Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2608 (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 For example, part of King Lear that’s liable to be censored (4-6,4)
Both King and Lear are examples – they are not liable to be censored but others might well be
10a Spanish painter and English composer ignoring a writer from Italy (2,5)
This Spanish painter is created by combining an English composer (or Toughie setter!) without (ignoring) the A and the Italian author of The Name of the Rose and then splitting the result as (2,5)
17a Nice sweets containing first of ripe fruit (8)
Start with these sweethearts from Nice, or any other place in France, and insert the initial (first) letter of Ripe to get some fruit
27a Leave old boys before match, as college’s organised, perhaps (14)
A charade of to leave, old boys and to match or agree gives the way a college, for example, might be organised
1d Changing chef — it possibly provides opportunity for striver (8,6)
An anagram (possibly) of CHANGING CHEF IT gives an opportunity for a striver
3d Dolly upset saintly patron, an acquaintance of my father? (5,6)
An anagram (upset) of DOLLY and the patron saint of England gives a former Prime Minister that knew my father, in the well-known ditty
4d Pet at home getting light meal (6)
… a pet can mean an argument
8d Protest on bay at being mistreated? (6,3,5)
An anagram (being mistreated) of PROTEST ON BAY AT gives a protest in the run-up to the American Revolution
25d Raised final item on agenda? That’s dangerous for people in Amazon (3)
Reverse (raised in a down clue) the final item on an agenda to get a creature that is dangerous for people in the Amazon, and elsewhere in South America
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