AFR Cryptic, Saturday 13/10/2018, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (6/10/2018) 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.
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.
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 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 found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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 question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

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 question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

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AFR Cryptic (6/10/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ACCOST
Expert reduced expenditure to work as a solicitor (6) AC(e) + COST
4 LANEWAYS
Narrow passages freshly painted in places (8) ANEW inside LAYS
9 NEPAL
Country residents of fine palace? (5) fiNE PALace
10 CARTRIDGE
Carry earth, thrown up by a plough, round (9) CART + RIDGE
11 SWAGMAN
Outback drifter and AFL player moved around company’s official gathering (7) SWAN outside AGM
12 PATIENT
Doctor’s charge, one included in manifest (7) I inside PATENT
13 AUNT
A form of accommodation not housing one family member (4) A + (UNIT minus I)
14 DISARMED
Immobilised men mostly died after botched raids (8) [(ME)n + D] after anagram of RAIDS
17 DISPUTED
Revised layout of stupid edition is questioned (8) Anagram of STUPID + ED
19 BLUE
Sports award trumpeted in speech (4) Sounds like BLEW
22 REPLICA
Facsimile one found in torn wrapping of parcel (7) I inside anagram of PARCEL
24 PARTIED
Raved even after an average round of golf (7) TIED after PAR
25 NARRATION
Group of sailors returned to share story (9) RAN reversed + RATION
26 TONNE
Load claimed by Newton needed a unit of weight (5) newTON NEeded
27 SEETHING
Observe substance in a highly agitated state (8) SEE + THING
28 PRIEST
Minister asks a lot of questions before closing of parliament (6) PRIES + parliamen(T)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AMNESIAC
Forgetful Americans experiencing turbulence down river (8) Anagram of AMERICANS minus R
2 CAPTAINED
Directed one taking part in choreographed tap-dance (9) I inside anagram of TAP DANCE
3 SOLEMN
Only man without a grave (6) SOLE + (MAN minus A)
5 AEROPLANE SPIN
A lean pro messed up, especially in a wrestling manoeuvre (9,4) Anagram of A LEAN PRO + ESP + IN
6 ERRATUM
Number missing from numerator mistakenly is a printing mistake (7) Anagram of NUMERATOR minus NO
7 ADDLE
Make rotten oars with ends not attached (5) p(ADDLE)s
8 SWEETS
Sugary substances when oddly stored in batches (6) (W)h(E)n inside SETS
10 CONFIGURATION
Pattern prepared for auctioning (13) Anagram of FOR AUCTIONING
15 DALLIANCE
Everybody linked to one in dance is flirting (9) (ALL + I) inside DANCE
16 HEADREST
Support for top dressing halved in hot spell (8) (DRES)sing inside HEAT
18 SPINACH
Vegetable roll offered by a church (7) SPIN + A + CH
20 DRONES
Servants of the Queen drive small number back to quarters (6) DR + ONE + quarter(S)
21 GRATER
Sort of generator not handling one kitchen utensil (6) Anagram of GENERATOR minus ONE
23 PURSE
Shilling kept in genuine money bag (5) S inside PURE

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The Stickler Weekly 243

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The Stickler Weekly 243 Clue Hints

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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.

There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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 the position of wordplay elements in the answer.

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

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 answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.

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The Stickler Weekly 243 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.

There aren’t any extra hints needed this week.

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 242 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FOREFINGER
Loud foreigner given a juggling pointer (10) F + anagram of FOREIGNER
6 WASP
Stinger was first to pounce (4) WAS + (P)ounce
10 ADD-ON
It’s optional and not normally separated by function (3-2) Anagram of AND outside DO
11 METHADONE
Connected one outside had treatment for drug addiction (9) (MET + ONE) outside HAD
12 THREAD
Only two of them browsed part of an internet discussion (6) (TH)em + READ
13 TRAINEES
Elders, say, accepting a fashionable teacher’s charges (8) TREES outside (A + IN)
14 CHALET
Short fellow rented small house (6) (CHA)p + LET
16 CLOTHES
He is after dope and gear (7) HES after CLOT
17 CONTEST
One locked up an exam question (7) CON + TEST
19 CLUTCH
Bag for eggs (6) Double Definition
22 REDOLENT
Perfumed letter’s due about a beneficial amount (8) RENT outside DOLE
23 USURER
Members of bureau sure resented moneylender (6) bureaU SURE Resented
26 MINUSCULE
Lower-case subtraction indicator used by cryptic clue (9) MINUS + anagram of CLUE
27 ON ICE
Waiting rooms at the centre swell (2,3) ro(O)ms + NICE
28 REEK
Smell water running down face (4) (C)REEK
29 CLEANED OUT
Authority, concealing a need improperly, is broke (7,3) CLOUT outside anagram of A NEED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FRANTIC
Final of tournament, one held in old European capital, is out of control (7) [tournamen(T) + I] inside FRANC
2 RADAR
Draw near, somehow bypassing new location finder (5) Anagram of DRAW NEAR minus NEW
3 FUNDAMENTALIST
Strict, amusing lady, not heartless, people wanted for events? (14) FUN + DAME + N(o)T + ALIST
4 NAME
Call retired fellow before heading to England (4) MAN reversed + (E)ngland
5 ENTERAL
Gain access to a liver primarily by way of intestine (7) ENTER + A + (L)iver
7 ATONEMENT
Redemption one male found in a temporary shelter (9) (ONE + M) inside (A + TENT)
8 PLEASE
Make happy place easily? (6) PL + EASE (“easily” – with ease)
9 RADIO TELESCOPE
High-powered receiver activated coils operated by energy (5,9) Anagram of COILS OPERATED + E
15 AVOIDANCE
A spokesperson shifting around and strangely turning away (9) (A + VOICE) outside anagram of AND
16 CUT
Reduction is appealing to a large extent (3) (CUT)e
18 SENSUAL
Representation of sun in stamp is not intellectual or spiritual? (7) Anagram of SUN inside SEAL
20 HARVEST
Rich people checking right time to gather (7) HAVES outside R + T
21 PRIMER
Elementary book is a little explosive (6) Double Definition
24 RHINO
One sporting unusual horn? (5) I inside anagram of HORN
25 SEGA
Game designer isolated section of Japanese garden (4) japaneSE GArden

