AFR Cryptic, Saturday 4/8/2018, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (4/8/2018) Worked Solution

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

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.
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 the result of removing the first or last letter from part of the clue or its synonym. A truncation indicator will be present.
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.
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 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.
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AFR Cryptic (28/7/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DOWNPIPE
Be responsible for seed trapped in middle of modern waste disposal unit (8) (OWN + PIP) inside mo(DE)rn
5 CHISEL
A tool set from Zurich is electronic (6) zuriCH IS ELectronic
10 VALET
Personal assistant’s time noted after farewell (5) T after VALE
11 RETENTION
Memory is close to zero in dodgy Internet application (9) zer(O) inside anagram of INTERNET
12 SIAMESE CAT
Small mice at sea distracted furry pet (7,3) S + anagram of MICE AT SEA
13 BEST
Defeat brutal person with no heart (4) BE(a)ST
15 MERLOT
Wine retailer initially booked into shady motel (6) (R)ETAILER inside anagram of MOTEL
16 GRINDER
Smile broadly, embarrassed about hard worker on board (7) GRIN + (RED reversed)
18 ON THE GO
Small portion of waterfront he governed is very active (2,3,2) waterfrONT HE GOverned
20 TWEEDS
Quaint fringes of dress and garments? (6) TWEE + (D)res(S)
23 TONE
Tense individual’s attitude (4) T + ONE
24 DISSERVICE
One wearing dress repaired fault wrong (10) I inside anagram of DRESS + VICE
26 EMIGRATED
Old record company, annoyed, relocated (9) EMI + GRATED
27 VOICE
Ring held in gripping tool, say (5) O inside VICE
28 LEGUME
Vegetable paste kept in shelter (6) GUM inside LEE
29 NEUROSIS
Oxygen checked by nurse is prepared for disorder (8) O inside anagram of NURSE IS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DEVISE
Advertise all over the place, ignoring art plan (6) Anagram of ADVERTISE minus ART
2 WELFARE
We are holding large fellow’s benefit (7) (WE + ARE) outside (L + F)
3 POTBELLIED
Overweight kitty left to laze in bed (10) POT + [(L + LIE) inside BED]
4 PERFECTIONISTS
Retired agent of scientist upset pedants (14) REP reversed + anagram of OF SCIENTIST
6 HANG
Suspend Maori feast with one leaving (4) HANGI minus I
7 STIPEND
Mines tipped to terminate regular clerical payment (7) PITS reversed + END
8 LONG-TERM
Individualist securing great marks well into the future (4-4) (LONER outside GT) + M
9 STRAIGHT AS A DIE
Sad one, sporting tailored gear, that is completely honest (8,2,1,3) (SAD + I) inside anagram of GEAR THAT IS
14 PILE-DRIVER
Loaded up a lot a water with heavy punch (4-6) PILED + RIVER
17 MONTREAL
Canadian port not treated right in feast, say (8) (Anagram of NOT + R) inside MEAL
19 TANKING
Top performer after bronze is losing deliberately (7) KING after TAN
21 DAIRIES
Goes around to publicise primary producers (7) DIES outside AIR
22 SEVENS
Two points scored at each end of fair game of Rugby Union (6) S + EVEN + S
25 TRAM
Trading centre set up public transport (4) MART reversed

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The Stickler Weekly 235

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The Stickler Weekly 235 Clue Hints

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1-across

5-across

10-across

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27-across

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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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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The Stickler Weekly 235 Overseas Help

