A Cryptic Quiz For Beginners!

A Cryptic Quiz For Beginners!

May 12, 2022

Cryptic Quiz -
Cryptic questions are great fun and are used a lot in crossword puzzles…but they can be quite tricky!
To help you out I have included the number of words in the answer, plus the first letter of each word.

I hope you enjoy it!

QUESTIONS

1. This 60’s pop group needed straightening out (3,5) T. K.

2. This UK city has a large organ next to water (9) L.

3. The doctor was laughing uncontrollably as he did these (8) S.

4. Hagrid, Captain Mainwaring and Mary Poppins all used these to get out of their chair (8, 5) U. S.

5. The Maharaja’s colonial pick me up was a not dry at all (6,5,5) I. T. W.

6. This will rise to the top of the milk from cows bred on the Emerald Isle (5,5) I. C.

7. This place will get you into the Caribbean spirit (6) M.

8. This flower is a very abrupt Welsh emblem! (4, 6) S. D.

9. This is where we can flush away the government (8, 7) B. C.

10. Fred enjoyed his pear wine after a game of tennis (5) P.

 

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ANSWERS

1. This 60’s pop group needed straightening out (3,5) T. K.
THE KINKS

2. This UK city has a large organ next to water (9) L.
LIVERPOOL

3. The doctor was laughing uncontrollably as he did these (8) S.
STITCHES

4. Hagrid, Captain Mainwaring and Mary Poppins all used these to get out of their chair (8, 5) U. S.
UMBRELLA STAND

5. The Maharaja’s colonial pick me up was a not dry at all (6,5,5) I. T. W.
INDIAN TONIC WATER

6. This will rise to the top of the milk from cows bred on the Emerald Isle (5,5) I. C.
IRISH CREAM

7. This place will get you into the Caribbean spirit (6) M.
MALIBU

8. This flower is a very abrupt Welsh emblem! (4, 6) S. D.
SNAP DRAGON

9. This is where we can flush away the government (8, 7) B. C.
BATHROOM CABINET

10. Fred enjoyed his pear wine after a game of tennis (5) P.
PERRY

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