Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28845 (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 Recording everything produced by pop act, high or tripping (12)
An anagram (tripping) of POP ACT HIGH OR
8a Scribbling heartlessly after love split (7)
A verb meaning scribbling or writing without its middle letter (heartlessly) preceded by O (love)
11a BBC or Channel 5, say? Lad consumes rubbish one (7)
A lad goes around some rubbish and I (one)
14a Give up on French — translate (9)
The French for “on” is followed by a verb meaning to translate
16a Cuts out about 13 physical jerks (9)
A verb meaning cuts out goes around the regnal cipher of the answer to 13 Across
21a Outfit uniform this person’s found beyond price (7)
The letter represented by uniform in the NATO Phonetic alphabet and the two-letter pronoun for “this person” preceded by (found beyond) the price
24a Notice cutter’s sails repeatedly up and down (7)
A three-letter verb meaning to notice is followed by a cutter and the S from ‘S
26a Restlessly lie in — neglect to give reason (12)
An anagram (restlessly) of LIE IN NEGLECT
1d Set up rapper to get busted with drug (7)
An anagram (to get busted) of RAPPER followed by one of our usual drugs
3d More than one living being made from India following keyboard text service (9)
A keyboard instrument followed by the letter represented by India in the NATO Phonetic alphabet and a mobile text service
5d Tommy‘s secret (7)
… a Tommy (or Tommy Atkins) is a name that used to be used for a low-ranking soldier in the British Army
6d Had round in time to meet journalist after six (7)
IN from the clue then T(ime) and our usual journalist preceded by the Roman numerals for six
7d Crime series creates results (12)
Split as (3,9) this could be a crime series
15d On offensive, not in at the beginning or ending (9)
A two-letter word meaning on or about followed by an adjective meaning offensive without the IN at the beginning
17d Like Tibet and Nepal, banning anything odd, authoritarian (7)
The even letters (, banning anything odd) of Nepal followed by an adjective meaning authoritarian or strict
19d Worry no one’s bag will turn up (7)
A charade of NO from the clue, I (one), the S from ‘S and a verb meaning to bag or catch, all reversed (will turn up)
20d Abbreviation — abbreviation of 17, to be exact (7)
An abbreviation or summary is followed by the abbreviation of the answer to 17 Down
22d Moderate undermined by Left — that holds up work (5)
A verb meaning to moderate or alleviate followed (undermined) by L(eft)
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The Quick Crossword pun: sow+fend+peer=Southend Pier