Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2610 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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Today’s puzzle 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 Adapt our city hall to a body that works there (5,9)
An anagram (adapt) of OUR CITY HALL TO A gives a body that works in the city hall
11a As it happens, returned as bad (4)
A word meaning being shown, on TV for example, as it happens when reversed means bad
12a Vegetables head served in small party (5,5)
To get these vegetables put a slang word for the head inside a political party whose single MP represents Brighton Pavilion
26a Crazy lass interfered, kept under control without help from others (4-10)
Put an anagram (crazy) of LASS INTERFERED gives a hyphenated word meaning kept under control without help from others
1d See what someone is saying? (3-4)
A cryptic definition of the visual interpretation of speech
6d Harrison Ford includes a couple of top people for this party (10)
Benjamin Harrison and Gerald Ford are two former US presidents (couple of top people) who represented this party
8d Deny any changes, for example (6)
This verb meaning to deny is created from an anagram (changes) of ANY followed by a word meaning for example or perhaps
23d Priest taking part in ritual, a mass (4)
This priest is hidden inside the last three words of the clue
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