The Stickler Weekly 242 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 241 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LADY CHAPEL
Young man cheaply renovated part of a church (4,6) LAD + anagram of CHEAPLY
6 EPIC
Grand hotel not used by the police implicated in corruption (4) Anagram of THE POLICE minus HOTEL
9 EMBER
A number of them berated old flame (5) thEM BERated
10 JET STREAM
Black gas crossing river’s windy flow (3,6) (JET + STEAM) outside R
12 PATISSERIE
Bakery’s light touch is featured by short course (10) PAT + IS + (SERIE)S
13 ALA
Both sides clipped from galah’s wing (3) g)ALA(h
15 REDUCE
Bring down the price of refined crude by a quarter (6) Anagram of CRUDE + E(ast)
16 PAP SMEAR
Father misread a sperm test used to detect cancer (3,5) PA + anagram of A SPERM
18 SIDEREAL
Team certain of the stars (8) SIDE + REAL
20 GRATIS
Termination of two-timing traitor is free (6) TWO-TIMIN(G) + RAT + IS
23 ARM
Get ready to fight member (3) Double Definition
24 EPIGLOTTIS
Farm animal, set in place, moved around pipe cover (10) (PIG + LOT) inside (SITE reversed)
26 SIGHTSEER
Utter regret rattled terse tourist (9) SIGH + anagram of TERSE
27 OCKER
Australian musicians knowing no bounds (5) r)OCKER(s
28 DUDS
People wear these useless things (4) Double Definition
29 DEBASEMENT
Degradation found me wallowing in depression (10) (BASE + ME) inside DENT
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LEER
Bless rebel returning stare? (4) RE(b)EL reversed
2 DAB HAND
Criminal turned over hotel along with expert (3,4) BAD reversed + H + AND
3 CARDIAC ARREST
Coaches holding assistant up, before time out, with heartfelt problem? (7,6) (CAR + CAR) outside (AID reversed) + REST
4 ADJUST
A player of music upset, oddly, with tune (6) A + DJ + UpSeT
5 EXTERNAL
Independent former union member learnt in a devious way (8) EX + anagram of LEARNT
7 PREPARE
Representative is in trim and ready (7) REP inside PARE
8 COME ACROSS
Discover and access room under new building (4,6) Anagram of ACCESS ROOM
11 TREASURE-TROVE
Pay for cruise around certain property of great value (8-5) (TREAT + ROVE) outside SURE
14 TRESPASSED
Course about securing resort may be entered without permission (10) DESSERT reversed outside SPA
17 BALINESE
Indonesian base infiltrated by group of regimented soldiers (8) BASE outside LINE
19 DAMAGED
Mother on farm, quite old, is hurt (7) DAM + AGED
21 TRICKLE
Stickler changed 1 down to flow? (7) Anagram of S(TICKLER)
22 GLORIA
A song of praise and love penned by a girl after conversion (6) O inside anagram of A GIRL
25 DRAT
Democrat, ignoring approach, backed expression of annoyance (4) DEMOCRAT minus (COME reversed)

 

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The Stickler Weekly 241

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The Stickler Weekly 241 Clue Hints

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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 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.

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.

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 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.
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.

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.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

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 can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram 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.
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 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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The Stickler Weekly 241 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’s First Sourdough Workshop

Over the last couple of weeks I have been solving a puzzle of a different type: how to squeeze into one afternoon what normally takes more than a day at a minimum. The sourness in sourdough comes from the fermentation of dough initiated by a sourdough starter – the longer the process, the more sour taste it will have. When I’m baking Sunday morning, I start my process on Friday night, so demonstrating how it’s done in a 5-hour period took some creative juggling. Essentially I repeated the process three times, and timed them all to coincide during the workshop. The only negative was that the process had to be demonstrated out of order so that we had enough time to actually bake some bread for consumption at the end of the day.

Here are some photos from the day:

Sourdough1 Sourdough2 Sourdough3 Sourdough4

The venue was beautiful Boscobel, a B&B in Ulverstone, Tasmania, owned by friends of ours. 9 participants enjoyed the workshop, afternoon tea and, of course, soup, cheese and sourdough.

