Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2537 – 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, 28th May.
1a Beef, carp, or game bird (6)
The first two of these three definitions are similar and have nothing to do with meat or fish
8a Call hospital about to move old German (8)
Combine a word meaning to call on with the abbreviation for a Hospital and insert (about) a move, typically in a board game, to get a member of this tribe who invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD (old German)
16a Best place for driver to aim for – where the flag is? (4,8)
A double sporting reference – motor racing and golf
25a Position right for one who plays, making a catch (6)
Combine a position, or point of view, in a discussion with R(ight) to get one who plays, and hopes to catch, a fish
1d Advice from man, mostly, before I take some steps (8)
This advice is a charade of most of a man with I and to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
17d A great shot by an American player (7)
My favourite clue today! – read it again as “a great person who was shot by an American player“
21d Gong as daughter goes into dinner, say (5)
To get this gong put D(aughter) inside dinner, or maybe breakfast – say, in this context, indicates that this part of the wordplay is a definition by example rather than a homophone
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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