Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28591
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
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Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Our spell of glorious weather continues. Calm clear sunny days which make our regular beach and estuary walks sheer delight.
This puzzle from Jay really had us working quite hard. We enjoyed unraveling it and then we had an anxious couple of hours when the site went off-line before we could put this post together. Fingers crossed that it is all working normally again now.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Goods vehicle from Germany heads in for repair (11)
MERCHANDISE : The short form of a German car manufacturer and an anagram (for repair) of HEADS IN.
9a Pause, welcoming coach’s check (9)
RESTRAINT : A word meaning to coach or school is inside a pause or short break.
10a Exile must lose right to get storage facility (5)
DEPOT : Remove the abbreviation for right from inside a word meaning to exile.
11a Report of bloke seeing natural water feature (6)
GEYSER : This word, in the pronunciation usually used in the UK, is a homophone for a common name for a bloke (usually an elderly one). (In New Zealand we use a different pronunciation)
12a Succeed in cadging exotic fedora worn by the Spanish (8)
FREELOAD : The Spanish definite article is inside an anagram (exotic) of FEDORA.
13a Violent type joining couple of sailors (6)
TARTAR : A three letter word for a sailor (possibly derived from sailcloth material) gets repeated.
21a Works hard getting a victory in track sports, initially (8)
TRAVAILS : ‘A’ from the clue and the letter signifying victory are inside a track or pathway, and finally the first letter of sports.
23a A French star — good but not recognised (6)
UNSUNG : The French indefinite article, then the star at the centre of our planetary system and the abbreviation for good.
26a Go through again having regard to limit (5)
RECAP : A two letter word meaning having regard to and then an upper limit.
28a One of ten damn changes — make a remark about that (11)
COMMANDMENT : An anagram (changes) of DAMN is inside a remark like the ones that follow these hints.
1d The special one needs to see bishop in power (2,5)
MR RIGHT : The abbreviation for the official title for a bishop is inside power or strength.
2d Reliable prisoner loses head, being out of practice (5)
RUSTY : Remove the first letter from a description of a reliable prisoner.
3d Arc heroes running in this? (5,4)
HORSE RACE : An all in one clue which is an anagram (running) of ARC HEROES.
4d Fix one’s heart trouble (4)
NAIL : The central letter (heart) of ‘one’ and a word for trouble.
5d Dashed, needing time for female domestic (8)
INTERNAL : ‘Dashed’ here is a mild epithet. You need to replace the abbreviation for female with the abbreviation for time.
6d Supply the essence of Freud, ne’er written up (5)
ENDUE : A reverse lurker to be found in the fifth and sixth letters of the clue.
7d Cheers up in Kentucky with accomplished sort of cricket (7)
KATYDID : The official abbreviation for Kentucky contains the reversal of a two letter word for cheers, and then a word for accomplished or carried out.
8d Suitable place to the south of a quiet river in Italy (8)
APPOSITE : ‘A’ from the clue, and the musical notation for quiet, then crosswordland’s favourite Italian river and a word for place or location.
14d Investigate hearse crashing when circling about by river (8)
RESEARCH : The letter from the Latin signifying about, and the abbreviation for river are found inside an anagram (crashing) of HEARSE.
16d Beast set up trend, oddly having put a film on (9)
LAMINATED : A word for a beast is reversed and followed by the first, third and fifth letters of trend.
20d Increase production of gunmetal endlessly (7)
AUGMENT : An anagram (production) of GUNMETA(l) after the last L has been removed.
22d A flavouring, mostly jelly (5)
ASPIC : ‘A’ from the clue and then flavouring often associated with Eastern cuisine loses its last letter.
24d Make one section of carpet in Uxbridge to be sent north (5)
UNITE : Another reversed lurker found in the fifth sixth and seventh words of the clue.
25d Jumper found in this sort of market? (4)
FLEA : This sort of market specialises in recycled clothing.
Lots to like here. All of the clues forming the border of the puzzle appealed to us.
Quickie pun creek+heaters=cricketers