Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29607
Hints and tips by 2Kiwis
BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We’ve had a very busy couple of days as we have been having ‘The Bach’ re-roofed. We have been allowed to help with the fetch and carry and unskilled bits of the operation. Ross, the expert roofer, is dealing with the finishing touches as we write this. Perfect weather for the job albeit a bit on the warm side.
So to the puzzle. Just what we expect Jay to present to us each and every Wednesday.
Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Having a hunch, and seeing bore after golf maybe (5-10)
ROUND-SHOULDERED : A word used for a game of golf that suggests a circle, and then bore as Atlas did with the Heavens, (or, as Mercator incorrectly put it, the Earth.)
9a Start to hope lancing boil and shine (7)
SHIMMER : Boil, as one might when preparing vegetables, contains the first letter of hope.
10a Family member‘s crushes? (7)
STEPSON : Split the answer 5,2 to understand the wordplay.
12a Responsibility of star making a comeback after Oscar (4)
ONUS : The letter represented by Oscar and then the reversal of our particular star.
13a Torrent of water from river covering lounge, oddly (6)
DELUGE : Any one of the rivers named for the fourth letter of the alphabet surrounds the first, third and fifth letters of lounge.
15a Lay out, protecting right in France with skill (8)
ADROITLY : An anagram (out) of LAY contains the French word for right.
22a Rich type who drinks a lot (4)
LUSH : A double definition.
23a Contact head of development with private land (5,4)
TOUCH DOWN : Make tactile contact, the first letter of development and then private or belonging to the speaker.
27a The lady’s bringing in gold left with international trucker (7)
HAULIER : A personal pronoun for ‘the lady’s’ surrounds the chemical symbol for gold, L(eft) and I(nternational).
28a Sadly forget North-West must find great support (5,2,8)
TOWER OF STRENGTH : An anagram (sadly) of FORGET NORTH-WEST.
1d With page missing, took it as read and carried on (7)
RESUMED : Remove P(age) from the start of a word meaning took it as read.
2d Marriage may see us now in obvious need initially (5)
UNION : The starting letter (initially) of five words in the clue.
3d Political manipulator some gauged criminal having lost son (9)
DEMAGOGUE : An anagram (criminal) of (s)OME GAUGED with the abbreviation for son removed.
4d Run quickly to cover case of affair in capital (6)
HARARE : Run quickly, as a leporine animal does, includes the first and last letters of ‘affair’.
5d Rocky could be nude, say, dancing around top of table (8)
UNSTEADY : An anagram (dancing) of NUDE SAY contains the first letter of table.
7d Echoed editor supporting soldiers with short composition (9)
RESONATED : Start with engineering soldiers, then an instrumental musical composition minus its last letter, and finally ED(itor).
8d Heartlessly deny repulsive ruling family (7)
DYNASTY : The first land last letters of ‘deny’ and then repulsive or evil.
14d Starts off breaking regulation — that’s the limit! (4,5)
LAST STRAW : An anagram (off) of STARTS is inside a three letter regulation.
16d Hospitality to begin with hotel on river (4,5)
OPEN HOUSE : Begin or commence, then H(otel) and a river in North Yorkshire.
17d Cancel summons seeing upper-class type swallow drug (5,3)
WRITE OFF : A legal summons, then the letter for a party drug is inside a slang word for an upper-class type. (We think this clue doesn’t work as the wordplay gives us an extra T. Any thoughts?)
20d Working during early spring for sovereign (7)
MONARCH : The two letter word for working is inside a month that is early spring for most of you although it is early autumn for us.
24d Outstanding old extension (5)
OWING : O(ld) and an extension, possibly to a building.
25d Level achieved by heartless golfer? (4)
TIER : The famous golfer in the news today for a car accident loses his central letter.
Once again we weren’t able to pick a favourite from these many possibilities.
Quickie pun stay + tusk + whoa = status quo