Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2528 – Hints
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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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, 26th March.
1a Dish son removed from middle of dangerous location (6)
Betty’s speciality dish in Corrie is found by removing the S(on) from a dangerous location
10a Is lying, for crowned head, so difficult? (6)
King Henry – Henry The Fourth, Part II
Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose
To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude,
And in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
______ lies the head that wears a crown.
13a It allows us to make capital transfers between banks (6,6)
From one bank of the Thames to the other!
25a Runs into a charlatan in religious community (6)
Put R(uns) into A charlatan, as in a fake or a fraud, to get a Hindu religious community (or a place of retreat for that community)
1d Egghead’s excited, standing on summit (8)
This egghead is a charade of excited (on drugs, maybe) and the summit, or edge, of a hill
17d Keen to get insight, finally found in prophetic Eastern work (7)
A word meaning keen, as in eager or impatient, is created by putting the last letter of insighT inside an ancient Chinese text used to interpret a system of divination, consisting of a set of symbols, 8 trigrams and 64 hexagrams (a prophetic Eastern work)
21d What, when you analyse it, is central to bathhouse? (5)
You could not bathe in the bathhouse without it (and it’s not the pretty girls!)
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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