AFR Cryptic, Saturday 24/2/2018, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (17/2/2018) Worked Solution

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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.

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.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) on the INSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: held by, kept by, embraced by - anything that creates the image of being contained.

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.
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.

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.

The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
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.
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.
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AFR Cryptic (17/2/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ALPHABET
Character set to remain wearing party hat (8) BE inside (ALP + HAT)
5 THESIS
Academic work is presented after these in abridged form (6) IS after (THES)E
9 SENDS
Head of security finishes dispatches (5) (S)ECURITY + ENDS
10 UNRELATED
Run out of line, in high spirits, beside the point (9) Anagram of RUN + ELATED
12 SECURITY CAMERA
Surveillance device arrived in luggage of new recruit, say (8,6) CAME inside anagram of RECRUIT SAY
14 ACES
Flying war heroes, a short time back (4) A + (SEC reversed)
15 NUTRIENT
Seed, one planted in hole, is a nourishing substance (8) NUT + (I inside RENT)
18 CABARETS
Entertaining performances without clothes in musical (8) BARE inside CATS
20 PERM
Hairstyle for a male (4) PER + M
24 STING IN THE TAIL
Litigant – he isn’t upset with unexpected difficulty ultimately (5,2,3,4) Anagram of LITIGANT + HE + ISNT
26 EMOLLIENT
Substance finally sprayed on millet is a softening agent (9) SUBSTANC(E) + anagram of ON MILLET
27 EDICT
Polish writing about Copernicus’s first rule (5) EDIT outside (C)OPERNICUS
28 MINING
Primary Industry minister popular with growers initially (6) MIN + IN + (G)ROWERS
29 WHITENED
Success claimed by new, prepared editor faded (8) HIT inside anagram of NEW + ED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ASSISTANCE
Help as is needed in position (10) AS + (IS inside STANCE)
2 PANACHE
Criticise a chef lacking fine style (7) PAN + A + (CHEF minus F)
3 ABSORB
Stomach muscles, struck with ball, pull in (6) ABS + ORB
4 EQUITY
Justice is quite confused by attorney’s conclusion (6) Anagram of QUITE + ATTORNE(Y)
6 HALLMARK
Notice placed outside renovated mall is a sign of good quality (8) HARK outside anagram of MALL
7 SET FREE
Air not used by fire-eaters somehow is released (3,4) Anagram of FIRE EATERS minus AIR
8 SIDE
Team selection of professionals ideally (4) professionS IDEally
11 RUCKUS
Violent disagreement by country after union gathering (6) US after RUCK
13 STIMULATED
Excited adults I met should be excited (10) Anagram of ADULTS I MET
16 FRANKLIN
Open line not connected to east Tasmanian river (8) FRANK + (LINE minus E)
17 STRIKE
Hit small three-wheeler (6) S + TRIKE
19 BITCOIN
Company after small piece connected with trendy currency (7) (CO after BIT) + IN
21 ELATION
Great joy, right, sacrificed by one of the family? (7) RELATION minus R
22 STITCH
Sat disheartened with irritation and pain from running? (6) S(a)T + ITCH
23 RELENT
Give in on fast time (6) RE + LENT
25 REAM
Make a hole in a few sheets of paper (4) Double Definition

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The Stickler Weekly 215

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The Stickler Weekly 215 Clue Hints

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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 phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
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.

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 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.
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.
All words can be validly written with a leading capital without changing their meaning. Hence, the capitalisation of a word may present a different picture than is intended.
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 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.
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The Stickler Weekly 215 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.

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The Stickler Weekly 214 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOLIDARITY
Cover maintained in riot, say, affected team spirit (10) LID inside anagram of RIOT SAY
6 SPUR
Propel jet short on time (4) SPURT minus T
10 ROAMS
Sheep, taking in nothing, wanders about aimlessly (5) RAMS outside O
11 AT PRESENT
Now is a time to give (2,7) A + T + PRESENT
12 TENANTRY
Block occupiers from an endeavour after 10 (8) (AN + TRY) after TEN
13 ALKANE
Compound fracture of ankle set following operation at the centre (6) Anagram of ANKLE after OPER(A)TION
15 NORTH
Point and dash not used in modified form of shorthand (5) Anagram of SHORTHAND minus DASH
16 NARROWLY
Just left behind low-tech missile in large US city (8) (L after ARROW) inside NY
18 GUINNESS
Suspect drinking tavern’s beer (8) GUESS outside INN
20 LISLE
Attachment to spool is lengthening thread (5) spooL IS LEngthening
23 RACEME
Group of people, men, pruned a flower arrangement (6) RACE + (ME)N
24 MAGAZINE
Publication contrived amazing end to tale (8) Anagram of AMAZING + TAL(E)
26 BRAINLESS
Unusual lines in underwear not all that smart (9) Anagram of LINES inside BRAS
27 HIT ON
Unexpectedly discover it in sweetheart’s possession (3,2) IT inside HON
28 EXPO
Showcase very attractive person with no limitations? (4) S(EXPO)T
29 FAIRGROUND
Show place to publicise Greek in cast (10) (AIR + GR) inside FOUND
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SCRUTINY
Hybrid of any citrus passing a close examination (8) Anagram of ANY CITRUS minus A
2 LEARNER
Large moneymaker, one with class (7) L + EARNER
3 DISENCHANTMENT
People bitten by insect hadn’t prepared for rude awakening (14) MEN inside anagram of INSECT HADNT
4 REARRANGED
Back garden in a mess should be tidied up (10) REAR + anagram of GARDEN
5 TOPS
Excellent location for retirement (4) SPOT reversed
7 PREVAIL
Win power before revolution trouble (7) P + REV + AIL
8 RATHER
Sailor recalled her to some extent (6) TAR reversed + HER
9 HELL FOR LEATHER
He will founder taking on new role very quickly (4,3,7) HELL + (FATHER outside anagram of ROLE)
14 TRESPASSER
Intrusive person is very old-fashioned, right? (10) TRES PASSE + R
17 DEMEANED
Put down an average amount in proof of ownership (8) MEAN inside DEED
19 UNCLASP
Release snake chasing uncle briefly (7) ASP after (UNCL)E
21 SHIATSU
Thais tortured American in retreat and applied pressure (7) Anagram of THAIS + (US reversed)
22 ARABLE
Moral tale, lacking an introduction, is fruitful (6) P(ARABLE)
25 MESA
Entries in scheme’s actuarial table (4) scheMES Actuarial

