Cryptic Crossword learning Game # 2

 

CITIES OF THE WORLD

See Game # 1 in this series for the rules and a full explanation on how to make this a group pastime. 

 

 

Cities are quite often given as solutions to clues. When dealing with the problems below watch out for abbreviations and words placed inside words. Other cryptic elements that can be found are connecting words and charades. You may find anagrams and reversals and detour clues. At any time the entire cryptic spectrum can come into play. Be alert.

 

 

 

CLUES

 

  1. City air in Colorado [5] ……………………………………………………..C

     

  2. A home in time in Africa [7]…………………………………………………D

     

  3. West coast favorite has own place in South Africa [8]………………………C

     

  4. New York City in debt but I can’t help [5]………………………………… U

     

  5. Scoundrel one Zorro character in Spain [5]………………………………… C

     

  6. A capital rank Arabs hold [6]……………………………………………… A

     

  7. A unit is ordered somewhere in Africa [7]………………………………… T

     

  8. Italian city backs a room at the top [5]……………………………………… A

     

  9. I held out to obtain capital [5]…………………………………………………D

     

  10. This famous city with a tower is in Pennsylvania [4]………………………… P

     

  11. Sounds like an engine noise a town in NW Belgium [6]…………………… K

     

  12. A Belgian city is the subject [5]……………………………………………… L

     

  13. Change of plane [5]……………………………………………………………N

     

  14. French Mountain authentic city [8]……………………………………………M

     

  15. Omer comes from Italian capital [4]………………………………………… R

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

 

  1. CAIRO C [ air] O

     

  2. DAHOMEY D [a home] ay

     

  3. CAPETOWN CA[ pet ] own…..Ca abb. for California on west coast

     

  4. UTICA in debt b [ UTICA ] nt

     

  5. CADIZ Cad [scoundrel] IZ for I Zorro

     

 

 

  1. ANKARA Capital R [ ank Ara] bs

     

  2. TUNISIA A unit is {anagram.]

     

  3. CITTA Backs a room at the top [ ATTIC ]

     

  4. DELHI I Held [ anagram]

     

  5. PISA IS in PA [P is A]

     

  6. KNOKKE Sounds like engine noise [Knock]

     

  7. LIEGE [ Liege ] also means loyal subject

     

  8. NEPAL plane [ anagram ]

     

  9. MONTREAL Mont = French mountain, Real = authentic

     

  10. ROME Omer [ anagram ]

     

 

 

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