Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26349 (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 Chief warning the majority (8)
An adjective meaning chief or most advanced is a charade of a warning to other golfers followed by the majority
5a Corporation with a strike-breaker (6)
A corporation or large stomach is found by putting A inside a strike in boxing
23a Heavenly model going like clockwork — error strangely unknown (6)
A clockwork model of the solar system (there’s a picture of mine in my Miscellany Gallery!) is an anagram (strangely) of ERROR together with an unknown quantity
26a Researcher, not Roman Catholic, arranged run through (8)
An anagram (arranged) of RESEA(RC)HER without R(oman) C(atholic) gives a verb meaning to run through a new theatrical production
1d In grief, a cadet at the front (6)
Hidden inside the clue is something that is at the front
3d Wander like two of us cockneys (7)
Split this as (2,3,’2) to get the cockneys
12d I have bar first excessively high (11)
The shortened form of I have is preceded by a word meaning to bar to get, for example, an excessively high price
20d Place of secret amusement? (6)
A cryptic definition of where one might metaphorically laugh privately
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.
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