The Stickler Weekly 217 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BASIS
Support opening of book without change (5) (B)ook + AS IS
4 OUR FATHER
Prayer at four excited most of flock (3,6) Anagram of AT FOUR + (HER)D
9 THEORETICAL
The exam containing quote about abstract (11) (THE + ORAL) outside (CITE reversed)
10 SAP
Members of congress approach easy mark (3) congresS APproach
11 EMANATED
Gave out label written backwards with wrong date (8) NAME revresed + anagram of DATE
12 ACCESS
Get hold of high cards including clubs and spades (6) ACES outside C + S
14 AMEX
Plastic part of webcam expanded (4) webcAM EXpanded
15 LIMITING
Using basic material around it is restrictive (8) LIMING outside IT
18 PRISONER
Intruder holding family member captive (8) PRIER outside SON
20 POUR
Pelt, in a sorry condition, given an airing (4) Sounds like POOR
24 CALICO
Claim mostly falsified with company material (6) Anagram of (CLAI)m + CO
25 ASBESTOS
Fireproof material, for instance, most desirable overseas (8) AS + BEST + OS
27 RIP
Cut journey with time running out (3) TRIP minus T
28 IMAGINATION
Creativity is carrying magazine people? (11) (I + I) outside MAG + NATION
29 BREASTPIN
Jewellery and rings, primarily paste, must be tossed in bin (9) [(R)ings + anagram of PASTE] inside BIN
30 TASTE
Small serving of polenta steamed, perhaps? (5) polenTA STEamed
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BY THE WAY
In passing empty bay, they moved around WA? (2,3,3) B(a)Y + (THEY outside WA)
2 SEEPAGE
Watch leaf oozing (7) SEE + PAGE
3 STREAK
Dash is removed from misprinted asterisk (6) Anagram of ASTERISK minus IS
4 ON THE BLINK
Thorium, used in one boron connection, is not working (2,3,5) TH inside ONE + B + LINK
5 ROCK
Support music with a strong beat (4) Double Definition
6 ALLOCATE
Local, in a bad way, had some food set aside (8) Anagram of LOCAL + ATE
7 HAS-BEEN
Layer shielding base distracted old VIP (3-4) HEN outside anagram of BASE
8 REPAST
Meal break cut by boss’s offsider (6) PA inside REST
13 IMPRESSION
Is promise, broken by politician, ultimately an unsubstantiated belief? (10) Anagram of IS PROMISE + politicia(N)
16 PSYCHICS
Spy roughed up sophisticated leader of spiritualists and clairvoyants (8) Anagram of SPY + CHIC + (S)piritualists
17 PRESENCE
Company research taking place in British capital (8) RES inside PENCE
19 RELAPSE
Fall back asleep, shattered after end of tour (7) Anagram of ASLEEP after tou(R)
21 OUTWITS
Two of our clowns could be dupes (7) (OU)r + TWITS
22 SCARAB
Dry crust penetrated by a river beetle (6) (A + R) inside SCAB
23 TENANT
Section of camp making room for an occupant (6) TENT outside AN
26 LAMP
Large electrical unit is light (4) L + AMP

 

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