Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2672 (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 Unfair actions about rental amended — that produces warm feeling all round (7,7)
Some unfair actions or dishonesty around an anagram (amended) of RENTAL
10a Excelled, being blooming accomplished (7)
A three-letter word meaning blooming or in flower followed by a verb meaning accomplished
11a Where one can drive famous US model, we hear (3)
The place from where one can drive a golf ball sounds like a famous US model of car
15a Titleholder provided with sword — that’s side-splitting (4,4)
The holder of a title that gives someone the right to sit in the House of Lords is derived by putting a preposition meaning provided and a sword used in fencing between (spitting) the abbreviations for the two sides
17a European runs on mountains carrying fifty letters (8)
E(uropean) followed by skiing runs on mountains around (carrying) the Roman numeral for fifty
26a Sleigh driver recently moving North — endless ice is diabolical (7)
Start with someone who drove a sleigh on Christmas Day, move the N(orth) and add IC(E) without its final letter (endless)
27a Misused clerical time on one form of communication (10,4)
An anagram (misused) of CLERICAL TIME ON
1d Noble monarch supported by me over a certain retaliatory action (14)
A charade of a nobleman, the Queen’s regnal cypher, ME and A from the clue and a word meaning certain
3d Left-wing Italian author, judged, changed paper, perhaps (11)
A three-letter word for Left-wing followed by an Italian author and a verb meaning judged gives a verb that could (perhaps) mean changed the wallpaper
4d Letting out the clutch? (6)
… of eggs
7d Recently delivered gas consumed (7)
An inert gaseous element followed by a verb meaning consumed food
8d Strangely remote old soldier seen in pub — it’s to do with the weather (14)
An anagram (strangely) of REMOTE followed by O(ld) and finally a US soldier inside a pub near you
13d Article on apt cure I adapted for healing (11)
The definite article followed by an anagram (adapted) of APT CURE I
16d Sailor from a distant place taken in by prophet (8)
an adverb meaning from a distant place inside (taken in by) a prophet
25d What makes one twitch oddly? (3)
The odd letters of a word in the clue give an action defined by the whole clue
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