Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26169 – Hints
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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A few hints for today’s Prize puzzle.
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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, 25th February.
1a Speed leafstalk absorbs it (8)
A word meaning speed is derived by putting an umbelliferous plant whose blanched leafstalks are eaten cooked or uncooked as a vegetable around IT
10a Sign here, dunce (6,2,3,4)
Where you would sign an application – or the dunce’s position in class
29a Episcopal dignity does not reach end of large church (8)
The position or duties of a bishop is created by dropping the final letter from a very large church
1d Mend ways at last? (6)
As a noun this used to be used to pave streets, as a verb it means to mend shoes on a last
16d Made a v-sign! (9)
… like the ones on the M1 to encourage you to keep your distance
26d General stall (5)
The General who founded the Salvation Army could also be a stall at a fair or market!
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