Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2572 (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 People manning aircraft carrying second propeller (8)
Put the collective name for the people manning an aircraft around (carrying) S(econd) to get another word for a propeller
16a Communication shortened by what sounds like random deletion (4)
To get the shortened form of an office communication delete the bit that sounds like random
20a Ring-leader, in law, is showing prejudice (6)
The first letter (leader) of R(ing) followed by a law around IS gives someone showing prejudice
28a One found in church (8)
In this all-in-one clue, put I (one) inside a type of church to get someone you are likely to find in a church
2d Doing little during first session of play against English (8)
A word meaning doing little is a charade of a synonym for during (2), the first session of a play (3,1), an abbreviation for against (1) and E(nglish)
6d Sound heard that’s dramatically serious (8)
A word that sounds like (heard) a sound or inlet of the sea gives an adjective that describes a serious role in a drama
14d Briefly visit old ground again, put back on team? (5)
A word that means to briefly visit old ground again could be to select again for an international team
25d A mother, the ancestor we all share? (4)
Combine A and a mother, of a horse perhaps, to get the first man
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