Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26373 (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 Composer receives court decision (7)
Combine this Italian Romantic composer with the abbreviation of court to get a decision, maybe one in a court of law
10a Endless angry state, a place of unsurpassed beauty (5)
Drop the last letter from a state of being angry to get this valley of the Peneus in Thessaly, praised by the ancient poets for its unsurpassed beauty
20a Do not put on enough clothes (9)
These clothes could suggest that not enough clothes have been put on
28a Herb round with squashed orange (7)
This herb is formed from O (round) and an anagram (squashed) of ORANGE
1d Virginia gets allowance from wanderer (7)
Combine the abbreviation of the US state of Virginia with an allowance given by a government or other organization for a particular purpose to get a wanderer
2d Toothed wheel found by rector at church (5)
An interesting clue that can be read as a charade of R(ector) AT and CH(urch) or as a hidden word, with the same result
6d Skin one’s damaged first (5)
This alternative name for skin come from I’S (one’s) with a word meaning damaged, with a knife, first
17d Slip made by fellow taking step round gold cross (4,3)
This slip is built from F(ellow) and a step, especially in ballet, around the chemical symbol for gold and a X (cross)
24d Time after work for entertainment (5)
Put a period of time after a short word for a musical work to get this musical entertainment
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