Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2622 (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 Bishop leading one religious group split down the middle (6)
A charade of B(ishop), I (one) and a religious group leads to a verb meaning to group split down the middle
11a Annoyed reaction heard in summit, or just a short-term view? (5)
Virgilius has given us two homonyms for this annoyed reaction – a summit and a short view
26a Extremes of honesty coming in useful (5)
Spell out the outside letters (extremes) of HonestY to get an adjective meaning coming in useful
29a Heads off for big gin, for a start (6)
A trademark Virgilius clue! – drop the initial letters from (heads off) three words in the clue to get a start
1d Primate holding former president dear (8)
This small nocturnal lemur-like primate is a charade of the name of a former US president and an affectionate term similar to dear
5d In line with right policies? Vice versa — only changing over time (14)
This adverb meaning in line with right-wing policies is an anagram (changing) of VICE VERSA ONLY around (over) T(ime)
22d Understand female cutting party short (6)
A word meaning to understand or comprehend is created from F(emale) followed by a party held in a someone’s own house (2,4) without its final letter (cutting … short)
24d With less confidence in company, cast going on short English run (5)
An adjective meaning with less confidence in company is built up from a verb meaning to cast followed by the abbreviations (short) of E(nglish) and R(un)
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