Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29237
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty ***– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We might be only a couple of days short of our summer solstice but it feels like a real winter’s day here today. Hope this doesn’t last long.
Jay as entertaining as ever, and we found it a tad trickier than they have been lately, just sneaking into our ‘3 star’ for difficulty time.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Doctor left a grand for such accommodation (6,4)
GARDEN FLAT : An anagram (doctor) of LEFT A GRAND.
6a Small fortune offering vacancy (4)
SLOT : S(mall) and then fortune or luck.
10a A note in case of late error (5)
LAPSE : The first and last letters of late surround ‘A’ from the clue and a note added at the end of a letter.
11a Brand new teen drama (9)
TRADENAME : An anagram (new) of TEEN DRAMA.
12a Bonus of seeing Germany collapse after victory? (8)
WINDFALL : Start with a three letter word for a victory, then the IVR code for Germany and a collapse.
13a Paper encompassing Liberal’s field of study (5)
REALM : A quantity of paper encloses L(iberal).
17a Papers on low exam grades cause unhappiness (7)
DEPRESS : Two letters used to indicate poor exam grades plus a collective term for newspapers.
19a I’ve invested in tips for salad leaves (7)
ENDIVES : Tips or terminal pieces contain ‘ive’ from the clue.
21a Condition of men struggling in continent (7)
AMNESIA : The world’s largest continent contains an anagram (struggling) of MEN.
24a Admission of charm (8)
ENTRANCE : A double definition. Charm here is used as a verb.
27a Payments as a result of links to the monarchy (9)
ROYALTIES : Split 5,4 we have of the monarchy, and links.
28a Renounce time off work (5)
LEAVE : A double definition.
30a Pudding must include minor responsibility later (10)
AFTERWARDS : A young person in the care of a guardian is inside an informal word for pudding or dessert.
1d Tail up crossing line for a medal? (4)
GOLD : Put the abbreviation for line inside tail or follow and reverse the lot.
2d Take to task, looking embarrassed about prudish article (9)
REPRIMAND : The colour associated with embarrassment surrounds a synonym for prudish and the two letter indefinite article.
3d Improve workers in education (5)
EMEND : Male workers are surrounded by the abbreviation for education.
5d Helped a cook set up to include five (7)
AVAILED : Start with ‘A’ from the clue. Next, the Roman numeral five is followed by the reversal of a famous cook, surname Smith.
8d Regulator needing drink container and pastry right away (10)
THERMOSTAT : The brand name of a temperature maintaining drink container, and then remove R(ight) from a pastry dish.
14d Setter upset about communist having such acceptability? (6,4)
STREET CRED : An anagram (upset) of SETTER, then the single letter for about or approximately and the colour used to describe a communist.
16d Energy taken from fever rampant in blessed insect (8)
HOVERFLY : Remove one of the physics symbols for energy from an anagram (rampant) of FEVER and put this inside blessed or deserving reverence.
18d Simple professor’s comfortable spot? (4,5)
EASY CHAIR : Another word for simple and then the university position held by a professor.
21d Entertainer embraced by sweetheart is tearful (7)
ARTISTE : A lurker, hiding in the clue.
23d Supported conduct in speech (5)
GUYED : A homophone or ‘sounds like’ clue of conduct or lead. The thing being supported could well be a tent.
25d Down under a student grant (5)
ALLOW : ‘A’ from the clue and then the letter displayed by a student driver plus down or depressed.
26d Understands touring cars must bear east (4)
GETS : The abbreviation for Gran Turismo (touring car) plus the ‘S’ contains E(ast).
14d is our favourite today.
Quickie pun sure + done + suite = short and sweet