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

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)

That's what I was working on, too ("southern Hake" was the closest I could get. "turn" could also imply an anagram.

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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.

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)

That's what I was working on, too ("southern Hake" was the closest I could get. "turn" could also imply an anagram.

Sorry, no to #6. Try 1980's.

are sound-outs.

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are sound-outs.

There are several types of clams ending in 'neck' (littleneck, longneck, shortneck, topneck, pinkneck), there are also a few razors. Due to the list of '*necks' the clam may belong to clue 11, yet due to the 'razors', the clam may belong to clue 12 ("...to shear off"). As to the oyster, the only common names I found that do not include the word 'oyster' are bluepoint and tio, or of the oyster-related 'scallop', pure and tipa. And I found nothing in the short list, with or without 'oyster'/'scallop' that strikes me as fitting either clue.

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There are several types of clams ending in 'neck' (littleneck, longneck, shortneck, topneck, pinkneck), there are also a few razors. Due to the list of '*necks' the clam may belong to clue 11, yet due to the 'razors', the clam may belong to clue 12 ("...to shear off"). As to the oyster, the only common names I found that do not include the word 'oyster' are bluepoint and tio, or of the oyster-related 'scallop', pure and tipa. And I found nothing in the short list, with or without 'oyster'/'scallop' that strikes me as fitting either clue.

11. What might be considered 'spice'? What common object(s) might have a neck? Find the right words/sounds, string them together to get the answer.

12. Two parts, the same word, which sounds like the answer.

Still looking for fish.

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Burfish

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Burfish

Um, no, sorry. None of them involve the word "fish" in their answers. (It was too annoying to work with.)

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6. Brill?

12 Scallop?

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pollock [poll + lock]

poll : (verb) to cut off or trim (wool, for example) "to shear off"

lock : (verb) to secure (with a device by turning a key) "turn keys"

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:offtopic: (From WAY down the pages, sorry to disappear everyone - life happened for a while.)

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

1. Sole - single; sole of the foot/shoe fabpig

2. Flounder - struggle; fumble Dej Mar

3. Pike - turnpike/expressway; sharp weapon plainglazed

4. Shark - expert; lawyer plainglazed

5. Bass - low frequency; lower pitch than alto/treble fabpig

6. Mullet - executive in the front, party in the back! (bangin hair, dude!)

7. Smelt - past tense of smell; refine (metal) fabpig

8. Perch - alight; roost fabpig

9. Ray - X- & gamma-rays; "ray gun" Dej Mar

10.Carp - complain; nag Dej Mar

11.Anchovy - ancho (chile) + vee [yeah, weak sauce - sorry!!]

12.Pollock or Lox - locks; locks of hair / poll Dej Mar

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urghh - have revisited this several times in your absence. should have promoted it for more group think. cant believe I could not come up with ... (too lazy to put in a spoiler and my battery is dying) :duh::duh::duh: hope you're back to stay for a bit and all is well with you. see you around (like a donut :lol: )

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