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Mini Cryptic Experiment (with clue types)

◆◆ · By Tuffy · Published 5 days ago

Constructor's Note: This one's a bit different from my other cryptics because I wanted to try my hand at making my own clue types or at least alternate versions of them. I will provide to the side of the clues which custom clueing types are present, but any common clues such as anagram indicators will still be up for the solver to figure out. Also note that all of these entries are one 5 letter word. If any of these clues seem interesting to use, I will make note of it and will possibly make them features of my future cryptics. Happy solving!
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  • zonkswonk 6:49 · 5 days ago
    I had to ask for 2D
    2D CREEPVillain's portmanteau of religious beliefs that are gaping? (false portmanteau)
    but after that it all fell into place quite nicely! I assume it's "creed" + "deep"? This was a fun one.
    My only other feedback is that 5A
    5A NAPESNeck areas broke sheets of glass indirectly (indirect anagram)
    could have been either panes or napes if you hadn't specified "indirect", which seems a little unfair to the solver.
    • Tuffy constructor · 5 days ago
      Yeah, you're correct for the portmanteau in clue 2D
      2D CREEPVillain's portmanteau of religious beliefs that are gaping? (false portmanteau)
      !
      5A
      5A NAPESNeck areas broke sheets of glass indirectly (indirect anagram)
      I'm considering reworking a bit, or at least the structure of it. I think that the goal is to 1. make it more clear that the anagram involved is indirect, and 2. that the literal definition is more fair to piece together.
      I will most likely reorder the layout of that clue and see how that goes. Thanks for the feedback!
    • Julia 5:39 · 2 days ago
      I like the partial homophone & indirect anagram clue types! (Cryptics are not my strong suit and I revealed most of the grid, so I can't offer any suggestions on difficulty)
      1AStreet game cooler among hook and strikeouts (new abbreviations)
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      5
      Across
      1. 1A
        Street game cooler among hook and strikeouts (new abbreviations)
      2. 4A
        First audible morsel of many legged arthropod has fragrance (partial homophone)
      3. 5A
        Neck areas broke sheets of glass indirectly (indirect anagram)
      Down
      1. 1D
        Horror movie's file extension, we hear
      2. 2D
        Villain's portmanteau of religious beliefs that are gaping? (false portmanteau)
      3. 3D
        Son on the highest! It's replacing sign of omission with core of web locations! (new juxtaposition/new character replacement)
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