Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2542 – Hints
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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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.
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Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 2nd July.
7a Not challenged to think, deceived about name (5-3)
To get this hyphenated word meaning to provide someone with so much help or information that they do not need to think for themselves is created by putting a word meaning deceived or hoaxed around N(ame).
10a Court document by King Edward or James, for example (6)
Put a court document in front of the abbreviation for King Edward to get Henry James, for example
28a Baffle gardener, initially, with passion flower (8)
A charade of to baffle and G (gardener, initially) with passion or devotion gives this plant which is named after the shape of its flowers
1d Incentive for one player in London team? (4)
This incentive could be a description of either Jermain Defoe or Aaron Lennon, but not to both together!
4d Including extra note, be a better composer (6)
Put an extra N(ote) to place a bet to get this famous composer
6d End of car race in which wheels spin a lot (5,5)
The finish of a famous car rally is also famous for its casino
26d Refusal to include verse in a service (4)
Put a refusal or vote against around V(erse) to give the Senior Service in the armed forces
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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