The Stickler Weekly 201 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CHAMPERS
They eat and drink (8) Double Definition
5 SAMBAL
Side dish, say, largely served with cooked lamb (6) (SA)Y + anagram of LAMB
10 RATED
Roasted a side of meat marinated in wine (5) [A + MEA(T)] inside RED
11 COAT-STAND
A time specified in quotation and Mac’s support unit, perhaps (4-5) (A + T) inside COST + AND
12 BUNDLE OF NERVES
Very timid, anxious person – bread vendor – feels disturbed (6,2,6) BUN + anagram of VENDOR FEELS
14 LEES
Tall type of male escort returned deposit (4) MA(L)E + (SEE reversed)
15 MUSCULAR
Powerful American cult mostly occupying ruin (8) [US + (CUL)T] inside MAR
18 GEL
Retired member is set (3) LEG reversed
19 UNSHAVEN
Rough experience admitted by converted nuns (8) HAVE inside anagram of NUNS
20 HORN
Butchered rhino doesn’t have one? (4) Anagram of RHINO minus I
23 TARGET PRACTICE
Get price cut by law after sailor’s shooting exercise (6,8) [GET + (PRICE outside ACT)] after TAR
26 DEVELOPED
Adult died after breakdown of deep love (9) D after anagram of DEEP LOVE
27 ROGUE
Mischievous characters filling Irishman’s shoes? (5) B(ROGUE)S
28 ASLANT
A large piece of land in street is off to one side (6) A + (LAN)D inside ST
29 SEASONAL
A child used in plug may be appearing sometimes (8) (A + SON) inside SEAL
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CEREBELLUM
Twelve caught insurgent sticking drug trafficker up? (10) C + REBEL inside (MULE reversed)
2 ATTENDEES
They go at rising top tennis player before final (9) AT + [(SEED + NET) reversed]
3 PUDDLE
Small pool’s diameter doubled when enclosed with pipe (6) DD inside PULE
4 RECKON
Count on finishing dilapidated vehicle with front-end missing (6) ON after W(RECK)
6 ABSTRACT
General muscles stretch (8) ABS + TRACT
7 BRAKE
Check a place overgrown with bushes and shrubs (5) Double Definition
8 LADY
Woman and young man marry finally (4) LAD + MARR(Y)
9 PAINFUL
Early missionary carrying in fellow causing distress (7) PAUL outside (IN + F)
13 ORANGE-PEEL
Discarded piece of fruit or waste consumed by good child (6-4) OR + (PEE inside ANGEL)
15 MEN
Employees abbreviated computer list (3) (MEN)U
16 LOOKING ON
Relatives leave with crazy person outside watching (7,2) (KIN + GO) inside LOON
17 PANGOLIN
Scaly ant-eater quietly shuffled along and in (8) P + anagram of ALONG + IN
18 GESTAPO
Police detested perverted tapes seized in function (7) Anagram of TAPES inside GO
21 BRIDGE
Newlywed keeping back to gathering is cross (6) BRIDE outside GATHERIN(G)
22 SCORES
Doctor kicked out of Red Cross wrongly obtains drugs (6) Anagram of RED CROSS minus DR
24 ANVIL
Small bone fragments found in Roman village (5) romAN VILlage
25 IDEA
Plan is not quite perfect (4) (IDEA)L

 

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4 Responses to The Stickler Weekly 201 Solution

  1. Arthur Maynard says:

    I finally understand 14a. Veeery sneaky, but totally accurate. This one had many of us going. I knew it had to be the l, which fitted with type, but I could not see the relevance of tall until the flash tonight when I saw the height of the letters.

  2. Richard Sternes says:

    If I really squint, think I can just see 14a…………!!!

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