Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2658 (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 Communication on warship that’s prepared to surrender (10)
A communication follows a shortened version of an underwater warship – the definition is an adjective not a verb
12a Medal winner and I, with this kind of clue (8,5)
A winner is followed by the I from the clue and the type of clue represented by this and thirteen others in today’s puzzle
17a A short time ago getting everything out of rare chance? Not likely (8)
Drop the inner letters from (getting everything out of) the last four words in the clue
25a British invading to pressurise part of Middle East (7)
B(ritish) inside a phrasal verb meaning to pressurise
26a Owing to cut, one can’t peform this piece of music (4)
A word meaning owing followed by T(O) without its final letter (cut) – more than one person is needed to perform this piece of music – is the spelling error also present in the newspaper version?
27a Regulations about sci-fi movie getting Oscars, for example (10)
Some regulations around (about) one of Crosswordland’s favourite sci-fi movies
1d Problem with ring for kind of wrestling (4)
A mathematical problem followed by the letter shaped like a ring
3d Forced to accept beliefs, with change of direction, and about time (13)
An anagram (change) of DIRECTION AND around (about) T(ime)
7d Cover for student body university provided within convention (7)
A cover for the body of a student is derived from U(niversity) followed by a two-letter conjunction meaning provided inside a convention or accepted standard
11d Popular kind of TV covering cricket side before big match? Sure (13)
A two-letter adjective meaning popular followed by a kind of TV transmission system around (covering) a cricket side, also known as leg, and a big international cricket or rugby match
23d Responsibility borne by setter and solver together (4)
Split as (2,2) this could mean borne by setter and solver together
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