Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29003
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’re home again now after a marvellous time travelling in The South Island. The question we asked ourselves when we got to Fiordland was, “Why have we waited so long to come here?” It was a truly amazing experience. We have put one pic in the hints, Mitre Peak in Milford Sound. and two more at the bottom of the post. The first of these is Punakaiki (or pancake rocks) in northern Westland, then the vessel on which we did an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound.
On our way home we were by-passing Christchurch at the time that the horrendous shooting was taking place. The whole of New Zealand is still in deep shock and mourning that such a thing has happened.
We have another top quality Jay puzzle to get us back into the blogging routine.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Latin church court (7)
ROMANCE : Another word for Latin that denotes the city where it originated, and then the abbreviation for the Anglican Church.
9a Well-known forward (8)
FAMILIAR : A double definition. The second meaning implies impolitely pushy.
11a Recruit may be bitter, perhaps, about short name (8)
BEGINNER : A beverage of which bitter is a type surrounds another drink that could be called a short, plus the abbreviation for name.
13a Not feeling good, having no more classes (3,2,5)
OUT OF SORTS : A (3,2) phrase meaning ‘having no more’ and then classes or types.
16a One can, with energy, harangue traveller (9)
ITINERANT : The Roman numeral one, a can or metal container, the abbreviation for energy and, finally, harangue or berate.
21a Unbounded fury of the French language (4)
URDU : The two central letters of the word fury, and then one of the variations of the French word for ‘of the’.
22a Soporific air of nurses — grand after working (6-4)
CRADLE-SONG : Nurses, or tenderly holds in one’s arms, then a two letter word for working or functioning and G(rand).
24a Pressure line from one’s pub carrying oxygen (6)
ISOBAR : The two letter way of writing ‘one’s’, then the chemical symbol for oxygen and a pub or tavern.
28a Request sent without cover with international agreement (8)
ENTREATY : The two central letters of ‘sent’ plus an international agreement.
29a Gathering idle rich must change, lacking right (7)
CEILIDH : An anagram (must change ) of IDLE rICH once the abbreviation for right has been removed. (This one could be a challenge if you have never seen the word written before).
2d Old salts must welcome British Standard for shrouds (8)
OBSCURES : In the order they appear in the answer we have the abbreviation for old, then the letters denoting British Standard, and then preserves using salt.
3d A short child entertaining journalists in Alpine resort party (5-3)
APRES-SKI : ‘A’ from the clue and a word for a child (or young goat) without its last letter surrounds a collective noun for journalists.
4d Politician is in the capital of Italy supporting company settlement (10)
COMPROMISE : String together the abbreviation for company, and a Member of Parliament. Next, the capital city of Italy surrounds ‘is’ from the clue.
5d In arrears, and others must be put up (4)
LATE : The reversal of a 2,2 Latin phrase meaning ‘and others’.
6d Clears up links about identification (6)
TIDIES : A two letter identification document is inside links or connections.
7d Bowlers with no power will be criminals (7)
SINNERS : Remove the abbreviation for power from one type of cricket bowlers.
8d Support for member, male, in nick (7)
ARMREST : Nick or take into custody contains the abbreviation for male.
11d Gambler getting high in happier circumstances (6,3)
BETTER OFF : A gambler or somebody placing a wager and then high or decomposing.
17d Out for reform in hearing lesson (8)
TUTORIAL : A hearing in a law court contains an anagram (for reform) of OUT.
18d Submitted Germany should support progress (8)
ADVANCED : Progress or move forward and then the IVR code for Germany.
19d Ruin meal, putting in last of garlic (7)
SCUPPER : The last letter of garlic is inside a meal eaten later in the day.
20d Part of university showing mental awareness (7)
FACULTY : A double definition.
23d Veins must be full of good deposits (6)
LODGES : Veins of mineral ores found in rock structures surround the abbreviation for good.
26d Lipids in most of personnel on the rise (4)
FATS : Remove the last letter from the reversal of a word for personnel or employees.
Quickie pun thus + pies + curls = The Spice Girls