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Best

 

David

 

 

 

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The Stickler Breaking…Bread

Those of you who used to read my weekly blurbs may know that I regularly bake sourdough. My sourdough starter is almost 10 years old – that’s 10 years of nursing, feeding and developing a culture that now produces superb bread on a weekly basis. Recently a friend who owns a B&B asked me to bring my starter with me on a planned visit so she could learn and add sourdough to her B&B experience. No problem – I’ve taken many individuals through the process before, normally locals so they can come and go as the process can take a few days. Her request changed to her and a couple of friends, and then morphed into a day-class with paying participants. The result is that I may have sliced off more than I can chew. I need to develop an entire course with supporting documentation and work out a way to compress a very long process into a long afternoon. I’ve got 10 years worth of experience, tips and tricks and all of it is currently in my head.

So the half-written Stickler Weekly 241 has been put on hold while I prepare for this sourdough course.

Sorry for this void – the Stickler Weekly will return in a forthnight.

Best

David
The Stickler

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The Stickler Weekly 240 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SHOULDER STRAP
Baggage carrier should rest for a change before strike (8,5) SHOULD + anagram of REST + RAP
9 ENCLOSE
Put in fence, ignoring boundaries and shed? (7) f)ENC(e + LOSE
10 APPROVE
Endorse software range (7) APP + ROVE
11 APPLY
Request, like cider, perhaps? (5) Double Definition
12 TO THE GOOD
Child, say, wearing bonnet in front (2,3,4) TOT + (EG inside HOOD)
13 DONATION
Offering to satisfy people of Australia, for example (8) DO + NATION
15 KILLED
Expert losing head is taken out (6) s)KILLED
18 MASSIF
Service provided for central mountain assembly (6) MASS + IF
19 LIGHTING
It illuminates land in front of garden (8) LIGHT + IN + (G)arden
22 PAROCHIAL
A fabulous creature kept in lab container is restricted (9) (A + ROC) inside PHIAL
24 STALL
Delay construction of market (5) Double definition
25 ERUDITE
Conclusion of mainframe computer department accepted by impertinent academic (7) mainfram(E) + (IT inside RUDE)
26 GUNFIRE
Peacekeepers, beset by grief, reassessed shooting (7) UN inside anagram of GRIEF
27 ENGINE-DRIVERS
People in charge of transportation needing distributed waterways (6-7) Anagram of NEEDING + RIVERS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STEWARD
Trade was arranged without a supervisor (7) Anagram of TRADE WAS minus A
2 OCCUPANTS
Residents come about reduced clothing (9) (OCCU)r + PANTS
3 LOOPY
Kitty chucked up last of many nuts (5) POOL reversed + man(Y)
4 ERECTION
Muscles identified in one mutated structure (8) RECTI inside anagram of ONE
5 STARTS
Time in the company of celebrities gets under way (6) T inside STARS
6 REPLENISH
Helper, admitting offence, stacked up stock (9) (SIN inside HELPER) reversed
7 PHOTO
Picture one sort of tasteless toothpaste? (5) Anagram of t(OOTHP)aste
8 HEADED
Notice kept in mind as directed (6) AD inside HEED
14 TWITCHING
Pair greatly suffering from irritation and muscular spasms (9) (TW)o + ITCHING
16 LAID ASIDE
Financial assistance offered in deal is not normally rejected (4,5) AID inside anagram of DEAL IS
17 PILLAGED
Sacked person who’s unpleasant and elderly (8) PILL + AGED
18 MAPPED
Appendix checked in medical is represented on a chart (6) APP inside MED
20 GOLFERS
They get around links primarily? (7) &lit; GOFERS outside (L)inks
21 LIVE-IN
Resident left one with style (4-2) L + I + VEIN
23 ROUGE
Cosmetic surgeon, extremely deficient, adjusted? (5) Anagram of s)URGEO(n
24 SUNNI
Bright star raised in one branch of Islam (5) SUN + (IN reversed)

 

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The Stickler Weekly 240

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The Stickler Weekly 240 Clue Hints

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6-down


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18-down


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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.
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 clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 where the WHOLE clue defines the answer, and the WHOLE clue also is the wordplay (a mechanism to derive the answer through various cryptic devices). "&lit" is short for "and literally".

To qualify as an &lit, a clue must have no unused components either in the definition or the wordplay - it must be readable one way as a definition, and another as the wordplay.

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 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.

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