Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2565 (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 Supporters having no right to become such addicts (6)
Take a word meaning supporters or allies, drop the R(having no right) to get these addicts or fanatics
17a One depends on current supply as source of rock (8,6)
This instrument depends on a supply of current to play rock music
26a Character fault one’s shown in mile race (8)
A character fault is constructed buy putting I (one) between M(ile) and a race
27a Queen accepting European vote as constructive addition (6)
Put an eighteenth-century queen around (accepting) E(uropean) and a mark made to register a vote to get a constructive addition to a building
1d Informative response not going beyond characters in first eleven (8)
An informative response is made up of letters in the range A-K – is there more to this? I looked at not giving the ball to a forward, but can’t quite fit it in
5d What can be included repeatedly at OU? (5,9)
An all-in-one clue where an anagram (what can be) of INCLUDED AT AT (repeatedly at) OU is described by the whole clue
20d It can be got from tree, primarily medicinal (6)
This healing ointment is a charade of a tree that produces very light wood and M (primarily Medicinal) and is described by the whole clue
22d Missing British spy chief at Pentagon, say (5)
A word meaning missing or taken away, when split (1,2,2), could be James Bond’s boss visiting the Pentagon
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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