Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2616 (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 Show embarrassment about one that’s somewhat indecent? (6)
Start with what someone does when embarrassed and put it around I (one) to get an adjective meaning somewhat indecent
4a Man on board posted elsewhere (6)
An abbreviation of for a man om board a ship is followed by a word meaning posted to get word meaning elsewhere
10a Treaty announcement in which leaders of America, China, and England, say, come together (6)
See comment #01 below
13a Conservative is supposed to, in more mature rebuff (4-8)
C(onservative) is followed by a word meaning supposed to inside an adjective meaning more mature to get this rebuff
25a Bullying type in authority ran things (6)
This bullying type is hidden inside the last three words of the clue
1d Better way, we hear, to produce vegetable (8)
What sounds like (we hear) a verb meaning to better and a way is actually a vegetable
3d Persuasively present a church as source of strength, supposedly (7)
A charade of a verb meaning to present information in a persuasive manner, Afrom the clue and CH(urch) give a source of strength to Popeye
19d Gold held by John’s successor for members of company (6)
Put the heraldic term for gold inside the book of the Bible that follows the Gospel According to Saint John to get these members of a drama company
21d Basic fare from Sicily to Milan — no more first class (5)
This basic Italian fare is a charade of a word meaning no more or gone and the letter associated with first class
Thanks to all who asked how yesterday’s meeting in Derby went – a great, but tiring, time was had by all.
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