Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29619
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BD Rating – Difficulty ***– Enjoyment ****
Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We raced through the top half of this Jay puzzle and then slowed considerably in the lower parts.
Plenty of food here for those who are feeling a little peckish as well as some rather scrumptious anagrams to get one’s teeth into.
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10a City that might see Iran get jumpy? (7)
TANGIER : An anagram (jumpy) of IRAN GET.
11a Particularly sensitive due to return of hostilities (3)
RAW : The reversal of generally widespread hostilities.
14a Dye most of the subcontinent try (6)
INDIGO : Remove the last letter from the country most prominent in the subcontinent, plus a try or attempt.
15a Hungry new entries will accept uniform (8)
ESURIENT : An anagram (new) of ENTRIES contains U(niform). (We vaguely knew this word but did need to check it in BRB).
19a Course offering right of admission (6)
ENTREE : A double definition. This course comes before the other ones mentioned in this puzzle.
22a Unexpectedly convert cheat (5-6)
SHORT-CHANGE : A word meaning unexpectedly that is often associated with caught, and then convert or alter.
24a Sloth at home has it back in time (7)
INERTIA : The two letter ‘at home’, then ‘it’ from the clue is reversed inside an age.
26a Some excused from new income taxes? That’s not all right! (7)
INEXACT : An anagram (new) of INC(om)E TAX(es) after the letters of ‘some’ have been removed.
27a Impossible horse inside able to be covered! (14)
INSURMOUNTABLE : A word for a horse indicating that it can be ridden is inside able to be covered by the payment of a ‘premium’.
1d Aspirin habits developed, quietly supporting two parties (14)
BIPARTISANSHIP : An anagram (developed) of ASPIRIN HABITS plus the musical notation letter for quietly.
2d Finished taking old women for granted (7)
ENDOWED : the abbreviations for old and women are inside a word meaning finished.
5d Raise barrel and lock for support (8)
BUTTRESS : A barrel or vat reversed (raised) and then a lock of hair.
6d X may be the one regularly going missing (3)
TEN : Remove alternate letters from two words in the clue.
7d Look from European disgusting you at one time? (4,3)
EVIL EYE : E(uropean), disgusting or obnoxious and an obsolete way of writing ‘you’.
8d Take on challenge sent Telegraph mad — about time! (5,3,6)
GRASP THE NETTLE : An anagram (mad) of SENT TELEGRAPH contains T(ime).
13d Reach workers absorbed by craft set-up (11)
ARRANGEMENT : Reach or spectrum and male workers are inside craft or skill.
18d Planned reception, missing church source of energy (7)
PROTEIN : An anagram (planned) of RE(ce)PTION without the two letters signifying the Anglican Church.
21d Correctly placed amid no-win situation (2,4)
IN SITU : A lurker, hiding in the clue.
25d Thanks — but discovered this letter (3)
TAU : The two letter thanks and the central letter (dis-covered) of ‘but’.
26a is our favourite today.
Quickie pun beau + narrow = bow and arrow