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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 28/3/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (21/3/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BRASSICA Swede’s one term for money ICAC looked at briefly (8) BRASS + (ICA)c 5 SPOT-ON Start of transmission, carried by feeder, is precisely what is required (4-2) (T)ransmission inside SPOON 10 FLOUR A … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 21/3/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (14/3/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RICOCHETS Company retained by wealthy set somehow bounces back (9) CO inside RICH + anagram of SET 6 CHEAP Initial offering from church mass is paltry (5) (C)hurch + HEAP 9 PSALM Composition of … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 14/3/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (7/3/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 STRATEGIST Street value is checked by great planner (10) ST + RATE + (IS inside GT) 6 STEM Water level not needing a check (4) STEAM minus A 10 BELIEVE Busy person, possessed by … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 7/3/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (29/2/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 WRITE OFF Forget about enemy held back by court order and fine (5,3) FOE reversed inside (WRIT + F) 5 TASSIE State competition entered by clown (6) TIE outside ASS 10 ROCKET SCIENTIST Clever … 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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