AFR Cryptic, Saturday 15/6/2019, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (8/6/2019) Worked Solution

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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 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 butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
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 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.
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.

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 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.

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AFR Cryptic (8/6/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TICKLER
Puzzle perfectionist’s missing original letter (7) (s)TICKLER
5 SPOTTER
Observer is first to see wizard, literally (7) (S)ee + POTTER
9 CITES
Names and locations as recorded by auditor (5) Sounds like SITES
10 SCORECARD
Small company embarrassed about coach’s sporting result (9) S + CO + (RED outside CAR)
11 SPANIARD
European bridge, one located next to a road (8) SPAN + I + A + RD
12 TISSUE
Time to put out a paper with little substance (6) T + ISSUE
14 OPEN
One’s front enclosure is generally accessible (4) (O)ne + PEN
15 COSMETIC
“Alien”, screened by Universal, is superficial (8) ET inside COSMIC
18 ENGINEER
Born in England, I registered as a designer (8) NEE inside (ENG + I + R)
19 CUBE
Copper: “Live or die” (4) CU + BE
22 PAUPER
Bankrupt leader of union appearing in The Australian Financial Review, for example (6) (U)nion inside PAPER
23 ANNOTATE
Comment on article not fully digested (8) AN + NOT + ATE
25 IN THE ZONE
Zenith not correctly described by one totally focussed (2,3,4) Anagram of ZENITH + ONE
26 SEIZE
Confiscate drug in bulk (5) E inside SIZE
27 LOYALLY
Scheme not started by friend in a trustworthy manner (7) (p)LOY + ALLY
28 TENANCY
Ten caught in a New York residence (7) TEN + (C inside A + NY)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TUCK SHOP
Minor food supplier gathers plant popular with brewers (4,4) TUCKS + HOP
2 COTTAGE INDUSTRY
Small-scale business is trying out cadets at sea (7,8) Anagram of TRYING OUT CADETS
3 LOSE IT
Blow up centre of enclosed site in a state of disrepair (4,2) enc(LO)sed + anagram of SITE
4 RESTRICTED
Limited credit restored after time off (10) Anagram of CREDIT after REST
5 SHOT
Items of rubbish others threw out (4) rubbiSH OThers
6 ONE-SIDED
Partisan is indeed so messed up (3-5) Anagram of INDEED SO
7 TRANSFIGURATION
Change to form replaced unfair GST with fixed allowance (15) Anagram of UNFAIR GST + RATION
8 REDDEN
Crimson flower finally died in garden (6) flowe(R) + (D inside EDEN)
13 ASTRINGENT
A file written by medical specialist is harsh (10) A + STRING + ENT
16 LIVE WELL
With misfortune over, we will prosper (4,4) EVIL reversed + WELL
17 CEMETERY
Church met early, sacrificing a lamb’s head in a burial ground (8) CE + MET + [EARLY minus A + (L)amb]
20 UPHILL
University PhD, largely, in a bad way, gruelling (6) U + (PH)d + ILL
21 WORSEN
Snowboarder, dropping board, prepared to go downhill (6) Anagram of SNOWBOARDER minus BOARD
24 GORY
Distasteful output from Bing or Yahoo (4) binG OR Yahoo

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 8/6/2019, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (1/6/2019) 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 answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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 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 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 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 can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram 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 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 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.

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 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.

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AFR Cryptic (1/6/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PUT ABOUT
Thanks accepted by hotel on strike is made widely known (3,5) TA inside PUB + OUT
5 ASCENT
Upward movement as recognised by Australian capital (6) AS + CENT
9 TIE LINE
Communications link that is checked by Intel incorrectly (3,4) IE inside anagram of INTEL
10 TREACLE
Last bit of breakfast cereal, mixed with golden syrup (7) breakfas(T) + anagram of CEREAL
11 HEALTH CARE
Hospital teacher changed around a large medical support system (6,4) H + [anagram of TEACHER outside (A + L)]
12 BAIT
It may be boring securing a lure (4) BIT outside A
13 THEORY
Speculation male outlined initially in essay (6) [HE + (O)utline] inside TRY
14 MASSAGED
Senior at the end of religious service is skilfully manipulated (8) AGED after MASS
17 MALODOUR
Mixture of loam associated with severe stink (8) Anagram of LOAM + DOUR
18 PAUSED
Application loaded by notebook stopped (6) USE inside PAD
21 RUSE
Pioneer Australian farmer’s scheme (4) Double Definition
22 ACE OF CLUBS
Golfer who has the best score card? (3,2,5) Double Definition
24 TROLLEY
Shop assistant is still running around guarding register (7) (YET reversed) outside ROLL
25 AMADEUS
Story of Mozart produced in a foreign country (7) MADE inside (A + US)
26 DOYENS
Head of ecclesia taking part in synod distracted senior members? (6) (E)cclesia inside anagram of SYNOD
27 GESTATED
Property in vacated ground is developed? (8) ESTATE inside G(roun)D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 POT SHOT
Finish up with intense criticism of an easy target (3,4) STOP reversed + HOT
2 THE SAME OLD STORY
Preparation of most deals, in theory, is a regular course of events (3,4,3,5) Anagram of MOST DEALS inside THEORY
3 BLISTERED
Stand holding roll, wine and bubbly (9) (BE outside LIST) + RED
4 UNESCO
Brief (counsel) represented international organisation? (6) Anagram of (COUNSE)l
6 SHED
The woman had a place to keep things outside (4) Double Definition
7 EXCHANGE STUDENT
Pupil from overseas scanned huge text needing translation (8,7) Anagram of SCANNED HUGE TEXT
8 TWEETED
Suitable material plugged by teen oddly released on social media? (7) TWEED outside (T)e(E)n
10 THREAT
Risk surgery on heart after short time (6) Anagram of HEART after T
15 STAR CHART
Bridge painted in pioneer’s picture of the night sky (4,5) ARCH inside START
16 OUTCRY
Court misread attorney’s final protest (6) Anagram of COURT + attorne(Y)
17 MERITED
Standard procedure taking place in medical is justified (7) RITE inside MED
19 DISUSED
Issue, poorly handled by two detectives, may be neglected (7) Anagram of ISSUE inside (D + D)
20 FORAGE
Search for a long time (6) FOR + AGE
23 CLAN
Family group caught with a number of computers connected up (4) C + LAN

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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
  Invest in the Future of The Stickler

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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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