Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2660 (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 Puts on radio in front of trendy craft (7)
A verb meaning broadcasts on the radio followed by an adjective meaning trendy
10a Piece of furniture — later rather than earlier Adam (7)
A cryptic definition of someone who, unlike the earlier Adam, wears clothes
11a Designer, initially unknown in catalogue (9)
A designer at the beginning (initially) and a mathematical unknown at the end
12a Wait around edge of altar to become this? (5)
A verb meaning to wait one’s time around the final letter (edhe) of altaR gives what a young lady might become after waiting at the altar
15a Daily supplier of fresh herb before middle of winter (9)
This supplier of a daily paper comes from an adjective meaning fresh, a herb and the inner two letters of wiNTer
17a Original flier revealing international conspiracy I must break up (4,5)
… the first man to fly a new type of aircraft
19a Stupid fool abridged French author (5)
Most of (abridged) an adjective meaning stupid followed by most of a fool
27a Final act of play — not Hamlet (7)
… the final act of play in a gamer where the scores are level
28a Half of whom may forgive the other half’s errant behaviour? (7)
A cryptic definition of a person who is partly divine and partly human
1d A form of bad behaviour, grasping at riches, primarily (7)
This &Lit clue puts the A from the clue and a form of bad behaviour around (grasping) the initial letters (primarily) of At Riches
3d Where to find peace, as man, woman, and children finally do (5)
Split (4,1) this describes what the words man, woman, and children all possess at the end (finally)
4d Staff for each admiral partly switched (9)
A word meaning for each followed by a famous admiral with the first half of his name switched with the second half
5d Down person, perhaps, in rage (5)
… someone from County Down, perhaps?
8d Suffering concealed by one mentor after another (7)
Hidden inside (concealed by) mentor mentor
16d Crucial point in the war’s misread, editor concludes (9)
An anagram (misread) of THE WAR’S followed by (concludes) ED(itor)
20d Getting a lot out of American hero embracing one (7)
The initials and surname of an American hero around I (one)
23d Busybody finishing up her daily puzzle later (5)
The final letters (finishing) of five words in the clue
24d University put in shape for marketplace (5)
U(niversity) inside a shape
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