Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2654 (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 Seafood I served with pickle (6)
Start with the I from the clue and then put a pickle or mischievous child in front
10a Pedigree of computer company? Its product supposedly impacted scientist (5,4)
… inspiring him to give a mathematical description of his law of universal gravitation
11a Philosopher that one saves from danger and successfully brings home (5)
Fill one of the blanks! “Save one’s _____” or “Bring home the _____”
12a Experience an evening out in damp late autumn (7)
Another fabulous hidden word – a signature Virgilius clue
18a Fish in river turned right into bottom of boat (8)
Reverse (turned) a three-letter river and follow it with R(iver) inside the bottom of boat
25a Duke about to put two and two together, say, as follower of fashion (7)
Put a duke or clenched hand around a verb meaning to two and two together
29a Commercial opening that occurs before Christmas (6)
A two-letter commercial followed by an opening or aperture
1d Showed irritation over European stock’s panicky reaction (8)
A verb meaning showed irritation followed by (over in a down clue) E(uropean) gives a sudden rush of some panic-stricken stock
7d Alternative for the acre? (7)
An anagram (alternative) of THE ACRE is described by the whole of this &Lit clue
9d Innovative foundation seizing opportunity (14)
A charade of a foundation or base and a verb meaning seizing an opportunity to make something generally known A foundation (9) around (seizing) an opportunity [Thanks Jezza.]
19d Working on pamphlet, do some drawing (7)
A two-letter word meaning working on followed by a pamphlet gives a verb meaning to draw towards
24d I, as indicated by pilot, land in Asia (5)
The letter represented by I in the NATO Phonetic alphabet as used by, among others, a pilot
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