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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 8/8/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (1/8/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BED-REST Doctor’s prescription, perhaps, best opened by doctor heading to emergency (3-4) BEST outside [DR + (E)mergency] 5 CHAPTER Male tenor missing out on backing part (7) CHAP + [TENOR minus (ON reversed)] 9 … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 1/8/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (25/7/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SIGHTERS They express disappointment about time shooting Tests (8) SIGHERS outside T 5 HEADER He turned red after a top shot (6) HE + [(RED reversed) after A] 9 ABREAST Level head of ranger … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 25/7/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (18/7/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ACT OUT A piece that’s limiting to mime (3,3) (A + CUT) outside TO 5 KAKADU NZ parrot died heading to unspoilt part of Australia (6) KAKA + D + (U)nspoilt 9 GRANDIOSE Impressive … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 18/7/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (11/7/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 POLICEMAN Officer represented oil companies not using iso? (9) Anagram of OIL COMPANIES minus ISO 6 BORED Sick and tired or having a sleep? (5) OR inside BED 9 AROSE A beautiful flower sprang … 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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