Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26444 (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 World Cup-winning footballer fades (6)
The name of one of a trio of West Ham players who were in the 1966 World Cup-winning footballer side also means fades – and it’s not Bobby Moore or Geoff Hurst
12a Composer ignores a Green artist (2,5)
Drop the A (ignores a) from a composer and then follow it with a prefix used for protection of the environment (green) to get this artist
17a Old Mayor in revelling helped enjoy folk song (1’2,3,4,4)
Put the first name of the former Mayor of London inside an anagram (revelling) of HELPED ENJOY to get a famous folk song about a huntsman whose “View, Halloo!” could awaken the dead
27a Lousy racehorse left in care of old man (6)
A moderate horse entered for a minor race is derived by putting L(eft) inside the Latin for father
1d Having this, belt’s tight in fat person — not half (3-5)
Put an anagram (tight) of BELT inside the second half of a word meaning having a round, plump appearance to get what may be a feature of said person
9d Comparison in adverts making crazy offer and rebate (6,3,5)
A comparison used in adverts showing the results of using a product is an anagram (crazy) of OFFER AND REBATE
19d Two separate articles penned by Bloom — rising author (7)
Insert two indefinite articles inside (penned by) a flower which is reversed (rising) to get this Trinidadian author of Indian descent, known for his novels set in developing countries
22d Stick the workforce (5)
The puzzle ends with a relatively straightforward double definition
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