Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2609 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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Thanks once again to Phil McNeill for providing today’s puzzle, which can be downloaded from the previous post.
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 Put a damper on party craze around university (10)
A verb meaning to put a damper on is built from a party (5) and a craze around U(niversity)
15a Newspaper articles about British lie getting heated, naturally (8)
Start with a national newspaper and the indefinite and defite articles then insert B(ritish) to get a verb meaning to lie on a beach getting heated, naturally
25a More imposing regal father and daughter (7)
This adjective meaning more imposing is created by putting the cyphers for the Queen’s father and her own cypher around the AND from the clue
27a Bitterness from soldiers dispatched again ahead of time (10)
This bitterness is derived from some soldiers (3) preceded by a verb meaning dispatched again and followed by T(ime)
1d Fool’s intelligence (4)
A double definition – a fool and intelligence or information
5d Splendid stuff, contents of house (8)
An adjective meaning splendid is a charade of a word meaning to stuff with food and the middle letters (contents) of hOUSe
11d Mess is something setter might make a meal of (4,9)
This mess could be the first meal of the day for the family pet
23d Don’t run very fast for a left-winger (4)
Another double definition – a pace faster than walking and a follower of Lev Davidovich Bronstein
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