Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2589 (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 Athlete filmed in front of golf club (4-6)
To get this field athlete put a word meaning filmed in front of a golf club
10a Occupy shortly, without husband (7)
A word meaning to occupy is created by putting a phrase meaning shortly (2,1,3) around (without) H(usband)
12a Creative discussions note origin of heavy fall in German capital (13)
These creative discussions are a charade of the seventh note of the diatonic scale of C major, the origin of a heavy fall or precipitation, IN and G (German capital)
15a One’s put on before one’s taken off (4,4)
… especially important in a 23d!
22a Loveless marriage, say, with one bloke? That’s foolish (13)
Start with a word meaning a marriage, remove the O (loveless) then add a verb meaning to say, I(one) and a posh word for a bloke to get an adjective meaning foolish or half-witted
27a Get awfully drunk, finally, and streak — like this (5,5)
An anagram (awfully) of K (drunK, finally) AND STREAK gives a description of a streaker, drunk or sober!
1d Dismissal in place of retirement (4)
A double definition – dismissal from a job and a place that one hits when retiring for the night
7d Sink warship north of port, perhaps (7)
A word meaning to sink or cave in is a charade of an underwater warship and the part of a ship of which port is an example (indicated by perhaps)
20d Business group’s short time in New York, missing centre (7)
This business group of people with a common interest is created by inserting T (short time) inside NEW (Y)ORK
21d It introduces alternatives, i.e. number over one (6)
A word that precedes two alternatives which are separated by “or” is created by putting a number or anaesthetic around I (one) – the use of number as an anaesthetic is a popular setter’s trick and appeared in DT 26509 by Giovanni, among many others!
23d Lose control, in a way, as small child (4)
A word meaning to lose control, of a car on an icy road perhaps, is a charade of S(mall) and a child
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