Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26355 (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 Timely way to go (9)
The direction in which the minute and hour hands travel!
10a Impulse to do some light criminal work? (9)
Like setting light to things
12a Bird changes quality of sound (9)
This bird is a charade of a word meaning changes direction followed by the quality of sound
13a Place restriction on stock movement (6)
The stock here are animals like cattle – you restrict them by tying them up!
30a Get acquainted with position — the map’s right (6)
… that’s the right-hand side of a world map
31a One of the fraternity’s forenames rewritten (9)
A member of a secret fraternity is an anagram (rewritten) of forenames
2d Amateur excluded from plan (6)
A charade of non-professional and excluded gives a plan
4d First person in cape to see apparition (6)
Put the first person singular pronoun inside the cape that is the most northwesterly point on the island of Great Britain to get an apparition
7d Where infant is fed up? (9)
A lot easier than it looks – where do you put an infant at mealtime?
17d Way academician goes to terminus briefly (3)
Abbreviations for a way and an A(cademician) give the abbreviation (briefly) shown on maps for a railway terminus
26d Accountant left one company cotton cloth (6)
A charade of a Chartered Accountant, L(eft), one and CO(mpany) gives a cotton cloth
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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