Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2567 (Hints)
Hints and tips by 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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7a Newspaper in LA translated for singers in 15 (3,6,6)
Put a newspaper inside the translation into English of LA, the American city, to get these singers – replace 15 in the clue with the answer to 15a
15a Inspirational book – frantically cram with it as scholar (1,9,5)
This seasonal Dickens book is an anagram (frantically) of CRAM IT AS SCHOLAR
19a Ruler given one-page report on Boxing Day (9)
This ruler was given a report by a page on Boxing Day, which is also St Stephen’s Day!
26a Geezer, once sober, transformed (8,7)
A character from 15a is an anagram (transformed) of GEEZER ONCE SOBER
1d Pack in point-to-point (4)
A word meaning to pack is created by replacing the points of the compass
5d Small present – for 19 across, it was 3 and 13 and 22 (4)
A charade of S(mall) with present, as in at this time, gives something 19a saw when he looked out of the window – this should give you three other answers as well!
12d Move to another place a problem for rail passengers? Not I (9)
To get a word meaning to move to another place take a problem for rail passengers (6,4) and remove the I (not I)
14d Behold river up North in preliminary survey (5)
The Latin for behold is followed by R(iver) and then all is reversed (up North, in a down clue) to get a preliminary survey
25d Winter transport Santa primarily has guided (4)
This winter transport is a charade of S (Santa primarily) and a verb meaning has guided
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