AFR Cryptic, Saturday 12/10/2019, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (5/10/2019) Worked Solution

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There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
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 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.

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 answer is a jumbling of letters except for the initial or final letter of the anagram fodder. An anagram indicator and truncation indicator will be present.
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.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters, then the entire result is reversed. The type of container clue involved is determined by an appropriate containment 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 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 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 (5/10/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SUCCESSION
University cricket club, in one period of play, is taking over (10) (U + CC) inside SESSION
6 SEAL
A marine creature’s skin is waterproof (4) Double Definition
8 REST AREA
Street in behind each motorist’s stopping place (4,4) ST inside REAR + EA
9 CHALET
Accommodating place is well represented in court (6) HALE inside CT
10 ACID
Drug relief injected by clinician initially (4) AID outside (C)linician
11 ALPHABETIC
Political party varied each bit to do with letters (10) ALP + anagram of EACH BIT
12 SINGLETON
Distorted sign revealed a lonely heart, say (9) Anagram of SIGN + LET ON
14 LILAC
Flowering plant, one in demand, on backorder? (5) I inside (CALL reversed)
17 DUCTS
Boss returned holding carbon pipes (5) STUD reveresed outside C
19 PRINCETON
Public relations notice involved opening of new university (9) PR + anagram of NOTICE + (N)ew
22 ACCELERATE
A tercel manoeuvred in one to pick up speed (10) Anagram of A TERCEL inside ACE
23 ONCE
Types kept in detention centre in the past (4) dententiON CEntre
24 BORING
Make a phone call after boy cut short routine (6) RING after (BO)y
25 EXTENDED
Lengthy introduction taken from text and completed (8) t(EXT) + ENDED
26 HEAD
Chief mouthpiece departing helipad (4) HELIPAD minus LIP
27 DAY-TRIPPER
Try messed up by one tackled by smart tourist (3-7) (Anagram of TRY + I) inside DAPPER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SURPASSED
Beaten old hat owned by irrational figure (9) PASSE inside SURD
2 CUSHION
Copper replaced his working shock absorber (7) CU + anagram of HIS + ON
3 STREAMER
Ship carrying right flag (8) STEAMER outside R
4 INAPPROPRIATELY
One footballer, after short sleep, treated reality the wrong way (15) I + (PROP after NAP) + anagram of REALITY
5 NECTAR
Be short of blended cabernet, a delicious drink (6) Anagram of CABERNET minus BE
6 SPARE TIME
Fight drug issue raised in leisure period (5,4) SPAR + E + (EMIT reversed)
7 AMERICA
Country isn’t pulling out of an armistice misguidedly (7) Anagram of AN ARMISTICE minus ISNT
13 GET BEHIND
$1000 in debt, he worked back (3,6) G + anagram of IN DEBT HE
15 CONTENDER
One who challenges clubs on submission (9) C + ON + TENDER
16 ANCESTOR
An early prototype, one linked to Escort’s new design (8) AN + anagram of ESCORT
18 UNCLOSE
Open operating system checked by one of the family (7) OS inside UNCLE
20 TUNED UP
Arrived right away and got ready to play (5,2) TURNED UP minus R
21 BEGGED
Asked earnestly for part of breakfast, maybe, served in bed (6) EGG inside BED

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 5/10/2019, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (28/9/2019) 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.

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.

