Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26421 (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 Where publicans may be bottled up? (6,4)
A cryptic definition of where publicans may be is a term for being bottled up in prison
18a New US city a loner’s wandering round (7)
If you put New in front of this French city you get a US city – it’s an anagram (wandering round) of A LONER’S
They just don’t make them like this any more!
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25a Married woman’s ill-will (6)
A charade of M(arried) and a woman’s name give a synonym for ill-will
28a Go to bed, with painful disorder arising in the morning (7,3)
A charade of a phrasal verb meaning go to bed (4,2) and a painful disorder in which excess of uric acid in the blood is deposited as urates in the joints, with swelling especially of the big toe (4) gives arising in the morning
1d Shoot nuisance besieging a city (8)
Put a shoot on a plant and a nuisance around (besieging) A to get a city formed in 1873 by the union of cities on the right and left banks of the River Danube
5d Seems troubled three times during the course (8)
An anagram (troubled)of SEEMS followed by a prefix meaning three times gives an academic half-year course
17d Stick with New Testament disciple (8)
A charade of a verb meaning to stick followed by the abbreviation of New Testament gives a disciple or follower
22d Penny turning blue at old American Indian village (6)
Combine a P(enny), an anagram (turning) of BLUE and O(ld) to get an American Indian village
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