Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2668 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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There’s a new Monthly Prize Puzzle, set by Gazza, available .
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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Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”. Definitions are underlined in the clues.
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1a Flier, and advertisement with it (6)
A colloquial word for an advertisement followed by a two-letter word meaning with it
4a Something soothing said in royal residence (8)
Something soothing followed by an adjective meaning said or spoken
13a Excuse being cheated by swindle (7)
A word meaning being cheated preceded by a swindle
15a Gangster’s covering street, in top part of building (8)
The surname of a famous gangster around (covering) ST(reet)
23a Beasts of burden carrying weight in tunnels (7)
Some small donkeys (beasts of burden) around W(eight)
26a Piece of pottery, for example, obtained from small firm (5)
S(mall) followed by an adjective meaning firm
29a Hospital moved cautiously, so guarded against loss (6)
H(ospital) followed by a verb meaning moved cautiously
1d Offensive on the subject of a piece of cake (8)
An military offensive or advance followed by a preposition meaning on the subject of
5d Like position of left wing — captain changed it on a roster (14)
An anagram (changed) of CAPTAIN followed by IT and a roster
16d Daily race for joint property (9)
A daily newspaper followed by a verb meaning to race
21d Son in possession of one sign of maturity (7)
S(on) followed by a verb meaning in possession of
24d Stranger from Communist Party turned up (5)
Stranger here is an adjective – a communist followed by a party, both reversed (turned up in a down clue)
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