Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26462 (Hints)
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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I will be at the Sloggers and Betters meeting in Derby all day, but I’m sure you will be looked after by the rest of the team.
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 Arab chief, he left one from the subcontinent (4)
Start with an Arab chief, remove HE (he left) and you get someone from the Indian subcontinent
10a Tools, five pairs found amongst litter (6)
Combine a collection of tools with five times two to get something you might find in a litter
21a Rissole lamentably cooked away from New York (8)
This rissole is an anagram (cooked) of LAME(N)TABL(Y) after NY has been removed
26a Divert from southern route (4)
A word meaning to divert is a charade of S(outhern) and a route
1d Soup kitchen? (9)
A cryptic definition of a place where goods, not soup, are stored
7d River Wear? (5)
A double definition – a river which forms part of the border between England and Scotland and a cloth produced in the Hebrides
18d Fellow on French water — boater, maybe? (7)
A charade of a fellow and the French for water gives an item of clothing of which a boater is an example
21d Greek character thus produced pleasing sounds (5)
A charade of a Greek character and the Latin for thus gives these pleasing sounds
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