Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2576 (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 In which one’s routed differently (6)
An anagram (differently) of ROUTED gives somewhere In which one is routed differently!
11a Wanted to have sink put in, as contemplated (9)
Start with a word meaning wanted to have something owned by someone else and insert a verb meaning to sink to get a word meaning contemplated
17a Matthew’s threat badly concerned inquiry (5,3,6)
When you see names in a clue it often, as here, means that they are part of the fodder for an anagram – MATTHEW’S THREAT is an anagram (badly) of a concerned inquiry
27a It’s part of e-mail, not a letter (6)
Inside e–mail is a character that is not a letter
1d Elegant piece of furniture put up during broadcast (8)
A word meaning elegant is derived by reversing (put up in a down clue) a piece of furniture (3) and following it with a phrase (2,3) that means during a radio or television broadcast
5d One form of good book — possible way to get over sin (7,7)
An English translation of the Bible issued 1881–5 could be read as an instruction to create OVER SIN
9d What makes story a success or extraordinary hit in many quarters (14)
To get what makes a story in the paper a success put OR and an anagram (extraordinary) of HIT inside many quarters of the compass
22d Extremely energetic person who’s working hard on promotion? (5)
A double definition – an adjective meaning extremely energetic and a person who’s working hard on the promotion of a product
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