The Stickler Weekly 235 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SMILER
Runner finishing second is a delighted one (6) MILER after S
5 MUSTARD
Brownish-yellow clay containing lead (7) MUD outside STAR
10 TONOMETER
It measures fluid pressure and oxygen encountered in cosmetic lotion (9) (O + MET) inside TONER
11 RAISE
Increase is accepted by retiring auditor (5) IS inside (EAR reversed)
12 POTTER
A crafty person, one known for his magic acts (6) Double Definition
13 DIAGONAL
Slash aid brought back by American girl carrying on (8) DIA reversed + (GAL outside ON)
15 ATOM
Something fundamental at home with no limitations? (4) AT + h(OM)e
16 STRATIFIED
Graded street with approval (10) ST + RATIFIED
19 BASKETBALL
Track action taken about request before social game (10) BET outside ASK + BALL
20 GUMS
Superior recalled surroundings of canines, say (4) SMUG reversed
23 SOCIABLE
So, one into pay TV is outgoing? (8) SO + I inside CABLE
25 BANNER
Standard prohibitionist? (6) Double Definition
27 USURP
Take over firm downsized in a spell of prosperity (5) (SUR)e inside UP
28 SLIPPED UP
Made a mistake and supplied wrong page (7,2) Anagram of SUPPLIED + P
29 TOP SEED
Best performer’s time set with new speedos before the final (3,4) T + anagram of (SPEEDO)s
30 FUSING
Fellow on drugs is getting stuff together (6) F + USING
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 MONSTROUS
Great storm twisted around close to land (9) Anagram of STORM outside ON + US
3 LIMPET
Fruit mostly preferred with shellfish (6) (LIM)e + PET
4 RITE
Confirmation, for one, about checking it (4) RE outside IT
5 MARGINALLY
A little hurt by trap set by friend (10) MAR + GIN + ALLY
6 SERAGLIO
Supplier of Turkish delight, perhaps, is large, out of shape and round (8) Anagram of IS LARGE + O
7 AVIAN
One caged by a transporter of birds (5) I inside (A + VAN)
8 DWELLED
Blue mounted LED remained (7) LEWD reversed + LED
9 UTOPIA
University head, one taking on a perfect place (6) U + TOP + I + A
14 STABILISED
Fixed bayonet is held by one being supervised (10) STAB + [IS inside (I + LED)]
17 IGUANODON
Dinosaur droppings collected by one university fellow (9) GUANO inside (I + DON)
18 PECAN PIE
Preserve marinated in spirit that is a nutty delight (5,3) CAN inside PEP + IE
19 BISCUIT
Something made in an oven is copper in part (7) (IS + CU) inside BIT
21 STRIPE
Feature of plastic and stone ready for collection (6) ST + RIPE
22 CARPUS
Fish served by American joint (6) CARP + US
24 CLUMP
Clubs put up with small gathering (5) C + LUMP
26 TIFF
Firm not starting a minor dispute (4) s(TIFF)

 

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