DT Cryptic No 25846 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25846

Today’s puzzle I found a little easy for a Saturday

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If you have come across here from Crossword ends in violence, then you probably have seen my contributions before.  As I mentioned elsewhere on this site, I intend to give substantial hints and tips for the weekday crosswords, but for Saturday I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

It’s been a struggle finding any clues worth giving hints, this is one of the easiest prize crosswords for a long time.

11a Romeo takes lady to the country (6)

Romeo is “R” in the phonetic alphabet, and the lady could be this one singing “Lets Have a Party” or even this very fishy one

18a I have part of car first whilst trying out all possibilities (10)
I have is I’ve, and it’s preceded (first) by the part of the car which takes the discharged gases from the engine

7d Proceeded gingerly at quarter past four having made headlong plunge (8 )
To proceed gingerly you follow your —-; now take the past tense and follow with the same last three letters as 18a, but this time from IV (four) E (a quarter – a compass point)

14d Stubborn old boys can have had a meal (9)
The whole is a word meaning stubborn – Old boys are OBs, and the can is a tin

As these are some of the better clues, you can probably tell what I think of the rest.

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