Cryptic Connections

Each crossword clue can be resolved to an answer of matching length with the number in parenthesis.

ClueAnswer

1. Gabriel, for one, enthralled by gearchange lever (9)

ARCHANGEL

2. Sponge cake--this is you? (4)

BABA

3. Receptacle's tip retracted (3)

BIN

4. Want to follow bishop having no milk or cream (5)

BLACK

5. Steel wool pad cutting the tail off fish (5)

BRILL

6. Group of craftsmen missing leader in search engine construction (8)

BUILDING

7. Am I missing from friendly kind of TV? (5)

CABLE

8. Topical rioting in statehouse (7)

CAPITOL

9. Shrink doesn't have right kind of lens (7)

CONTACT

10. Representative sample of how some people are born (including the brother of 20) (5 7)

CROSS SECTION

11. Returning tournament participant getting poor grades (4)

DEES

12. Chance for song (7)

FORTUNE

13. Hatch the end of a scandal? (4)

GATE

14. Very large soldier ant (5)

GIANT

15. 50th generation is getting old (6)

GOLDEN

16. Henry the First longs for Jonah (4)

HILL

17. TV doctor's abode (5)

HOUSE

18. Sacred wader is embracing bisexual (4)

IBIS

19. Jackson garbled "Lechaim!" (7)

MICHAEL

20. Geller's partial harmonic analysis (6)

MONICA

21. Letters from Athens Helios sent back (3)

NUS

22. Policy changes involving men related to international competitions (7)

OLYMPIC

23. Wild rant with hep cat (7)

PANTHER

24. Navy planes in disorganized state (12)

PENNSYLVANIA

25. Brushing can remove this pressure with equal redistribution (6)

PLAQUE

26. Destroyed La Paz hotel for Eloise (5)

PLAZA

27. Tip: include oxygen in serving of beer (5)

POINT

28. Top-40 music by English singers (chiefly John, Paul, and others) (5)

POPES

29. Flip prosecutor or false witness to force through a conviction (8)

RAILROAD

30. Broadway, essentially! (4)

ROAD

31. Data, for example, is hidden by Sandro Botticelli (5)

ROBOT

32. Dancer's boss is partially artisan tattooist (5)

SANTA

33. Rescues small class of birds (5)

SAVES

34. Initially, sailor enters a large body of water (3)

SEA

35. Sly Stone's number one hit "Kanye" (6)

SNEAKY

36. Birds fight inside boxes (8)

SPARROWS

37. Magician who works in a bank? (6)

TELLER

38. Very short social media post, having no time (3)

WEE

39. Member of the proletariat appearing in Shaw or Kerouac (6)

WORKER

Each of these answer could then be placed in their proper location on the grid, using the linked boxes as indication of the same letter.

These 10 clusters give a description to 10 locations.

SolveCityCountryLocationAddress

1

Cape Town

South Africa

Sea Point Contact Plaque

-33.900731, 18.398926

2

Philadelphia

USA

Archangel Michael Saves Pennsylvania Railroad Worker

30th Street Station, 2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19105

3

Toronto

Canada

Sneaky Dees

431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1, Canada

4

London

England

Popes Road Black Panther

Under the Railway Bridge, Pope’s Road, Brixton

5

Vancouver

Canada

Giant Sparrows Olympic Plaza

49.271406, -123.106495

6

San Francisco

USA

Golden Gate Cable Cross Section

Golden Gate Bridge, Coastal Trail, San Francisco, CA

7

Los Angeles

USA

Santa Monica Fortune Teller Robot

N 34° 00.608 W 118° 29.750

8

Singapore

Singapore

Wee Bin NUS Baba House

157 Neil Rd, Singapore

9

Washington DC

USA

Capitol Hill Ibis

St SE & 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20004

10

New York

USA

Brill Building

1619 Broadway, New York

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