The Stickler Weekly 225 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CROSSBAR
Part of goal annoyed unit dealing with pressure (8) CROSS + BAR
8 INDICATE
Small record company hosting jazz man’s show (8) CAT inside INDIE
10 SPARSE
Thin Pole wearing extra clothing (6) S inside SPARE
11 ASSESSMENT
Tax benefit split by SS soldiers (10) ASSET outside (SS + MEN)
12 BRAG
Card game traveller ultimately kept in suitcase (4) TRAVELLE(R) inside BAG
13 HELIOTROPE
He returned to work with rope and bloodstone (10) HE + (TOIL reversed) + ROPE
15 PRETEND
Claim head of personnel retired before termination (7) (P)ERSONNEL + RET + END
16 PROPHET
Support the dishevelled forecaster (7) PROP + anagram of THE
19 COMPOSTING
Standard used in future production of organic fertiliser (10) POST inside COMING
21 RAPT
Totally absorbed, right, and quick to learn? (4) R + APT
22 FALSE ALARM
Needless danger signal given off by aluminium gasket in plant (5,5) (AL + SEAL) inside FARM
23 ELICIT
Bring out drug sanctioned by law (6) E + LICIT
24 EXCUSE ME
Former copper missed initially in court’s apology (6,2) EX + CU + [(M)ISSED inside SEE]
25 LETTERED
Educated landlord hooked up with senior journalist (8) LETTER + ED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 REPAIRER
One who fixes dryer supplied by salesman (8) REP + AIRER
3 STRAIGHT UP
Neat group that is in resort lacking nothing (8,2) Anagram of GROUP THAT IS minus O
4 BREATHING SPACE
Each matter’s quietly handled by couple for rest (9,5) (EA + THINGS + P) inside BRACE
5 RISSOLE
Fried food is first to sell in function (7) [IS + (S)ELL] inside ROLE
6 MADE DO
Coped with unbalanced piece of poetry on reflection (4,2) MAD + (ODE reversed)
7 SENTIENT
Live broadcast that is not without heart (8) SENT + IE + (NOT minus O)
9 DISCOURAGEMENT
Capital of Guinea shown in documentaries represented gloominess? (14) (G)UINEA inside anagram of DOCUMENTARIES
14 REPERTOIRE
Collection of works about bold love and anger (10) RE + PERT + O + IRE
15 PACIFIER
Opiate, say, provided by one entering racehorse (8) (IF + I) inside PACER
17 EXPEDITE
Almost get rid of pass, taking time to assist (8) (EXPE)L + (DIE outside T)
18 CITADEL
Name leader from Libya seen outside commercial stronghold (7) [CITE + (L)IBYA] outside AD
20 MALICE
Man reduced parasites in bad blood (6) (MA)N + LICE

 

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