Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2569 (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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1a Liberal policy for each point added to message (14)
This liberal (with a small l) policy is a created from “for each” and a point or headland around (added to) a message
11a Skill needed in aircraft-carrier left, right, and centre (3)
This skill is spelt out by the left, right and centre letters of aircraft-carrier, in that order
15a Military HQ where sides meet obtusely (8)
Each of the sides of this American Military HQ where meet at 108°
27a Principle partially applied to fold flag (6,8)
A principle which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people is a charade of to fold in two and a flag
1d Group of artists rebuilt atelier, perhaps (3-11)
The group of artists, founded by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and Sir John Everett Millais, who practised a truthful, almost rigid, adherence to natural forms and effects is an anagram (rebuilt) of ATELIER PERHAPS
3d Fill in for medic, somewhat ignorant (3-8)
This adjective meaning ignorant is brilliantly hidden inside the clue!
7d Trying to discover what cat can do? (7)
A verb meaning trying to discover, when split (3,4), gives what a cat can do according to a well-known (to some) expression – note that you need a synonym for the first word!
13d Former Tory leader annoyed, then mad (7,4)
This former Tory Prime Minister is an anagram (mad) of ANNOYED THEN
25d Released on bail, heads off to commit a crime (3)
The initial letters (heads off) the first three words give a word meaning to commit a crime
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