Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28582 (Hints)
Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club
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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.
Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”. Where the hint describes a construct as “usual” this means that more help can be found in The Usual Suspects, which gives a number of the elements commonly used in the wordplay. Another useful page is Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, which features words with meanings that are not always immediately obvious.
A full review of this puzzle will be published after the closing date for submissions.
Some hints follow.
6a Fruitful series triumph of one barely running (7,6)
This could be a triumph of someone running while naked
8a Lines one very good soldier from Down Under cut (6)
Our usual good man (one very good) is followed by most of an antipodean soldier
9a Item for storing leaves two things on course, we hear (3,5)
… any time you see leaves in a clue it should nudge you towards the kind of leaves that are infused to make a drink
12a Metal barrel by gents removed (8)
A barrel followed by an anagram (removed) of GENTS
14a Thoroughly fashionable wisdom (2,5)
a two-letter word meaning fashionable followed by some wisdom
16a For audience shortly, host gives wave (7)
Sounds like a word meaning shortly or in a little while followed by a host or large number of people
23a Bottled gas could offer a new energy to get behind yet (6)
The A from the clue, N(ew) and E(nergy) follow (to get behind) a word meaning yet
26a Quite a strange one having fled European match (6)
An anagram (strange) of QU[I]TE A without (having fled) the I (one) followed by E(uropean)
27a Going off celeb’s heavenly body that’s flared up (9,4)
A verb meaning going off followed by a celebrity
1d Soak fruit one sister’s put on (8)
A type of fruit is preceded by I (one) and a religious sister
3d Disturb a person working in US military gallery (7)
The A from the clue followed by a person working in US military, i.e. a US soldier, and a famous London art gallery
5d Where people go round night and day getting to the heart of problem answers (2,4)
Hidden at the centre (heart) of the last two words in the clue
7d Hoaxer going to church in Worcs town (13)
A six-letter hoaxer followed by a large church gives a town not far from where I live
15d Woman briefly turning chart over (3)
For those who know, it’s Mrs BD’s first name – for those who don’t it’s the reversal (turning … over) of a chart
17d Coach comes up with ‘Join together or go under‘ (8)
The reversal (comes up) of a three-letter coach, of the kind that carries passengers, followed by a verb meaning to join together
19d Live jumps during January Olympic event (7)
An anagram (jumps) of LIVE inside (during) the short form of JAN(uary)
22d One runs daily or weekly perhaps (6)
This person could run a daily publication, or a weekly one – or even a monthly one!
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The Quick Crossword pun: stare+Welles=stairwells