Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26187 – 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, 18th March.
1a Vehicle makes way for others (10)
This vehicle clears roads in winter
9a Holder of land speed record (10)
… is found in most lorries
18a Islander, artist welcoming first character with husband (8)
A resident of an island in French Polynesia is constructed by putting a 16th-century Italian painter around (welcoming) the first character of the alphabet and H(usband)
19a A dingy sort of Polish port (6)
An anagram, signalled by sort, of A DINGY gives a Polish port – unwelcome general knowledge, or should that be specialised knowledge, content
27a Infuriate snake by weed back in river (10)
A word meaning to infuriate is built up from Cleopatra’s snake followed by a vetch (weed) reversed all inserted inside a Devonian river
1d Place in bedsit established (4)
This place is hidden in the rest of the clue
3d Entrepreneur’s drive to work? (6,6)
The incentive that drives him – a reason to make a gain
8d Secret member added weight to coded message (10)
Combine a person who is secretly a member of an, organization with the basic metric weight to get a coded message
23d Lied about being out of action (4)
A simple anagram, signalled by about, of LIED gives a word meaning out of action
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