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Okay crew, I need help solving a boatload of cryptic clues. I think they fit what you call "Shakeepuddn" around here. They are part of a puzzle hunt called "Spaceportland" (which you can download here). I've solved most other puzzles, but the one with the cryptics I can't even get started on. So.... help!

Here are the clues: (#) = # of letters

Across

1 Impatient person reported in Asian capital (6)

5 Regressive German capital ejecting heads of Italian and English union group (4, Abbr.)

8 Without one shot, duelists fought (7)

11 Economy kind of drops in leisure time (9)

12 Tech company is missing, moving out west (3)

14 Nightspot’s light meal is stuffed with nothing (5)

16 We objectively care, at heart, to join my military group (2,4)

19 Spock and aliens commandeering restricted machine parts (9)

20 Actor Mineo seems almost lifeless at first (3)

21 ’80s soul singer healed Serbian rogue with only seconds to spare (2,7)

22 Frenchman swimming Rhine (5)

23 Son leaving as a Bob Klahn cryptic reveals what Madonna believes (8)

26 Leaky pieces of crust ruined no alcoves (9)

28 With an unhappy expression, tell the cops everything about hood (8)

29 As said by Jacques, “What?” (3)

30 Writer from Baltimore chases leading member of Baltimore fraternal order (4, Abbr.)

33 To answer an accusation, brings in usual suspect seen entering Hewlett-Packard (5,2)

36 Pat’s sidekick going past South America’s grassland (7)

38 Private investigator partially enjoyed home cooking (3,2)

40 Foreign cash acquiring subtle, timeless vestments (9)

42 Show Rip Torn reverence (7)

44 Work hard without using last of joint lubricant (3)

46 Hole found in retro classy bag (5)

48 100 plus 500 sheets colored yellowish-white (5)

50 Buy and sell tailored undies, boss (2,8)

53 It’s essential to cure habits! (5)

54 Calling an audible, Green Bay player had accepted linebacker’s first sign (7)

58 Musician Brian returns to produce single (3)

59 Tesla drank a fresh beer stein (7)

60 King’s kisses placed on two parts of heroes (6)

61 Averts rioting, fast (6)

62 Tool scraping sulfur off footwear (3)

63 Later, people in favor return to harbor—excellent (3,2)

64 See second sight near health club (4)

65 Take care of the beginning of the end (4)

66 Goblin meandering around California historic residence (3,5)

Down

1 White’s coauthor doesn’t have small chest (5)

2 Egad, sounds like sleet, eh? (1,3)

3 Read until reaching the fourth place where Simón Bolívar is prominent (4)

4 Listen to frivolous piece of narrative poetry (5)

5 Q and A’s about stock index (6)

6 Heading east, cut and run (4)

7 Goes back, removing top (sexy!) to get some ammunition (2,4)

8 Lob water all over bathroom fixture (5,3)

9 Celebrities’ flight overlooking island (5)

10 He is adding 59 to a Roman sort of spiral (5)

13 At first, like Anne Rice’s vampires, a lycanthrope is still undergoing metamorphosis (6)

15 Out-of-control snit ain’t right (4)

17 Try to run through station with a bat (4,2)

18 Ability to translate names (5)

24 More dejected King leaving to cry (5)

25 Joshua covertly harboring group of anti-Communists (4, Abbr.)

27 What about detente? (4)

31 Disgust after the second sign of life (5)

32 Serenity while entering outskirts of Europe (4)

34 One almost follows lady the way ducklings follow their mother? (8)

35 Settled, I entered hippie’s home (4)

37 Mythical creature is seen frolicking (6)

39 Energy packed with a musical rhythm (6)

41 Put up with a piece of plumbing in the bathroom that’s unfinished (5)

43 Slab is fit to be installed in center of Whittier (6)

45 Behold: dead bugs, smashed (6)

47 Legally representing oneself in text (5)

48 Change faculty, reportedly (5)

49 About a reportedly large bird (4)

51 Photos will broadcast a tiny part of an image (5)

52 Dionysus anxiously hiding a lazy woman (5)

55 Going over routine without Mother Hubbard (1,3)

56 Leftover doctor, for example (4)

57 Cuts taxes after cutting deficit at last (4)

Thanks for any and all help!

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Fabby's great at these things... I'm going through them now, but I'm absolutely terrible at them.

Btw, Shakeepuddn is a person. =p

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oh fun - not much time at the moment but am sure will not be able to resist. Shakee i think is more cryptic averse-more most excellent at metaphor/allusion with plenty of word play/double entendre and key word hints. check his out-my description doesn't do him justice

Impatient person reported in Asian capital (6)

Impatient person = type A with reported indicating a phonetic clue and the Asian capital = Taipei (coincidentally Shakee's hometown)

FWIW - these clues will go about showing the answer in two different ways - usually one more direct way and then a cryptic method.

