Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29075
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Another Wednesday so another Jay puzzle to enjoy and blog.
Some rather good anagrams again this week and we thought the Quickie pun was particularly cringe-worthy.
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1a Traffic controller‘s answer during drinks session (10)
ROUNDABOUT : The one letter abbreviation for answer comes between a number of drinks bought at one time and a session that could be a boxing match.
6a West wing must be heated (4)
WARM : The abbreviation for west and then a wing or appendage.
11a Row as they trained to be fit for voyage (9)
SEAWORTHY : An anagram (trained) of ROW AS THEY.
12a Short of work experience (7)
UNDERGO : Short or ‘less than’ and then work or be operating.
13a Drug taker on target to be a consumer (3,4)
END USER : A target or aim and then a drug taker.
14a Alarmists seeing Germans score in a frenzy (12)
SCAREMONGERS : An anagram (in a frenzy) of GERMANS SCORE.
18a Ring assistant and risk another shot at success (6,6)
SECOND CHANCE : A ring assistant in a boxing match and then risk or venture.
21a Maintained a voter originally made a mistake (7)
AVERRED : ‘A’ from the clue, the first letter of voter plus made a mistake or went astray.
23a Singer on vacation must carry more than enough music equipment (7)
SAMPLER : The first and last letters of singer (on vacation) contains a word meaning more than enough.
25a Knowing of a fight prior to start of election (5)
AWARE : ‘A’ from the clue, then a large fight possibly between nations and the first letter of election.
26a Trend of current ideology (4)
TIDE : A lurker, hiding in the clue.
1d Noisy disturbance caused by strange cat with no tail (6)
RUMPUS : Strange or odd and then remove the last letter from another word for a cat.
4d Piece on mainly affluent position of a minister (9)
BISHOPRIC : A chess piece and then a synonym for affluent loses its last letter.
5d Accepted practice in America, for example, on the rise (5)
USAGE : The three letter abbreviation for America plus the reversal of the two letters signifying for example.
7d Confirmed time and demonstrated, supporting American (8)
ATTESTED : This time, the one letter abbreviation for American, then T(ime), plus demonstrated or empirically confirmed.
8d Local dignitary of long ago put into service (8)
MAYORESS : A church service surrounds a four letter word meaning long ago.
9d Big business keeping one’s friends? (7,7)
HOLDING COMPANY : Keeping or grasping and a collective word for one’s friends or associates.
15d Tight-fisted dude is full of good intentions (5,4)
MEANS WELL : Tight-fisted or miserly and then a dude or toff.
17d Subjected to checks and filmed (8)
SCREENED : A double definition.
19d Antacid needed by boxer after talk starts late (6)
ALKALI : Remove the first letter (starts late) from the work ‘talk’ and then the first name of probably the best known boxer of all time.
20d An easy job producing wind (6)
BREEZE : Another double definition.
22d Play short on front of area (5)
DRAMA : A short drink usually of whisky and then the abbreviation for area.
8d is our favourite today.
Quickie pun juicy + wart + Amin = Do you see what I mean?