Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26313 (Hints)
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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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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1a It’s sedate travelling in America (9)
An anagram, indicated by travelling, of IT’S SEDATE gives a word meaning in America
10a Bird found colourful article in French port (9)
This bird, very popular on Christmas cards, is built up from a colour followed by the indefinite article inside a port in Brittany
19a Count getting teeth into maths? (6-9)
A word meaning carrying out large quantities of complex calculations (somewhat understated as count) could be interpreted as getting your teeth into maths
29a Blue salad plant to rise suddenly! (9)
A charade of a shade of blue with a salad plant leads to a word meaning to rise suddenly
2d People in general accept alternative supposition (6)
Put a word meaning people in general around (to accept) an alternative to get a supposition
4d Be agitated up-river with explosive (6)
A word meaning to be agitated is created by reversing a river in north-east England and following it with High Explosive
5d Found a way to corner the king? (10,5)
In chess, a threat produced by moving a piece to leave a second piece attacking the opponent’s king
7d See man on board, one entering church (9)
… don’t forget that a see is a diocese, so you want another name for one (general, not specific)
24d Sweetmeat no longer available during said meal (6)
A sweetmeat is built up by putting a word meaning no longer available inside (during) a homophone (said) of an evening meal
The Saturday Crossword Club will open at 10.00 am (after Sounds of the Sixties on BBC Radio 2). Membership is free and open to all. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions before that time.
I will be in transit to London by this time – going to see the mighty Spurs play a friendly against Fiorentina – but I’m sure that the other bloggers will look after you.
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