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DT 30095 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30095

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th September 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment ***

This had to be the work of Cephas as it was a pangram with plenty of anagrams

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Across

2a    On good terms with class, head regularly knowing enough (4-8)
WELL-INFORMED – WELL-IN (on good terms with) FORM (class) and the regular letters of hEaD

8a    Any number leaving, eat a large quantity (4)
MUCH – N (any number) ‘leaving’ MUnCH (eat)

9a    Officer of business cross with lover (8)
COXSWAIN – CO (company, business) X (cross) SWAIN (lover)

10a    Trio belt out part of opera (8)
LIBRETTO – An anagram (out) of TRIO BELT

11a    Amateur excluded from sketch (6)
LAYOUT – LAY (amateur) OUT (excluded)

12a    Worn down, having nothing for new beginning (6,4)
GROUND ZERO – GROUND (worn down) ZERO (nothing)

13a    Drip returning, normal to remove front of optics? (6)
VISUAL – A reversal (returning) of IV (drip) and uSUAL (normal) without the letter at the front

16a    American generation’s normal practice (5)
USAGE – US (American) AGE (generation)

17a    Forty winks Felix has? (6)
CATNAP – A CAT named Felix may well have a NAP

18a    Bursars got disorganised in the city (10)
STRASBOURG – An anagram (disorganised) of BURSARS GOT

21a    Leave river holding record (6)
DEPART – DART (Devon river) ‘holding’ EP (extended play record)

23a    Most wishy-washy from pub included by the way (8)
THINNEST – INN (pub) included in THE and ST (street, way)

24a    Simple type dressed in iron with gold torch (8)
FLAMBEAU – LAMB (simple type) ‘dressed’ in FE and AU (the chemical symbols for iron and gold)

25a    Case of free tuition (4)
ETUI – Hidden in freE TUItion is a small case for holding sewing articles

26a    Infected? No admittance unfortunately (12)
CONTAMINATED – An anagram (unfortunately) of NO ADMITTANCE

Down

1d    After most of month I take alternative lower rank (6)
JUNIOR – After most of JUNe comes I (from the clue) and OR (a conjunction linking alternatives)

2d    At which point our nephew cracked up (9)
WHEREUPON – An anagram (cracked up) of OUR NEPHEW

3d    Protected, like a building
like one in Pisa (6)
LISTED – Like a building that is protected or a description of such a building in Pisa

4d    Desperately recruit next man to bring in old form of assessment? (6,3,6)
INCOME TAX RETURN – An anagram (desperately) of RECRUIT NEXT MAN into which is inserted (to bring in) the abbreviation for old

5d    Deceive having hand cover that’s a bloomer! (8)
FOXGLOVE – FOX (deceive) GLOVE (hand cover)

6d    Loud wordy exchanges (5)
ROWDY – An anagram (exchanges) of WORDY

7d    Astonishingly, April due to give back number (8)
EPIDURAL – An anaesthetic administered in the back (back number) is an anagram (astonishingly) of APRIL DUE

14d    Second rug removed and purloined (9)
SCROUNGED – An anagram (removed) of SECOND RUG

15d    Final defeat that’s the end of the line? (8)
WATERLOO – A final defeat or a London railway terminus

16d    Not going with the current trend (8)
UPSTREAM – Going against the current

19d    Never mind runner on top of mine (4,2)
SKIP IT – SKI (runner) goes on top of (in a Down solution) PIT (mine)

20d    Part of affair is questionably indecent (6)
RISQUE – Hidden in affaiR IS QUEstionably

22d    Own up now Frenchman has sex appeal (5)
ADMIT – AD (Anno Domini, now) M (Frenchman) IT (sex appeal)

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  1. DT 30,095 17/09/22 13a
    How does IV equate to drip? We just can’t get this one. Hope you can explain.
    Thanks.
    Tina. Torquay.

    1. Welcome to the blog.

      IV is an abbreviation for intra-venous, as a method of slowly and continuously administering medications of one form or another, commonly referred to as a drip.

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