Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29042 (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.
6a Rascal Danny is travelling round detached areas off Africa (6,7)
An anagram (travelling round) of RASCAL DANNY IS
8a Rich man with time to disrobe (6)
The name of the rich man at whose gate Lazarus lay (now commonly used as a term for a rich and luxurious person) followed by T(ime)
9a It can be ugly, wild orgy during storm (8)
An anagram (wild) of ORGY inside a storm
14a Getting to the bottom of it thoroughly (2-5)
This could be getting to the bottom of some water
20a Eleven singly (3,2,3)
Simply spell out (singly) 11 (eleven)
24a Quartet heading west on a Roman road (3)
The reversal (heading west) of the Roman numerals for a quartet followed by the A from the clue
26a Stick cardinal in centre (6)
To get this verb meaning to stick put the abbreviation of the form of address given to a Roman Catholic cardinal inside a word meaning the centre
27a Trouble there would be when Nick has to foot the bill (3,5,2,3)
A cryptic description of when Nick (Satan) has to foot the bill
1d Disrupt drunken teen lust (8)
An anagram (drunken) of TEEN LUST
2d Endlessly short-tempered, note (8)
Most of an adjective meaning short-tempered gives a musical note
3d Work to include current stuff in plan (7)
Since I solved it, this clue has been made easier to parse:
3d Work to include adult stuff in plan (7)
A three-letter verb meaning to work the soil around [the symbol for the unit of electric current followed by a verb meaning to stuff (I wasted time with the wrong current symbol!) / A(dult)]
5d Grass in class (6)
… to grass is to betray
6d Bird I name with painful swelling deserting (10,3)
A large bird is followed by the I from the clue, N(ame) and a painful swelling
7d Worshipful band of the free? (9,4)
A cryptic definition of a religious organisation noted for its work with the poor and for its brass bands
13d American composer thus leaving the States (1,1,1)
Drop (leaving) a two-letter word meaning thus from the name of an American compose
18d Sort of posh, neat carriage (8)
An anagram (sort) of POSH NEAT – coincidentally the same fodder can give the plural of a different type of carriage
22d Little Katharine found in dictionary that’s approved (6)
A three-letter shortened version of Katharine inside the abbreviation for a definitive dictionary
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The Quick Crossword pun: croc+owed+dial=crocodile