Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2691 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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Don’t forget there’s still time to enter our May prize crossword.
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 Boat a metre in length (6)
The A from the clue and M(etre) inside a length or extent
4a Unconfirmed report is, accordingly, held back by doctor (6)
IS and a two-letter word meaning accordingly all reversed (back) inside (held) your local doctor
8a Cold wine returned in cylindrical container (8)
C(old) followed by an aromatic Greek wine reversed (returned)
10a Place for sea cruises linked to particular subject (6)
A place where there are sea cruises (3,3)
12a Still not ready to start debate? (10)
This could mean that there is nothing tabled for a debate!
13a Extensive traveller‘s log possibly improved, without rubbish (12)
An anagram (possibly) of LOG followed by an adjective meaning improved around (without) a three-letter word for rubbish
21a Bear ridicule, when it’s repeated (4)
A bear named Winnie could mean to ridicule if repeated
25a One of several monarchs providing university in beginning (6)
U(niversity) inside a beginning
1d Safety device testable when faulty (4,4)
An anagram (faulty) of TESTABLE
2d State with ocean on East (5)
This US state comes from another name for an ocean followed by E(ast)
5d Where you’ll find isolated soldiers excel in sending dispatches? (7)
This could mean to excel in sending dispatches
6d Disorder resulted before start of match that’s played by West Indians (5,4)
An anagram (Disorder) of RESULTED followed by the initial letter (start) of Match
9d Logical thinker helping with a nautical problem (11)
A helping or share followed by the A from the clue and what is a problem if it happens to a ship
17d Drama ultimately penned by British playwright for producer of picture (7)
The final letter (ultimately) of dramA inside the name of a British playwright
19d Unexpected result that may come at end of either leg (4-2)
… of a pair of trousers
21d Run into parents in European city (5)
R(un) between father and mother
If you need further help then please ask and I will see what I can do.
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