Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2663 (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 Bachelor in repeated shows ridiculously wins everything (6,3,5)
Bachelor inside an anagram (ridiculously) of REPEATED SHOWS
12a Person called to order drink (11)
Two definitions – a person called to a holy order and a drink allegedly developed at his abbey
15a Artist, architect, and engineer putting sign outside on a road (8)
A sign of the zodiac around ON A and the abbreviation of R(oa)D
22a Convincingly made clear what bacon is for dependants (7,4)
The main earner in a home did this with the bacon in a well-known expression
27a Incomplete screening — biased excerpt from the clip seen (7,7)
An astronomical event in which the whole of a heavenly body is not completely obscured by another comes from an adjective meaning biased followed by a word hidden inside (excerpt from) the rest of the clue
1d Ambitious types that may be found in mobile class, mostly rich? (6,8)
An anagram of (may be found in) MOBILE CLASS and most of RIC(h)
3d Boy in family flanked by men on board in uncle’s business (11)
A shortened form of a male sibling (boy in family) between (flanked by) two of the men on a chessboard gives the business carried out by an “uncle”
5d One who acts badly as Duke in role I’ve revised (4-4)
A bad person is derived from D(uke) inside an anagram (revised) of ROLE I’VE – in Crosswordland someone who acts badly is usually a ham, but not this time
16d Climber writes a novel about island (8)
An anagram (novel) of WRITES A around I(sland)
21d Screen part in which mysterious smile attracts most viewers (6)
Where do thousands go to see a picture with a mysterious smile?
25d For example, a little rum baba (3)
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