Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2606 (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 more difficult clues and provide hints for them.
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1a Talk informally with tramp about new book (6)
A word meaning to talk informally is created by putting a tramp around N(ew) and adding B(ook) on to the end
17a One only can hear scores from this player (8,6)
A cryptic definition of a device that can only be used by one person to listen to music
21a Encourage sound understanding (7)
This noun meaning understanding or awareness sounds like a verb meaning to encourage
27a One released, after change of heart (6)
To get a word meaning one or combined start with a word meaning released and then swap the middle two letters around (change of heart)
1d Steps taken by sailors when one kind of wind follows another (8)
These dance steps taken by sailors are a charade of two kinds of wind instrument
7d Where late arrivals get the warmest of receptions? (5)
A cryptic definition of the place where the dead will be greeted by an inferno!
20d Fashionable jokes have an impact (4,2)
this expression that means fashionable or trendy is a charade of jokes or humour and to have an impact
22d Brass that may be put in boat (5)
This word for brass or cheek can also be something that is served at the table in a boat
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