The Stickler Weekly 238 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISCONSOLATE
Recording on really late is low (12) DISC + ON + SO LATE
9 VAPID
Dead against new version of iPad (5) V + anagram of IPAD
10 ANCHORITE
Loner in IT consumed by an unpleasant task (9) IT inside (AN + CHORE)
11 STRAIN
Direction given by coach to make an intensive effort (6) S + TRAIN
12 FALSETTO
Singer’s group carried by loud singer (8) SET inside (F + ALTO)
13 RANKED
Complete education determined by grades (6) RANK + ED
15 DEDICATE
Set apart edict not finalised in time (8) (EDIC)t inside DATE
18 BIRDSEED
Food prepared for animals dries somehow in garden plot (8) Anagram of DRIES inside BED
19 NEXT TO
Leader taken out of context badly – almost (4,2) Anagram of C(ONTEXT)
21 OVERTOOK
Drove around public circuit without any problem (8) OVERT + O + OK
23 GAMBLE
Walk past opening of gate to punt (6) AMBLE after (G)ate
26 CRAB-APPLE
Sour fruit roll included in ordered parcel (4-5) BAP inside anagram of PARCEL
27 TONER
Some pigment one replenishes in a photocopier? (5) pigmenT ONE Replenishes
28 REPRODUCTION
Breeding decline probed by expert (12) REDUCTION outside PRO
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DIVISOR
I had picked up visitor lacking the “It” factor (7) ID reversed + (VISITOR minus IT)
2 SAPOR
A person who lacks good judgement or taste (5) SAP + OR
3 OLD-TIMERS
Issue raised in House of Lords agitated experienced people (3-6) EMIT reversed inside anagram of LORDS
4 SOAR
The sound made by annoyed fly (4) Sounds like SORE
5 LACTATED
Youngster sitting outside court consumed supplied milk (8) LAD outside (CT + ATE)
6 TOOTS
American sweetheart delivers a blast (5) Double Definition
7 DISTRACT
Is religious information filed under “D” to create confusion? (8) (IS + TRACT) after D
8 REDONE
Embarrassed individual should be given a makeover (6) RED + ONE
14 NORSEMAN
Someone from Scandinavia and not retired people of note (8) NOR + (NAMES reversed)
16 INELASTIC
Remain with one engaged by dodgy characters of nice firm (9) (LAST + I) inside anagram of NICE
17 BELOW PAR
Elbow broken by sharp blow, on reflection, is off colour (5,3) Anagram of ELBOW + (RAP reversed)
18 BLOTCH
Patchy area left in badly finished work (6) L inside BOTCH
20 OVERRAN
Deviate, in back of turbo vehicle, went too far (7) ERR inside [turb(O) + VAN]
22 TEASE
Guy shortened service (5) (tea se)T
24 BONDI
Members of club on dinkum Aussie beach (5) cluB ON DInkum
25 WEED
Pot with small diameter (4) WEE + D

 

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