The Stickler Weekly 213 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FRUMPISH
Cut into fish that’s poorly dressed (8) RUMP inside FISH
5 TRACER
Competitor backing temperature probe (6) RACER after T
9 RETSINA
Selection of clarets in all Greek wine (7) claRETS IN All
10 SHOOTER
One using arms seconds one raising objection (7) S + HOOTER
11 SUPPOSEDLY
Leading showed off in secret, by all accounts (10) (UP + POSED) inside SLY
12 THIN
Large chunk of matter is light (4) (THIN)G
13 RACE OFF
Quickly leave a force unsettled by termination of sheriff (4,3) Anagram of A FORCE + SHERIF(F)
15 ANTLER
Bony growth is extracted from infected entrails (6) Anagram of ENTRAILS minus IS
17 TAN
Beat youngster not grasping botany (3) BOTANY minus BOY
19 PUTSCH
Keep quiet about head of Contra after present uprising (6) [SH outside (C)ONTRA] after PUT
20 DRAFTER
Doctor looking for writer of a preliminary document (7) DR + AFTER
22 SITE
Spot strands of connective tissue undergoing retraction (4) connectivE TISsue reversed
23 LAMENTABLE
Cooked meatball, one not round, is pitiful (10) Anagram of MEATBALL ONE minus O
26 SCARLET
Red car left garaged in lodge (7) (CAR + L) inside SET
27 PARFAIT
Usual ingredient primarily found in rich, frozen dessert (7) PAR + (I)NGREDIENT inside FAT
28 PRETTY
Lovely minor claiming right (6) PETTY outside R
29 ORNATELY
Layer not restyled in a decorative manner (8) Anagram of LAYER NOT
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FORESTRY
Woods yells, warning of danger before shot (8) FORES + TRY
2 UP TOP
Capable of handling pressure in the mind (2,3) UP TO + P
3 POISONOUS
Hawaiian dish, so readily served with brains, is not safe to eat (9) POI + SO + NOUS
4 STATE-OF-THE-ART
Collection of galleries moved into flexible centre that’s technologically advanced (5-2-3-3) TATE inside SOFT + HEART
6 ROOD
Crucifix is opening up (4) DOOR reversed
7 CATCHMENT
Liquid assets collected at church, men declared in court (9) (AT + CH + MEN) inside CT
8 RARING
Right, a circuit is ready (6) R + A + RING
10 SALT-AND-PEPPER
Varied description of dapple parents, perhaps? (4-3-6) Anagram of DAPPLE PARENTS
14 COURT CASE
Legal proceedings and law raised in series of lectures (5,4) (ACT reversed) inside COURSE
16 TRATTORIA
Restaurant dish served up, one smothered in cooked taro (9) TART reversed + (I inside anagram of TARO)
18 ARDENTLY
Trendy lad mostly worked enthusiastically (8) Anagram of (TRENDY LA)D
21 USES UP
Goes through items recorded in Clause 11? (4,2) claUSE SUPposedly
24 BRACE
Support character after a career (5) B (letter after A) + RACE
25 SLAT
Strip of wood or trimmed stone (4) (SLAT)E

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 213 Solution

  1. Arthur Maynard says:

    The blogs indicated that parsing of 21a seems to have caused the most difficulty. It certainly did for me. I finally took a cup of tea, a bex, and a good lie down. Then I looked again, and found my fundamental error by reading into the clue something which was not there.

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