Clue Set #5 by Erdos – A Silly Crossword

Standard grid for Clue-It crosswords

Six answers are a group having something in common.

Across
1. Audibly measure expressions of relief (5)
4. Filming area is regularly swept (3)
6. Getting involved in last two-thirds of skirmish: that man’s a prickly customer (7)
7. Military 2 perhaps spend a penny touring US city (9)
8. Accidents replacing head of taps: approximately 1000? (7)
11. Arrange half of sofa (3)
12. Go with holy man for romantic liaison (5)

Down
1. One must leave chair to turn this on? (3)
2. I go out with mullet to get a bird (9)
3. Solidify core of adipose tissue (3)
4. Essay composed around summit led to illegal bar (9)
5. Subject of article written by Erdos (5)
7. Where power alternates between extremes of madness and ideal neutrality primarily (5)
9. Be like Shed and Enigmatist (and Torquemada, at first) (3)
10. Several games East played, losing one (3)

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Clue Set #4 by Erdos

Standard grid for Clue-It crosswords

Across
1. Allow commercial endorsement at US university (5)
4. From one in snack-making business: “have a break!” (3)
6. Inward-facing secret meeting ejects fifty (7)
7. One’s found at the dining table pouring tepid ales (4,5)
8. Clothes’ top destroyed by hint of saliva if one does this? (7)
11. Perhaps Chris’s, alternately? (3)
12. Parking space reversed into slowly by a Lexus (3-2)

Down
1. One’s found in Paris or in Barcelona (3)
2. Obsolete technologies: keep one in mind before SCSI’s brought back (9)
3. Drink that sounds like Tango? (3)
4. Hold down the fort by the sea? (4,2,3)
5. Maybe new or full shape designed (5)
7. It might comprise two doses of steroids and last six eighths of cannabis? (5)
9. Birds decapitated a bird (4)
10. It’s found on scales — or the converse (3)

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Clue Set #3 by Pinkerian

Standard grid for Clue-It crosswords

Across
1. Earmark cross between bear, yak and pug to take fifty (5)
4, 11. Huge surfin’, without end, here? (3, 3)
6. Simon takes ten decibels to wake 4d? (7)
7. Violently desiccate notes in blog, before reporting why (6-3)
8. Disney character danced (7)
11. See 4a.
12. Labour, perhaps, somewhat lacking liberal leader (5)

Down
1. Section of circular curve (3)
2. By law, confused women start rotor used to cut grass (9)
3. Name for starting point of tour (3)
4. Plant confused dull bore with snore (9)
5. This boat or train attraction loses it (5)
7. The sound of a bull ring (5)
9. Fronts of legs, above patellæ (3)
10. Division of calendar year lacking repeated dawn (3)

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Clue Set #2 by Erdos – Some Like It Hot

Standard grid for Clue-It crosswords

Across
1 River Ouse’s source reaches foreign sea, where salty water freezes at zero (5)
4 Send back minestrone perhaps: “Get rid of bluebottles in the middle; this liquid is disgusting!” (3)
6 Sluices out, by degrees (7)
7 It should be brushed off; bird weeps uncontrollably (9)
8 A measure of what’s hot: singer returns, touring ‘Gold’ (7)
11 It’s the word when words aren’t wanted (3)
12 Friends’ greeting, getting on for term of endearment (5)

Down
1 Frock clothes fabulous bird (3)
2 Experimenter ingests lithium (a tiny dose?) (9)
3 Ruler of another country; one not so far away (3)
4 Mostly high-quality, like a tandem perhaps — she’ll deliver a first class service (9)
5 Cancel sitcom before final instalment (5)
7 Point member to large group (5)
9 Wood dust (3)
10 Regularly ready for a drop of sun (3)

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Clue Set #1 by Cluemaster – Inaugural

Standard grid for Clue-It crosswords

Across
1. Punching tool gets run to start with (5)
4. Looks topless? Affirmative (3)
6. Pacino’s trillionth concealed airway (7)
7. Perplexed crow’s rods puzzle (9)
8. Tried madly to get radiation less clean (7)
11. Each is perfect at the beginning (3)
12. I don’t believe it! Originally, people said he’d always win! (5)

Down
1. Groovy stripping jelly? Enjoyable! (3)
2. One who answers has a short pause, then a think (9)
3. Rodent returns to road surface (3)
4. Shout ‘duck’, hope for gold? (9)
5. Sleepy backup losing head for weapon (5)
7. Returning officer retains horned animal, causing muscle spasm (5)
9. Tear middle of sprig out (3)
10. Prowess conceals argument (3)

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