Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2607 (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 Visit taking in South American plant producing oil (6)
Start with a word meaning to visit, as in to go to ___, and insert S(outh) and AM(erican) to get a plant which produces oil
4a Change temperature to 500 in metals such as gold and silver (6)
Take METALS and simply change the T(emperature) into the Roman numeral for 500 – the result could be gold or silver (or bronze)
13a Foreboding — tense people gripped by it (12)
To get this foreboding start with a grammatical tense and then add some people inside (gripped by) IT
25a Point to craft in artist’s early work (6)
A charade of a compass point and a small two-masted sailing craft gives the early stage of painting a picture
1d Where boat is fitted out with small and stylish attachment to mast (8)
This place where a boat is fitted out is a charade of S(mall), stylish (3) and a cylindrical spar attached to a ship’s mast from which a sail is hung
7d What’s said, parts of which can be found in overblown announcements (6)
A double definition – what is spoken, at a function for example, and parts of the answer can be found inside each of the last two words of the clue
15d Admonish ring-leader for interrupting a head (8)
A word meaning to admonish is derived from the initial letter (lead) of Ring then a word or prefix meaning for inside a word meaning per head
21d Believer in higher power — that is, after I moved to centre (5)
To get this person who believes in a higher power start with the full Latin expression for “that is” and move the initial I to the centre of the word
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