Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2667 (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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7a Fascinating quality in the writer’s style, initially quite varied (8)
The first person possessive pronoun (the writer’s) followed by the initial letter of Style and an anagram (quite varied) of QUITE
10a Monstrous female made us mad — or possibly amused (6)
Take your pick from two anagrams (mad) one of MADE US, the other of AMUSED
12a Scientific analysis of the causes of consumption (6,8)
A cryptic definition of the analysis of consumers’ opinions about a product or service
20a Exploit a Conservative’s expression of praise about call for peace (14)
A and C(onservative) followed by an expression of praise around an exhortation for peace or quiet
23a Attacked as directed at sea, a ship wasn’t in good shape (8)
Once again we have two clues in one – the AS from the clue followed by a verb meaning directed a yacht at sea or the A from the clue followed by Crosswordland’s usual steamship and a verb meaning wasn’t in good shape
28a Head in the direction of antelope (8)
This head or promontory is derived from a charade of a preposition meaning “in the direction of” and an antelope
1d Part-time doctor in philosophy department (4)
The evil alter ego of a fictional doctor is hidden inside the clue
2d Small vehicle stopped working (6)
S(mall) followed by a commercial vehicle gives a verb meaning stopped working or withdrew one’s labour
6d Adjusted change around available capital (10)
An anagram (adjusted) of CHANGE around an adjective meaning available
13d Informing about a judgmental activity (10)
A verb meaning informing around the A from the clue
22d Like a brave chap protecting one, for the most part (6)
An adjective meaning like a brave chap around (protecting) I (one)
26d Something with digital parts that a digital watch doesn’t have (4)
Something that an analogue watch has and a digital watch doesn’t
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