Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29213
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’ve been rather busy lately as we decided it was time to re-stain our house. Last time we did it there were two sprightly 60yr olds up the ladders. A bit more of an effort for 75yr olds but slowly, with lots of coffee and crossword breaks, seems to be doing the trick.
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1a European Parliament talks at length about right vegetables (8,7)
BRUSSELS SPROUTS : The location of the European Parliament and then R(ight) is inside a word meaning talks at length in a gushing way.
9a Importance of current tally (7)
ACCOUNT : The two letters for alternating current and then tally or add up.
10a Lives dangerously initially in new series (7)
RESIDES :The first letter of dangerously is included in an anagram (new) of SERIES.
12a Run away, liberated, having changed sides (4)
FLEE : Start with a word meaning liberated and change its R to L (right to left).
13a Turn, almost unable to see mischievous imp (6)
GOBLIN : A turn that each person in a game will have is followed by unable to see minus its last letter.
15a Inspires friends to follow Aeneid, oddly (8)
ANIMATES : Alternate letters from Aeneid and then friends or pals.
18a What a defender does for shooter? (8)
MARKSMAN : When the answer is split 5,3 one finds what a football defender does.
19a Pursued — and reportedly innocent (6)
CHASED : A homophone of a synonym for innocent or pure.
22a Ineffectual type sees king in depression (4)
DRIP : The single letter abbreviation from the Latin word for a king is inside a hollow or depression.
27a Motivate one part of church after end of sermon (7)
INSPIRE : The Roman numeral one, the last letter of sermon and then the sticky-up bit of a church.
28a Shy girl dressed in silk overnight (9,6)
SHRINKING VIOLET : An anagram (dressed) of IN SILK OVERNIGHT.
2d Rough as a diamond? (5)
UNCUT : How a diamond is before a jeweller gets to work on it.
3d Criminal is nervous, seeing relics (9)
SOUVENIRS : An anagram (criminal) of IS NERVOUS.
4d Release upper-class type supporting the French (3,3)
LET OFF : A French definite article and then an upper class type or posh person.
5d Going off fish netted in swindle (8)
STRAYING : A flat shark-related fish is inside a targeted swindle.
6d Recklessly courting danger of skin infection? (4)
RASH : A double definition.
7d Makes waves, seeing mostly improper evening shifts (9)
UNDULATES : Another word for improper without its last letter (mostly), and an informal word for evening work shifts.
8d Nuns stress terribly crossing Italy (7)
SISTERS : The IVR code for Italy is included in an anagram (terribly) of STRESS.
14d Lawyer may see obstruction placed across street (9)
BARRISTER : A seven letter obstruction contains ST(reet).
20d Head of state taken in by respectable pedigree (7)
DESCENT : Respectable or seemly contains the first letter of state.
21d Inviting when family has gone without one (6)
ASKING : A synonym for ‘when’ then a word for family or relatives and what is left when the word ‘one’ is removed from gone.
24d Cool approach to climbing mountain (5)
CHILL : The first letter of climbing and then a rather small mountain.
25d Manage to catch one for bankruptcy (4)
RUIN : The Roman numeral one is inside manage or control.
Quickie pun mince + horse = mint sauce