Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29260
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Flying solo this week.
A beautiful fine summer day and the extended forecast suggests that it will stay this way for quite some time. Hope they have got it right.
Jay has supplied the goods once again.
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9a Cleaner range kept by nameless woodworker (6,7)
CARPET SWEEPER: Range that is often indicated by a horizontal movement of the arm, is inside another word for a woodworker once N(ame) has been removed from within it.
10a Male ego of Scot confronting his doctor (8)
MACHISMO: A three letter Scottish name that setters use when they don’t use Ian, then HIS from the clue and an often military doctor.
11a Short temper (6)
SPIRIT: Double definition. The first is a term often used in a bar.
12a Recall ignoring case of role for elected representative (6)
MEMBER: Start with a synonym for recall and remove the two outside letters (case) of ROLE from the beginning.
14a Generosity of types accepting needs intermittently (8)
KINDNESS: The first, third and fifth letters of NEEDS are inside another word for types.
16a Arrange again to incorporate first of cases for part-time judge (8)
RECORDER: A word meaning ‘arrange again’ contains the first letter of CASES.
19a Wife gives aid to impudent youths (6)
WHELPS: W(ife) plus a word meaning ‘gives aid to’.
21a Shut as result of muggy day (6)
CLOSED: A word used to describe muggy or humid conditions and the abbreviation for day.
23a Substitutes put up with error (6,2)
STANDS IN: Split the answer 5,3 to get words meaning ‘put up with’ and error or indiscretion.
25a Statement church intended for broadcast by me, for example (13)
PRONOUNCEMENT: Firstly we have the type of word that ME in the clue is an example of. Next the two letters for the Anglican church and finally a homophone of a synonym for ‘intended’.
26a Make another judgement about girls going topless in front of son (8)
REASSESS: The two letters meaning about, then remove the first letter (going topless) from a word for girls, and finally S(on).
27a Quality of magazine about Britain (6)
TIMBRE: The US magazine first published in 1923 contains the two letter abbreviation for Britain.
3d Sort out right measurement for trousers? (5)
GIRTH: An anagram (sort out) of RIGHT.
4d Step across certain to be appreciated (9)
TREASURED: A synonym for ‘certain’ is inside a step or pace.
7d Husband leaving chain rattling in fruit machine (9)
APPLIANCE: The fruit studied by a pomologist surrounds an anagram (rattling) of C(h)AIN once h(usband) has been removed.
13d Charges on skips for such retail outlets (9)
BOOKSHOPS: Charges as an arresting police officer might do and skips using just one leg.
18d Begrudges lack of parking in awards (7)
RESENTS: Remove the letter found on signs that show parking is allowed from the beginning of a verb meaning awards.
20d Indication of complex protein (7)
POINTER: An anagram (complex) of PROTEIN.
22d Go on and on in given order travelling north (5)
DRONE: A reversed lurker hiding in the clue.
24d Hope to have drive and energy in the morning (5)
DREAM: The abbreviation for drive that might be seen on a street sign, E(nrgy) and the letters meaning before midday.
Top prize to 25a from me.
Quickie pun putters + hock + innit = put a sock in it