Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2503
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ****
If I were to do only one of the Telegraph’s regular puzzles each week it would be this one. Worth the cost of the newspaper on its own and certainly worth the cost of a week’s subscription to CluedUp
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1a Swallow mushroom, in turn (6)
A word meaning to swallow, in the sense of to trust, comes from that mushroom again (see DT 26042) put inside a turn, as in a performance on stage
14a Words specifically used for parts of year (5)
There are three of these in the educational year – at Oxford, for example, they are called Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity
26a Sign of Barbie’s dedication? (5)
… showing how this doll feels for her male counterpart
1d Old people that could be confused, for instance (8)
These people from a time long ago are an anagram of INSTANCE
2d Aircraft improperly used by Washington? (7)
… to hack away at his father’s cherry tree
5d Educational institution centred on poet and economist (4,10)
… which is based in Milton Keynes
19d Person in isolated state unfortunately can, we hear (7)
… Sarah Palin, maybe (remember her?)
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