AFR Cryptic, Saturday 9/11/2019, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (2/11/2019) Worked Solution

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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 inside the clue in reverse order. There are two indicators: one to signify that a hidden word is present; the other to reverse the letters.
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.
The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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 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 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 (2/11/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ARTISTRY
Sitar played with taste and skill (8) Anagram of SITAR + TRY
5 SPRINT
Letters following small dash (6) PRINT after S
10 PUPIL
It’s needed to see instructor’s charge (5) Double Definition
11 CARNIVORE
Coach, in turning over, disturbed a dog, for example (9) CAR + (IN reversed) + anagram of OVER
12 PROGRAMMER
Software engineer supporting rules of language in expression (10) PRO + sounds like GRAMMAR
13 FOUR
Number 10 cleared of misuse of fortune (4) Anagram of FORTUNE minus TEN
15 PLEASE
Want parking linked to rental agreement (6) P + LEASE
16 OPENERS
Sort of person occupied by English batsmen (7) Anagram of PERSON outside E
18 REAR-END
Auditor involved in split hit back (4-3) EAR inside REND
20 FLIMSY
Unconvincing pilot admitting “I’m back from holidays” (6) FLY outside [IM + hoilday(S)]
23 COLD
Viral infection caught by veteran (4) C + OLD
24 STAGNATION
Slump – that’s time in decline, people (10) (T inside SAG) + NATION
26 WHAT ABOUT
Do you fancy bowler, say, in state competition? (4,5) (HAT inside WA) + BOUT
27 LOGIE
A TV award that is listed at the end of journal (5) IE after LOG
28 RISING
Lifting is supported in wrestling arena (6) IS inside RING
29 PROSPECT
Clubs engaged by expert’s favourite person showing promise (8) C inside (PROS + PET)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AG PIPE
Get on checking spot for drainage section (2,4) AGE outside PIP
2 TOPSOIL
Surface operations involved in hard work (7) OPS inside TOIL
3 SOLAR PANEL
Eight leaving general hospital ordered energy absorption unit (5,5) Anagram of GENERAL HOSPITAL minus EIGHT
4 RECOMMENDATION
Workers engaged by reformed democrat, one dealing with advocacy (14) MEN inside anagram of DEMOCRAT + I + ON
6 PAIN
One of the family in agony (4) PA + IN
7 IRON ORE
Press second in command about source of metal (4,3) IRON + c(O)mmand + RE
8 THE IRISH
People arranged this with input from beneficiary (3,5) Anagram of THIS outside HEIR
9 FREEDOM FIGHTER
Rebel approach set up by fellow on board cargo carrier (7,7) (MODE reversed + F) inside FREIGHTER
14 DESIRABLES
People wanted composition of seabird less detailed? (10) Anagram of SEABIRD + LES(s)
17 PRICE WAR
Rice and wheat initially included in normal commerical competition (5,3) [RICE + (W)HEAT] inside PAR
19 ALL EARS
Learner travelling in a beaten-up Laser is very attentive (3,4) L inside (A + anagram of LASER)
21 SHINGLE
Doctor’s sign, say, individual spotted on the outside of hospital (7) SINGLE outside H
22 INVERT
Upset still containing 20% vodka (6) (V)odka inside INERT
25 GAIN
Get bar excluded from great deal (4) BARGAIN minus BAR

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 2/11/2019, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (26/10/2019) Worked Solution

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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 series of words that signify that the sound rather than the spelling of a word or words is required.

Examples: orally, in voice, heard, listened to 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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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 (26/10/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MINI-BUDGET
One shift cited in brand-new Government’s financial statement (4-6) (I + BUDGE) inside MINT
6 BLUB
Cry from small child involved with end of school (4) BUB outside schoo(L)
9 SECTORS
Little time to reassess evacuated districts? (7) SEC(ond) + TO + R(easse)S
10 SEMINAL
Minister, bound by an obligation to secrecy, is influential (7) MIN inside SEAL
12 ALLEGORY
Completely taken by conclusion of the bloodthirsty story (8) ALL + th(E) + GORY
13 CLEAVE
Stick is split (6) Double Definition
15 SETTLE
Place in Washington not acknowledging a land (6) SEATTLE minus A
16 ADIPOSE
A dip served with oyster oddly is fatty (7) A + DIP + (O)y(S)t(E)r
18 RAN
Group of servicemen moved quickly (3) Double Definition
19 COMPOSE
Put together point of sale seen in issue (7) POS inside COME
21 DRAW ON
Head of family accepting inexperienced approach (4,2) DON outside RAW
24 TURNIP
Vegetable boiler buried in rubbish heap (6) URN inside TIP
25 DOMINION
Work with favourite authority (8) DO + MINION
27 TRUNDLE
Roller has shipped from Sutherland strangely (7) ANagram of SUTHERLAND minus HAS
28 DENTINE
Study, with a prong, composition of teeth (7) DEN + TINE
29 CHEF
Ingredients of brioche fascinated kitchen worker (4) brioCHE Fascinated
30 STERILISED
Antiseptic is absorbed by broken red tiles (10) IS inside anagram of RED TILES
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1 MOSSAD
Secret service is not happy following M overseas (6) SAD after (M + OS)
2 NACELLE
Part of balloon – a cell exposed? (7) ballooN A CELL Exposed
3 BROUGHT TO MIND
Made one remember brother should care (7,2,4) BR + OUGHT TO MIND
4 DISORDERED
Dodderer is not normally confused (10) Anagram of DODDERER IS
5 EAST
Point as taken by centre in basketball (4) AS INSIDE bask(ET)ball
7 LONG AGO
Gang worked in toilet block some time back (4,3) Anagram of GANG inside LOO
8 BELIEVED
Accepted slander opposing education (8) BELIE + V + ED
11 MULTINATIONAL
Big business processed all titanium containing oxygen and nitrogen (13) Anagram of ALL TITANIUM outside (O + N)
14 LANDHOLDER
Come down hard on senior proprietor (10) LAND + H + OLDER
17 ECSTATIC
Enemy’s initial tactics broadcast over the moon (8) (E)nemy + anagram of TACTICS
20 MARQUEE
Hurt royal largely having public appeal (7) MAR + (QUEE)n
22 ORIGINS
Launching points or island stocking alcohol (7) OR + (IS outside GIN)
23 IN NEED
Nine relocated senior writer requiring help (2,4) Anagram of NINE + ED
26 PEAT
Vegetable matter is soft to chew (4) P + EAT

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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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  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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