Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29069
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
On the first of the month winter arrived with a vengeance. We have had windy, cold, changeable weather ever since with snow down to low levels on the ranges. Our little wood-burner has been having to work overtime.
Jay has given us another enjoyable puzzle with some rather good complicated anagrams included in the mix.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
10a Short story about the girl’s millions is hot air (7)
THERMAL : Another word for a story loses its last letter and surrounds a female possessive pronoun and the abbreviation for millions.
11a Mostly reluctant crowd … (3)
LOT : Remove the last letter (an ‘h’) from a word meaning reluctant.
12a … packed with runners in high spirits (4,2,5)
FULL OF BEANS : These runners might be found in a vegetable garden.
14a Angry protest and row coming after universal voting system (6)
UPROAR : String together U(niversal), proportional representation voting system, and ‘row’ to propel a boat.
15a Theatrical skill needing repeated energy and banter? (8)
REPARTEE : A type of theatrical company, then skill or ability and the abbreviation for energy twice.
19a Popular detective needing match for dye (6)
INDIGO : The two letter word for popular, then a detective inspector and match or correspond.
22a Right — always represent value and ring (11)
REVERBERATE : R(ight), then a synonym for always, a two letter word for represent and value or judge.
23a Music from ‘American Dad’! (3)
POP : A US familiar word for dad.
24a Experiences no end of alarm in upsetting smart set (7)
TASTERS : Remove the last letter of alarm from an anagram (upsetting) of SmART SET. ‘Experiences’ here is a noun for exploratory occasions.
26a Thief may be good person protected by sovereign (7)
RUSTLER : One who reigns surrounds a beatified person.
1d Administration putting writer in place (5,9)
LOCAL AUTHORITY : A place or neighbourhood contains a person who writes.
2d Special quality of vote for accepting parliamentary bill (1-6)
X-FACTOR : The mark used to signify your choice on a voting paper and a parliamentary bill when passed is inside FOR from the clue.
4d High-ranking people should change sides in a mild way (6)
GENTLY : Find another word for high-ranking people and within that change R(ight) to L(eft).
5d Noticed changes after answer is put into effect (8)
ACTIONED : The one letter abbreviation for answer and an anagram (changes) of NOTICED.
6d House intermittently providing shade (3)
HUE : The first, third and fifth letters of house.
7d Wild sheep sound out of breath (7)
RAMPANT : A male sheep and then the noise made by someone out of breath.
13d Brewing artisan beer is a difficult exercise (11)
BRAINTEASER : An anagram (brewing) of ARTISAN BEER.
16d Skater must fail in the Caribbean islands, and try another sport (5-3)
WATER-SKI : The two letter abbreviation for the region that includes many Caribbean islands surrounds an anagram (must fail) of SKATER.
18d Notice caller dismissing Italian consultant (7)
ADVISOR : A commercial notice and a caller or guest minus the abbreviation for Italian.
20d Using time on the inside, beat urge (7)
IMPULSE : The central two letters of time and a beat as a heart has.
21d Heart monitor’s first indicator (6)
MARROW : The first letter of monitor and then an indicator that Cupid might use.
Our favourite this week is 1d. In retrospect it took us longer than it should have.
Quickie pun leave + hair + pull = Liverpool