Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096
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This puzzle was published on Saturday, 23rd April 2016
Morning All! Quite s straightforward solve but with some fun clues.
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1a Plant that could give beast of burden trouble on the way back (8)
CAMELLIA – A Camel (beast of burden) followed by a reversal (on the way back) of AIL (trouble).
5a A governing body on ship (6)
ABOARD – A from the clue and then a BOARD or governing body.
9a Someone making excuses for record I delivered in a job (9)
APOLOGIST – A LOG/record and I from the clue inside a POST/job.
11a Manage with spades to cut through woodland (5)
COPSE – Place S for spades inside (to cut through) COPE or manage.
12a Meanly abused amateurs (6)
LAYMEN – An anagram (abused) of MEANLY.
13a Way to get round unsatisfactory service in game (8)
ROULETTE – Place a LET/ unsatisfactory service inside a ROUTE or way.
15a Manufacturer in Germany and America meeting employee on approval (13)
INDUSTRIALIST – A charade of IN from the clue, D for Germany, the US for America and then a TRIALIST or employee on approval.
18a Charge a boy touring Cornish resort in holiday time (7,6)
FESTIVE SEASON – Place a FEE/charge and A SON or a boy around the outside of ST IVES, a Cornish resort.
22a Song about Uncle Sam getting drunk (8)
CAROUSAL – Place a CAROL or song around/about the USA or Uncle Sam
23a Soak up sun in autumn month — it’s 45 degrees (6)
OCTANT – I remembered the word but the wordplay is clear – Place TAN (soak up sun) inside OCT(ober) or an autumn month.
26a Make corrections to pieces penned by editor (5)
EMEND – MEN or pieces on a chessboard inside ED for Edtior.
27a Conductor’s chosen baton to lead first part of Eroica (9)
ELECTRODE – ELECT or chosen then a ROD/baton followed by the first letter/part of E(roica).
28a Official disallowed rugby score ace secured (6)
NOTARY – NO TRY or a disallowed rugby score in which A for Ace is added/secured.
29a Unproductive performers to be removed from musical stage? (4,4)
DEAD WOOD – The second cryptic definition of DEADWOOD is a famous musical .
1d Clergyman takes tea with nothing added (8)
CHAPLAIN – A charade of CHA (tea) and PLAIN (with nothing added).
2d Dreamy doctor appearing in Casualty finally (5)
MOONY – A charade of MO (Medical Officer/doctor) who is ON (appearing in) and the final letter of (casualt)Y.
3d Cat — punishment that’s held over son (7)
LIONESS – Take LINES (schoolboy punishment) holding O for over and then finally S for Son.
4d Flag of European country trimmed (4)
IRIS – Cur the last letter of IRIS(h) or ‘of Ireland’.
6d Graduate with cold, under the weather — one could get germs (7)
BACILLI – A charade of BA or graduate and then C for Cold, ILL/under the weather and finally I for One.
7d Small female in health resort rejected desires (9)
APPETITES – PETITE or small female inside a reversal /rejected of SPA.
8d German person eating less (6)
DIETER – A German name and also one who diets.
10d Roman poet’s following opening of treasure chests (8)
THORACES – The opening of T(reasure) and then HORACE’S (or of the Roman Poet_.
14d Get girl in elaborate rite (8)
IRRITATE – RITA (a girl) inside an elaborate anagram of RITE.
16d To reduce agitation apparently is putting off (9)
DEFERMENT – To reduce agitation might be said to DE-FERMENT.
17d Kew noted straggly unwanted plant (8)
KNOTWEED – An anagram (straggly) of KEW NOTED.
19d Depth measuring device in better condition (7)
SOUNDER – Two straightforward definitions.
20d Animated Conservative infiltrating left (7)
EXCITED – Place C for Conservative inside EXITED or left.
21d Television vet (6)
SCREEN – Another double definition.
24d Eager to get support of old in large numbers (1,4)
A GOGO – AGOG (eager) with O for nothing underneath (supporting in a down clue).
25d Present from the relations (4)
HERE – A hidden word (from) in tHE RElations.
Enjoy the Bank Holiday everyone!