The Stickler Weekly 237

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The Stickler Weekly 237 Clue Hints

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The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

A word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

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The Stickler Weekly 237 Overseas Help

Welcome all cryptic crossword solvers.

Some cryptic crosswords are tough purely because local lingo is used and not understood by all, especially those living outside of Australia. This post seeks to fill this vernacular gap.

The clues listed here may contain a component not familiar to all outside of Australia.

(click on the clue number to see the inside information)


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The Stickler Weekly 236 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REDUNDANT
Surplus wine and nuts mostly repackaged (9) RED + anagram of (AND NUT)S
6 PACT
Agreement is solid, according to auditor (4) Sounds like PACKED
10 HAVEN
Get close to Anderson shelter (5) HAVE + ANDERSO(N)
11 HISTOGRAM
Chart got retrieved in his computer’s memory (9) GOT reversed inside (HIS + RAM)
12 SALVAGED
Senior, after short burst of gunfire, may be rescued (8) AGED after (SALV)O
13 IGNORE
Slight displeasure about termination of wrong number (6) IRE outside [WRON(G) + NO]
15 PERMANENT WAVE
Do look for every adult event organised outside WA (9,4) PER + MAN + anagram of EVENT outside WA
18 UNCOMPLICATED
Simple people, initially trapped in a demonic cult, reformed (13) (P)EOPLE inside anagram of A DEMONIC CULT
22 RIDING
Local electoral division’s credentials accepted by telephone (6) ID inside RING
23 IN CAMERA
Old Peruvian mare given treatment behind closed doors (2,6) INCA + anagram of MARE
26 GENITALIA
Privates get shaved by excited Italian (9) (GE)T + anagram of ITALIAN
27 EASES
Elements of pressure a session relieves (5) pressurE A SESsion
28 DEAD
Pop round drug, not feeling anything (4) DAD outside E
29 EXTRACTED
Uncredited actor performed, sharing the role of one character picked out (9) EXTR(A)CTED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REHASH
Baggage from before has hindered new arrangement? (6) befoRE HAS Hindered
2 DEVELOP
Pick up translation of “love” in final section of scratched record (7) Anagram of LOVE inside [SCRATCHE(D) + EP]
3 NINJA
Road not taken by disguised Jordanian assassin (5) Anagram of JORDANIAN minus ROAD
4 ACHIEVABLE
A damaged hive wrapped in wire is within reach (10) A + (anagram of HIVE inside CABLE)
5 TOSS
Throw to Aussie in the middle (4) TO + AU(SS)IE
7 AUREOLA
Crown and gold ring seized by corrupt earl (7) AU + (O inside anagram of EARL)
8 TEMPERED
Seasoned agent met retired journalist (8) (REP + MET) reversed + ED
9 FORGET IT
You’re welcome to make flyer (6,2) FORGE + TIT
14 DESCENDANT
Offspring’s finale in musical performance (10) END inside DESCANT
16 RUMINATE
Spirit in Greek goddess and Muse (8) RUM + IN + ATE
17 OUTRAGED
Angry members of tour scrambled over the hill (8) Anagram of TOUR + AGED
19 CADENZA
Lad extracted from New Zealand CD a brilliant solo piece (7) Anagram of ZEALAND CD A minus LAD
20 DEEP-SET
Travel quickly around heart of ghetto placed far in (4-3) SPEED reversed + GH(ET)TO
21 PAUSED
Executive’s helper, put into service, took a break (6) PA + USED
24 ARENA
Lists are associated with sodium (5) ARE + NA
25 FLEE
Naval force losing time to get away (4) FLEET minus T

 

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 11/8/2018, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (4/8/2018) Worked Solution

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The entire answer is the result of removing the first or last letter from part of the clue or its synonym. A truncation indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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AFR Cryptic (4/8/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROLLER COASTER
Local restorer restored playground equipment? (6,7) Anagram of LOCAL RESTORER
9 ALPHA
Representative of a political group has not finished (5) ALP + (HA)s
10 REVOLTING
Dreadful fan returned sound as a bell (9) LOVER reversed + TING
11 ROOKERY
Kangaroo River passing through key breeding ground (7) ROO + (R inside KEY)
12 PATROL
Round lump of butter and shortbread? (6) PAT + (ROL)l
14 DOUR
Tenacious duo recut face of ruby (4) Anagram of DUO + (R)UBY
15 ILLICITLY
Sick one left in city unlawfully (9) ILL + I + (L inside CITY)
18 DEEP MID-ON
Fielder impeded badly by opponent in the middle (4,3-2) Anagram of IMPEDED + opp(ON)ent
19 HAND
Husband not coping with drunken bus conductor (4) HUSBAND minus anagram of BUS
22 UNCOOL
Opening of untreated and diseased colon that’s past it (6) (U)ntreated + anagram of COLON
24 MINI-SUB
Bus-in one million coming back for WWII harbour visitor (4-3) (BUS IN + I + M) reversed
26 TRIATHLON
Race trial involving most of the batting side (9) TRIAL outside (TH)e + ON
27 AFOOT
Circles in behind in the wind (5) OO inside AFT
28 REARRANGEMENT
Rear troops in service of Australia get new order (13) REAR + MEN inside (RAN + GET)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPRODUCE
Copy procedure out of sequence (9) Anagram of PROCEDURE
2 LEADER
News reel turned up containing advertisement (6) REEL reversed outside AD
3 EARLY BIRDS
Those up first arranged bid rarely before start of selling (5,5) Anagram of BID RARELY + (S)elling
4 COVE
Old fellow reduced insurance (4) (COVE)r
5 ALLIANCE
Everybody misinterpreted a nice partnership (8) ALL + anagram of A NICE
6 TRIER
Persevering one set off without horse (5) TRIGGER minus GG
7 REGALLY
Gallery restyled in a grand manner (7) Anagram of GALLERY
8 BARRED
Excluded one may go here to drink wine (6) BAR + RED
13 BLANCMANGE
Dessert that is passed up by nice man tucking into cooked bagel (10) (NICE minus IE + MAN) inside anagram of BAGEL
16 TRANSPORT
No one on board trains left for ship (9) TRAINS minus I + PORT
17 IMPORTER
Nothing restricted is listed in permit re-issued for trader (8) (O + R) inside anagram of PERMIT
18 DOUBTER
Finish time in taxi with one holding reservation (7) DO + (T inside UBER)
20 DEBATE
Be involved in meeting’s lively discussion (6) Anagram of BE inside DATE
21 IN CASE
Old South Americans head to Ecuador as a precaution (2,4) INCAS + (E)cuador
23 CHINA
Boxer’s target – a national title (5) CHIN + A
25 FLAN
Large portion of side dish (4) (FLAN)k