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 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 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 (28/9/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HARBOUR
Protect hearts with bower (7) H + ARBOUR
5 DORMANT
Inactive period broken by soldier following resistance (7) DOT outside (MAN after R)
9 PACIFIC ISLANDER
African disciple converted Fijian, say (7,8) Anagram of AFRICAN DISCIPLE
10 EARTHS
Grounds are prepared by one leaving this (6) Anagram of ARE + (THIS minus I)
11 SOMEBODY
Heavyweight boys do me wrong (8) Anagram of BOYS DO ME
13 IMPATIENCE
I’m at one in British capital with eagerness (10) IM + [(AT + I) inside PENCE)
15 FAIL
Die is easily broken right away (4) FRAIL minus R
18 GOON
Stay with a hired thug (4) GO ON
19 FIERCENESS
Wild fires seen engulfing cabins initially with ferocity (10) Anagram of FIRES SEEN outside (C)abins
21 PRECLUDE
Rule out conductor’s opening squeezed into overture (8) (C)onductor inside PRELUDE
22 YOU BET
Be involved with youth? Almost certainly! (3,3) BE inside (YOUT)h
25 NATIVE COMPANION
I can’t move broken slate with one operating crane (6,9) Anagram of I CANT MOVE + PAN + I + ON
26 ADRENAL
A doctor recalled narrow passage near the kidneys (7) A + DR + (LANE reversed)
27 SPECTRA
Carpets woven with ranges of colours (7) Anagram of CARPETS
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1 HAPPENING
Layer shielding software in grand event (9) (HEN outside APP) + IN +G
2 RACER
Quick runner is fine between two separate runs (5) ACE inside (R+R)
3 OFF-WHITE
Colour of deck adopted by few strangely (3-5) OF + (anagram of FEW outside HIT)
4 ROCK
Music with a sure foundation (4) Double Definition
5 DISCONCERT
Put out recording about sure winner (10) DISC + ON + CERT
6 REAPER
Harvester’s parts available from Korea, perhaps? (6) koREA PERhaps
7 AUDIOTAPE
Sound recording, a small piece, swallowed by drunken dupe (9) A (IOTA inside anagram of DUPE)
8 TARRY
Half of army in struggle stay behind (5) (AR)my inside TRY
12 PERIODICAL
Occasional danger handling oxygen and volatile acid (10) PERIL outside (O + anagram of ACID)
14 PROTESTER
Dissident’s corruption captured by bug (9) ROT inside PESTER
16 LUSITANIA
American entombed in ruptured Italian passenger ship sunk during WWI (9) US inside anagram of ITALIAN
17 DETONATE
Set off from meeting holding communication up (8) DATE outside (NOTE reversed)
20 SLOVEN
Pig left in small roaster (6) L inside (S + OVEN)
21 PINNA
Stick back an external ear part (5) PIN + (AN reversed)
23 BUILT
Physically well-developed yet punched by one with left (5) BUT outside (I + L)
24 EMUS
Australian birds, types in Powerhouse Museum (4) powerhousE MUSeum

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The Stickler Weekly Status

The Stickler Weekly will take an indefinite break while I sort out some ongoing shoulder, back and neck issues that restrict my time working in front of a computer. These issues have been plaguing me on and off since my IT days in the 1990s, but have recently come to a head with episodes that come on me suddenly and stop me in my tracks. Various physios have tried their best to correct my bad posture that seems to be responsible for nerve damage, but nothing seems to have a lasting effect. I’ve been struggling on, but recent events have been a real cause for concern. Time to get serious.
In addition to medical remedies, I’m planning to set up a standing desk as a trial, the success of which may determine whether I ever write another crossword.

Thanks for your support in the past.

David
The Stickler

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The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROUGH IT
Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT
5 MUST-SEE
Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET
9 LYCRA
Dressmaker’s finishing obvious in restitching of lacy material (5) dressmake(R) inisde anagram of LACY
10 ESPIONAGE
Secret service, especially one on time (9) ESP + I + ON + AGE
11 CONVEYED
Moved kid looked at end of verse (8) CON + (EYED after V)
12 UPBEAT
Uranium and boron found in organic material is encouraging (6) U + (B inside PEAT)
14 TRIP
Hallucination is nonsense largely (4) (TRIP)e
15 DOORKNOB
Handle party or bash the wrong way (8) DO + OR + (BONK reversed)
18 MISCOUNT
Wrong calculation is checked initially entering horse (8) [IS + (C)hecked] inside MOUNT
19 GENE
Protein molecule is part of oestrogen essentially (4) oestroGEN Essentially
22 AUNTIE
A free person, relatively speaking (6) A + UNTIE
23 PARLANCE
Standard number of shots fired with weapon in a manner of speaking (8) PAR + LANCE
25 HELPED OUT
Mixed up “the dole” with “supplied assistance” (6,3) Anagram of UP THE DOLE
26 GREET
Shake hands and agree, losing a little time (5) AGREE minus A + T
27 SHYSTER
Unscrupulous practitioner is ignored by sister after fling (7) (SISTER minus IS) after SHY
28 DONATED
Gifted university fellow finished a course and died (7) DON + ATE + D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RELOCATE
Transfer associate holding company up (8) RELATE outside (CO reversed)
2 UNCONDITIONALLY
Sort of induction concerning friend without qualifications (15) Anagram of INDUCTION + ON + ALLY
3 HEATER
Hard consumer could be warmer (6) H + EATER
4 TREMENDOUS
Harassed mentor sued great (10) Anagram of MENTOR SUED
5 MOPE
Move around slowly and aimlessly in vehicle mostly (4) (MOPE)d
6 SLOWPOKE
Plodder talked about mountain-climbing gear? (8) SPOKE outside LOW
7 STATE GOVERNMENT
Strong team event transformed regional authority (5,10) Anagram of STRONG TEAM EVENT
8 EVENTS
A war lost by veteran was changing engagements (6) Anagram of VETERAN WAS minus A WAR
13 CONTRACTED
Called about worker ultimately bound by a legal obligation (10) CONTACTED outside worke(R)
16 ACCIDENT
Chance I’d taken, in a manner of speaking (8) ID inside ACCENT
17 DEMENTED
Soldiers, with time in action, cracked (8) (MEN + T) inside DEED
20 MASHES
Helium kept in large-scale pounds (6) HE inside MASS
21 FLAGON
Amount of wine and spirit put into baked dish (6) GO inside FLAN
24 SOUR
Tart, a starter, possibly, not finished right (4) (SOU)p + R

