Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28015
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ****
We are now at the stage of ‘counting the number of sleeps’ until our visitors from Oxford arrive. We have prepared a list of those people who have been breaking the rules about multiple favourites to be handed to Kath for action. Our weather has been a bit of a mixed bag lately and we have our fingers crossed that it will be in kind mood for the next couple of weeks.
Another pleasant offering from Jay this week. A few tricky ones in the SW just took it into *** time for us.
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6a Sweetener for guards ordered to ignore source of danger (5)
SUGAR : An anagram (ordered) of GUARdS loses the first letter of danger.
9a Hint about European Union link (3,2)
TIE UP : A synonym for a hint (it appears on the heading for this puzzle) contains the abbreviation for European Union.
11a Console jury, following prisoner and short internet abuser (7,5)
CONTROL PANEL : A word that describes a jury comes after a three letter prisoner and a word for an internet abuser that loses its last letter.
14a Caprice married in one beat (7)
IMPULSE : The Roman numeral one, then the abbreviation for married and a beat, possibly given by the heart.
16a Terrible mistake to have shot a student (3,4)
OWN GOAL : A word meaning to have or possess, then a word for a shot or a turn, A from the clue and a learner.
18a Return to take part in free lectures (2-5)
RE-ELECT : Return as you might do to your MP. The answer is hiding in the clue.
20a Reveals attitudes struck by English Times (7)
EXPOSES : ‘Attitudes’ as an artist’s model might show, comes after the abbreviation for English and the mathematical symbol for multiplying.
22a Compensation provided for variable costs in a Fiat (12)
SATISFACTION : An anagram (variable) of COSTS IN A FIAT.
26a Rule established by limited company? (9)
OLIGARCHY : A cryptic definition of a government by a small exclusive class.
27a Order forecast, ignoring PR (5)
EDICT : A word meaning to forecast has PR removed from its beginning.
28a Try escorts, losing heart maybe (5)
ESSAY : The first and last letters (losing heart) of escorts and then a word meaning maybe, or for example.
29a Row in estate perhaps about good fast food available here? (6-3)
DINING-CAR : A word for a row or loud noise, then IN from the clue, the abbreviation for good and what an estate could be an example of.
1d Project on energy in fibre (4)
JUTE : Project here is a verb and is followed by E(nergy).
2d Part of golf course millions swarm around (4)
TEEM : The part of golf course where the action starts and the abbreviation for millions.
3d Earth summit’s social oddly ignored (7)
TOPSOIL : A word for summit then the S from the clue and alternate letters of social.
4d Precise demand (5)
EXACT : A double definition, the second meaning as used in the Milton quote ‘ Doth God ***** day-labour light deny’d’.
7d Ecofriendly sign, to be building for growth (10)
GREENHOUSE : A colour that means ecofriendly and another word that is used to describe a sign of the zodiac.
8d Hand making blue blood turn red? (5,5)
ROYAL FLUSH : An adjective describing somebody purportedly having blue blood, and a word meaning to take on a rosy complexion.
13d Redesigned part in apse belongs (10)
APPERTAINS : An anagram (redesigned) of PART IN APSE.
15d Sent daughter to pursue opening (9)
ENTRANCED : An opening, or a doorway perhaps, is followed by an abbreviation for daughter.
19d Price reduced by nothing in simple drug (7)
ECSTASY : A word meaning price is ‘reduced by nothing’ by having its O removed and appears inside a word meaning simple.
21d Radio programme that’s mostly fraudulent — and popular (5-2)
PHONE-IN : A word meaning fraudulent or false loses its last letter then the two letter word for popular. We enjoyed the accurate description given by the surface reading.
23d Hear working is an attempt to deceive (3-2)
TRY-ON : Hear as a magistrate might do, and a short word for working.
25d Wake up in cooler (4)
STIR : A double definition. The cooler here could be a pen, a can, porridge etc, etc.
The SW gave us the most problems today so we will go for 26a as favourite.
Quickie pun mulled + heat + asks = multitasks