Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26367 (Hints)
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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I’ll be in the Kemble Brewery Inn, 27 Fairview St, Cheltenham, GL52 2JF from about 4.00pm today – come along and meet other solvers as well as some setters.
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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A full review of this puzzle will be published on Thursday, 14th October.
1a Fascinating crimes solved going round Middle East (8)
A word meaning fascinating is an anagram (solved) of CRIMES around Middle East
10a Glittering particle stopped short of box (4)
Drop the last letter (stopped short) from a glittering particle from, perhaps, a fire to get a verb meaning to box or fight
17a Not one Greek department making room (5)
Drop the final A (one) from a department of eastern Greece to get a room in the roof of a house
21a Look-alike being overdrawn, I intervened (8)
A word meaning any creature with our appearance or characteristics is constructed from a being followe by the abbreviation for overdrawn around (intervened) I
28a Does one see what one’s eating with these? (3,5)
A cryptic definition of a pair of canines used for eating
2d Uncovering of ancient city during display (8)
An uncovering or revelation is derived by putting Crosswordland’s favourite old city (2) inside a verb meaning to show or exhibit
7d Lady conceals nothing for loafer, maybe (4)
Put the female pronoun around O (nothing) to get an item of clothing of which a loafer is an example
8d Sham about Troy being in the money (8)
A sham is derived by putting a word meaning about and T(roy) inside some money
25d That’s your lot (4)
A cryptic definition of one’s lot or destiny
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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