Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2534 – 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 at 12.00 on Friday, 7th May.
1a Time in lesson certain to expire (6)
Put T(ime) inside a lesson, in ethics perhaps, to get an adjective meaning certain to expire or corporeal
18a Something between rounds eaten in golf club (8)
… on the Kent coast
26a What’s said to get attention about a volume that’s serious (5)
Put something you might say to get attention around A V(olume) to get a word meaning serious or intense
29a Become furious in office of bishop and cardinal, say (3,3)
A phrase meaning to become furious is a charade of the office of a bishop and deep scarlet colour, like a cardinal’s cassock or hat
1d Short new style altered in decorous fashion (8)
New, as in up-to-date, is abbreviated (short) and followed by an anagram (altered) of STYLE to get a word meaning in decorous fashion
19d Firm including a worker in commercial transaction, initially (7)
A word meaning firm, in the sense of resolute, is built up by putting a worker (no, not an ant or a bee this time) in between a commercial and the first letter (initially) of T(ransaction)
24d Act on desire to be top person in field (5)
A charade of to act and a desire give a top person in a given field
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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