ST Cryptic No 2477 – Hints

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2477 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

I now look forward to the Sunday puzzle, and this one didn’t disappoint.

For the weekend prize crosswords I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.  A full analysis of this puzzle will be available at 12.00 next Thursday,  2nd April.

Some hints to get you started:

Across

7a Wrote back “The material was misleading” (7)
This corded material allegedly told fibs, and was answered

19a The way to pronounce “demesne” (6)
It’s pronounced “manor”!

25a “Fish pie? Pish, fie!” he said! (7)
The transposition of initial sounds of spoken words, as here, is attributed to this former Warden of New College, Oxford

Down

1d Again take up painting after a break (7)
To begin again, just put painting after sitting down for a break

3d Champ at the bit, about to go away (4,2)
Champ your food inside this bit, and tell someone to go away

4d Give her a turn – a bad scare – in the investigation (8)
This was my clue of the day – turn HER around an anagram of SCARE for a scientific investigation

6d Smuggle the king through in nun disguise? Forget it! (7)
This was a close second – Shakespeare’s most famous king is smuggled inside an anagram of NUN

24d Animal fur must be declared (4)
This fur that this animal sounds like is hair

Don’t forget the full review next Thursday.

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