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Anyone here share my interest in cryptic crosswords?

I don’t count myself as particularly good at it, but I do enjoy it. My Latin teacher at school used to start some of his lessons with a cryptic crossword clue, so this is how I got the bug.

What are your favourite clues?

Here are some that have made me smile over the years:

Prison officer goes to a club for a drink (11)
SCREWDRIVER (Prison officer = SCREW, Club = DRIVER)

A very old cheese and dill ordered for starters, and fruit (7)
AVOCADO (First letters of “A very old cheese and dill ordered)

The result of a medieval banquet? (6-3, 5)
MIDDLE-AGE SPREAD
You four ‘ere, tell me of this feeling of well-being (8)
EUPHORIA (“Tell me” is a hint that it sounds like “you four ‘ere”)

And possibly my all-time favourite:

Pain! (6, 5)
FRENCH BREAD (You’ve got to read the clue in French!)
And if you want a really nice easy one to get you started, try this one:

Determined to enjoy a camping holiday? (6)
INTENT (In tent)


And one or two I’ve made up myself:

Grass for every season can upset everything at first (6)
FESCUE (“At first” is a hint to take the first letters of “for every season can upset everything”, and fescue is a type of grass)

A choice of directions at railway junction? (6)
POINTS (Points are also compass points)

Spoke of seabirds, oddly (4)
SAID (“Oddly“ is a hint to take the odd letters from the word “seabird”, the result being “said”, which means the same as “spoke”)
 
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Ooh, another one that I remember...

If you can’t borrow one or steal one, vamoose! (6)
BEGONE (Beg one)
 
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Ah, I think I found a new favourite clue:

Evergreen shrub that’s not hardy! (6)

LAUREL (not Hardy - gedditt?!)
 
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