The Stickler Weekly 218 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BALUSTRADE
Bus fitted with aluminium switch, a safety feature (10) BUS outside AL + TRADE
6 ANT
A part of Australia – one loyal to the Queen (3) A + NT
9 TONNE
Measure or units of measurement on network (5) measuremenT ON NEtwork
10 MASTICATE
Champ’s support for sails that is involving boat (9) MAST + (IE outside CAT)
11 T-BONES
Disease connected to one’s cuts (1-5) TB + ONES
12 HEARTENS
Finds out about score reduced by 50% and cheers (8) HEARS outside (half of twenty)
13 BARREN
Empty public house reduced rent (6) BAR + (REN)t
15 ADOPTION
A function point adversely impacted endorsement (8) A + DO + anagram of POINT
16 COCKTAIL
Starter, say, changed tack in wind (8) Anagram of TACK inside COIL
18 TEASER
Prisoners of state – a serious problem (6) staTE A SERious
20 PAPILLON
Small dog is sick just after finishing mush (8) (ILL + ON) after PAP
21 GETS UP
Guest, revitalised by sleep, finally …? (4,2) Anagram of GUEST + slee(P)
24 ERECTIONS
One working in reconstruction of secret buildings (9) (I + ON) inside anagram of SECRET
25 TRAIL
Follow dog crossing river (5) TAIL outside R
26 SET
Scheduled examination largely given backing (3) (TES)t reversed
27 ATTENDANCE
Showing up two hours before midnight social event (10) AT TEN + DANCE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BATHTUB
Youngster grabbing that damaged container of cleaning fluid (7) BUB outside anagram of THAT
2 LINGO
Language with nothing about vitality (5) NIL reversed + GO
3 SIEGE MENTALITY
A defensive attitude – people inside get it easily mixed up (5,9) MEN inside anagram of GET IT EASILY
4 RUMP
Powerful leader losing primary seat (4) TRUMP minus T
5 DISTEND
Catches up in fixed balloon (7) NETS reversed inside DID
6 ACADEMICS
Faculty members like confining rat with mutated mice (9) AS outside (CAD + anagram of MICE)
7 TREASON
Pay for unfulfilled son’s disloyalty? (7) (TREA)t + SON
8 MISREPRESENTED
Agent disliked after M is portrayed falsely (14) (REP + RESENTED) after (M + IS)
14 RECIPIENT
One detective taken in by young beneficiary (9) (I + PI) inside RECENT
15 AIL
Trouble with outspoken porter, say (3) Sounds like ALE
16 COPPERS
Those employed to protect people’s money (7) Double Definition
17 IRON OUT
Get rid of one working in hiding (4,3) I + (ON inside ROUT)
19 REPULSE
Drive back there without the staple food (7) THERE minus THE + PULSE
22 SPAWN
Small shrimp, clear of river, deposit eggs (5) S + (PRAWN minus R)
23 I SEE
Battered enemies missing troops heading west – that makes sense (1,3) Anagram of ENEMIES minus MEN

 

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