The Stickler Weekly 200 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GRUB
Bug, right, in a different form? (4) Anagram of (BUG + R)
4 DABBLED
Retired criminal, left in bed, played around (7) BAD reversed + (L inside BED)
10 ISINGLASS
A setting agent is in drinking vessel (9) IS + IN + GLASS
11 OFFAL
Removed a large liver for one (5) OFF + A + L
12 RIDGED
Corrugated moulding of grid bends evenly (6) Anagram of GRID + B(E)N(D)S
13 MINI-GOLF
Putting experience and energy, captured by film, in broadcast (4-4) GO inside anagram of FILM IN
15 DENT
Press in study time (4) DEN + T
16 ORNAMENTAL
Fancy title not abbreviated in exam (10) (NAME + NT) inside ORAL
18 TATTERSALL
Lace makers all checked material (10) TATTERS + ALL
19 BEEF
Fine imposed after honey maker’s complaint (4) F after BEE
22 BOUFFANT
Expert six-footer, inhaling oxygen, is puffed out (8) (BUFF + ANT) outside O
23 MANAGE
Look after back of chihuahua covered in skin disease (6) CHIHUAHU(A) inside MANGE
25 SMEAR
Malign listener after brief text message (5) EAR after (SM)S
26 ELONGATED
Happy about song lacking an introduction being lengthened (9) ELATED outside S(ONG)
27 OATMEAL
A meat goulash served in middle of cold, coarsely ground foodstuff (7) (A + anagram of MEAT) inside C(OL)D
28 SORE
Cut by mouth is painful (4) Sounds like SAW
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 RUGGED
Uneven covering aged without alteration initially (6) RUG + [AGED minus (A)LTERATION]
3 BEAD
Layer soaking up a drop of liquid (4) BED outside A
4 DESPICABLE
Half of nude picture painted in black is shameful (10) NU(DE) + (PIC inside SABLE)
5 BROMIDES
Newly-weds carried around ring and minute photographic prints (8) BRIDES outside (O + M)
6 LIFE OF THE PARTY
What entertaining person came to do? (4,2,3,5) Cryptic Definition
7 DOLEFUL
Carry out large blend of fuel that’s blue (7) DO + anagram of FUEL
8 TIERED
Draw colour in rows (6) TIE + RED
9 WIND INSTRUMENT
Went outside during commotion to play guitar and didgeridoo, say (4,10) WENT outside (IN + DIN + STRUM)
14 PRISON CELL
Image management starting to sweat once inside diseased ward section (6,4) PR + [(S)WEAT + ONCE] inside ILL
17 PERFORCE
Salesman stood up for gutless coupe inevitably? (8) REP reversed + FOR + C(OUP)E
18 TABASCO
Bill company stocking, for instance, hot stuff (7) (TAB + CO) outside AS
20 FIELDS
Retrieves primary piece of data in corrupted files (6) (D)ATA inside anagram of FILES
21 HANGER
One dressing, say, missing original wardrobe item (6) C(HANGER)
24 MOSS
He took two tablets, dropping ecstasy and stuff in bog (4) MOSES minus E

 

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2 Responses to The Stickler Weekly 200 Solution

  1. Steve Ball says:

    6-dn. I got the answer but didn’t completely understand why. I now think I have it, but just to check, the clue is to be read as meaning “Which entertaining person came to (the) party?” Or am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve = : ^ )