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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 15/5/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (8/5/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BACKBITE Be on the edges of a creek and drop rubbish (8) BE outside (A + CK + BIT) 5 CABLED Hire car was first sent a message (6) CAB + LED 10 LINER … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 8/5/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (1/5/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SHOP TALK Jump in to follow closely some conversation about work (4,4) HOP inside STALK 5 FILL UP Charge fellow, one backing attraction (4,2) F + I + (PULL reversed) 9 IDENTIFY Name, one … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 1/5/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (24/4/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RASHIE Impulsive one beginning to experiment with surf gear (6) RASH + I + (E)xperiment 4 PROTRACT Extend authority connected to piece of land (8) PRO + TRACT 9 POLITE Refined Information Technology installed … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 24/4/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (17/4/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RECIPE Cream pie cooked without a MasterChef’s initial instructions (6) Anagram of CREAM PIE minus [A + (M)asterchef] 4 PROCLAIM Officially announce large target after replanting of crop (8) (L + AIM) after anagram … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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