Sunday Toughie No 94
Hints and Tips by Sloop John Bee
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For those still having problems with various apps or websites, I have included a PDF of today’s puzzle HERE
I don’t think we will be doing this for long as the workaround explained yesterday seems to be working. Though the list of Sunday Toughie compilers hasn’t been updated yet I took a punt on it being Zandio today and I was delighted to have that confirmed when the newer puzzles app updated
Thanks to Gazza and StephenL for looking after the hints whilst I overindulged on beer and cheese, I am at my Christmas weight already and we are only in the middle of November!
14a and 14d clues today and I have hinted half plus a bonus pic When in doubt look for a lurker or anagrams but If you get stuck I will be around with a nudge if necessary
Here we go…
As it is a Prize puzzle I can only hint at a few and hope that will give you the checkers and inspiration to go further. I’ll be back just after the closing date with the full blog. Don’t forget to follow BD’s instructions in RED at the bottom of the hints!
I hope I don’t have to redact any comments but I am new at this and don’t want to rock the boat. If in doubt, I’ll rub it out! – I think that sentence is a bit redundant. You have all been so helpful in sorting out prior parsing failures, and I am sure I will need similar help again.
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. Dont forget the Mine of useful information that Big Dave and his son Richard so meticulously prepared for us.
A full review of this puzzle will be published after the closing date for submissions. Some hints follow: Remember the site rules and play nicely.
1a Walked, maybe took bus 13 first (6)
An abbreviation for 13a goes first, and the past tense of a verb to travel (on a bus, horse, bicycle or other mode of transport)
12a Report dividing partners — we rejected spin (8)
Partners in a game of Bridge, divided by a rejected word from the clue and a synonym of spin
13a Way south lies beside bay, perhaps, west of Teignmouth (6)
A southerly abbreviation and the arboreal plant that bay is an example of followed by the westernmost letter of Teignmouth
You can take the boy out of Devon… A clue to our setter perhaps
18a Just find underground in Paris is speedier at heart (13)
Just as in fair or impartial, from to find and remove from an underground grave, how a Parisian would say is and the central letters (at heart) of speedier
22a Under the softest cover, short nap must be disturbed by now (8)
(From the Latin for at the sixth hour), a midday or afternoon nap is shortened by one letter and goes around the last word in the clue
24a Revolutionary space scientists work in right place in Scotland (8)
The space where scientists work is reversed (revolutionary) followed by a virtuous right
27a A teacher is strung along in ‘Dandy‘ (6)
A teacher at a college or university, and is is strung along
1d Extra flash (6)
A straightforward double definition to start the downs
3d Go north, entering remotest tangled place you might find anything? (10,5)
An anagram (tangled) of remotest around N for north follows a synonym of go, to be the emporia where you might find most things
6d Party make Lancaster cardinal? (5,3,4,3)
Lancaster is an example of a medium-sized urban place that may be this cardinal colour when you have a great party
8d What gives info on psyche, ultimately, and personal quirks (8)
Informal info and the ultimate letter of psyche, followed by some spasmodic quirks provides us with information as to what gives our “make up”
11d Change pounds, holding German one over (7)
The pounds you may keep livestock in around a reversal of a German one give us the smallest piece of change in our pockets
19d Skills overseen by 13 institutes (6)
Skills or abilities are overseen by the abbreviation of 13a again
23d Short measure’s imbibed when tight (4)
An abbreviation for a measure of 304.8mm around a synonym of when
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