Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26223 – Hints
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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Some hints to get you started.
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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, 29th April.
1a Chart second half of photo (5)
12a King from Borneo (6)
… the King of the Fairies, no less, is an anagram of Borneo
14a Saint not going beyond another saint (7)
Don’t forget that Saint can be abbreviated to S as well as ST!
23a Second turn I included might be screened (1-5)
… perhaps one starring Ronald Reagan!
26a Letters of credit helped the lady (5)
The lady is hidden inside (letters of) credit helped
2d Track British-American coach (7)
A track used by a train is followed by B(ritish) and an American to get a lightweight coach powered by a diesel engine that runs on said track
3d Dad’s holiday? (9,5)
… they don’t come much less cryptic than this!
7d One is stupid to continue (4)
.. could be Milligan, Sellers or Secombe!
9d Third degree sunburn? (6)
… finish a race after gold and silver
18d Upsetting experience in Sumatra strangely headed off (6)
Strictly speaking the subsidiary indication is incorrect – it should have said “Sumatra headed off strangely” – an upsetting experience is an anagram, indicated by strangely, of (S)UMATRA
22d Bird to suffer after beginning of July (4)
Bird here is Cockney rhyming slang, bird-lime, for time and here you are looking for where that time is served by putting a word meaning to suffer after the first letter (beginning) of July
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