Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27645
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We had a great time at Wairakei Resort last weekend. The weather was outstandingly perfect so we were able to do all the things we had planned. Hot-pool bathing, walking, seeing the sights including the magnificent Huka Falls, 9 holes of golf, eating far too much and hanging out with family. What more could we ask for?
A few tricky ones from Jay this week and good fun as ever.
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6a What may measure resistance if working for the Crown? (4)
OHMS : These units, relating to electricity, are made up of initials that you find on letters from the government.
10a Arrangements to pay for calls? (5)
TERMS : Double definition the second definition has to do with naming.
11a Lean on board for guest on game show (9)
PANELLIST : A board that you would put on a wall say, precedes a synonym for lean (not the thin sort, more like the Pisa tower).
12a A star looking embarrassed on the way back is in pieces (7)
ASUNDER : Our particular star then the embarrassed colour reversed (on the way back).
13a Outstanding students covered by revised rates (7)
STELLAR : Anagram (revised) of RATES encloses the repeated one letter abbreviation for a student.
14a Solve problems of currency and go away during Tourist Trophy (12)
TROUBLESHOOT : Tourist Trophy (TT) encloses Russian currency and a word meaning ‘go away’.
18a Learned if fit for changing this sort of gear (12)
DIFFERENTIAL : Anagram (changing) of LEARNED IF FIT gives something that might be part of your car.
21a Common ground for parking after a lover gets frisky! (7)
OVERLAP : Anagram (gets frisky) of A LOVER then P(arking).
24a Popular dénouement must include time and meaning (9)
INTENDING : Two letter word meaning popular then T(ime) then a word you might use to describe the finish or final few minutes of something.
25a Fitting end to sports encounters (5)
MEETS : Archaic term for fitting or appropriate then S (end to sports).
26a Place for looking at animal skin? (4)
HIDE : Double definition. The first definition is for our twitcher friends.
27a Recent changes in hotel employee share (10)
PERCENTAGE : Anagram (changes) of RECENT inside (in) name for young boy attendant or hotel employee.
1d Act as bearer in shop? (6)
BETRAY : Split 2,4 it means take the part of something for carrying drinks. Shop in this case is a verb.
3d Criminally daring sideline organised by executive? (7,7)
INSIDER DEALING : Anagram (organised) of DARING SIDELINE. The whole clue is also the definition.
4d Free trade with Peru? That’s something different (9)
DEPARTURE : Anagram (free) of TRADE and PERU leads to a deviation from your normal course of action.
5d Complains, dismissing hotel drinks (5)
WINES : A homophone. Take away (dismissing) H(otel) from a synonym for complains.
7d Part of family history from the man I left in kitchen, for example (8)
HEIRLOOM : The two letter male, then I from the clue, then L(eft) inside a part of a house that could be a kitchen.
8d Flood of pasties regularly supporting most of planet (8)
SATURATE : Most of the letters of one of the planets in our solar system, then the even letters (regularly) of pasties.
9d Church official says piece for politician (5,9)
ELDER STATESMAN : A charade. The church official is probably Presbyterian. A synonym for ‘says’ and a piece from a chessboard.
15d New arc light absorbing energy makes you listless (9)
LETHARGIC : Anagram (new) of ARC LIGHT with an extra E(nergy) included.
16d Warn a receiver, impounding half of monies (8)
ADMONISH : A from the clue then a receiver for a satellite signal enclosing (impounding) three letters of monies.
17d Touched by journalist supporting unlimited offer during performance (8)
AFFECTED : Remove the first and last letters from ‘offer’ (unlimited) and put this inside a three letter word for performance and finish it off with the usual two letter journalist.
20d The French understand a person who rents (6)
LESSEE : Plural French definite article then word for understand.
We couldn’t decide between 1a and 1d so have gone for both as ‘tops’. (That avoids having two favourites).
The Quick Crossword pun: Antibes+yacht+ticks=antibiotics