Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29682 (Hints)
The Saturday Crossword Club
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Greetings from the glorious Lake District! Apart from the rain. I’m away for a few days with my lovely sister who I haven’t seen for over 12 months, apart from her husband’s funeral due to the wretched pandemic. We’re in the Western Lakes, not far from Wasdale and the beautiful Wastwater.
Yesterday was spent on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, where we enjoyed this view.
Today’s puzzle is a little trickier than the last couple of weeks, but it is a very enjoyable challenge, nonetheless. It is a pangram, which may help with a couple of answers.
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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:
7a How healthy porker will go the full extent? (5,3)
A totally porcine way of describing doing something to the full extent.
9a Drive able to be seen when broadcast (6)
A word meaning to drive sounds like something that can be seen.
11a Charge harbour where there are low duties (3,5)
A word for a charge and something meaning a harbour.
12a Her country? Not even his (2-4-4)
A cryptic expression for a place that is neither here nor there, but definitely not for the male of the species!
15a Philosopher paid for a doctor (13)
Something meaning paid, as in a bill or charge, plus another way of saying a doctor.
18a Remain at home having broken gift exercising (7,3)
Something that means keep and another that means at home, plus an anagram (broken) of GIFT.
20a How storyteller might be moving furtively (8)
[Amended hint] These storytellers telling tales out of school, a verb which can also be used to mean moving furtively
21a Lady with misplaced idealism is leaving (6)
Remove IS from IDEALISM and rearrange the rest to get a name.
23a Which French cook trimmed food? (6)
The French word for which (or who!) plus the name for a cook, minus the last letter (trimmed)
24a Piece of magic that’s celebrated by one on pitch (3,5)
Something a magician does with a rabbit and something a soccer player may celebrate.
1d Reportedly obtain nothing in poor area (6)
The name for the poor part of town sounds like if you obtained nothing.
3d Tom with half of meal giving sign of approval? (6,2)
The name of a fictional Thomas plus the name of a daily meal cut in half.
4d Beset with bad luck, Jack isn’t regularly cross with Edward (6)
The abbreviation for a Jack in playing cards, plus the alternative letters (regularly) of ISN’T. Add a cross and a short way of saying Edward.
6d Greek capitalist? (8)
Someone who lives in the Greek capital.
8d Travel some distance to do everything possible (2,2,3,6)
If you travelled to no particular place, you may be said to do this.
13d Be there in this (10)
If you are in this, you may said to be present.
18d Unusually kind to accept most of fee cut (6)
Inside an anagram of KIND goes most of the word FEE.
19d Prompt delivery (6)
If you prompt a delivery, in the obstetrics sense, it’s this.
22d Pound in Fez rarely seen (4)
Hidden answer to give a controversial person named Pound.
Thanks to our setter for a really enjoyable challenge today. Do let us and him know what you thought.
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Music today is something whimsical!
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The Quick Crossword pun: chilled+Rennes=children