Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2593 (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 Informal eating-places including hot ribs (6)
Put an informal name for eating-places around (including) H(ot) to get a verb meaning ribs or teases
10a Cold wind loaded tree with snow, right? (9)
This cold wind is an anagram (loaded) of TREE with SNOW and R(ight) – note that the enumeration is actually (3’6) or (3’-6) but, in common with most other crosswords, the Telegraph doesn’t show apostrophes
11a Woods for hunting animal (5)
A pictorial hint for this one!
23a Fellow from Exeter or Lincoln, perhaps, or citizen of central England (7)
… Exeter and Lincoln are colleges at a university in central England
25a Calls to account, with usual adjustment in method of paying (5,2)
A phrasal verb meaning calls to account is created by putting an anagram (adjustment) of USUAL inside a method of paying over an extended period of time
29a Built or demolished, say (6)
this verb meaning built sounds like one meaning demolished
1d A North American I’d put up in old part of Middle East (8)
This person from North America is created by reversing (put up, as this is a down clue) I’D inside an old part of the Middle East, the biblical name for the Promised Land of the Israelites
5d European who works with crook that often helps police (6,8)
A charade of someone from a European country and someone who works with a crook looking after animals gives an animal often used to help the police
7d Like man at home in castle, as we speak (7)
… which man’s home is his castle?
9d Bad intentions, alas, found in some poetry (7,7)
An anagram (bad) of INTENTIONS ALAS gives some poetry of the kind written by Giacomo da Lentini and Francesco Petrarca
24d Poem put in order, apart from opening lines (5)
This poem is a charade of a word meaning to put in order without its first letter (apart from opening) followed by a pair of L(ine)s
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