DT 30155 (full review) – Big Dave's Crossword Blog
View comments 

DT 30155 (full review)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30155

A full review by crypticsue

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

This puzzle was published on 26th November 2022

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A Saturday Prize Puzzle with the usual mix of clue types – a surprising number of commenters on the day didn’t realise that this was the work of Cephas

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought


6a    Gradient Brian negotiated having to grit his teeth (4,3,4,2)
GRIN AND BEAR IT – An anagram (negotiated) of GRADIENT BRIAN

8a    After sound of disapproval, who heard sound of weeping? (3-3)
BOO-HOO – HOO – a homophone (heard) of WHO goes after BOO (a sound of disapproval)

9a    Ordinary to be occurring seven times a week (8)
EVERYDAY – Something so ordinary it might occur EVERY DAY (seven times a week)

10a    Have no credit in old money (3)
OWN – Remove the CR (no credit) from crOWN (old money)

11a    Guarded, having received stolen goods (6)
FENCED – Guarded by a fence, or having received stolen goods

12a    Daughter and I emphasise pain (8)
DISTRESS – D (daughter) I (from the clue) STRESS (emphasise)

14a    Support the new visionary (7)
PROPHET – PROP (support) and an anagram (new) of THE

16a    Ghost said supporter will accompany cat (7)
PHANTOM – A homophone (said) of FAN (supporter) will accompany TOM (male cat)

20a    Firm breaking law in the beginning (8)
STALWART – An anagram (breaking) of LAW inserted into START (beginning)

23a    Find a colt rampaging with energy (6)
LOCATE – An anagram (rampaging) of A COLT with E (energy)

24a    Cleopatra’s poisoner found within? (3)
ASP – Found within CleopatrA’S Poisoner

25a    Section of drawing spanning width (8)
WINGSPAN – The second hidden word in a row – found in a section of draWING SPANning

26a    Given and received from building society perhaps (6)
MUTUAL – This adjective meaning ‘given and received’ can also describe an institution such as a building society owned by its customers

27a    Last to end of boxing match, or race? (2,3,8)
GO THE DISTANCE – As the clue says, last to the end of a boxing match or race


1d    Top cover for retirement (8)
NIGHTCAP – Something that covers your ‘top’ when you are in bed

2d    Pet about to be given American food (8)
CANOODLE – C (circa, about) A (American) NOODLE (food)

3d    A theologian to finish article, they are found at the end (7)
ADDENDA – A (From the clue) DD (Doctor of Divinity, theologian) END (finish) A (indefinite article)

4d    Break hole in wall (6)
RECESS – Double definition

5d    Collect maybe where light gets in through (6)
PRAYER – RAY (light) gets in PER (through)

6d    Travelling extensively running after the ball (13)
GLOBETROTTING – TROTTING (running) goes after GLOBE (ball)

7d    Carry coffee from French filling station (9,4)
TRANSPORT CAFÉ – TRANSPORT (carry) CAFÉ (French coffee)

13d    Drink with three-quarters of side (3)
TEA – Three-quarters of TEAm (side)

15d    Husband has two opposing points to axe (3)
HEW – H (husband) E W (two opposing compass points)

17d    Companion giving friendly assistance? (8)
HELPMATE – This companion sounds like they could HELP a MATE

18d    Turned into nice poisonous alkaloid! (8)
NICOTINE – An anagram (turned) of INTO NICE

19d    Deputy has most of the reputation (5-2)
STAND-IN – Most of STANDINg (reputation)

21d    Instruction to players to take it smoothly (6)
LEGATO – An instruction to players of musical instruments to take it smoothly

22d    Real upset about politician is more considerable (6)
AMPLER – An anagram (upset) of REAL goes ‘about’ MP (politician)

1 comment on “DT 30155 (full review)
Leave your own comment 

Join the Conversation, Leave a Comment

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

The maximum upload file size: 2 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.