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DT Cryptic No 25894 – Hints

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25894 – Hints

Selected hints by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

One place, one ship and a woman’s name this week, but they are nothing like as obscure as those of earlier weeks.  The usual few hints to get you started.

Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Thursday, 9th April.


1a Dramatic part of room where food is cooked? (7-4)
John Osborne’s Look Back In Anger was a typical example of this type of drama that was popular in the n the late 1950s and early 1960s

14a No dress rehearsal for this show? (10)
And no dress for any other performance!

18a Store no tat in fancy 11 acrosses (4)
Pluralise 11 across, remove tat and then find an anagram of what’s left

21a She is a real beauty, we hear … (6)
Yes, she is a belle!

26a Myra removed instrument from boat (4,7)
This ghost ship is an anagram of MYRA followed by the alternate spelling of a musical instrument


1d Said tent site is in the French fashion in East Africa (7)
Quite a simple charade leads you to the capital city of Uganda

4d Gearless model? (4)
Performing in 14 across?

5d Nothing consumed on island first that had not been developed (8)
Take an island that sounds as if it could be a fraction of a foot long, add nothing and consumed and you have this lesser known word meaning unfinished or rudimentary

15d Shark found on the farm! (8)
This shark could be separating the grain from the husks of corn

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