Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28183
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Today seems to be one of those days when everything happens at once. Arranging quotes to have double-glazing installed, getting a satellite dish installed, buying online some golf clubs for a friend and making pumpkin soup for visitors coming tomorrow all seem to be encroaching on blog writing time. Persistent light rain has caused postponement of other outdoor things that were on today’s list so looks like it will all come together with only minor interruptions. It is nice to have the time to savour a Jay puzzle without the need to rush.
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1a Leather women must wear wild-haired (7)
RAWHIDE : An anagram (wild) of HAIRED includes the abbreviation for women.
10a Return dirty look on holiday, say, without hesitation (4,3)
REEL OFF : A word meaning to give a dirty look is reversed and is followed by a word for on holiday or not at work.
12a Coming from Senegal or Eritrea in great numbers (6)
GALORE : A lurker hiding in the third fourth and fifth words of the clue.
13a Anger following new report about European collection (10)
REPERTOIRE : A three letter word for anger comes after an anagram (new) of REPORT that contains the abbreviation for European.
15a The limits of home rule must be present (4)
HERE : The first and last letters (limits) of two words in the clue.
21a Have a quick look and stay back (4)
PEEK : A word meaning stay or preserve is reversed.
22a Popular vote‘s direct outcome united majority at first (10)
REFERENDUM : A word meaning to direct or point to, then a word meaning an outcome or goal and the first letters of united and majority.
24a Makes changes to notices covering workers (6)
AMENDS : Male workers are inside publicity notices.
27a Doctor said, caught in racket, to show contempt (7)
DISDAIN : An anagram (doctor) of SAID is inside a racket or loud noise.
28a Rubbish from supporters drinking a French wine (8)
LEAVINGS : A from the clue and the French word for wine are inside supporters that could be holding up your table.
29a Just a little fly trapped in sink, oddly (7)
SMIDGEN : A type of small fly is inside the first and third letters of sink.
2d Visual aid materials of gallery employed by experts (8)
ACETATES : A well-known art gallery is inside a word for experts.
3d Blessed lobby had to pay (8)
HALLOWED : A lobby or entrance-way and then what is due as a debt.
4d What’s left of Diversity? (10)
DIFFERENCE : A double definition. ‘What’s left’ defines the relationship when you subtract one number or quantity from another.
5d Typical American perhaps that gets in somehow as president (4)
WASP : A typical American could be described as a white Anglo-Saxon protestant. Hiding in the clue.
7d Dog brush cut short (7)
CURTAIL : A worthless dog of low breed and then a brush as you might find on a fox.
8d Tense up seeing nurse cradling pet (7)
STIFFEN : The abbreviation for a State Enrolled Nurse surrounds a word for a minor disagreement.
14d Their mum’s a different cause of much pain (10)
RHEUMATISM : An anagram (different) of THEIR MUM’S A.
17d Very good odds on loan I finally arranged (8)
SPLENDID : The abbreviation for a type of odds offered by bookmakers, then a verb meaning to grant a loan, I from the clue and the last letter of arranged.
18d A journalist shouldn’t miss this evidence of phone out of order (8)
DEADLINE : The answer needs to be split 4,4, to understand the wordplay.
19d Insect found under cheese, in a word (7)
BRIEFLY : A French soft cheese and the insect found in the clue for 29a.
20d Quirky start on round (7)
OFFBEAT : A three letter word for the start or beginning of a race perhaps, and then a round as a policeman might perform.
26d Sharpness is an advantage (4)
EDGE : Double definition.
The cryptic definition of 9a gets our vote for favourite this week.
Quickie pun beast + wrong = be strong