Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29189
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty ***– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
This coming weekend we have Labour Day, what many of you would call a ‘Bank Holiday’. We are having an invasion of all the close family who are in NZ at present so we can celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Cake making and other preparations are underway.
We did think of mentioning the rugby game that also happens this Saturday, but as either we will be pleased or most of our readers will be pleased, it is better that we don’t.
In the meantime, another good fun Jay puzzle to deal with.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Poor cadet welcoming unlimited offer is not genuine (8)
AFFECTED : An anagram (poor) of CADET surrounds the three central letters of offer.
5a Humiliated by answer when caught in bed (6)
ABASED : A(nswer) and then BED from the clue surrounds a synonym for when.
9a Vulgar predilections absorbing the French (9)
TASTELESS : The plural French definite article is inside predilections or preferences.
11a Call to mind almost always covering fine (5)
EVOKE : Remove the final letter from a word meaning always and inside this put the two letters signifying fine or hunky-dory.
12a Liberal American needing alias for capital (6)
LUSAKA : L(iberal), then the two letters for American and the three letters denoting ‘also known as’.
13a A scented flower forest, one in Georgia (8)
GARDENIA : The forest found in ‘As You Like It’ (that also almost sounds like our Prime Minister’s name), plus the Roman numeral one are both enclosed by the abbreviation for Georgia.
15a Earth should be scattered by shelter in white shiny material (6,7)
PATENT LEATHER : Start with a shelter used when camping. Around this place a word for white or a light colour, and follow this with an anagram (should be scattered) of EARTH.
18a Fixed a paper handrail with no end of aid and equipment (13)
PARAPHERNALIA : An anagram (fixed) of A PAPER HAN(d)RAIL once the last letter of aid has been removed.
23a Write quickly seeing son move like a baby (6)
SCRAWL : The abbreviation for son and then the way a baby moves before he/she can walk.
26a Exhausted, ringing endlessly (3,2)
ALL IN : Start with a word for ringing or ‘contacting by telephone’. Remove the first and last letters and then split what is left 3,2.
27a Mounted soldiers covering old actor’s way in (5,4)
STAGE DOOR : Mounted or arranged a performance, then O(ld) and the lowest ranking soldiers.
28a Designated fashion centre of Windsor (6)
STYLED : A fashion or mode and then the central letter of Windsor.
2d Tight son refuses to eat (5)
FASTS : Tight or secure and then the abbreviation for son.
3d Stopping shortly to register (5,2)
CHECK IN : Remove the last letter from a synonym for stopping or delaying.
4d Flush from corporate venture (4)
EVEN : A lurker, hiding in the clue.
6d Extent of suspicion about Democrat (7)
BREADTH : A suspicion, hint or wisp contains (D(emocrat).
10d Brine causing wet areas to be redeveloped (8)
SEAWATER : An anagram (to be redeveloped) of WET AREAS.
16d Best friend will eat one cold, in current fashion (9)
TOPICALLY : String together best or supreme, then the Roman numeral one; C(old), and friend or associate.
17d Caught Weasley maybe, pinching old Scottish pot (8)
CAULDRON : The Scottish variant spelling of old is enclosed by the cricket abbreviation for caught and the first name of Harry Potter’s best friend.
19d Tale of chivalry in court (7)
ROMANCE : A double definition.
20d Switch leaders of ill-defined industry such as this (7)
NUCLEAR : Start with a word meaning ill-defined and invert the first two letters to find the industry where Homer Simpson works.
21d Refuse fights (6)
SCRAPS : A double definition.
24d Area with intimate dwelling (5)
ABODE : A(rea) plus intimate as a verb meaning announce or foretell.
It was nice seeing the setter’s signature in 8d.
Quickie pun quay + pack + ounce = keep accounts