Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2579 (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 One who’s succeeded as a parliamentarian, possibly (10,4)
This person who has succeeded to a title could be one of the 92 currently allowed to sit in the House of Lords
11a This English character is finally altered in the US (3)
This letter of the alphabet is spelt with a different final letter in the US
19a Plaster mostly remained firm (6)
This type of plaster is a charade of most of a word meaning remained or fixed and a firm or business
27a Seasonal play in list new theatre put out (3,7,4)
This Shakespeare play with a seasonal title is an anagram (put out) of LIST NEW THEATRE
1d Equipment used for gymnastics in flat, with some music (10,4)
Some equipment used by male gymnasts is a charade of a synonym for flat and some music
13d Lots of people providing seats for those who are standing (11)
A cryptic definition of all the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote for those who are standing
20d About carnival city and about dance from there (7)
The two-letter version of an abbreviation for about is followed by a city that is famous for its carnivals and the same abbreviation for about to give a dance from the same country as the aforementioned city
25d Large area supported by West, as a rule (3)
Combine L(arge), A(rea) and W(est) to get a rule of action established by authority
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