The Stickler Weekly 157 Clue Hints

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5-across


12-across

13-across

14-across


20-across

24-across

26-across


1-down


6-down


11-down

15-down


17-down


22-down


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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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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6 Responses to The Stickler Weekly 157 Clue Hints

  1. QUITE says:

    Oh Boy! Top right corner was QUITE an Adventure!!!

  2. Arthur Maynard says:

    QUITE SO

    I was thoroughly lost with 5a. Very confident with the common letters at 6 ,7 and 8d. The latin hint from David did not help cause I did schoolboy French. I found a word and checked the definition. It fits, but I cannot claim to have solved this one.

    I puzzled long and hard over 13 and 14a and surprisingly 17d given the answer. 25d should have been a cinch considering my previous career, but you get 20.20 vision with hindsight.

    Good one again David. Looking forward to what you have in store next week to help us manage Christmas with the family?

    Arthur

  3. richard sternes says:

    ALL of the Above – Arthur & David.
    Suspect Arthur & I are talking about similar career paths in previous life.

  4. Arthur Maynard says:

    Richard there was a chocolate box W in my workplace after the merger.

    Arthur

  5. richard sternes says:

    Arthur mine was the newly privatising –
    Sao one corner dipped in Vegemite – circa 1991.

  6. richard sternes says:

    Hey! Just realised – QUITE – December 16 – that’s me.
    Well – no-one promised that technology would be predictable!!!