Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2632 (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 American male in bar who can’t relax on holiday? (6)
Put an American (2) and M(ale) inside a bar or prohibition to get the type of person whose holiday is spent in activities similar to his work
4a Way in Westminster political leader, bit by bit, gets followed by everyone (4,4)
To get this “way” in the Borough of Westminster take the abbreviation of a very senior political leader and put a word meaning everyone after each of the two letters
20a Like judge in robes, switching sides (5)
A judge is metaphorically said to be this – just swap the first and last letters of ROBES
26a Contacts some workers in hotel and leaves (5)
One of Virgilius’s signature triple definitions – a verb meaning contacts, some workers in a hotel and leaves of a book
29a Feel bad about putting rook with another bird (6)
A verb meaning to feel bad about is created by putting a R(ook) in front of another bird
1d Person who meddles by holding us, and then party, up (8)
This meddling person is derived from BY around (holding) US then BY again, this time around the reversal (up in a down clue) of a party
2d Credulously believe insufficient evidence for climate change? (7)
A double definition – a verb meaning to credulously believe and one of these doesn’t make a summer (insufficient evidence for climate change) – my personal favourite of today’s excellent collection of clues
16d Treatise is required in key academic programme (9)
To get this treatise put the IS from the clue between a musical key and an academic programme or series of lectures
24d With moving air, suddenly band provides great enjoyment (5)
A sudden movement of air is followed by a letter that looks like a band to get this great enjoyment
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