Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2651 (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 Works of Warhol, every year, displayed in New York, say (3,3)
The type of paintings that were produced by Andy Warhol are derived by putting the abbreviation of the Latin for every year inside a town with a harbour, like (say) New York
11a Watch piece of action in court, whence one can see how the land lies (9)
A charade of a four-letter verb meaning to watch and piece of action in a sport played on a court which leads to a unit in scoring gives this position from whence one can see how the land lies
13a Cheese in list included by child (7)
To get this blue cheese put a verb meaning to list inside a male child
14a Become absent-minded? That’s how organisation may be broken up (14)
Split as (6,8) this could be to become absent-minded but it’s actually how an organisation may be broken up
21a Part of spiritual system (7)
This &Lit clue has the answer hidden inside!
23a Favourite included in short order to enter race (7)
Put a teacher’s favourite inside a short (i.e. either of the two words) order, said when correcting someone, to get a verb meaning to enter a race
27a King careless about warning device (6)
Combine K(ing), a word meaning careless and a two-letter preposition meaning about gives this warning device, often used to give notice of an air raid
1d Stakes minimal money as I deal crookedly (8)
To get this fence made of stakes start with the abbreviation for the smallest amount of UK currency and then add an anagram (crookedly) of AS I DEAL
5d Golf club, English, used in major events — they don’t get closing rounds (4,10)
Put a golf club in Kent and E(nglish) inside some major events, some of which are held at this location, to get some edible rounds (that are not closed!) – minor grumble in that the wordplay element is not the golf club but where the club is situated
9d Given excessive weight, very large map he stupidly put inside (14)
This verb meaning given excessive weight in speaking or writing is derived by putting a word meaning very large around (put inside) an anagram (stupidly) of MAP HE
15d Recipient of post and I, for instance, fight (6,3)
To get this recipient of post or mail put what I is an example of (for instance) over a verb meaning to fight (maybe in an Olympic event!)
16d Polo, say, in an event I organised (8)
… Marco Polo is cunningly concealed by being the first word in the clue
22d Indian Mutiny’s leader imprisoned in end (5)
Not a leader of the Indian Mutiny! – this Indian from the south of the country is derived by putting the initial letter (leader) of Mutiny inside (imprisoned in) an end or extremity
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