The Stickler Weekly 206 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DUST OFF
Prepare to re-employ American gentleman after opening of dealership (4,3) (US + TOFF) after (D)EALERSHIP
5 RESIGN
Give up and come back? (6) Double Definition
9 PILOT
Container holding one large fly (5) POT outside (I + L)
10 IMPORTANT
Key man limiting data connection in IT (9) (MAN outside PORT) inside IT
11 THE RIGHT
Conservative lot that woman listed in compact (3,5) HER inside TIGHT
12 HIGHER
Announcement made to employ superior (6) Sounds like HIRE
14 LAPS
Companion returned with first of several drinks (4) PAL reversed + (S)EVERAL
15 PROVENCAL
French person confirmed call terminated before the end (9) PROVEN + (CAL)L
17 STALEMATE
Drunken male wearing government tie (9) Anagram of MALE inside STATE
18 LEAD
Heavy metal guitarist (4) Double Definition
20 GRAVEL
Weighty and large rock fragments (6) GRAVE + L
21 CLEARING
Close call about each evacuation (8) (CL + RING) outside EA
24 SHORTHORN
Cow and horse mostly chewed something prickly (9) Anagram of (HORS)E + THORN
25 VENUE
Street without a location (5) AVENUE minus A
26 EYELET
Small opening in can leaving acetylene all over the place (6) Anagram of ACETYLENE minus CAN
27 SCARRED
Small vehicle, a light colour, is damaged? (7) S + CAR + RED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DEPOT
Head of state slipped out of tyrant’s military store (5) DESPOT minus (S)TATE
2 SELF-EXPLANATORY
Fine involved with payroll tax seen strangely as obvious (4-11) F inside anagram of PAYROLL TAX SEEN
3 OUTWIT
There are no limits to bout with fool (6) B(OUT WIT)H
4 FLIGHT PLAN
Fault initially connected with light plane reduced aviation schedule (6,4) (F)AULT + LIGHT + (PLAN)E
5 ROPE
Items of property should be secure (4) pROPErty
6 SERVICED
Bearing right inside broken device should be repaired (8) S + R inside anagram of DEVICE
7 GRAPHIC DESIGNER
He’s regarding pic in a new light, perhaps? (7,8) Anagram of HES REGARDING PIC
8 STARTLED
Unsettled principal was up front after short time (8) STAR + (LED after T)
13 POWERLINES
Electrified pole wires supported by pole? (10) Anagram of POLE WIRES + S
14 LAST-GASP
Desperate stalags relocated prisoners at the front (4-4) Anagram of STALAGS + (P)RISONERS
16 PEDESTAL
Friend, ringing editor, established support for a column (8) PAL outside (ED + EST)
19 LATVIA
Departed short on euros through part of Europe (6) (LATE minus E) + VIA
22 GREED
Shook hands, ignoring a strong desire (5) AGREED minus A
23 POST
Standard delivery (4) Double Definition

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 206 Solution

  1. Greg Mansell says:

    I do love an &lit, and #206 had two of them. Bonus!