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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 15/2/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (8/2/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 MUSICAL CHAIRS One involved in crucial smash spoilt children’s game (7,6) I inside anagram of CRUCIAL SMASH 9 STIFLED I ran off beyond street and stopped (7) (I + FLED) after ST 10 METHANE … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 8/2/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (1/2/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SET ASIDE Reserve time in coastal area (3,5) T inside SEASIDE 5 POPPER Container used for juice and soft drink salesman recalled (6) POP + (REP reversed) 10 ABATE A cricketer close to milestone … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 1/2/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Oz Day 2020 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PILE Large number supporting column (4) Double Definition 3 CASSETTE Strong point made in court using detective’s final recording (8) ASSET inside CT + detectiv(E) 8 SCHEMATA Maths ace revamped diagrammatic outlines (8) Anagram … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic (18/1/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CUT OFF Suspended copper associated with classy person (3,3) CU + TOFF 4 ELASTICS Graduate’s last class – it redesigned a children’s game (8) graduat(E) + anagram of CLASS IT 10 RERUN Old program … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Australia Day 2020, Clue Hints

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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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