Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2532 – Hints
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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A few hints to get you started!
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 on Friday, 23rd April.
1a Head of company searching for hostile takeover (8)
Start with C (head of company) and add a phrase that means searching to get hostile takeover, perhaps by the Normans in 1066!
13a Handle a thousand pounds, pinching none (8)
A handle, in the sense of an alias, is derived by putting the Roman numeral for a thousand and a slang term for pound(s), as in money, around O (none)
23a Studying students as part of society (7,5)
That part of society that traditionally supports the Labour party!
… and a chance to listen to one of my favourite tracks from Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English album – this is a live version
28a Vehicle hemmed in by coach – and car, too (8)
An unpowered vehicle is hidden in the clue
2d Show what can be OK when abbreviated (8)
A stage and screen musical named after a US state which has the abbreviation OK
17d Clever person packed underwear (8)
My favourite clue today! – this clever person could be split up as (3,2,3) to get a packaged item of ladies underwear
25d Get ready for country music legend (4)
Money on the one hand or the man in black on the other!
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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