Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2583 (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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7a Behave amorously, with love repeatedly being seen in romantic light (8)
A word meaning to behave amorously is created by putting OO (love repeatedly) inside a romantic light
12a Main directions and aims introduced by leading churchman (8,6)
North, South, East, and West collectively are derived by putting some aims after a leading churchman
20a Send for, without scattering in all directions (2,3,4,5)
An anagram (scattering) of SEND FOR WITHOUT gives a phrase meaning in all directions
28a Composing line in musical arrangement for song (8)
A word meaning composing or calming is derived by putting L(ine) inside a word meaning fitting a musical arrangement to a song
1d Worst possible performance by batsman in match (4)
The worst possible performance by a batsman in a match is to get a duck in each innings and the word used for this ignominious event also means to match or couple – when the two zeros are written down they resemble spectacles 0-0 !
5d Make most of 12, being just out (5-3)
Start with a make or label and follow that with three of the four directions defined by 12 across to get a hyphenated word meaning just out or original
21d It gets more than one player sent off (6)
The direction instructing more than one player to leave the stage – this instruction precedes “pursued by a Bear” in the famous scene in A Winter’s Tale, when Antigonus is attacked
26d Six turned over — or beheaded? (4)
Turn a figure six over and you get this number – remove the first letter (beheaded) from six and you get the Roman numeral for the same number – another brilliant observation by Virgilius
Some music to play while solving, inspired by 20 across!
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