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I called this type "Quickie POW's" in my Last Puzzle but these are really different than the other POW's posted here so I will now call them "Cryptic Clues".

1. Helen's husband is normal at first. (5)

2. 70's ballad band was stylish in the past. (7)

3. Never ending TV show casts Eric, originally, in the king's place. (10)

4. Certain transit lines aren't removed from crime boss's underground location. (6)

5. Catch the train to Kyoto from another Japanese city. (5)

6. Blood test marks the end of one D.C. batters return to European or Asian city. (7)

7. Washington's former enemy is some backward dairy worker without any energy. (6)

8. A slow operating system is one of Buffy's demons. (5)

9. The wicked cry, yet I know where Columbia is. (11)

10. The 9-11 ringleader has a network in a busy airport. (7)

11. Bobcats returned to face cynic and hit him violently in Saigon today. (13)

The number in parentheses represents how many letters are in the answer.

Some of the answers are in two (or more) words but I did not break this down in the number because I thought it would be too easy. There is a theme that when discovered should make the solving go easier.

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1(s'taN)BuL

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Seoul - a homophone with soul from both operating system and buffy's demon

No dice.

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Blood test marks the end of one= N (neg)

D.C. batters = Nationals

Nationals travelling in Europe=(by) Metro?

Add n gives Metron 7?

I can see you've read my profile :lol:

but no.

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These are left by my count:

3. Never ending TV show casts Eric, originally, in the king's place. (10)

6. Blood test marks the end of one D.C. batters return to European or Asian city. (7)

10. The 9-11 ringleader has a network in a busy airport. (7)

and most likely still

8. A slow operating system is one of Buffy's demons. (5)

the king's place = Los Angeles

TV show = Angel or Lost?

either could be never ending

never ending could be *less*

if it were loss maybe it all works

Eric originally may be E cast into the other...what I gots so far

think the Asian city = Beijing

Blood test marks = B ?

the end of one = E ?

the rest ?????

and could equally be all wrong

9-11 ringleader could be Osama or Bin Laden or other

has a network could be Al Queada

Or both could be a misdirection:

9-11 could be 911

ringleader could be R or RI or

Network could be LAN

and I mentioned Atlanta has the busiest airport and is seven letters

Not only is today the longest day of the year, it is also my anniversary so will be taking big risks if I continue checking in. Probably cant help myself but otherwise....

You guys are getting close but don't have it yet.

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Edit: had a misspelling

The 9'11 ringleader = ATTA

network = LAN

has a means LAN is within ATTA

ATLANTA

DING

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1(s'taN)BuL

This is right, but for full credit I need to understand why. Could you be more clear?

I get the first two parts but the last part is a little hazy.

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WOW!

Only 3 and 8 remain.

:ph34r:

PS: I also would like a better explanation for 6.

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PS: I also would like a better explanation for 6.

1 + Nat(ional)s Rev. + BuL = red blood cells per microliter

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1 + Nat(ional)s Rev. + BuL = red blood cells per microliter

I'l give you credit but,

One type of blood is B

UL (Underwriters Laboratory) is a "test mark".

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3. Never ending TV show casts Eric, originally, in the king's place. (10)

Never ending = LOSS

TV show = ANGEL

Eric originally = E

*in* means ANGELE in LOSS

LOS ANGELES

I missed this before.

You have the right word and the clue but your reasons are off.

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I'l give you credit but,

One type of blood is B

UL (Underwriters Laboratory) is a "test mark".

FYI this has 8 letters

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FYI this has 8 letters

How embarassing :blush:

Should have been:

6. Blood test marks the end of one D.C. batters return to European or Asian city. (8)

Still Unsolved:

8. A slow operating system is one of Buffy's demons. (5)

(I double checked there are no mistakes in this one.) ;)

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How embarassing :blush:

Should have been:

6. Blood test marks the end of one D.C. batters return to European or Asian city. (8)

Still Unsolved:

8. A slow operating system is one of Buffy's demons. (5)

(I double checked there are no mistakes in this one.) ;)

Lagos = one of Buffy's demons or

slow = LAG

Operating System = OS

Tag your it. Hope your up for some Familiar Fun

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Awesome!

1. Helen's husband is normal at first. (5)

Wison

PARIS

Spoiler for Explanation:

normal means PAR at first (put before) the word IS; PARIS is Helen (of Troy)'s husband.
2. 70's ballad band was stylish in the past. (7)

plainglazed

CHICAGO

Spoiler for Explanation:

stylish=CHIC; in the past=AGO; CHICAGO is a 70's ballad band
3. Never ending TV show casts Eric, originally, in the king's place. (10)

plainglazed

LOS ANGELES

Spoiler for Explanation:

TV Show - LOST, Never ending - LOS; casts=ANGLES (as in fishing); Eric, originally=E (also an Entorage reference); in, put the E in ANGLES to get ANGELES;the (NHL team the LA) King's place is LOS ANGELES
4. Certain transit lines aren't removed from crime boss's underground location. (6)

plainglazed

LONDON

Spoiler for Explanation:

Certain transit lines=L; aren't removed from=ON; crime boss=DON; LONDON is the location of the Underground (subway system)
5. Catch the train to Kyoto from another Japanese city. (5)

plainglazed and Wilson

TOKYO

Spoiler for Explanation:

Catch is a clue that the answer is within "the train to Kyoto"; Another Japanese city (besides Kyoto) could be TOKYO
6. Blood test marks the end of one D.C. batters return to European or Asian city. (8)

d3k3

ISTANBUL

Spoiler for Explanation:

One type of blood is B; UL (Underwriters Laboratory) is a "test mark"; Put these letters at "the end"; One = I (roman numeral); D.C. batters (NATIONALS or "NATS") return for STAN; ISTANBUL is a European or Asian city (it is actually on both continents).
7. Washington's former enemy is some backward dairy worker without any energy. (6)

plainglazed

MOSCOW

Spoiler for Explanation:

some backward=EMOS; dairy worker=COW; withthout any energy (remove the E); MOSOCW and Washington were former enemies during the cold war
8. A slow operating system is one of Buffy's demons. (5)

plainglazed

LAGOS

Spoiler for Explanation:

slow=LAG; operating system=OS; LAGOS is the name one of Buffy's demons (on Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
9. The wicked cry, yet I know where Columbia is. (11)

plainglazed

NEW YORK CITY

Spoiler for Explanation:

Wicked (anagrammed) "cry, yet I know" is NEW YORK CITY, also, where COlumbia (University) is.
10. The 9-11 ringleader has a network in a busy airport. (7)

plainglazed

ATLANTA

Spoiler for Explanation:

The 9-11 ringleader was Mohammed ATTA; has (containing) a network=LAN; ATLANTA has a busy airport.
11. Bobcats returned to face cynic and hit him violently in Saigon today. (13)

plainglazed

HO CHI MINH CITY

Spoiler for Explanation:

Bobcats (of Ohio State AKA OHIO or OH) returned (to make HO) to face (put first)"cynic" and "hit him" violently (anagrammed) is CHI MINH CITY or the name of Saigon today.

Woah, plainglazed cleaned up most of those.

Kudos to also to Wilson and d3k3.

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Thanks much, more to come.

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