Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29165
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We have passed our vernal equinox. Our clocks get moved forward an hour this coming weekend. The whitebait season is well underway with keen people in waders lining the banks of many rivers and streams. The first godwits have arrived back after their non-stop migration from Alaska. But still the weather feels more wintry than spring-like and we are still lighting our fire each evening.
Good fun as ever from Jay.
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9a Include case for European navigation device (9)
ENCOMPASS : The first and last letters of European, and then the navigation device that might be found in a binnacle.
11a Discover King John’s end (5)
LEARN : A Shakespearean king followed by the last letter of John.
12a Sickly aspect of everybody into mostly fortified wine (6)
PALLOR : A synonym for everybody is inside a fortified wine from Portugal with its last letter removed.
15a Current level of technology required by country frequently needing courage (5,2,3,3)
STATE OF THE ART : A country or nation, a three letter poetic word for frequently, and then courage or bravado.
18a Equipment Cameron set cut out (13)
ACCOUTREMENTS : An anagram (out) of CAMERON SET CUT.
22a Brave going topless with swim being a chancy affair (5,3)
LUCKY DIP : Remove the first letter from a word meaning brave or game and then a swim or a plunge.
23a The colour of one doing wrong? (6)
INDIGO : The Roman numeral one and an anagram (wrong) of DOING.
26a Joint legal document protecting son (5)
WRIST : S(on) is inside a type of legal document.
27a Particles of stone ruin at sea (9)
NEUTRINOS : An anagram (at sea) of STONE RUIN
28a Agree to put down roots (6)
SETTLE : A double definition. Put down roots as a pioneer might do.
29a Tense examination of the countryside (8)
PASTORAL : A grammatical tense and then an examination that does not require written answers.
1d Parrot kept in container that’s most tacky (8)
CHEAPEST : A different creature that is a synonym for ‘parrot’ meaning to imitate, is inside a container that might be full of treasure.
2d Better church line supporting European vote (5)
EXCEL : Four separate elements to string together here. E(uropean), the mark put on a voting paper, the Anglican Church, and then L(ine).
3d Elk to the south of Virginia leave in a hurry (7)
VAMOOSE : The two letters signifying the state of Virginia and then an alternative name for an elk.
6d Disease of higher degree student on song (7)
MALARIA : The degree that follows a Bachelor of Arts, the letter displayed by a student driver, and then an operatic song.
7d West coast city featuring in map and article is a cheat (9)
CHARLATAN : A possibly maritime map contains a Californian city and finally, an indefinite article.
14d Flipping racket about very loud university outflow (8)
EFFUSION : The musical instruction for very loud and U(niversity) is inside the reversal of a racket or din.
16d Revolutionary shifting cash in art (9)
ANARCHIST : An anagram (shifting) of CASH IN ART.
17d Adoption of America splitting poor Poles (8)
ESPOUSAL : The three letter initials for America is inside an anagram (poor) of POLES.
21d Fools from summits changing sides (6)
CLOWNS : Begin with a synonym for summits and replace the letter signifying one hand with the letter signifying the other.
24d Begin, nervously keeping secret (5)
INNER : Today’s only lurker hiding in the clue.
25d Reporter potentially has answer for nation (4)
CUBA : The reporter potentially is somebody learning the trade, and then A(nswer).
We put today’s biggest favouritism tick beside 15a.
Quickie pun sigh + kicks = psychics