The Stickler Weekly 239 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FIRE ESCAPE
Emergency exit, one in open space strangely (4,6) I inside FREE + anagram of SPACE
6 LEAP
Circuit broken by energy surge (4) LAP outside E
10 RACED
People heading to door moved quickly (5) RACE + (D)oor
11 METRONOME
Timekeeper greeted on entering Olympic city (9) MET + (ON inside ROME)
12 OUTBREAK
A brute implicated in fair’s explosion (8) Anagram of A BRUTE inside OK
13 SPLINE
Thin strip left in back of book (6) L inside SPINE
15 PARTED
Celebrated a birthday, perhaps, ignoring one not attached (6) PARTIED minus I
16 ESTONIA
A site under construction about active country in Europe (7) Anagram of A SITE outside ON
18 ACT
Work agreement lacking priority initially (3) PACT minus (P)riority
19 RUB IT IN
Harp on about wreck containing scrap (3,2,2) RUIN outside BIT
21 ERRORS
Heartless sorcerer corrected mistakes? (6) Anagram of SOR(ce)RER
24 DROWSY
Heavy weapon forced back enemy’s rearguard (6) SWORD reversed + enem(Y)
25 AMICABLE
Peaceful time of day ended by one program provider (8) AM + I + CABLE
27 CREMATION
Firing of one who’s late? (9) Cryptic Definition
28 EXTOL
Applaud Foxtel broadcast killing off lead character (5) Anagram of f(OXTEL)
29 ROSE
Shower fixture increased in price (4) Double Definition
30 PATRONISER
Condescending person gently hit upstanding individual carrying on (10) PAT + (RISER outside ON)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FORGOT
Leave accumulated in military base is neglected (6) GO inside FORT
2 RICOTTA
Slices of apricot tart with cheese (7) apRICOT TArt
3 ELDER STATESMAN
Settlers made upset by an experienced advisor (5,9) Anagram of SETTLERS MADE + AN
4 COMMANDANT
Two minutes inside company and worker is controlling one (10) M+M inside (CO + AND) + ANT
5 PATE
Appetiser left out of food selection (4) PLATE minus L
7 EMOTION
Book picked up by one on passion (7) TOME reversed + I + ON
8 PLEBEIAN
Be taken in by dishevelled Nepali man in the street (8) BE inside anagram of NEPALI
9 COMPUTER SCREEN
Digital monitor is erased from dodgy consumer’s receipt (8,6) Anagram of CONSUMERS RECEIPT minus IS
14 DETERMINER
Judge, say, put off digger (10) DETER + MINER
17 TRADUCER
One who abuses merchant holding copper up (8) TRADER outside (CU reversed)
20 BROKERS
Dealers cleaned out 50% of cars (7) BROKE + ca(RS)
22 REBATES
Spectator stood up clutching club discounts (7) SEER reversed outside BAT
23 HEALER
Therapist that girl injected with alcohol (6) HER outside ALE
26 MICA
Mineral deposit mined in economic area (4) econoMIC Area

 

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