Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2591 (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 Old-fashioned garments found in pretty knitting patterns (8)
These old-fashioned garments could describe what are found in pretty knitting and patterns
13a Host rebuffed an agricultural worker (8)
Reverse (rebuffed) a word meaning a host or very large number and then add AN to get this agricultural worker
17a Foreign president and prime minister later installed (5)
Split the name of the former Russian president, who later became prime minister, as (3,2) to get a word meaning installed
21a Term used about it produces merriment (8)
… start with the Spring term of the High Court of Justice in England
27a Ulster, for example, contrived a rare win (8)
… an ulster is a man’s long, loose overcoat
28a Like tough crossword I finish in school (8)
An adjective that could describe a tough crossword, maybe one by Elgar, is constructed by putting I and a word meaning finish inside the cold-blooded vertebrates that gather in a school
2d Making too much bread? Provide a spread (8)
This word meaning making too much bread or money is an anagram (spread) of PROVIDE A
12d Hotel worker, unable to get out, started up computer (12)
A charade of a person employed in a hotel to clean shoes, carry luggage, and perform other menial tasks and an adjective meaning unable to get out gives a word meaning started up computer
19d Anthea’s make-up items (8)
You get these items when you split anthea as “an the a”!
25d In the main, maintain one’s standing on board (4)
A cryptic definition of riding breaking waves while standing on a board
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