Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28967
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ***
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Today is Waitangi Day, a public holiday in New Zealand. On 6th February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi, now recognised as the nation’s founding document, was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands in the far north of our country. Commemorative events are being held throughout New Zealand with the main one, where senior political and government officials attend, at the site of the signing.
Meanwhile we still have blog duties to attend to for another enjoyable Jay puzzle.
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1a Row about one’s happiness (8)
PARADISE : A row or procession includes the Roman numeral one and ‘S.
9a Turn to her, upset, to find direction (4,5)
TRUE NORTH : An anagram (upset) of TURN TO HER.
12a A second warning for delegate (6)
ASSIGN : ‘A’ from the clue, the abbreviation for second and then a warning that could be a notice attached to a pole.
13a Father’s not so much at home — it’s easy (8)
PAINLESS : A familiar word for father and then a 2,4 phrase meaning ‘not so much at home’.
18a Having no money there and terribly overwhelmed with sadness (6-7)
BROKEN-HEARTED : A word meaning having no money, plus an anagram (terribly) of THERE AND.
23a Disastrous ruse mostly plating silver (6)
TRAGIC : The chemical symbol for silver is inside a word for a ruse or deception without its last letter.
26a Weight if spring is seen to start late (5)
OUNCE : A word for spring that A A Milne could have attributed to both Tigger and Roo loses its first letter.
27a The nerve! Russian chap with time to play around (9)
GALLIVANT : A word for nerve or effrontery, then a common Russian name that might have ‘terrible’ connotations and the abbreviation for time.
28a Country that’s deemed a failure in America (6)
TURKEY : A word Americans use for a failure, or even a Thanksgiving bird.
29a Heartless roué never changed, and died being worthy of respect (8)
REVEREND : The first and last letters of roue, then an anagram (changed) of NEVER and the abbreviation for died.
1d Peanuts and bread – oddly niche (8)
PITTANCE : A partly leavened Middle Eastern bread and then the first, third and fifth letters of niche.
2d Runs away beginning to suspect drubbings (5)
ROUTS : The cricket abbreviation for runs, then away or not at home and the first letter of suspect.
3d County girl supporting academic type with energy (7)
DONEGAL : A three letter academic type, then the abbreviation for energy and a colloquial girl.
4d Lively spot — must be about right (4)
SPRY : Spot or observe contains R(ight).
7d Thick cloth skein produced with no end of bleach (5-4)
CLOSE-KNIT : An anagram (produced) of CLOT(h) SKEIN once the last letter of bleach has been removed.
10d Problem of boss with a cook finishing early (8)
HEADACHE : Boss or chief, then ‘A’ from the clue and a senior cook lacking the last letter.
14d Settling on gin, eager to be drunk (8)
AGREEING : An anagram (to be drunk) of GIN EAGER.
16d An easy decision borne out with artist at home inside (2-7)
NO-BRAINER : An anagram (out) of BORNE contains a royal academician and the two letter at home.
17d Learned due date must be adjusted to accommodate Conservative (8)
EDUCATED : An anagram (must be adjusted) of DUE DATE contains the single letter abbreviation for Conservative.
19d Dirty old book on drama (7)
OBSCENE : The abbreviations for old and book plus a drama or domestic disturbance.
21d Try new offer and wait, ultimately (6)
EFFORT : An anagram (new) of OFFER plus the last letter of wait.
25d Run from student in charge (4)
FLEE : The letter signifying a student driver is inside a charge for services rendered.
quickie pun wool + fall = Wolf Hall