Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26379 (Hints)
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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I’ll be in London all day at the White Horse (see previous post), but I’m sure others will be around to help.
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 Series of actions for engineer attached to steamship (7)
This series of actions is a charade of a word meaning for, a Chartered Engineer and a SteamShip
10a Run and put the boot in (3-4)
Run fast and put the boot in gives a move made by the foot while running
21a The elector’s cross (4)
… made during an election
29a Penny entering an Indian city theatre (7)
Put a P(enny) inside A and the Indian capital city to get this London theatre
2d Pertinent about part of Middle East (8)
A word meaning pertinent is a charade of about and the eastern part of the Mediterranean
8d Pardon lady going round home (7)
A pardon is constructed by putting a lady’s name around a bird’s home
18d Might be the alcohol content (8)
A double definition – might or power and a measure of the content of alcohol
26d Eight sounded cocky (4)
A double definition – a rowing eight or the sound a cockerel made
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