aerated soda water to dilute alcohol to a degree]


9. AU REVOIR………….. [French expression for good bye]


10. CRUISE…………… [Tom Cruise]


11. BARGAIN BASEMENT… [.pub = bar, profit = gain, cellar = basement]


12. LOWER CASE…………. [For type, this also describes a minor lawsuit]


13. BOXING …………………………. [A boxing ring is square]


14. THIMBLE…………… [Protecting the finger of someone who sows]


15. CACTI……………[ CA + TIC ] Reassembled as an anagram [Chewed up]

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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Wonderful! Ya got me on Stamp of Approval! Great fun, as always. Keep 'em coming!


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crypticpro 7 years ago from http://www.johnstewartbooks.weebly.com/ Author

My thanks to all those who commented and said nice things about previous hubs, It’s nice to know that my efforts are appreciated, The crypticpro

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