Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2547 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +
It may have been me, but I found this a little more difficult than usual! Perhaps it was because I was watching the Hungarian Grand Prix at the same time.
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.
Peter Biddlecombe’s full review of this puzzle will be published at 12.00 on Friday, 6th August.
1a Primate giving bishop a blessing (6)
This primate is built up from B(ishop) A and a blessing or godsend
13a Cut off one part of rising scale (7)
My favourite today, by a long way – a word meaning to cut off is built up from I (one) and three consecutive notes of the diatonic scale
14a Make enlargement of early photograph that’s not unappreciated, for instance (6,8)
… not unappreciated is an example of this linguistic construct
27a Obsequious NCO standing in front of troops (6)
A word meaning obsequious comes from a senior NCO in front of a large body of troops
1d Status of issue raised by those in unholy alliance? (8)
A cryptic definition of the status of children born to an unmarried couple
6d Soundly understand wine, such as Bordeaux (7)
Combine a word that sounds like a synonym of to understand with a type of wine to get a town or city with a harbour for ships, like Bordeaux
22d With key, locks a piece of furniture (5)
Combine a musical key and locks, as in tresses, to get a common piece of furniture
Sorry the hints are a bit late (again), I rebuilt my laptop last night and had forgotten how much software you need to reload.
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
Please don’t put whole or partial answers in your comment, else they may be censored!