Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29207
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Over the last few days we have missed some of our regular beach walks because of various routine dental and medical appointments. Far less interesting to write about in the preamble so we’ll move straight on to today’s Jay puzzle. Much more fun.
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1a Feeling experienced by daughter after broken heart? (6)
HATRED : An anagram (broken) of HEART plus D(aughter).
5a Courage and instinct about politician no one backed (8)
GUMPTION : The two letters for a politician are enclosed by the part of the body where intuitive feelings are said to arise (instinct). Then, the reversal of ‘no’ from the clue and the Roman numeral one.
9a New pine kitchen? An awful bore (4,2,3,4)
PAIN IN THE NECK : An anagram (new) of PINE KITCHEN AN.
10a Avoid putting favourites back on team (8)
SIDESTEP : Start with another word for a team and then the reversal of favourites that could be cats and dogs.
12a Small flat sort of poker with one ring (6)
STUDIO : One of the variants of poker as a card game followed by the Roman numeral one and the ring-shaped letter.
14a During drinks, got up for flowers (3,5)
TEA ROSES : A word meaning got up is inside the drinks that might accompany cucumber sandwiches.
16a Manxman perhaps needing company to replace is 23 (8)
COLANDER : Start with the word for a Manxman derived from the geographical nature of his home, and replace the IS at the beginning with the abbreviation for company.
19a Temple leaving returning sea-dog appalled (6)
PAGODA : A reversed lurker hiding in the clue.
21a Improve behaviour of soldiers with criminal record (6)
REFORM : Engineering soldiers and then an informal word for a criminal record.
25a Strikers perhaps full of iron with time before games (6,7)
SAFETY MATCHES : A three letter word meaning perhaps or for example surrounds the chemical symbol for iron and T(ime). The second part is games or sporting contests.
26a Action taken about Welsh river estuary ultimately is naive (4-4)
DEWY-EYED : A four letter word for an action taken surrounds a Welsh river that forms part of the boundary with England, and finally the last letter of estuary.
27a Busy editors, ignoring Independent, walked purposefully (6)
STRODE : An anagram (busy) of ED(i)TORS without the abbreviation for independent.
2d Nominate a parking issue (7)
APPOINT : ‘A’ from the clue then P(arking) and issue or discussion topic.
3d Promote and congratulate with no pressure (5)
RAISE : Remove the abbreviation for pressure from congratulate or laud.
5d Fall apart, having won kitty with nothing in (2,2,3)
GO TO POT : Split the answer 3,1,3 and read the central character as a number rather than a letter.
6d Gathers the writer set off (5)
MEETS : A personal pronoun and then an anagram (off) of SET.
7d Seem upset wearing G-string for such a melody (5,4)
THEME SONG : An anagram (upset) of SEEM is enclosed by a skimpy item of underwear.
15d Breaking up as a part needed for equipment (9)
APPARATUS : An anagram (breaking) of UP AS A PART.
17d Finished second even without regulars to supervise (7)
OVERSEE : Finished or completed then S(econd) and alternate letters from ‘even’.
18d Took for granted going topless and continued (7)
RESUMED : Remove the first letter from a word meaning took for granted.
20d Shift editor treated wounds (7)
DRESSED : A shift as an item of clothing and then the abbreviation for editor.
22d Friendly final check before end of day (5)
MATEY : Final check in a chess game and then the last letter of day.
24d Divine liquid from Norwich originally (5)
ICHOR : And once again we finish up with a lurker, hiding in the clue.
Lots of ticks again this week but we will go with 13d as our favourite.
Quickie pun for + thus + Tate = fourth estate