Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2584 (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.
1a Apply irresistible pressure in sport (6)
A double definition – to apply irresistible pressure and a racket sport
12a Repeat point in court, creating a little drama (7)
Combine two words (4,3) that mean to repeat a point on the tennis court to get a short drama on the stage
18a Project combining unequal parts of beer (5,3)
A word meaning to project or protrude is formed by taking a type of beer, splitting it into unequal parts (2,3) and inserting a combining word
29a Be published as a paper after second article’s put back (6)
A word meaning to be published or become available is created by taking A PAPER and moving the second A (indefinite article) towards the end (put back)
1d Revised order for the spies could be quite expensive (8)
An anagram of (revised order for) THE SPIES gives a word meaning quite expensive
6d Often used for mass communication, it requires some translating (5)
The language often used for mass in the Roman Catholic church is hidden (requires some) inside the last word of the clue
19d Paying a kind of tax, object about it (7)
A word meaning paying an old tax to the church is created by putting an object around IT
24d Mothers precocious young girl (5)
Combine two words for mother (two letters and three) to get a precocious young girl
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
As this is a Prize crossword, please don’t put whole or partial answers or alternative clues in your comment, else they may be censored!
Today it’s Happy Birthday to Olivia Hussey (can she really be 60?!)