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The Stickler Weekly 236

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The Stickler Weekly 236 Clue Hints

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A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
A word or series of words that signify the turning around (across & down clues), or overturning (down clues only) of letters.

Examples: upset, reversed, retired, in withdrawal, over etc.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

A word or series of words that signify the position of wordplay elements in the answer.

Examples: before, after, leading, in the middle of, under (down only) etc.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

A word or series of words that signify the turning around (across & down clues), or overturning (down clues only) of letters.

Examples: upset, reversed, retired, in withdrawal, over etc.

The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
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The Stickler Weekly 236 Overseas Help

Welcome all cryptic crossword solvers.

Some cryptic crosswords are tough purely because local lingo is used and not understood by all, especially those living outside of Australia. This post seeks to fill this vernacular gap.

The clues listed here may contain a component not familiar to all outside of Australia.

(click on the clue number to see the inside information)


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22-across

Like to add something I’ve missed to help others, or comment on a meaning, term or expression? Please leave a reply below.

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The Stickler Weekly 235 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SMILER
Runner finishing second is a delighted one (6) MILER after S
5 MUSTARD
Brownish-yellow clay containing lead (7) MUD outside STAR
10 TONOMETER
It measures fluid pressure and oxygen encountered in cosmetic lotion (9) (O + MET) inside TONER
11 RAISE
Increase is accepted by retiring auditor (5) IS inside (EAR reversed)
12 POTTER
A crafty person, one known for his magic acts (6) Double Definition
13 DIAGONAL
Slash aid brought back by American girl carrying on (8) DIA reversed + (GAL outside ON)
15 ATOM
Something fundamental at home with no limitations? (4) AT + h(OM)e
16 STRATIFIED
Graded street with approval (10) ST + RATIFIED
19 BASKETBALL
Track action taken about request before social game (10) BET outside ASK + BALL
20 GUMS
Superior recalled surroundings of canines, say (4) SMUG reversed
23 SOCIABLE
So, one into pay TV is outgoing? (8) SO + I inside CABLE
25 BANNER
Standard prohibitionist? (6) Double Definition
27 USURP
Take over firm downsized in a spell of prosperity (5) (SUR)e inside UP
28 SLIPPED UP
Made a mistake and supplied wrong page (7,2) Anagram of SUPPLIED + P
29 TOP SEED
Best performer’s time set with new speedos before the final (3,4) T + anagram of (SPEEDO)s
30 FUSING
Fellow on drugs is getting stuff together (6) F + USING
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 MONSTROUS
Great storm twisted around close to land (9) Anagram of STORM outside ON + US
3 LIMPET
Fruit mostly preferred with shellfish (6) (LIM)e + PET
4 RITE
Confirmation, for one, about checking it (4) RE outside IT
5 MARGINALLY
A little hurt by trap set by friend (10) MAR + GIN + ALLY
6 SERAGLIO
Supplier of Turkish delight, perhaps, is large, out of shape and round (8) Anagram of IS LARGE + O
7 AVIAN
One caged by a transporter of birds (5) I inside (A + VAN)
8 DWELLED
Blue mounted LED remained (7) LEWD reversed + LED
9 UTOPIA
University head, one taking on a perfect place (6) U + TOP + I + A
14 STABILISED
Fixed bayonet is held by one being supervised (10) STAB + [IS inside (I + LED)]
17 IGUANODON
Dinosaur droppings collected by one university fellow (9) GUANO inside (I + DON)
18 PECAN PIE
Preserve marinated in spirit that is a nutty delight (5,3) CAN inside PEP + IE
19 BISCUIT
Something made in an oven is copper in part (7) (IS + CU) inside BIT
21 STRIPE
Feature of plastic and stone ready for collection (6) ST + RIPE
22 CARPUS
Fish served by American joint (6) CARP + US
24 CLUMP
Clubs put up with small gathering (5) C + LUMP
26 TIFF
Firm not starting a minor dispute (4) s(TIFF)

 

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