Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26247 – Hints
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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The usual few 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. Gnomethang’s full review of this puzzle will be published on Thursday, 27th May.
1a A defeat that is humiliating (8)
This looks at first sight to be a double definition, but you mustn’t ignore that initial A to which you need to add a defeat to get a word meaning humiliating
15a Steal young animal having 40 winks (6)
The crime of “stealing” somebody is built up from a young animal and a short rest
28a Showed the way after Lorne Turner was registered (8)
Put a word meaning showed the way after a anagram reversal, indicated by turner, of LORNE to get a synonym for was registered
2d Robin might come clean here (8)
You might have one of these in the garden
8d Mineral from meadows, I left normal amount (8)
This abundant rock-forming mineral is constructed from another name for meadows, without the I (I left) combined with the normal amount of shots for a particular golf hole
17d Trying badly (8)
A cryptic definition of appealing to someone, even if wrong or unwise
25d Annoy Romeo on Corsica, say (4)
To get a word meaning to annoy combine the letter represented by Romeo in the NATO phonetic alphabet with the French for island (Corsica is an example)
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