AFR Cryptic, Saturday 1/12/2018, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (24/11/2018) Worked Solution

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The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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 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.
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.
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AFR Cryptic (24/11/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISTANT
Broken stand, it should be removed (7) Anagram of STAND IT
5 ON SALE
Son ordered alcohol going cheap (2,4) Anagram of SON + ALE
8 SPICE RACK
Assortment of flavourings transformed rice served in small store (5,4) Anagram of RICE inside (S + PACK)
9 RAT ON
Desert one not committed to helping (3,2) RATION minus I
11 RAGED
Restricted senior had a good time (5) R + AGED
12 PARAMOUNT
Very important standard set by a horse (9) PAR + A + MOUNT
13 EARACHES
Problems for auditors are unusually hard in unusual case (8) Anagram of ARE + (H inside anagram of CASE)
15 CAME TO
Team reassigned in company recovered (4,2) Anagram of TEAM inside CO
17 TIMELY
Appropriate item ordered by lady without notice? (6) Anagram of ITEM + (LADY minus AD)
19 VALENCIA
Deposit of aluminium found in cave in unsettled part of Spain (8) AL inside anagram of CAVE IN
22 TENTATIVE
Experimental odds and ends one included in organised event (9) (TAT + I) inside anagram of EVENT
23 GRASP
Get hold of end of cutting tool (5) CUTTIN(G) + RASP
24 DRAWS
Medical man saw modified charts (5) DR + anagram of SAW
25 GUARANTOR
Leader of union involved in manipulation of arrogant backer (9) (U)NION inside anagram of ARROGANT
26 LENDER
Bank a million stolen from corrupt aldermen (6) Anagram of ALDERMEN minus (A + M)
27 DESTROY
Get rid of contaminated oyster after outbreak of disease (7) Anagram of OYSTER after (D)ISEASE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISORIENTATED
Misprinted trade editions caused confusion (13) Anagram of TRADE EDITIONS
2 STINGER
Amount of zest in German cocktail? (7) zeST IN GERman
3 AMEND
Change at noon? (5) AM END
4 TRAMPLED
Gallery’s contents returned by government representative was first flattened (8) ART reversed + MP + LED
5 OCKERS
Australians, those associated with shipping, must be starting late (6) D(OCKERS)
6 SCRIMMAGE
Fight small magazine involved in crime (9) S + MAG inside CRIME
7 LETTUCE
Cutlet prepared with last slice of huge salad vegetable (7) Anagram of CUTLET + HUG(E)
10 NATIONAL PARTY
Vote against supporting ALP brought in to train disorganised political group (8,5) NAY outside (ALP inside anagram of TO TRAIN)
14 COLLAPSED
Large section of church in spell of wintry weather fell down (9) (L + APSE) inside COLD
16 FACE CARD
Coach, getting stuck into coffee, sent back Jack for one (4,4) CAR inside (DECAF reversed)
18 MANDATE
Staff meeting an official command (7) MAN + DATE
20 CHANTER
Amble around hospital with Hare Krishna, say (7) CANTER outside H
21 GINGER
Spicy rhizome developing in germination to a degree (6) developinG IN GERmination
23 GOATS
Attack small kids, say (5) GO AT + S

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The Stickler Weekly 249

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The Stickler Weekly 249 Clue Hints

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1-down


3-down


6-down


8-down



17-down

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 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.

The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal 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.
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.

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.

A word or series of words that signify the position of wordplay elements in the answer.

Examples: before, after, leading, in the middle of, under (down only) etc.

The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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 a jumbling of letters except for the initial or final letter of the anagram fodder. An anagram indicator and truncation 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.
There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
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The Stickler Weekly 249 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.

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The Stickler Weekly Short Break

I’m out of action this week taking care of family responsibilities.

Thanks for doing The Stickler Weekly – it will return next week.

Best and thanks

David
The Stickler

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The Stickler Weekly 248 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RESTRICT
Trick not completed within a relaxed time limit (8) (TRIC)k inside REST
5 APPEAL
Head of enterprise involved in shock challenge in court (6) (E)nterprise inside APPAL
9 POLLUTED
Large instrument in school caused environmental damage (8) (L + LUTE) inside POD
10 SELDOM
Passengers on board vessel do meet occasionally (6) vesSEL DO Meet
12 LEDGE
Accounting book discounted narrow projection (5) (LEDGE)r
13 REASSURED
Users involved in study should be encouraged (9) Anagram of USERS inside READ
14 PUPPET
Seal once fixed with special tool (6) PUP + PET
16 AEROBIC
Japanese middle manager in care fluctuated depending on oxygen supply (7) OBI inside anagram of CARE
19 OLD
Traditional brave losing head (3) b(OLD)
20 YTTRIUM
Adult at the front, lacking in maturity, ruined element (7) Anagram of MATURITY minus (A)dult
21 EASE UP
Reduce pressure on car, leaving unconventional USA race open (4,2) Anagram of USA RACE OPEN minus ON CAR
23 TRIMESTER
Balance an organic compound – it’s an academic term (9) TRIM + ESTER
25 PAPER
Flimsy copy used in public relations (5) APE inside PR
26 RENDER
Coat of plaster split overly in the middle (6) REND + ov(ER)ly
27 CUT-PRICE
Temperature maintained in container with grain is reduced (3-5) T inside CUP + RICE
28 ACROSS
Game on field played without wingers throughout (6) l(ACROSS)e
29 IDOLATRY
I changed a lot surrounded by dull worshipping (8) I + anagram of A LOT inside DRY
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RIPPLE
Quiet pair, riding in Bug, wave (6) P twice in RILE
2 SELF-DOUBT
Fellow, taking part in doubles, moved close to net with uncertainty (4-5) F inside anagram of DOUBLES + ne(T)
3 ROUSE
Wake up leader of union resting in plant (5) (U)nion inside ROSE
4 CHERRY TOMATO
Vegetable salad of carrot, thyme and onion primarily (6,6) Anagram of CARROT THYME + (O)nion
6 PLEASURES
Delights in defendant’s answer to a claim suers concocted (9) PLEA + anagram of SUERS
7 EIDER
Wine that is served up with duck (5) (RED IE) reversed
8 LAME DUCK
Helpless person’s good fortune reinforced by a medium (4,4) LUCK outside (A + MED)
11 PARADE GROUND
Knock up notice, for example, on every side of marching square (6,6) RAP reversed + AD + EG + ROUND
15 PRICELESS
Ice left in crushing machine is costly (9) (ICE + L) inside PRESS
17 BLUEPRINT
Pier relocated in straightforward plan (9) Anagram of PIER inside BLUNT
18 HYSTERIA
Wild excitement is chaotic this year (8) Anagram of THIS YEAR
22 CREEPY
Disgusting liquid waste turned up inside blubber (6) (PEE reversed) inside CRY
24 INNER
Wrongdoer decapitated private (5) s(INNER)
25 PUPIL
Mouthpiece excited about one with class? (5) (LIP UP) reversed

 

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The Stickler Weekly 248

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The Stickler Weekly 248 Clue Hints

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27-across

28-across

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4-down

8-down

11-down

22-down

25-down

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 word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

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 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.
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.

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 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.
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 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 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.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) on the INSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: held by, kept by, embraced by - anything that creates the image of being contained.

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.

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The Stickler Weekly 248 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.

The clues listed here may contain a component not familiar to all outside of Australia.

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27-across

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