Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26104 – Hints
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
All being well I hope to be meeting up with other cruciverbalists in the White Horse on Parson’s Green, London this afternoon – feel free to drop in if you live nearby. I’m sure my fellow bloggers will look after you in my absence.
One of the better Saturday Prize puzzles today – I’ll gloss over the girl’s name at 1 down!
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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them. A full review of this puzzle will be published on Thursday, 12th November. 10th December.
1a Patient chap, not a bear, one at the Stock Exchange (6)
The Biblical chap who is renowned for his patience is followed by bear without the a to get a person who buys and sells at the Stock Exchange
10a A handful backing me with song that’s an angelic salutation (3,5)
An unusual charade has A, the Roman numeral for the number in a handful, ME reversed (backing) and an operatic song to get an angelic salutation
15a Easily angered but without delay made resilient (5-8)
A word meaning easily angered is comprised of a word meaning without delay and one meaning steel that is made resilient
1d Jack with a delightful lady (6)
A charade of J(ack), A and a word meaning delightful gives a lady’s name
6d Jim reportedly takes small piece of paper from tunic (3,4)
A homophone of Jim followed by a small piece of paper gives a tunic worn by schoolgirls
8d Car port! (8)
The left of a car – but only where you drive on the left!
25d Molten matter from the continental state (4)
This molten matter is constructed from the French definite article and the US state of Virginia
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