Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29670 (Hints)
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Good morning from a woefully wet Warrington.
Today’s puzzle didn’t cause too many stresses and not too many reaches for the Big Red Book (or Mrs Bradford’s epic oeuvre!).
As for the setter? Having been wrong for the last two weeks, I am not going to hazard a guess as to who he is. I’ll keep my guess to myself until he calls. It’s not quite a pangram though!
Let us know what you think. Remember the usual rules!
Most of the terms used in these hints are explained in the Glossary and examples are available by clicking on the entry under “See also”. Where the hint describes a construct as “usual” this means that more help can be found in The Usual Suspects, which gives a number of the elements commonly used in the wordplay. Another useful page is Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, which features words with meanings that are not always immediately obvious.
A full review of this puzzle will be published after the closing date for submissions. Thank you to our setter for an enjoyable solve this morning!
Some hints follow:
1a Disturbance in medical lecture (7)
An anagram (disturbance) of MEDICAL
10a Women bent on heavenly body being seen afresh (3,4)
An anagram of WOMEN plus the word ON
11a 9 Across character on strike (9)
You’ll need to solve 9 across for the definition. Another word for a character plus a word meaning strike in a sporting context.
13a Exhausted — as is American car? (5)
A word that means exhausted is a cryptic way of describing what wheels an American has on his car (in his lingo).
15a Subject matter to cover in huge area (9)
A word for subject matter goes ‘over’ IN to give a large area.
17a Person buying drink welcomed by ship’s finance officer (9)
The name for someone who looks after finance on a ship has an alternative name for a hot drink inside.
23a Produce notes, pocketing cool money in Austria once (9)
A way of producing notes vocally has a word meaning to cool inside.
26a Resting across raised switches, bolt finally secured (7)
An anagram (switches) of RAISED plus the last letter of BOLT inside.
28a Feverish, so slept with pyjama bottoms only? (7)
An anagram (feverish) of SO SLEPT.
1d Little tear perhaps left in tatty red top (7)
An anagram (tatty) of RED TOP with L inside.
4d Much money mother hoards say, somewhere north of Greater London (9)
Inside a short word for mother goes an abbreviation for say or for example. Add to this the abbreviation for a county just north of London.
6d Movement on course, swallows fly (9)
A word meaning swallows, as in a drink, plus a word meaning to fly.
7d Stodge at the bottom, reason for stirring (7)
The last letter of STODGE, plus a word meaning reason.
14d After downpour initially, day three surprisingly dry (9)
An anagram of DAY THREE goes after the first letter of downpour.
18d Sailor upset with bank gets more irritable (7)
An word for sailor reversed, plus a word for a bank or level.
21d Compound is large in African capital (7)
An anagram (Compound) of IS LARGE.
24d Lease at an end — relief! (3-2)
The name for a property lease, plus something meaning at an end gives the phrase.
Thanks to our setter for today’s effort. Let us know what you think and follow the normal rules.
The Crossword Club is now open.
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