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MiniCryptic Crossword

Cryptic clues are often divided into two parts. One part is a straight definition of the answer, and the other part is a cryptic description utilizing wordplay. The order and the divide between parts are for the solver to figure out. If you are new to cryptics, we provide a detailed tutorial. It will open in a new window.

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1. Lots of canoodling in Roman Christian Era. (7)

1. About Sean Penn, e.g.: a real core of energy. (7)
4. The fifth Ali – electric and still kickin'. (5) 2. Pipe sounds in Portland State. (5)
7. Goldin [sic] from the left or the right. (3) 3. With deficiencies – em, yet with ambition. (7)
8. Finish or ... witch is it? (5) 5. Actor Johnson portrayed sportscaster Scully, C.I.A. (3)
9. Track pro with right of way. (7) 6. Fund puzzles U.C.L.A. legend, oh no! (5)

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