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#1 plainglazed

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:27 AM

Exorcise a man of the cloth
Wig out in haste
Don't go toward the landing strip hospital roof
Wasn't in a rush to have sent
That type of compliment is unsupported
Storm shelter escape pod - or - Moved downwind from the beans
Collapsed in a heap, barely alive
Nullify John's advantages
The business end of a gun
A startling covert affair


Each line describes with synonyms/short definitions, two different words and some kind of direction that one of the words should be subtracted from the other. The answer then remains with each of the ten fitting a general theme hinted at in the title. Like this one.

Also: the answer is present in its entirety within the main word and only separates the subtracted word in two i.e. there is no need to rearrange letters.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Exorcise a man of the cloth
Wig out in haste
Don't go toward the landing strip
Wasn't in a rush to have sent
That type of compliment is unsupported
Storm shelter escape pod
Collapsed in a heap, barely alive
Nullify John's advantages
The business end of a gun
A startling covert affair


Each line describes with synonyms/short definitions, two different words and some kind of direction that one of the words should be subtracted from the other. The answer then remains with each of the ten fitting a general theme hinted at in the title. Like this one.


Spoiler for third one

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

Spoiler for The business end of a gun

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

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wellll, yes and no. you picked a poor one am afraid. come to think of it, put these together fairly late last night so i'd better check them all. see this one has potentially two directions to subtract, the "don't" and "strip". A different "landing strip" is needed then subtracting ("don't") the word for "go toward" leaves the answer.

Spoiler for The business end of a gun

makes sense from the perspective of a typical cryptic clue but not what's intended here you big ham ^_^ .
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

makes sense from the perspective of a typical cryptic clue but not what's intended here you big ham ^_^ .


You know you're having a bad time when the nicest-man-in-the-world starts calling you ......And why didn't I read the last paragraph? No, I don't know, either.
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You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,  nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.  Sydney Smith.


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

Spoiler for This is tough......That type of compliment is unsupported...

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You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,  nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.  Sydney Smith.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

hey fabpig - gotta hand it to you, correct on both accounts. that's the first of the parts and as had mentioned, put these together late night. hard to temper the difficulty on these types. hoping the common thread will help but am making some edits to the OP, too. good work.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Spoiler for The rewrite certainly helped for 3...

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You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,  nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.  Sydney Smith.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

yes indeed, and figure you're now hep to the leit motif. as one could probably guess, all are three and four letter words.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

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Edited by Yoruichi-san, 12 June 2012 - 06:23 PM.

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