The Stickler Weekly 204 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PSYCHO
Participants in autopsy chose headcase (6) autoPSY CHOse
5 ABBA
Music group’s common pattern of rhyme (4) A-B-B-A
9 STEAL
Appropriate statement finally included in guarantee (5) STATEMEN(T) inside SEAL
10 TEMPTRESS
One who works occasionally with hair is an attractive woman (9) TEMP + TRESS
13 ELEMENT
Constituent starting to enrage men involved in court decision (7) (E)NRAGE + (MEN inside LET)
14 HELLCAT
He will act strangely with a vixen (7) HELL + anagram of ACT
15 NUTS
Fruit and crackers (4) Double Definition
16 IN JEOPARDY
Newborn pride and joy, losing blood, ultimately may be at risk? (2,8) Anagram of PRIDE AND JOY minus BLOO(D)
19 PLEBISCITE
Place to live in retirement is to call a public vote (10) PL + (BE reversed) + IS + CITE
20 LAST
Stay around terminal (4) Double Definition
23 BIG SHOT
Somebody butchered hogs in short time (3,4) Anagram of HOGS inside BIT
25 NUCLEAR
Peacekeepers backed fine for possessing atomic weapons (7) UN reversed + CLEAR
26 SATURNINE
Turn one insane and gloomy? (9) (TURN + I) inside SANE
28 LUCID
Reasonable copper returned wearing top (5) CU reversed inside LID
29 ONTO
Aware of old Russian space station, in pieces, disappearing from monitor (4) MONITOR minus M I R
30 DESIST
Group taking part in crusades is told to stop (6) crusaDES IS Told
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 SOLDER
Metal connector, one taken away from gunner, perhaps (6) SOLDIER minus I
3 CATATONIC
A stimulant delivered to the backside of pet in an unresponsive state (9) (A + TONIC) after CAT
4 OOMPH
Vitality as lacking in treatment of shampoo (5) Anagram of SHAMPOO minus AS
5 ANTELOPE
Plain animals cut off in an area used by golfers (8) LOP inside (AN TEE)
6 ADS
Magazine revenue source when divided up by head of department (3) AS outside (D)EPARTMENT
7 ASTERN
A really firm behind (6) A + STERN
8 SEVENTY-EIGHT
Record event very well detailed in display? (7-5) [EVENT + (YE)S] inside SIGHT
11 ESCORT AGENCY
Carbon factored into production of energy cost a company supplier (6,6) C inside anagram of ENERGY COST A
12 SATAY
Continue eating a spicy Malaysian dish (5) STAY outside A
17 EXTENDERS
They draw out loving in preparation for sex (9) TENDER inside anagram of SEX
18 HITHERTO
Time put into successful show by lead actor so far (8) T inside (HIT + HERO)
19 PUBIS
Section of hipbone is replaced under local (5) IS after PUB
21 TIRADE
One with a role in commerce lecture (6) I inside TRADE
22 SCALES
Money made from trading outside clubs goes up (6) SALES outside C
24 TRIAD
Malicious gossip brought up about a crime syndicate (5) DIRT reversed outside A
27 ADO
A complete song and dance (3) A + DO

 

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