EDIT: okay one more

Regressive indicates reversal;German capital = Berlin; ejecting heads of Italian and English = - I and - E and union group = NLRB

another FWIW note - the number in parenthesis indicates the number of letters in the answer

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Here's a few to get started (without explanations). I'll try to add more after work.

16A - US Army

19A - sprockets

20A - Sal

30A - BPOE

36A - savanna

38A - ate in

42A - worship

44A - oil

48A - cream

50A - do business

54A - placard

58A - Eno

65A - tend

66A - log cabin

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Awesome work!

I actually went ahead and solved the entire mega-puzzle without touching this specific puzzle. If anyone wants to tackle the other puzzles and want hints, I can offer them. (Except for this puzzle (which is the Optimus Prime puzzle) and Spock.)

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Fair warning - I'm not really very good at these, so many are guesses that made sense (to me).

Fencers or Fencing

Nager -- French verb "to swim"

Kabbalah

Que -- French for "what"

Hoe -- remove S from shoe

Helix -- He + LIX = 59 in roman numerals, helix is a spiral shape

Nymph?

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Here's what we have so far....

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Hey and I actually got one!

SUSAN! Dionysus hiding quickly leaves his "SUS" out. And Lazy... Susan!

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Henri = a frenchman = an anagram (swimming) of Rhine

Dionysus anxiously hiding a lazy woman (5)']Susan

EDIT - post cross - nice on psykomakia

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Well, plainglazed got 2, Dudley got about a dozen, I got one,

and plainglazed for ALL OF THEM!

Haha. I'll let him post the answers, then I'll post the filled in crossword puzzle and the puzzle answer.

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Well, plainglazed got 2, Dudley got about a dozen, I got one,

and plainglazed for ALL OF THEM!

Haha. I'll let him post the answers, then I'll post the filled in crossword puzzle and the puzzle answer.

PG got em all? My country backs the parties for honour, my friend!

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My country backs the parties for honour, my friend!

I said plainglazed got 'em. I.... not so much. In other words, "que?" ;)

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Well, I'll spoiler the answered grid and let PG post his answers and explanations when he sees fit.

10---Optimus-Prime-02.gif

The DOWN letters that intersect the vehicle names spell the puzzle's answer.

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And now for something completely different...

I have another cryptic puzzle from another puzzle hunt. And as I'm not yet talented in this style of puzzle, I call on you! Have at it.

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Forgot to mention I got one!

Santa's busiest night [EVE] interrupted by fifty [L] North Pole Staffers [ELVES] = ELVES

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Across

1 b) BASSI (?)

2 b) IRWIN

3 a) BISON

7 a) ELVES b) ILIAD

9 a) BORER b )PAPER

10) b) SCARF

Down

1 b) GREEN

5 a) ACORN b) OBESE

7 b) CABLE

10 a) BISON again

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Across

1 SAUNA ISSAB

2 SINAC NIWRI

3 YFIDOC SEES

4 BASER HARPO

5 AMOS NEOCON

6 NANTES ELMO

7 ELVES ILIAD

8 EDEN EMBRYO

9 REROB PAPER

10 GNARO SCARF

Down

1 SSYBA NEERG

2 AIFAM ALDEN

3 UNISON VERA

4 NADES TENOR

5 ACORN ESEBO

6 INCHES IMPS

7 SISAO ELBAC

8 SWERC LIRPA

9 AREPO MAYER

10 BISON ODORF

Don't know what the "final answer" is yet

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I said plainglazed got 'em. I.... not so much. In other words, "que?" ;)

Sorry, the "My country backs the parties for honour" was aimed at PG.

My country = UK. backs = KU. parties = dos. Honour is the non-cryptic clue.

The REVERSI, if you start at 6 ac, you can make the words NAVAL VESSEL ("fleet thinking") by moving one box at a time. But I'm not over-enamoured with that as it uses some letters twice. Still thinking

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Nicely done! If it helps, the "final" answer will be the name of a board game.

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Ah! "Fleet thinking" = battleship. Another of the puzzles was battleship. The solution for THAT puzzle, laying the ships' placements over THIS puzzle, leaves us with another cryptic.

Uniform November Scar

Edit to add: Well, the letters UNIFORMNOVEMBERSCAR.

I suppose it could be Uniform Novembers Car or something else.

And THAT answer should be a board game.

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when I was looking at the grid, I thought it reminded me of a game of Battleships, so I was looking for "frigate", "carrier" etc.... Now then, you have Uniform, November, Scar ? Not, by any chance, Uniform, November, Sierra?

Just that they are all words used in the phonetic alphabet.....

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if it's "Uniform November Oscar" you get UNO.

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if it's "Uniform November Oscar" you get UNO.

Nice spot, pg

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