The Stickler Weekly 216 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MARSHMALLOW
Hurt male nursed by superficial, sweet thing (11) MAR + (M inside SHALLOW)
9 CHAMBER
Light colour painted at far end of church room (7) AMBER after CH
10 PLOTTER
Crafty person acquiring large drawing machine (7) POTTER outside L
11 LEDGER
Flat horizontal slab of stone left by trimmer (6) L + EDGER
12 FINE ARTS
Creative subjects may be close by wearing suits (4,4) NEAR inside FITS
14 TORT
Associates of administrator tackled a civil wrong (4) administraTOR Tackled
15 CADAVEROUS
Haggard wretch, for instance, keeping five euro with change (10) CAD + [AS outside (V + anagram of EURO)]
18 MODERATELY
Tempo in melody varied to some extent (10) RATE inside anagram of MELODY
19 TINT
Ingredient of paint in tin? (4) painT IN Tin
22 CURTSIED
Dog, secured by rope around pole, showed respect (8) CUR + TIED outside S
24 HAMPER
Cured meat and fruit lacking in a selection of food (6) HAM + (PEAR minus A)
26 OIL WELL
Ring one left rightly for gusher, say (3,4) O + I + L + WELL
27 EDIBLES
Food from deli best cooked without salt ultimately (7) Anagram of DELI BEST minus sal(T)
28 DISENTANGLE
Resolve is needed in depression – a point of view (11) IS inside DENT + ANGLE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MEANDERED
Solicitor’s conclusion in malicious legal document is twisted (9) SOLICITO(R) inside (MEAN + DEED)
2 RUBBER
Match material with some flexibility (6) Double definition
3 HARM
Do damage to hospital wing (4) H + ARM
4 APPLICABLE
Computer company shortened one wire fitting (10) (APPL)E + I + CABLE
5 LOOSENED
What a guide did about noose incorrectly untied (8) LED outside anagram of NOOSE
6 WATER
Drink, possibly, one taken from restaurant worker (5) WAITER minus I
7 SCULPT
Pressure in small religious group to do creative work (6) P inside (S + CULT)
8 FRISKS
Head of forensics jeopardises searches (6) (F)ORENICS + RISKS
13 EAST BERLIN
Old Russian section liberates tortured leader of Norway (4,6) Anagram of LIBERATES + (N)ORWAY
16 ON IMPULSE
Phosphorus put into emulsion exploded spontaneously (2,7) P inside anagram of EMULSION
17 FRESHENS
Lowly worker, lifting layers, grows in strength (8) SERF reversed + HENS
18 MACROS
Computer instructions from Apple product improved greatly (6) MAC + (ROS)E
20 THRUST
Stab hooligan initially held in custody (6) (H)OOLIGAN inside TRUST
21 FADING
Commotion concealed by smoke is on the decline (6) DIN inside FAG
23 RULED
Ordered rum mostly went first (5) (RU)M + LED
25 MEGA
Big man reduced housing, for example (4) (MA)n outside EG

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 216 Solution

  1. Greg Mansell says:

    They don’t come better than 19a.