Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26450 (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 Frost deposit — degrees start falling (4)
This type of frost, formed by the freezing of dew, is derived by dropping (falling) the final D (Degrees start) from a word meaning to deposit or stockpile
9a I name dishonest person said to be at outcrop (6)
A charade of I, N(ame) and a word that sounds like a dishonest person (one who tells stories!) gives an outcrop of older rock surrounded by younger
22a New place in green for bird (9,6)
An anagram (new) of PLACE IN GREEN FOR gives this bird of prey
25a Overpriced honey? (4)
A double definition – expensive and a term of affection
1d Blockbuster rehung ‘mid confusion (9)
This blockbuster is an anagram (confusion) of REHUNG MID
6d Lady has name of aristocrat (9)
A lady’s name is followed by N(ame) to get a member of a long-established noble family
18d An editorial? Either (7)
Either is indicating that each of the first two words defines the answer (the first word is a definition by example, hence the question mark)
20d Of the ear or of the mouth, we hear (5)
An adjective that means of the ear sounds like (we hear) one meaning of the mouth
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