Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2637 (Hints)
Hints and tips by Big Dave
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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the more difficult clues and provide hints for them.
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1a Quarrel resulting from formal clause, being oddly selective (6)
This quarrel comes from the odd letters of two words in the clue
25a Crazy lead, for example, taking in North (6)
This adjective meaning crazy is derived by putting the type of material of which lead is an example around N(orth)
1d Novel funeral I miss in Berlin (8)
An anagram (novel) of FUNERAL I gives a young lady (miss) in Berlin or elsewhere in Germany
21d Person who flies a kite as test of audience response (5)
This person who flies, be it a kite or an aeroplane, is also a television or radio programme made to test audience response with a view to the production of a series
More hints can be found in the comments, but this was one of Virgilius’s easier Sunday puzzles.
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