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

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The Stickler Weekly 234 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SPRINTING
Superior’s initial impression is dashing (9) (S)uperior + PRINTING
6 BOGIE
Small truck that is dumped behind marshland (5) IE after BOG
9 OWN
Keep formal dresses with no sleeves? (3) g)OWN(s
10 MISCARRIAGE
Error is caught in union (11) (IS + C) inside MARRIAGE
11 CHILDREN
Doctor in South American country first to nurture little ones (8) DR inside CHILE + (N)uture
12 PAST IT
Father’s little bird is no spring chicken (4,2) PAS + TIT
14 FRET
Wear away part of a guitar (4) Double Definition
16 TALL ORDER
Difficult task commander described in report, right? (4,5) LORD inside TALE + R
18 MISSED OUT
Young lady, due to being crook, failed to get a look-in (6,3) MISS + anagram of DUE TO
20 SNOW
Fall in Whistler maybe, immediately after beginning to ski (4) NOW after (S)ki
23 RODMAN
Type catching seafood, ultimately? (6) ROMAN outside seafoo(D)
24 WELL-READ
Learned about promotion after spring (4-4) (RE + AD) after WELL
27 SUBORDINATE
Junior coach turned around to talk about noise (11) BUS reversed + (ORATE outside DIN)
28 AWE
Respect rower’s announcement (3) Sounds like OAR
29 TOTES
They are employed by gamblers to arrange backing (5) TO + (SET reversed)
30 HAILSTONE
Very cold skydiver welcomes distinctive quality? (9) HAILS + TONE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SCOTCH
Put an end to strong spirit (6) Double Definition
2 RENTIER
Investor restricted by one breaking record (7) R + (I inside ENTER)
3 NOMAD
Drifter turned on lunatic (5) NO reversed + MAD
4 INSPECTION
Review power harnessed by elected district (10) P inside (IN + SECTION)
5 GOAD
Leave a driver at the front to drive on (4) GO + A + (D)river
6 BARBAROUS
Savage remark made to insult and stir up greatly (9) BARB + (AROUS)e
7 GRANTED
Time spent in cultivation of garden certainly (7) T inside anagram of GARDEN
8 ERECTORS
They build up leader of evangelical churchmen (8) (E)vangelical + RECTORS
13 GLITTERATI
*One label backed and plugged by young beautiful people (10) [(I + TAG) Reversed] outside LITTER
15 THESAURUS
He has found in house a reference book for you (9) HES inside TAURUS
17 SMART SET
Sophisticated people test drive sedans primarily in reverse (5,3) [TEST + RAM + (S)edans] reversed
19 SIDE BET
Minor flutter one hospital unit picked up in sequence (4,3) (I + BED) reversed inside SET
21 OREGANO
Flavour enhancer or, say, a number (7) OR + EG + A + NO
22 ADHERE
Stick with excited redhead mostly (6) Anagram of (REDHEA)d
25 LEEKS
Potassium added into sediment for vegetables (5) K inside LEES
26 PITH
Irrational character curtailed the most important part? (4) PI + (TH)e

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The Stickler Weekly 234

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The Stickler Weekly 234 Clue Hints

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24-across


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2-down

4-down


6-down

13-down


17-down

19-down

21-down


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 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.
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.
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.

The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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 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 loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

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

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 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 a jumbling of letters except for the initial or final letter of the anagram fodder. An anagram indicator and truncation indicator will be present.
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The Stickler Weekly 234 Overseas Help

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10-across

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The Stickler Weekly 233 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPUTATION
Energy put into helping character (10) (E + PUT) inside RATION
6 SPAR
Part of rigging a boxing contest (4) Double Definition
9 STORM
Part of forecast or, maybe, violent weather (5) forecaST OR Maybe
10 ALIGHTING
A feature of stage management is coming down (9) A + LIGHTING
12 EPIDEMICS
Medic is unsettled after recording outbreaks of disease (9) Anagram of MEDIC IS after EP
13 LATER
A little peripheral (a terminal) in the future (5) peripheraL A TERminal
14 SPAM
Keeps track of returned and unwanted mail (4) MAPS reversed
15 CONSTRUE
Prisoner’s right to read (8) CONS + TRUE
18 ON THE SLY
“Honestly” taken completely a different way? (2,3,3) &lit; Anagram of HONESTLY
20 IRIS
One trimmed wax plant with showy flowers (4) I + (RIS)E
24 ONSET
Start working as an actor (5) Double Definition
25 CRIMPLENE
Writer occupied by language originally used in crime material (9) [PEN outside (L)ANGUAGE] inside CRIME
26 SNAIL MAIL
Wild animal is attached to large, conventional post (5,4) Anagram of ANIMAL IS + L
27 ULTRA
Radical one sacrificed in bizarre ritual (5) Anagram of RITUAL minus I
28 SHED
Lose fragment right away (4) SHRED minus R
29 REAPPEARED
Paper re-filed with auditors turned up again? (10) Anagram of PAPER + EARED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RASHES
Skin problems are reportedly connected to remains (6) R (sounds like) + ASHES
2 PHONIES
One wearing rings may be misleading people (7) I inside PHONES
3 TEMPERAMENTAL
Harden a metal containing nitrogen that’s volatile (13) TEMPER + A + METAL outside N
4 THAT IS
Sit up holding hat, for example (4,2) SIT reversed outside HAT
5 OMISSION
Leader from overseas calling for exclusion (8) (O)VERSEAS + MISSION
7 PRINTER
Fast runner, missing the start, connected computer equipment (7) (S)PRINTER
8 REGARDED
Noticed rose, for example, growing outside pruned garden (8) RED outside GARDE(N)
11 HOLY SCRIPTURE
Representation of Christ purely about heart of God? (4,9) &LIT; anagram of CHRIST PURELY outside G(O)D
16 COLOSSUS
Giant loss accepted by company linked with America (8) LOSS inside (CO + US)
17 BLOCKADE
Barrier is secure in criminal quarter (8) LOCK inside BAD + (E)ast
19 TO SPARE
Seaport shifted over and above what is required (2,5) Anagram of SEAPORT
21 SHELTER
Security is transparently thin around vacant lot? (7) SHEER outside L(o)T
22 FILLIP
Dose of medicine, if knocked back, could be a shot in the arm (6) (PILL + IF) reversed
23 REWARD
Cheque writer picked up pay (6) DRAWER reversed

 

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