Europe: Cryptic Clues
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AlbaniaLab experiments lead to headless excitementAnagram of LAB + mANIA (excitement), without 'head'#1 Synonyms: Assume that you are looking for an alternative word or part-word to everything described. These wont normally have indicators
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Andorra...as well as alternative artistas well as = AND, alternative = OR, artist = RA (Royal Academy)#2 Anagrams: You shouldn't have to rearrange something that ISN'T in the clue. These are indicated by any word that hints at confusion or rearrangement
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AustriaSouthern country extradites gangsterSouthern country = AUSTRALIA, extraditing (losing) AL (the gangster)#3 Initials: 1. Words such as "at first" or "beginning" suggest you should use the first letter of the word/s immediately before or after. 2. Some words are automatically assumed to be initials, most commonly points of a compass (so anything suggesting north yield 'N'), family members/family trees (wife = w) or chess notation.
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BelarusBartok runs for AmericaBartok = BELA, runs = R (think cricket), America = US#4 One-word-inside-another: You'll usually have to do some work just to find out what the two words are, but then you literally 'trap' one word inside another.
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BelgiumFirst Brigadier with upset donkey imprisoning US soldierFirst Brigadier = B, upset donkey = mule reversed = ELUM, taking in GI (an american soldier)#5 Combinations of the above: you may have to find a synonym of one word, an anagram of another, place the latter inside the former AND THEN stick an initial on the end. As a rule, read the clue through from left to right, taking into account EVERY PART of the clue (even innocuous-looking 'a's and 'the's can be important).
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Bosnia-HerzegovinaShining above zero,a messAnagram of SHINING ABOVE ZERO A
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BulgariaEndless battle-song?Endless battle = BULG (Bulge without the 'e'), + song = ARIA
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CroatiaSpies eat prepared taroSpies = CIA, surrounding anagram of TARO
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CyprusClemency Prussia concealedClemenCY PRUSsia concealed (hidden inside)
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Czech RepublicAudible payment, say, concerning the peopleCZECH sounds like Cheque, concerning = RE, people = PUBLIC
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DenmarkHere there be dragons? XDragons DEN + x = MARK
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EstoniaUnusual notes on article I enteredUnusual (anagram of) notes = ESTON + I + A (article indefinite)
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FinlandEnd in Paris', the French-American stateFIN = 'end' in French (as they'd say 'in Paris) + LA (French 'the') and ND (an American state)
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FranceFather presents article to churchFather = FR, article = AN (indefinite) Church = CE (Church of England)
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GermanyBacteria chased by a New YorkerBacteria = GERM, a New Yorker = ANY
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GreeceListen! Oil!GREECE sounds like grease
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HungaryGerman glitter?German = HUN, glitter = GARY
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IcelandDiamond territoryDiamond = ICE, territory = LAND
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IrelandAnger nationAnger = IRE, nation = LAND
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ItalyI keep count heartlesslyI + TALLY without its 'heart' (I + TALY)
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KosovoAt first, Kingdom of Serbia, otherwise violent outcastFirst initials of : (K)ingdom (O)f (S)erbia (O)therwise (V)iolent (O)utcast
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LatviaRoman road follows California city trail initiallyCalifornia City = LA + trail initial = T + Roman Road = VIA
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LiechtensteinLearner rewrites Einstein techLearner = L + anagram of EINSTEIN and TECH
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LithuaniaDropped a haul in itAnagram of A HAUL IN IT
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LuxembourgHalf of Mexico rising up in support of student university, all backed by half of strasbourgHalf of Mexico rising = XEM, student university = L + U, + half of strasBOURG
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MacedoniaProfessor in club by outskirts of IbizaClub = MACE, Professor = DON, Outskirts = first and last of (I)biz(A)
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MaltaTwo students volunteerTwo students: MA + L + volunteers = TA (Territorial Army)
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MoldovaRot stopped, we hearMould over sounds like (we hear) MOLDOVA
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MonacoLisa's first officer?Lisa's first (MONA) + Officer = CO (commanding officer etc)
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MontenegroMentor gone off?Anagram of MENTOR GONE
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NetherlandsGas country between two pointsTwo points are N + S, sandwiching gas (ETHER) and country (LAND)
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NorwayNever accept rightNever = NO WAY, taking in R
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PolandRiver groundRiver = PO, ground = LAND
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PortugalLeft American girl to embrace universityLeft = PORT American girl = GAL, embracing (surrounding) U (for university)
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RomaniaOld Italian at Italia's borderOld Italian = ROMAN, + (I)tali(A)'s borders
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RussiaHe hurries, its saidIts said = sounds like: RUSSIA sounds like Rusher
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San MarinoSo, Narnia re-write contains magical first?Anagram of SO NARNIA including M (first of magical)
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SerbiaWithout bishop, barriers collapseAnagram of BARRIERS, losing RR (Right Reverend, or a bishop)
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Slovakia...as oval spins, trapping half of kiteAnagram of AS OVAL, surrounding KI of kite
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SloveniaA sin corrupted to embrace affectionAffection = LOVE, surrounded by anagram of A SIN
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SpainSouthern HeartacheSouthern = S, heartache = PAIN
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SwedenSouth-western paradiseSouth-western = SW, paradise = EDEN
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SwitzerlandLewd tzars in revolutionAnagram of LEWD TSARS IN
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TurkeyEndless spin is importantSpin = TURn, without the end, important = KEY
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UkraineWest European country to rule listenersWest European Country = UK, rule = reign, listeners hear RAINE
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United KingdomBring together daughter and monarch at party - Mary First?Bring together = UNITE, daughter and monarch = D + KING, party = DO, Mary 1st = M
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Vatican CityTax I'm able to bring to Rome, sayTax = VAT, I'm able = I CAN, Rome = CITY
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