Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2582 (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 The PM is perturbed about a fellow on board (8)
Put an anagram (perturbed) of THE PM IS around A to get a fellow seaman
9a I put in short pieces on a page (8)
the whole of this all-in-one clue provides the definition – put I inside an anagram (pieces) of SHORT and precede it with A P(age)
20a Don, for example, follows his lead in club (6)
Put the geographic feature of which the Don is an example after the first letter od Don to get a golf club
28a Religious sailor’s evil acts at sea (8)
A two-letter word meaning religious is followed by yet another word for a sailor to give performing evil acts at sea
2d Principal policy that gets first reading? (8)
A charade of a principal, in a school perhaps, and a policy gives the first thing that you read in a newspaper srticle
3d Coward’s acts soldier survives (7,5)
This famous play by Sir Noël Coward is a charade of a soldier and a verb meaning survives
7d A certain amount of mass attack’s ending, as heard on radio (4)
This amount of mass is the NATO phonetic alphabet’s representation of the last (ending) letter of attacK
19d Exhibitionist’s call to new security personnel (8)
What an exhibitionist might say (5,2) followed by N(ew) gives these security personnel
25d Game with call deciding winner at match point (4)
A cryptic definition of a card game where the first person to call when a match is made is the winner
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