Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27675
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ****
We have got to the end of what has been a busy time for us. The last of our visitors has been delivered to the railway station. “The Book” has been successfully launched. (Check out the link at the end of the post if more detail is required.) All done in time to let us enjoy this clever, slightly tricky puzzle from Jay.
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1a Not at all amused, reply angrily dismissing daughter (2,8)
MY PLEASURE : Anagram (angrily) of AMUSE(d) REPLY with d(aughter) removed. What you might reply to someone saying thank you.
6a Measure of a ruler‘s progress? (4)
INCH : The measure that we used to see on rulers before they went metric. It can also mean to move ahead slowly.
9a Civilisation finds remedy imprisoning Unionist officer (7)
CULTURE : A four letter word for a remedy encloses (U)nionist and an abbreviation for a junior officer.
12a Earth’s revised opinion? (6,2,5)
CHANGE OF HEART : A reverse anagram, the first two words of the answer tell you what to do with the third word to give you EARTH.
14a New honesty boxes left in a sneaky way (2,3,3)
ON THE SLY : Anagram (new) of HONESTY includes (boxes) (L)eft.
15a Emphasise a little money in Europe captures carbon (6)
ACCENT : A small money unit in Europe or USA or New Zealand etc with (C)arbon included.
19a Almost get wind of a venue for carnival setting (8)
SCENARIO : Take a word to get wind of as a tracking animal might do, remove the last letter and add the South American city famous for its carnival.
21a Rather alert, possibly grabbing gold eventually (6,2,5)
SOONER OR LATER : A synonym for rather, or would prefer to, then the heraldic notation for gold and an anagram (possibly ) of ALERT.
24a Worker engaged in heart-to-heart is antagonistic (7)
ARTISAN : The answer is hidden in the clue.
25a Round of applause given to fish expert (3,4)
DAB HAND : A type of flatfish found mostly in cryptic crosswords is followed by a word for a round of applause.
27a Annoys son unloading lorry for no reason (10)
NEEDLESSLY : A seven letter word that means annoys, (S)on and the first and last letters (unloading) of lorry.
1d Illegal scheme set up to get coats (4)
MACS : Reverse (set up) a word for an illegal scheme.
3d Hazard of university? (8,5)
EDUCATED GUESS : A cryptic definition of what a reasoned opinion by a well informed person might be.
5d Casanova‘s city love (5)
ROMEO : Italian city and the tennis score love.
7d Compound charge applied to idiot (7)
NITRATE : A three letter synonym for idiot and then a word for charge.
8d Indecision of the man with one in position (10)
HESITATION : Male two letter personal pronoun, then Roman numeral 1 included in a word for a position in life.
13d Seize dissident factions in church (10)
CONFISCATE : An anagram (dissident) of FACTIONS inside the two letter abbreviation for the Anglican church.
18d Trouble with private English child under one’s wing (7)
ADOPTEE : Three letter word for trouble, three letter abbreviation for private and (E)nglish.
20d Has another look at sentence concerning engineers and adverts (7)
REREADS : Three abbreviations strung together 2,2,3.
22d Weight when university’s given acceptance? (5)
OUNCE : A synonym for ‘when’ has (U)niversity inside.
23d Starts to eat and drink, getting you nervous (4)
EDGY : First letters of four words in the clue.
Favourite for us is the one we started with, 1a.
Here is the link that we promised in the heading. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/63582866/alice-may-parkinson-a-woman-wronged
Today’s Quickie pun Moth + Erin + Lore = Mother-in-law