The Stickler Weekly 237 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COMPROMISE
Experienced leader of men is used in advance to make a deal (10) [PRO + (M)en + IS] inside COME
6 IDOL
One toy loved by a child, 4, is a teen favourite? (4) I + (DOL)l
10 RISEN
Contribution of donor is enormously increased (5) donoR IS ENormously
11 STRAPPING
Robust shares returned by secure head of government (9) PARTS reversed + PIN + (G)overnment
12 RACIAL
Ethnic coach backed by one and all to a great extent (6) CAR reversed + I + (AL)l
13 PROTEST
Rubbish aired in nuisance’s public demonstration (7) ROT inside PEST
15 UNEASY
Worried? Is preparation of any use? (6) Anagram of ANY USE
16 DEVIANCE
Evil greatly represented in social anomaly (8) (EVI)l inside DANCE
17 SICKNESS
Sister, holding neck, treated sufferer’s initial nausea (8) SIS outside anagram of NECK + (S)ufferer
20 METTLE
Took on title, losing it with courage (6) MET + (TITLE minus IT)
23 REAGENT
Letter’s claim about mature lab tester (7) RENT outside AGE
24 TRUMAN
President losing patience, initially, with an old president (6) TRUMP minus (P)atience + AN
26 TOP BANANA
Important person to lead a family member back to China (3,6) TO + PB + A + NAN + chin(A)
27 BANAL
Bishop, excessively orderly and fussy, is unimaginative (5) B + ANAL
28 HADJ
Religious movement has cut off music man (4) (HA)s + DJ
29 BEST FRIEND
Terrible strife admitted by crook companion who’s close (4,6) Anagram of STRIFE inside BEND
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CORK
Stop a muscle problem (4) Double Definition
2 MISTAKE
Fault is linked to temperature during manufacture (7) (IS + T) inside MAKE
3 RENAISSANCE MAN
Person of many talents looked after checking fictitious names in case (11,3) RAN outside anagram of NAMES IN CASE
4 MOSTLY
Time taken in secret following criminal’s pattern primarily (6) (T inside SLY) after MO
5 SCRUPLE
Clears up in a disorderly fashion, losing a little weight (7) Anagram of CLEARS UP minus A
7 DRIVE-IN
Film presenter’s doctor, one with style (5-2) DR + I + VEIN
8 LIGHT METER
Camera gear fitted inside flame thrower (5,5) MET inside LIGHTER
9 OPPOSITE NUMBER
Counterpart’s advance camouflaged by plain brown colour (8,6) POSIT inside OPEN + UMBER
14 OUTSTRETCH
Extend time taken by the courts going through reorganisation (10) T inside anagram of THE COURTS
16 DOS
Drug quantity not ending recommendations (3) (DOS)e
18 CLAPPED
Acclaimed competitor primarily ran round a circuit (7) (C)ompetitor + LAPPED
19 SATIATE
At sea it wrecked stuff (7) Anagram of AT SEA IT
21 TRAINEE
Apprentice ain’t docked in large plant (7) (AIN)t inside TREE
22 STRAIT
Station’s first quality channel (6) (S)tation + TRAIT
25 CLAD
Cold youngster is dressed (4) C + LAD

 

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