Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2927 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Senf
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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we had a heatwave on Friday – plus 3 degrees!
Virgilius in a very benevolent frame of mind this week with a total of only 28 clues – the usual handful of anagrams, including partials, some double definitions, a homophone, and a couple of lurkers.
My joint-favourites – 20a (14 letter non-anagram just has to be a favourite) and 5d.
Don’t forget to follow BD’s instructions in red at the bottom of the hints!
As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues 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:
7a Liking quiet entrance (8)
The musical symbol for quiet followed by a synonym for entrance (as in fill with rapturous delight).
9a Assertion I, for one, heard (6)
The homophone (heard) of the type of letter that ‘I’ is.
11a Fee includes something done in medical business (8)
A synonym for fee containing (includes) a single word for something done.
17a Fish from middle of jetty beside Waterloo (5)
The middle letter of jeTty followed by (beside) the type of defeat suffered by Napoleon Bonaparte at his last battle.
20a Labour didn’t produce such funding (8,6)
The type of funding that, for example, may result from investatments.
25a As such, including university study (6)
A two word expression, from Latin, that is synonymic of as such containing the single letter for university.
28a Man in charge of section of the body (8)
Double definition – the first is a member of the armed forces.
1d Almost put out of service for protest (4)
A term for leaving military service minus its last letter (almost).
2d Reflecting sound selection after last goes top (6)
A synonym for selection with its last letter transposed to become the first.
5d Difference in new paintings going up in price (8)
The single letter for new, and a generic term for paintings reversed (going up) in a synonym for price.
8d JFK, for instance, as screened in fair portrayal (7)
The first lurker – a type of travel facility contained in (as screened in) the last two words of the clue.
13d Telling act that follows political no-win situation (10)
Double definition – the second is what happens when an electoral outcome cannot be determined.
18d Holidaymaker runs into popular person in bar? (7)
A single letter used in cricket scoring inserted (into) in a term for a person who might be popular in a bar or restaurant or . . .
21d Cure part of extreme dyslexia (6)
The second lurker found in (part of) the last two words of the clue.
26d Top performer that represents state in standard array (4)
Double definition – the second is one of fifty on the flag of the USA.
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