The Stickler Weekly 231 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROBUSTNESS
Fracture in sensor adversely impacted health (10) BUST inside anagram of SENSOR
6 ICED
Slices of liquorice dessert should be kept cool (4) liquorICE Dessert
9 TUBES
Pipes are finally put inside cleaning units (5) AR(E) inside TUBS
10 CHRISTMAS
Monarchists abroad missing out on holiday (9) Anagram of MONARCHISTS minus ON
12 ILLITERATE
One lacking education is threatening to repeat (10) ILL + ITERATE
13 SEE
Recognise letter read out (3) Sounds like C
15 RENNET
Apple extract used in making cheese (6) Double Definition
16 DEADENED
A study in legal documentation may be toned down (8) (A + DEN) inside DEED
18 MARSH GAS
Methane from planet Mercury, for instance (5,3) MARS + HG + AS
20 UNISON
Tertiary institution’s operating with complete agreement (6) UNIS + ON
23 TUN
Large quantity of beer and fruitcake knocked back (3) NUT reversed
24 PERMISSION
Leave retired agent with high-level assignment (10) REP reversed + MISSION
26 CAVALCADE
Train a large rat captured in cave (9) (A + L + CAD) inside CAVE
27 REACH
Come to a head after end of semester (5) EACH after SEMESTE(R)
28 SURE
Stable land by the sea by the sound of it (4) Sounds like SHORE
29 DENOUEMENT
Outstanding people, holding one, turned back time in final act (10) (DUE + MEN) outside (ONE reversed) + T
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RATS
Principal recalled an exclamation of annoyance (4) STAR reversed
2 BABYLON
Child left working in historic city in Iraq (7) BABY + L + ON
3 SISTINE CHAPEL
Sister reserved place in the Vatican building? (7,6) SIS + anagram of PLACE IN THE
4 NICKEL
Steal centrepiece of bell metal (6) NICK + B(EL)L
5 SERRATED
River rat tucked into kernel with sharp, forward-pointing teeth (8) (R + RAT) inside SEED
7 COMES ON
Carbon combined with oxygen particle develops (5,2) C + O + MESON
8 DISTENDING
Doctor initially is looking after swelling (10) (D)OCTOR + IS + TENDING
11 SPENDING SPREE
Special resolutions altered peer’s extravagant use of money (8,5) SP + ENDINGS + anagram of PEER
14 DRUMSTICKS
Last drop of methylated spirit penetrates beaters (10) METHYLATE(D) + RUM + STICKS
17 FAIR GAME
Golf following broadcast hosted by celebrity is sport (4,4) (G after AIR) inside FAME
19 RAN OVER
Denial admitted by party animal should be reviewed (3,4) NO inside RAVER
21 STORAGE
Space for keeping stuff held by publicist or agent (7) publiciST OR AGEnt
22 DINERO
One who eats nothing with American bread (6) DINER + O
25 CHAT
Informal talk has not finished in court (4) (HA)S inside CT

 

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