 

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The Stickler Weekly Insights 214

Last week I talked about inside information that I guess defines a profession. This information is not generally known by outsiders, not because it’s secret, but more because it’s not part of the general public’s interface with that profession. This week I’m going to tell you about crossword copyright, at least, what I know about it, as I’m not a legal eagle by any means. Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 17/2/2018, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (10/2/2018) Worked Solution

(click on the clue number to see the hint)

Click on underlined text for explanation of terms.

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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.

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.
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.

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.

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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AFR Cryptic (10/2/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ARTIFICE
Craft provided by one in dodgy crate (8) (IF + I) inside anagram of CRATE
5 BACHES
Beach spoiled by small holiday units (6) Anagram of BEACH + S
9 RETRAIN
Ready for a new job on public transport? (7) RE + TRAIN
10 CARLTON
Football club’s package providing accommodation for Liverpool’s winger? (7) (L)IVERPOOL inside CARTON
11 PSYCHIATRY
Shrinkage? (10) Cryptic Definition
12 COLT
A member of a junior team, a shooter (4) Double Definition
14 ENDURANCE
Creed a nun rediscovered with patient suffering (9) Anagram of CREED A NUN
16 DRAB
Doctor with type of blood that’s colourless (4) DR + AB
18 FILO
Thin pastry made from fine sort of oil (4) F + anagram of OIL
19 RESERVOIR
Water storage facility and various parts of river rose (9) Anagram of RIVER ROSE
21 AIDE
A plan stopped short personal assistant (4) A + (IDE)A
22 PHLEGMATIC
Indifferent help worked with general manager, a jerk (10) Anagram of HELP + GM + A + TIC
25 EPICARP
Piece of fruit pie cooked and served with fish (7) Anagram of PIE + CARP
26 PENSIVE
Author’s verse, written inside, that is solemn (7) PENS + (V inside IE)
27 TUGGED
Pulled two grand performing in unusual duet (6) G+G inside anagram of DUET
28 PROSPERS
Veteran fronting press broadcast does well (8) PRO + anagram of PRESS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AIR SPEED
Pilot’s concern, per se, not normally handled by support (3,5) Anagram of PER SE inside AID
2 TATTY
Sew ends of tapestry in poor condition (5) TAT + (T)APESTR(Y)
3 FEATHER BOA
Long thin fluffy scarf ordered before a hat (7,3) Anagram of BEFORE A HAT
4 CONTAINER SHIP
Trains once replaced popular cargo carrier (9,4) Anagram of TRAINS ONCE + HIP
6 AIRS
“Broadcasts are international,” reporter said initially (4) (A)RE (I)NTERNATIONAL (R)EPORTER (S)AID
7 HOT POTATO
A top tooth broken – it’s a problem one would prefer not to touch (3,6) Anagram of A TOP TOOTH
8 SENATE
ALP’s leader implicated in reshuffle of tense group of politicians (6) (A)LP inside anagram of TENSE
10 CARPET-SWEEPER
Cleaner indulges crybaby behind car (6-7) (PETS + WEEPER) after CAR
13 ADORNMENTS
Restored remnants containing party decorations (10) Anagram of REMNANTS outside DO
15 DWINDLING
Twist left in damaged section of car is disappearing (9) (WIND + L) inside DING
17 CRICKETS
Game birds finally heard insects (8) CRICKET + BIRD(S)
20 PATENT
Clear one leaving doctor’s charge (6) PATIENT minus I
23 TRITE
Tense religious practice is uninspired (5) T + RITE
24 CARE
Keeping vehicle close to home (4) CAR + HOM(E)

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The Stickler Weekly 214

If you thought there might be a mushy, love-filled cryptic crossword this week, then you don’t know me.

The Stickler for this week is now available. Please select your preferred solving format.

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