The Stickler Weekly 229 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PURSER
Ship’s officer is not taken by surprise at sea (6) Anagram of SURPRISE minus IS
4 THUMBS-UP
Bus involved in crash is OK (6-2) Anagram of BUS inside THUMP
10 PSALTER
Note added to letter to change devotional book (7) PS + ALTER
11 TODDLER
Small child left in the care of tense stranger (7) L inside (T + ODDER)
12 ROMAN CATHOLICS
Christ, a cool man, transformed believers (5,9) Anagram of CHRIST A COOL MAN
14 REPRESENTS
Agent doesn’t like displays (10) REP + RESENTS
17 WOMB
One part of woman taken over by baby primarily? (4) WOMAN with AN replaced by (B)ABY
19 IMAM
I am a leader of muslims (4) IM + A + (M)USLIMS
20 SOLDIERS ON
Head of state with elderly senior somehow keeps going (8,2) (S)TATE + OLD + anagram of SENIOR
24 INVESTIGATIONS
Anti-Soviet sign disrupted inquiries (14) Anagram of ANTISOVIET SIGN
27 ROISTER
One tucking into roll with swagger (7) I inside ROSTER
28 NIGHTIE
Undercover outfit’s close match (7) NIGH + TIE
29 STEADY ON
Remain calm, say, and don’t get excited taking ecstasy (6,2) Anagram of (SAY + DONT) outside E
30 ANORAK
Fabric of cardigan or a knitted jacket? (6) cardigAN OR A Knitted
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PAPER TRAIL
Boss’s offsider, fresh on attack, documented evidence linking events (5,5) PA + PERT + RAIL
2 REALM
Genuine male’s field of study (5) REAL + M
3 EXTENDED
Long message not started and finished (8) T(EXT) + ENDED
5 HATCHET
Cleaver that chef nearly tossed (7) Anagram of (THAT CHE)F
6 MODULE
Overdose taken by drug trafficker in a self-contained unit (6) OD inside MULE
7 SELECTORS
They choose to interview, mostly, readers in college (9) (SE)E + LECTORS
8 PART
Leave hazard on course raked over (4) TRAP reversed
9 URBANE
Cosmopolitan centre to cure misery (6) C(UR)E + BANE
13 T-BONE STEAK
Piece of meat cooked best on wood (1-4,5) Anagram of BEST ON + TEAK
15 PLAINTIVE
Woeful piano ain’t used in broadcast at time of performing (9) P + (AINT inside LIVE)
16 NIL
Digital screen not showing a zero (3) NAIL minus A
18 PENTAGON
Write touching play for children about regular figure (8) PEN + TAG + ON
21 ONTARIO
Place in Canada, not a mismanaged resort town (7) Anagram of NOT A + RIO
22 DUGONG
Ocean swimmer turned over on back to sting (6) DUG + ON + STIN(G)
23 NESTED
Street, in time of shortage, is settled (6) ST inside NEED
25 OUTER
Peripheral network devices with limitations removed (5) R(OUTER)S
26 PROS
Masters abbreviated ordinary language (4) (PROS)E

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 229 Solution

  1. Greg Mansell says:

    David – congratulations on 17a. They don’t come any better than this.
    Regarding 19a: Could this be regarded as an &lit (def. = “I am a leader of Muslims”)? Or, strictly speaking, is it a semi-&lit (def. = “leader of Muslims”)?

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