Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2564 (Hints)
Hints and tips from Big Dave
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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 Fare for Italians from Mediterranean island (7)
A double definition – Italian sausages and an island to the west of Athens
11a Frenchman demonstrated about short measure (9)
This Frenchman is from the southeast of the country and is a charade of a word meaning demonstrated and t
he short form of the measure of the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C , a two-letter abbreviation for about and a short measure [Thanks Mary, I got the wrong measure there]
23a Places where people can read overlapping signs (9)
These places where people can read is formed by overlapping two signs of the zodiac
28a Island city in uproar about dreadful nude (7)
A city and port in the South Island, New Zealand, is constructed by putting an uproar around an anagram (dreadful) of NUDE
1d Person who shoots fish (7)
A person who shoots photographs and a fish related to the basses
6d Graves may be opened by this gang from part of Ireland (9)
It will open Sauternes as well!
14d A great number upset about much agricultural business (5,4)
Reverse a very large number (6) and then insert another word for much (3), in the sense of in a great degree, to get an agricultural business
24d Like many flying from Russia via Norway (5)
An adjective meaning relating to birds is hidden inside the last three words of the clue
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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