Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2624 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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Many thanks for all the marvellous comments yesterday – I was able to read several of them during the festivities.
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 Intelligence possessed by highbrow is dominant (6)
This intelligence is hidden inside (possessed by) the clue
14a How Nelson managed after one battle without a mate (6-8)
This adverb which describes how Nelson might have managed after the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife also means alone or without a mate
17a Commonwealth leader will cover more amended line (6,8)
This leader of the Commonwealth of England back in the 17th century comes from an anagram (amended) of WILL COVER MORE followed by L(ine)
27a One way to move ball in footer — or its opposite (6)
A cryptic definition of a way to move a football (legally!) without kicking it.
1d Wife, in Irish author’s time, found in frontier region (4,4)
Put W(ife) inside the Irish author of The Picture of Dorian Gray and add the S from ‘S and T(ime) to get a frontier region famous for its Cowboys and Indians
5d Athenian held by opponent of government, such as 17 (14)
Put the Athenian from the eponymous Shakespeare play inside a person whose ideal of society is one without government of any kind to get someone like the answer to 17 across
16d Old golfer full of energy, who enjoys dramatic scenes? (4-4)
Put the surname of this very popular South African golfer, who won the British Open in 1959, 1968 and 1974, around a two-letter word for energy to get someone who visits the theatre frequently
22d Talent that can be very illuminating, we hear (5)
This talent sounds like (we hear) something that could be illuminated to signal for help at sea
A few more hints after a bite of lunch.
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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Today it’s Happy Birthday to Tom Selleck (67) and Katherine Ross (72)