DT 29760 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog
View comments 

DT 29760

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29760

A full review by crypticsue

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

This puzzle was published on 21st August 2021

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A Saturday Prize Puzzle where the bottom half was a lot trickier than the top. Having solved (and reviewed) so many Cephas crosswords, I had no doubt whatsoever that this pangram with anagrams was his work

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.


1a    Established procedure at home (7)
HABITAT – HABIT (established procedure) AT (from the clue)

5a    One in form maybe always allowed outside (7)
LEVERET – A young hare may be found in a form – LET (allowed) outside EVER (always)

9a    Junior detains our unruly panellist (5)
JUROR – JR (junior) ‘detains’ an anagram (unruly) of OUR

10a    Branch with a leaf if it mutated (9)
AFFILIATE – An anagram (mutated) of A LEAF IF IT

11a    Drink cures heart that’s broken (10)
CHARTREUSE – An anagram (that’s broken) of CURES HEART

12a    Membrane with some transparency still (4)
CYST – Hidden in some transparenCY STill

14a    Nonconformist priest nearby indisposed (12)
PRESBYTERIAN – An anagram (indisposed) of PRIEST NEARBY

18a    News that makes sense (12)
INTELLIGENCE – Double definition

21a    Question Liz not starting grill (4)
QUIZ – QU (question) lIZ (not starting indicating the omission of the first letter)

22a    Growth polluted a coastline (10)
ESCALATION – An anagram (polluted) of A COASTLINE

25a    Come between Italian footballers and model? (9)
INTERPOSE – INTER (Italian footballers) POSE (model)

26a    Take the plunge with cricketer here on vacation (5)
BATHE – BAT (cricketer) and the outside (on vacation) letters of HerE

27a    Confusion of slave hiding cocktail of rum (7)
TURMOIL – TOIL (slave) ‘hiding’ an anagram (cocktail) of RUM

28a    Fan display that is not so hot (3-4)
AIR-COOL – AIR (display) COOL (not so hot)


1d    Appropriate whilst in transit (6)
HIJACK – Cryptic definition

2d    Exclude fellow drinks seller (6)
BARMAN – BAR (exclude) MAN (fellow)

3d    Have one go then another almost, let out and capsize (4,6)
TURN TURTLE – TURN (one go) TURn (almost another) and an anagram (out) of LET

4d    Employment Exchange (5)
TRADE – Double definition

5d    Way of living provided in the French fashion (9)
LIFESTYLE – IF (provided) in LE (French definite article) STYLE (fashion)

6d    Farewell from man-servant short of time (4)
VALE – VALEt (man-servant) ‘short’ of T for Time

7d    Easy-to-make money Michael’s reported (5-3)
READY-MIX – READY (money) and a homophone (reported) of Mick’s (Michael’s)

8d    Standing a round perhaps giving medical care (8)
TREATING – Double definition

13d    Piece of furniture and where to find it (10)
BEDCHAMBER – BED (piece of furniture) CHAMBER (where to find it)

15d    Jammed cylinder (5,4)
SWISS ROLL – A cryptic definition of a cylindrical cake with jam in it

16d    Uneasiness, daughter is quite perturbed (8)
DISQUIET – D (daughter) IS (from the clue) and an anagram (perturbed) of QUITE

17d    More tough playful critters (8)
STRICTER – An anagram (playful) of CRITTERS

19d    Restaurant purchased by pub is troublesome (6)
BISTRO – Hidden in (purchased by) puB IS TROublesome

20d    Reveal occasionally sunny view I initially loved (6)
UNVEIL – The occasional letters of sUnNy ViEw I and the initial letter of Loved

23d    Space around north for scene of conflict (5)
ARENA – AREA (space) goes around N (north)

24d    Ship‘s freight about to be removed (4)
ARGO – Remove the Latin abbreviation for about – C – from cARGO (freight)


3 comments on “DT 29760
Leave your own comment 

  1. Struggled with 7 down, but finally cracked it, however 15 down was far and away the best clue I have seen for a long time.
    Great crossword.
    Thanks to the setter.

Join the Conversation, Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 32 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.