Weekly Puzzles #8 - Cryptic Edition

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RULES


There are three puzzles, each sets of seven clues. On the first day, I'll release one clue for each puzzle. The three puzzles range from easy to hard and you have to find the thing that connects the clues. If you think that you know the answer, put it in the comments and I'll tell you if you're right. If you want to figure the puzzles out yourself, don't open the comments. This is for fun. Clues will be added around 5:00 PM UTC/12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM Pacific daily. You can guess once after each clue is added and all guesses after that will be ignored.


This week's clues are cryptic clues. You must find the connections between answers for these clues. These are much harder than other weeks, as you have to solve the clues (however, connections have been made easier).


If you don't know how to solve a cryptic clue, this Wikipedia link is genuinely helpful. These two quizzes are also really helpful:

1. user-quizzes/1303772/cryptic-crossword-clues-anagrams

2. user-quizzes/1303772/cryptic-crossword-clues-hidden-words


EASY

Beheaded and befuddled Greek goddess of harmony in Europe (7)

Not after disturbed Christian or Gareth in the Middle East (7)

Muddled political entity against original Europay, Mastercard and Visa (7)

Nation has bizarre symbols of royalty (7)

Land returned to Arizona State University (3)

In the Pacific, Paula is wild! (5)


Fragile Asian country (5)


MEDIUM

Former British PM gone crazy in the night sky (5)

Two twins, germanium and small (6)

Shaven dancer taking refuge in Costa Rica crab (6)

Bowman is taken from guitars (11)

Sign displaying maize from an Italian isle (9)

Water bearer is second after endless aquarium (8)

Ram gets an abstract raise (5)


HARD

Confused convent sister’s stepladder in Tyne and Wear (10)

A fox saw absurd French electrification in the past (9)

Hearing illumination to the south (8)

Saw someone leafing through a book in the city (7)

A backpedaling cycle of foie gras is on mercy’s side (9)

Initially, the white rose was kept in Ye Olde Rose Keep (4)

East side of Teflon Don’s city (6)


Last week's puzzles (and answers)

Congrats to ProximaCentauri for solving all three of last week's puzzles! Thank you to everyone who tried last week's puzzles!

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Level 61
Mar 21, 2021
The first puzzle has been solved by rg1227. You can still guess, though!
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2021
Note: today's blog + answers are being released at 9:30 pm GMT/4:30 pm EST/1:30 pm Pacific because I'm very busy right now. Take a guess if you want!
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2021
ANSWERS (Spoilers!)

1. countries

2. zodiac signs

3. English cities

If you want an explanation, ask me!

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Level 32
Mar 19, 2021
Easy: Medusa?
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect.
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Level 63
Mar 19, 2021
Easy: Athena?
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect. Try again tomorrow!
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Level 55
Mar 19, 2021
Medium: British prime Ministers of the Labour Party?

The first clue should be referring to Denis healy

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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 30
Mar 19, 2021
Number one, Thanatos or Harmonia?
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
It's a good guess but it's incorrect.