Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28231
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Kia ora from down-under. We are an hour later getting to grips with this puzzle. We put our clocks forward one hour last weekend. This means that it appears at noon for us now for a few weeks until UK clocks revert to GMT. Coinciding with the clock change was our first sighting of this years crop of ducklings. We spotted two new families and there will be plenty more to come.
Another enjoyable offering from Jay, toward the gentle end of his spectrum for us
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1a Unexpected second rebellion involving leader of rebels (10)
SURPRISING : The abbreviation for a second, and then a word for a rebellion or revolt includes the first letter of rebels.
6a Supply cash for daughter chasing entertainment (4)
FUND : A word for entertainment or enjoyment and the abbreviation for daughter.
10a What an accountant may do with baby out of bed? (3,2)
TOT UP : An informal word for a young child and a two letter word for out of bed.
11a Inscription for burial? (9)
ENGRAVING : A double definition. The second is putting in a hole in the ground.
12a Update end of chapter, altering free and quiet (7)
REFRESH : The last letter of chapter, then an anagram (altering) of FREE and the two letter instruction to be quiet.
21a Left around 100 emotional (7)
EXCITED : A word for left or departed includes the Roman numeral one hundred.
23a Carpet louse gone! (4,3)
TICK OFF : Carpet here is a verb. A bloodsucking parasite and a word meaning gone.
25a Conscious of fighting in Accident and Emergency (5)
AWARE : The two letters that are used for Accident and Emergency Department surround a military conflict.
26a Thread from which one weaves a tale (4)
YARN : Double definition.
27a Nuisances surrounding one young lady repelled those expecting the worst (10)
PESSIMISTS : The Roman numeral one and a young lady are reversed and found inside a word for nusiances.
2d Confirm suitable returns in fish (6)
RATIFY : A three letter word for suitable is reversed inside a type of flat fish.
3d Complaint, seeing quota including European here (14)
REPRESENTATION : The abbreviation for European and a word meaning at this place are inside a quota or allowance.
5d Republic subsumed by Pakistani gerontocracy (5)
NIGER : A lurker hiding in the last two words of the clue.
8d Understand Italian is easy at first to convert into binary form (8)
DIGITISE : A ‘hip’ word for understand, then the abbreviation for Italian, ‘is’ from the clue and the first letter of ‘easy’.
15d Bronzes found around Haiti worried islanders (9)
TAHITIANS : An anagram (worried) of HAITI is inside a word for becomes coloured by the sun.
16d When the Queen, in sorrow, shows such a harsh quality (8)
ASPERITY : A two letter synonym for ‘when’ and then a word for sorrow contains the Queen’s regnal cypher.
17d In which one settles a marine professor’s position (8)
ARMCHAIR : ‘A’ from the clue, then the two letter designation for a sea-going soldier and the post held by a professor.
19d Dangerous situation of men in service (6)
MORASS : Ordinary soldiers are inside a church service.
20d Gaffe the press regularly may find sweet (6)
AFTERS : Start with the second letter of the clue and continue with alternate letters.
22d Primate supporting doctor’s hanging (5)
DRAPE : The animal (not episcopalian) primate is beneath one of the abbreviations for a doctor.
Our favourite today is 7d.
Quickie pun pack + aged + eel = package deal