Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26175 – Hints
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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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, 4th March.
5a Initially walk over stream at abbey (6)
The initial letters of Walk and Over are followed by a small stream or brook to get an Abbey in Bedfordshire
26a Warm wear for someone taking a leap in the cold (3,6)
This could be worn by Eddie the Eagle!
31a Restless desire by the way when there’s sudden pain (6)
Put a restless desire or yearning after an abbreviated street to get that sudden pain that often afflicts athletes
1d Outcry — group loses 500 before week following (6)
This outcry could be made by a turkey – a group of soldiers loses 500 in Roman numerals and is followed by a two-letter abbreviation for week
25d Judge doing badly having little inner energy (6)
The society responsible for putting Bibles in hotel rooms is named after this judge – you find his name by resolving the anagram, indicated by badly, of DOING and then inserting the abbreviation for Energy
27d Shared part of Sunday lunch (5)
The second part of this double definition could be roast beef or lamb
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