Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29296
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BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We have been away for a few days. Taumarunui is a small town in the centre of the North Island and from there we did a day trip which involved a jet boat ride on the upper Whanganui river and then a self-drive excursion in converted golf carts along a section of discontinued railway. The whole line is about 140 Km but we only did about 40km of this. Through interesting countryside with plenty of tunnels as well. For more details Google ‘Forgotten World Adventures’.
Great fun and thoroughly enjoyed. Something to include on your next visit to New Zealand.
All the usual fun from Jay in today’s puzzle too.
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7a Dependent may see trouble returning during split (7)
RELIANT : A three letter synonym for trouble is reversed within a split or tear.
8a Succeed, applying universal rate to most of journey (7)
TRIUMPH : Start with a four letter word for a journey and remove its last letter, then U(niversal) and rate expressed as distance covered in relation to time.
10a Under pressure after spat about verb form (4,5)
PAST TENSE : An anagram (about) of SPAT and then a word meaning under pressure.
11a Group meet regularly after month (5)
OCTET : The tenth month of the year is followed by the second and fourth letters of meet.
12a Levels pitches (5)
ROLLS : Two ways of understanding this clue. Either as a cryptic definition of ‘prepares a cricketing surface’ or as a double definition where pitches means delivers with an underarm motion.
13a Muscle resistance seen in retired player (9)
RETRACTOR : The abbreviation for retired and a theatrical player are separated by the physics symbol for resistance.
15a Irreligious young lad with no answer needing to be reformed (7)
UNGODLY : An anagram (needing to be reformed) of YOUNG L(a)D once the A(nswer) has been removed.
18a Took off tired, as is confused (9)
SATIRISED : An anagram (confused) of TIRED AS IS.
20a Chaste line taken by church article (5)
CLEAN : The Anglican Church contains L(ine) and then one of the forms of the indefinite article.
21a Sort of nerve required, seeing credit cut after work (5)
OPTIC : An artistic work and then a slang word for credit loses its last letter.
1d Escape, grabbing whip and torch (10)
FLASHLIGHT : A synonym for whip is enclosed by an escape or hasty departure.
2d Experiences of son supporting discrimination (6)
TASTES : Discrimination or refinement is followed by the abbreviation for son.
4d Bear witness in appointment set tactfully up (6)
ATTEST : A reversed lurker hiding in the clue.
6d Black bits found in butcher’s mutton (4)
SMUT : A lurker (going forward this time) hiding in the clue.
7d Consequences of putting soldiers on the drums succeeded (13)
REPERCUSSIONS : Engineering soldiers, then the section of an orchestra where drums are found and S(ucceeded).
9d Strange rote — see enough of different parts (13)
HETEROGENEOUS : An anagram (strange) of ROTE SEE ENOUGH.
14d Parodies efforts to pinch a waistcoat for the Americans (10)
TRAVESTIES : Efforts or attempts surround ‘A’ from the clue and what Americans call a waistcoat.
16d Immediately and with fatal consequences holding court (8)
DIRECTLY : The abbreviation for court is inside a word meaning with fatal or very serious consequences.
17d Melody dances across street without pretension (8)
MODESTLY : An anagram (dances) of MELODY contains ST(reet).
20d Italian city underpinning church element (6)
CHROME : The abbreviation for church and then Italy’s capital city.
22d Tie up and hit hard (4)
TONK : The reversal of ‘tie up’ perhaps with string.
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