Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2504 – Hints
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
Once again a highlight of the week, it’s a pity that more people don’t do these Sunday puzzles.
Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.
As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.
Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 9th October.
1a Measure covering opening of studio for Picasso, say (6)
Put an ancient measure around the opening letter of Studio to get an artist of the group popularised by Picasso
10a Conservative majority, like 8 and 17 here (9)
Look at where 8 down and 17 down are placed in the grid!
13a Extremely gentle male that is over 50 (7)
You need the Latin for “that is”, not the more common abbreviation
1d Sloppy stroke round leg — last out (8)
A word meaning sloppy is created by putting a word meaning to stroke around LE(G) without the last letter
3d Demonstrated Sir Henry is cabinet material (9)
A phrasal verb meaning demonstrated, as in protested, is followed by conductor Sir Henry (of Promenade Concerts fame) to get a material from which cabinets cab be made
6d Record information left on first person killed (5)
To record information put L(eft) in front of Cain’s victim
7d Couple playing together, back in movie (7)
It’s those bridge partners again, but not North & South, add a word meaning back and you get a cowboy movie
19d Awfully bad sign for corporation’s site (7)
We haven’t seen corporation meaning stomach for a while, but it’s back today
24d Player taking little part gets no ball, perhaps (5)
A no ball in cricket
!f you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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