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DT Cryptic No 25888 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25888 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Lesser known places make an unwelcome return, along with a woman’s name – another of my pet hates.  The usual few hints to get you started.

We will get Peter Biddlecombe’s view on this puzzle, in his full review – to be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 2nd April


6a Ring for order? (4,3,6)
If this had said ring for law and order then you wouldn’t have been thinking about room service!!

9a End of disease in hospital initially exceptionally clean (8)
Most diseases end in this suffix and the signal “initially” is applied to Exceptionally, not Hospital, which this time is a sanatorium; the answer is a word meaning to clean

12a One in the fiery furnace sleeping before making quarter turn (8)
This friend of Daniel was thrown into the fiery furnace along with Shadrach and Meshach


1d Rosa fled from town in Lincolnshire (8)
I am sure that even the people who live in this agricultural town in Lincolnshire would admit that it is not very well known, and the anagram of ROSA FLED is signalled only by “from”

4d Lady, not one on piano, started exercises (6)
This lady could have been the one who was married to Paul Newman, and her name is derived by dropping the final letter A (not one) from an old-fashioned term for a piano, and replacing it with an E (started Exercises)

7d Strangest idea developed in West Sussex (4,9)
Developed signals an anagram of STRANGEST IDEA to give a town in West Sussex where the famed plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe treated burns victims of World War II

If you still can’t finish it after these hints then you can get all the answers here in the full review next Thursday.

1 comment on “DT Cryptic No 25888 – Hints

  1. Couldn’t agree with you more about the reintroduction of lesser know towns in the crosswords, doesn’t the compliler realise we don’t all take our maps of GB with us when travelling on trains,buses, etc.

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