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1. My one & only. (Yet you step on me)

2. Fail to muddle through. (Turnover)

3. Pay your way. (Or stick it)

4. Don't play that hot-shot. (Practices at the bar)

5. Doesn't happen often. (Pitch it way down)

6. Executive vs party. (Bangin)

7. Got a whiff of that! (Remove impurities)

8. Sit on the edge. (Mom rules it.)

9. Dangerous when preceded by letters. (Sci-Fi weapon)

10.Quit your bellyaching! (Old horse)

11.Spice up my ... neck?

12.Turn keys to shear off

are a different form compared to the others.

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Long shot?

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Don't nag!

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1. sole

8. perch

7. smelt

and sole and perch and smelt are fish????

edit just got another

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1. sole

8. perch

7. smelt

and sole and perch and smelt are fish????

edit just got another

had roost for 8. but think your theme is better. had thought from the title maybe something like won, too, read, blew but now have wisened up a la Dr Seuss and your insight. but thought nag, too? ...hmmm

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(2) flounder

(9) ray [electric ray]

and, though it doesn't fit the "Old Horse" part of the clue, "to bellyache" is, in a way, to (10) carp

1. sole

8. perch

7. smelt

and sole and perch and smelt are fish????

edit just got another

I am sure you are. It fits the title.

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Long shot?

Short shrift, perhaps. Sorry.

Don't nag!

Ok, fine!

1. sole

8. perch

7. smelt

and sole and perch and smelt are fish????

edit just got another

& yup, there you go ... No need to keep fishing for clues. ;)

had roost for 8. but think your theme is better. had thought from the title maybe something like won, too, read, blew but now have wisened up a la Dr Seuss and your insight. but thought nag, too? ...hmmm

^_^

(2) flounder

(9) ray [electric ray]

and, though it doesn't fit the "Old Horse" part of the clue, "to bellyache" is, in a way, to (10) carp

I am sure you are. It fits the title.

Also correct - though I think it does, a la PG & fabby.

That leaves 3,4,5,6, & 11,12. :)

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shark?

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shark?

Yes indeed!

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Monkeyfaced prickleback

Californian smoothtongue

I know they're not right, but somehow I had to say them. Sorry.

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I don't get the 1st part,but

"pitch it way down" ...BASS?

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pike

drum?

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Trolling are we? :thumbsup:

pike

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barb - Any of various Old World freshwater fishes of the genus Barbus or Puntius and related genera.

barb - A cutting remark.

barb - A horse of a breed introduced by the Moors into Spain from northern Africa.

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Monkeyfaced prickleback

Californian smoothtongue

I know they're not right, but somehow I had to say them. Sorry.

:huh::blink:

I don't get the 1st part,but

"pitch it way down" ...BASS?

Yup!

pike

drum?

Correct to the 1st, keep beating on the 2nd.

barb - Any of various Old World freshwater fishes of the genus Barbus or Puntius and related genera.

barb - A cutting remark.

barb - A horse of a breed introduced by the Moors into Spain from northern Africa.

Hmm, I guess if you stretch a bit on each ... but I like the other answer better! ^_^

Remaining: 6, 11, 12

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High-hat

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southern hake?

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High-hat

southern hake?

Sorry fabby, no to both.

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11.Spice up my ... neck?

Kipper?

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emperor? skipper? sergeant major vs grunt?

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11.Spice up my ... neck?

Kipper?

You're in the right body of water, I think. As far as I'm aware, what I have in mind is considered different.

emperor? skipper? sergeant major vs grunt?

Sorry, none of these.

The descriptors are for a very American thing.

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clam & oyster?

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Knots?

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Grouper

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clam & oyster?

Nope. The difference would be in the riddle 'style' ... more or less.

Knots?

Grouper

Sorry Wb, neither of those. But welcome to the Den! :)

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I was just about to post this, when I saw Williebear had just posted it and you denied it as the solution.

The descriptors are for a very American thing.

Grouper (Red Grouper, White Grouper, and Blue Grouper)???

As to the riddle 'style', am I correct in...

The clue is a 'cryptic crossword'-like clue, with the word "off" hinting that the other letters are "out of place", i.e., an anagram? E.g., "Turn keys to shear" comprises the letters for oyster (as it does shark, ray, skate and a few other fishes)

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