Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26397 (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 Cool cat kind of pants (7)
A person who knows and appreciates up-to-date jazz is also the name for low-rise trousers
12a Collusive South American cries (2,7)
A short phrase meaning collusive or collaborating is a charade of a member of a South American people of Peru before the Spanish conquest and an owl’s cries
19a One who backs horses? (7)
Someone who makes leather goods for the backs of horses
28a Band means to find road round town (7)
A charade of a band or loop and a means or method gives a road round a tow, like the one that never got built around London!
1d Where one may retire while suspended (7)
A cryptic definition of a bed made of canvas suspended from two supports by cords at both ends
7d It depends on the listener (7)
A cryptic definition of the soft, rounded fleshy part hanging from the lower margin of the “listener”
17d Change but not study interpretation (7)
Start with a word meaning a change and remove CON (study) to get an interpretation
23d Work to rule (5)
A cryptic definition of what a monarch does
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