 

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The Stickler Weekly 270

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

The solution to this puzzle will appear next week.

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  Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 270
  Solution to The Stickler Weekly 269
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The Stickler Weekly 270 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.
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 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.

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 answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
Punctuation generally should be ignored - always consider how a clue reads without punctuation.
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 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.
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The Stickler Weekly 270 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 269 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PEDAL BIN
Cutter turned around inside secure waste disposal unit (5,3) BLADE reversed inside PIN
5 ORACLE
Authority or head of linguistics engaged by expert (6) OR + [(L)inguistics inside ACE]
9 CASINGS
Chap regularly performs covers (7) (C)h(A)p + SINGS
10 PYRAMID
Most of combustible heap surrounded by monumental structure (7) (PYR)e + AMID
11 FEDERALIST
Duke imprisoning corrupt leader, a supporter of unionism (10) FIST outside anagram of LEADER
12 CUBA
Chicago baseball player linked to a West Indian republic (4) CUB + A
13 CHAIN
Actor’s starting in prominent feature series (5) (A)ctor inside CHIN
14 LEBANESE
Poison absorbed by eels unsettled some Asian people (8) BANE inside anagram of EELS
17 CATS-EYES
Motorists see them at night time in action very well (4-4) T inside CASE + YES
18 VISIT
Stay with enigmatic activist ignoring input of a court (5) Anagram of ACTIVIST minuS (A + CT)
21 RAGE
Wild anger shown without reservation ultimately (4) Anagram of ANGER minus reservatio(N)
22 COLLECTION
Company IT unit recalled working group (10) CO + (IT + CELL) reversed + ON
24 TOOTERS
Impatient drivers may be too abrupt when cut off (7) TOO + (TERS)e
25 MATINEE
Covering one born in a daytime delivery (7) MAT + I + NEE
26 RASHLY
Spots lady without notice and without thinking (6) RASH + (LADY minus AD)
27 MILDNESS
Moderation shown by young lady holding large object back (8) MISS outside [L + (END reversed)]
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PACIFIC
A client’s initial condition, shown in picture, is mild (7) [A + (C)lient + IF] inside PIC
2 DISADVANTAGEOUS
Unfavourable and unhappy company transporter, involved in audit, goes abroad (15) (SAD + VAN) inside anagram of AUDIT GOES
3 LONG-RANGE
Label originally on expensive Australian wine is lasting well into the future (4-5) (L)abel + ON + GRANGE
4 INSULT
Newly-formed tribunals not supporting bar’s offence (6) Anagram of TRIBUNALS minus BAR
6 RARE
Sample from vintner, a red, is exceptional (4) vintneR A REd
7 COMPUTER SCIENCE
IT company put in representation of crime scene? (8,7) CO + (PUT inside anagram of CRIME SCENE)
8 ENDGAME
Chess play managed poorly – losing a castle finally (7) Anagram of MANAGED minus A + castl(E)
10 POSTED
Assigned detachment of cadets openly retreated (6) caDETS OPenly
15 ADVOCATED
Advised against entering a gathering with new cadet (9) V inside (A + DO) + anagram of CADET
16 FELONS
Guys carrying on for low criminals (6) FELLOWS with LOW replaced by ON
17 CURATOR
Hound a degenerate, retired superintendent (7) CUR + A + (ROT reversed)
19 TENDERS
Inexperienced seller’s opening bids (7) TENDER + (S)eller
20 ALUMNI
A large tertiary institution accommodating 1000 old students (6) A + L + (UNI outside M)
23 SELL
Market phone’s sound quality (4) Sounds like CELL

 

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