Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26217- 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, 22nd April.
1a Hurt mother long time afterwards (6)
a word meaning to hurt is a charade of a mother, usually of cattle, horses, etc.,and a long time
13a Beer jar first contains refuse from grain distillery (6)
Start with a beer and put a jar that could be used for beer in front of it to get refuse from grain distillery
15a Local salesman recollected that it was limited in size and scope (2,1,5,5)
Recollected is the rather unusual indicator that an anagram of LOCAL SALESMAN is required to get a phrase meaning limited in size and scope
29a Albert returned a hat made of silken wool (6)
The shortened form of Albert is followed by A and a flat brimless hat, usually with a peak, both reversed to get a silken wool made from an animal related to the llama
1d Scheme to suppress depravity? (6)
If you read this scheme differently it could mean to suppress depravity – it doesn’t mean that, hence the question mark
2d Gas encircling same drug (9)
A common crossword ploy is to use the abbreviation of ditto for same
20d Long fish beached? (4,3)
This long fish sounds as if it could be found on the beach
25d Hopes once held of making money (4)
Hidden inside hopes once is a currency used by many South American countries
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