Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2641 (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 Where you’ll find king, queen or bishop, and second of pawns in position (6)
The home of a king, queen or bishop can be derived by putting the second letter of p A wns inside a position
4a British cargo transporter in shady cove (8)
B(ritish) followed by a large open boat used in unloading and loading ships (cargo transporter) gives this shady cove or dodgy character
14a Original paths made by PM once in London park (9,5)
An anagram (original) of PATHS MADE followed by the name of a former PM gives a London park
24a Venue for one sport or another (9)
A double definition – a venue for three-day eventing and a racket sport
27a This river, from the headwater, reaches large estuary, ultimately (6)
To find this famous river, just take the final letters (ultimately) of six words in the clue
1d Long ago, they ruled islands in sound (8)
These rulers of Ancient Egypt sound like some islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
5d Curbed two people, it’s said, in this business (7,7)
A verb meaning curbed or restricted is followed by how two people are described in the proverb which ends “three’s a crowd” to get this business
7d What Basie and Ellington each had? Right (5)
An appellation such as Count or Duke is also a right to possession or ownership
8d Root crop recipe’s one thing to eat (6)
… don’t forget that R is the abbreviation of recipe, often shown as ℞
16d Fish in small can poet finishes (8)
This fish comes from a charade of S(mall), a can and the name of the poet famous for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
22d Ask for money, having daughter imprisoned? (5)
To get this verb meaning to scrounge money put D aughter inside a prison made from bars of metal
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