 

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 6/10/2018, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (29/9/2018) Worked Solution

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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.

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 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 using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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 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 removal of a letter, letters, word or words (or their equivalents) from other parts of the clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: taken from, decreased by, less.

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 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 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 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.

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AFR Cryptic (29/9/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WEATHERS
Sports divided up by the seasons (8) THE inside WEARS
5 CLERKS
Stickler taking on development without IT office workers (6) Anagram of STICKLER minus IT
10 EARPLUG
A rep arranged to carry a noise reduction unit (7) Anagram of A REP + LUG
11 MACHETE
Assistant taking hold of short chef’s chopper (7) MATE outside (CHE)f
12 LEASE
Agreement stipulated by letter as seen in shelter (5) AS inside LEE
13 THRESHOLD
Beat old lower limit (9) THRESH + OLD
14 POWER STATION
Two parties switched on large generator of electricity (5,7) Anagram of TWO PARTIES + ON
18 HEARTSTRINGS
This stranger disguised deep emotions (12) Anagram of THIS STRANGER
21 REDUCTION
Cut professional out of copy (9) REPRODUCTION minus PRO
23 ROMEO
Monroe, not Marilyn, ultimately confused lover (5) Anagram of MONROE minus marily(N)
24 CORDIAL
Warm core reduced by selector switch (7) (COR)e + DIAL
25 BACK OUT
Withdraw a gutless cook taking part in contest? (4,3) [A + C(oo)K] inside BOUT
26 SIDLED
Sedan at the front ticked over and crept along (6) (S)edan + IDLED
27 TESTATOR
Will architect examine a raised area? (8) TEST + A + TOR
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WEEKLY
Periodical lacking vitality in expression (6) Sounds like WEAKLY
2 AERIAL
A regular show lacking initial broadcaster (6) A + (s)ERIAL
3 HELPED OUT
Mixed up “the dole” with “supplied assistance” (6,3) Anagram of UP THE DOLE
4 RIGHT VENTRICLE
Inverter glitch interfered with part of vital pump (5,9) Anagram of INVERTER GLITCH
6 LOCUS
Destructive insect not finished with place (5) (LOCUS)t
7 RHETORIC
He teased trio in middle of exercise with empty talk (8) (HE + anagram of TRIO) inside exe(RC)ise
8 SPEEDING
Going too fast to notice car accident outside entrance to park (8) (SEE + DING) outside (P)ark
9 IMPRESSIONABLE
One simple bra is twisted open (14) Anagram of ONE SIMPLE BRA IS
15 ANGORA CAT
Car backed into an animal with horns, a pet possibly (6,3) CAR reversed inside (AN + GOAT)
16 THE ROCKS
Ocker bungled replacing one in this part of Sydney (3,5) Anagram of OCKER replacing I in THIS
17 WANDERED
Disheartened dude, dressed in pale red, walked the streets? (8) D(ud)E inside (WAN + RED)
19 IMPORT
Bring in troublemaker or head of teaching? (6) IMP + OR + (T)eaching
20 CO-STAR
One of the main attractions cost a director at the end (2-4) COST + A + directo(R)
22 CRIME
America, inside borders, redefined unlawful acts? (5) Anagram of a(MERIC)a

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The Stickler Weekly 242

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

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The Stickler Weekly 242 Clue Hints

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Click on underlined text for explanation of terms.

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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 a mixing-up of letters.

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

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 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.

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 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 word or series of words that signify the removal of a letter, letters, word or words (or their equivalents) from other parts of the clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: taken from, decreased by, less.

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.

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 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 question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

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) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

A type of clue where the WHOLE clue defines the answer, and the WHOLE clue also is the wordplay (a mechanism to derive the answer through various cryptic devices). "&lit" is short for "and literally".

To qualify as an &lit, a clue must have no unused components either in the definition or the wordplay - it must be readable one way as a definition, and another as the wordplay.

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