Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26337 (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 Protester more unprepared about South America (8)
To get this protester put a word meaning more unprepared or more unfinished around South America
10a Remove sandals from a Parisian dandy of old with left foot out (8)
To remove sandals, or any similarly fastened footwear, ia a charade of the French indefinite article, an old name for a dandy, and LE(FT) without the abbreviation of foot
21a Expose twisted lead initially exasperating dog (8)
A word meaning to expose or make public is followed by an anagram (twisted) of LEAD and the initial letter of Exasperating to get a large terrier
26a One of a noted band? (8)
A barely cryptic definition of someone who plays in a band
2d Lady, about mid-January, taking money during ceremony (6)
Put a lady’s name around the middle letter of JanUary and then add one pound sterling to get a ceremony
8d A party shortly getting in money for tree (8)
Put A and the abbreviation of the opposition party inside some money to get a tropical American tree with large melonlike fruit
17d Mixture of seaweed seen within a couple of miles (7)
A mixture of mercury with another metal is built up from some seaweed inside A and two M(ile)s
22d The same one in church had style (5)
The abbreviated form of ditto (the same thing) is followed by I (one) inside the Roman Catholic church to get one of the Greek orders of architecture, distinguished by its simplicity and massive strength
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