Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28767 (Hints)
The 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.
1a Level with rower having limited sleep (2,1,3)
A rower around (having) a limited or short sleep
4a Fielding side strives for this kind of effort (3-3)
The fielding side in a cricket match strives to achieve this by dismissing ten batsmen
10a Seen in court, a revolutionary quality that attracts admiration (6)
Inside the abbreviation for C(our)T insert the A from the clue and one of our usual revolutionaries
11a Hiss: ‘Turn over if snoring!’ (4)
The reversal (turn over) of IF followed by two letters used to represent snoring
12a Instruction to make less noise in bars (10)
Musical notation for decrease in loudness in a piece of music
16a Premier craftsman? (12)
Split as (7,5) this vaguely describes a premier or prime minister
23a For always, nevertheless! (8)
Split as (4,4) this could be never (the) less
25a Man that’s found in New South Wales (6)
This man’s name is also a city in New South Wales
1d Order Diana to go to hospital department to be disciplined (8)
An order or honour is followed by the abbreviated form of Diana and our usual hospital department
2d Humming coming from a telephone call (5)
The A from the clue and a telephone call
6d Band or artist’s carrying case (9)
OR from the clue and our usual artist around (carrying) a case
8d Ringmaster? (8,5)
A woolly description of a title-holding pugilist
14d Suggest about 100 correct to hold Queen’s award (9)
A two-letter word for about, the Roman numeral for 100 and a four-letter verb meaning to correct or repair around (to hold) an award that is in the gift of the Queen
17d Enthusiast having nothing on is a fool (7)
An enthusiast or expert followed by O (nothing) and ON from the clue
18d Small child with Terence has no right to be unsteady (7)
A small child followed by the shortened form of Terence without one of its two R(ight)s
21d West Country lady (5)
W(est) followed by a country
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The Quick Crossword pun: bird+sop+pray=birds of prey