The Stickler Weekly 202 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RIPPED
Split and broken pipe found in middle of road (6) Anagram of PIPE inside RD
4 PAINTS
Colours are not included in extra information supplied by letter (6) AINT inside PS
8 COAST
Succeed with little effort when in bed (5) AS inside COT
9 HARANGUED
Hospital joining debate about an end to fund, is addressed forcefully (9) H + (ARGUE outside AN) + FUN(D)
11 VIETNAM
Country’s volcano involved in spirited activity (7) ETNA inside VIM
12 UNCTION
Divine grace shown by court in agreement (7) CT inside UNION
13 RANG
Called newspaper about abbreviated form of noun (4) RAG outside N
14 ABSENTEE
Missing person posted in a detailed complaint? (8) SENT inside [A + (BEE)F]
17 COMMANDO
Soldier with special skills, heading to NATO function? (8) COMMA + (N)ATO + DO
19 UP TO
Doing first part of unusual writer’s reading instructions (2,2) (U)NUSUAL + PTO
23 RAINING
Enclosure outside a home is coming down (7) RING outside (A + IN)
24 IGNORED
Section of design or editorial may be neglected (7) desIGN OR EDitorial
25 WHITEBAIT
Small swimmer fractured the tibia after final in NSW (9) Anagram of THE TIBIA after NS(W)
26 IRATE
Cross that is worn by traitor (5) IE outside RAT
27 TEXTAS
Sign that something’s wrong in a test troubled Australian markers (6) X inside anagram of A TEST
28 TEASES
Guys like breaking golf gear (6) AS inside TEES
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RECOVERY
Green greatly positioned after river’s improvement (8) (ECO + VERY) after R
2 PHASE IN
Gradually introduce phone, for instance, one used by the Germans (5,2) PH + AS + EIN
3 EXTEND
Add to reference book, except for the beginning and end (6) T(EXT) + END
4 PERCUSSIONISTS
Musicians suspect rosin is no good (14) Anagram of SUSPECT ROSIN IS
5 INNOCENT
Place to stay once relocated next to Augusta’s 6th green (8) INN + anagram of ONCE + AUGUS(T)A
6 TAURINE
A kidney excretion finalising temperature of a bull (7) (A + URINE) after T
7 CHAMPAGNE GLASS
Winner scrambled an egg with young girl’s flute, for example (9,5) CHAMP + anagram of AN EGG + LASS
10 DUNE
Build-up of sand is expected around the end of autumn (4) DUE outside AUTUM(N)
15 IMMINENT
I am not contracted after mine’s close (8) IM + (NT after MINE)
16 BOLDNESS
Supervisor holding large object over face (8) BOSS outside [L + (END reversed)]
18 ORIFICE
Mouth and ear infection treated without an ENT (7) Anagram of EAR INFECTION minus ENT
20 PERHAPS
Page ending with unusual phrase, possibly (7) P + anagram of PHRASE
21 GROW
Noise made by an angry dog curtailed progress? (4) (GROW)L
22 ON FIRE
A person hugging tree is enthusiastic (2,4) ONE outside FIR

 

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