Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29015
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
It is that time of the year again when we have to adjust our puzzle solving schedule. It is a two stage operation for us. One when UK clocks are moved forward and another when we finish our daylight saving time. This week falls in the gap between these changes. We don’t need the clock changes to remind us though as there is a real autumnal feeling in the air despite some gloriously fine sunny days.
We found this at the gentler end of Jay’s spectrum.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Amount charged must include a court for training (8)
PRACTICE : ‘A’ from the clue and the abbreviation for court are inside a word for amount charged.
5a Some oddly stuffing face must be miserable (6)
DISMAL : The first and third letters (oddly) of ‘some’ are inside a face that might be seen on a clock.
11a Match score (5)
TALLY : A double definition.
12a Destiny of king is satisfied (6)
KISMET : The chess abbreviation for king, then ‘IS’ from the clue and satisfied or fulfilled the conditions.
13a Look to include unusually bitter words to score (8)
LIBRETTO : An old-fashioned two letter word for look contains an anagram (unusually) of BITTER.
18a Tarantino line rewritten for test, perhaps (13)
INTERNATIONAL : An anagram (rewritten) of TARANTINO LINE.
22a Understands broadcast by mistress losing head abroad (8)
OVERSEAS : Remove the first letter from a mistress or paramour and then a homophone (broadcast) for understands or comprehends.
23a Water jump? (6)
SPRING : A double definition.
27a English tombstone with line replacing one name as compensation (9)
EMOLUMENT : Start with the abbreviation for English, then a synonym for a tombstone has one of its constituent abbreviations for name replaced with the abbreviation for line.
28a Look at soldiers and pull back (6)
REGARD : Engineering soldiers and then the reversal of a word meaning pull.
29a Old-fashioned chap having precedence is given authority (8)
MANDATED : A word meaning old-fashioned or passe has a synonym for chap in front of it (having precedence).
2d Pleasure trips must start late for these relations (5)
AUNTS : Remove the first letter (must start late) from pleasure trips or escapades.
4d Stuff credit — a source of misery! (4)
CRAM : The abbreviation for credit, then ‘A’ from the clue and the first letter of misery.
6d Meanwhile at home, call about investments, initially (7)
INTERIM : The two letter ‘at home’ and then the first letter of investments is inside call or name.
7d Hormone present in rampant Latino men? (9)
MELATONIN : An anagram (rampant) of LATINO MEN.
8d Provides drama ignoring quiet lad (4,2)
LAYS ON : Remove the musical notation for quiet from a stage drama and then lad or male offspring.
14d Posture adopted by coach? (8)
CARRIAGE : A double definition.
17d Offended, being able to see across lake (8)
SLIGHTED : The abbreviation for lake is inside a word meaning being able to see.
19d One sheltering in canopy is more irritable (7)
TESTIER : A canopy that might be found on a four-poster bed contains the Roman numeral one.
20d Seize contents of limo and crush (7)
IMPOUND : The two central letters of limo and then crush as one might with a mortar and pestle.
21d Absurd score — around 100 — for such a game (6)
SOCCER : An anagram (absurd) of SCORE contains the Roman numeral for 100.
24d Useless writer held up by Italian (5)
INEPT : A writing implement is inverted inside IT(alian).
1d was our favourite today.
Quickie pun wart + uppity = what a pity