Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2592 (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 Strict librarian, perhaps, used to suppress reports (8)
A word that could describe a librarian who was strict about customers being quiet is actually a device used to suppress the reports of, for example, a gun
10a Number of left-wingers put down one by one (6)
The number that is, or used to be, worn on the back of a left-winger on the football pitch is represented in Arabic numerals as one by one
12a Degrees, for example, by which statements can be nuanced (14)
University degrees are an example of these – and they can be used to nuance or refine statements
28a Bird giving fruit to brood (8)
This bird is a charade of a fruit (3) and a word meaning to brood or incubate
1d Is going to leave (4)
A verb meaning is going to, at some time in the future, also means to leave worldly goods to someone
5d Repeatedly bear ridicule (4-4)
… this fictional bear was created by A. A. Milne
13d Quietly leaving pub, exit midst evidence of debt found everywhere (10)
Start by dropping the P (piano / quietly leaving) from (P)UB and then put a word meaning to exit inside those debts scribbled on pieces of paper to get a word meaning found every where – reminds me of a restaurant in Glasgow called the __________ Chip!
14d A kind of war, circa 1650 (5)
This kind of war between citizens of the same state is derived from C(irca) followed by the Roman numerals for 1, 6 and 50
26d A white pawn (4)
A German white wine can also mean to pawn or pledge
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