The Stickler Weekly 242 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FOREFINGER
Loud foreigner given a juggling pointer (10) F + anagram of FOREIGNER
6 WASP
Stinger was first to pounce (4) WAS + (P)ounce
10 ADD-ON
It’s optional and not normally separated by function (3-2) Anagram of AND outside DO
11 METHADONE
Connected one outside had treatment for drug addiction (9) (MET + ONE) outside HAD
12 THREAD
Only two of them browsed part of an internet discussion (6) (TH)em + READ
13 TRAINEES
Elders, say, accepting a fashionable teacher’s charges (8) TREES outside (A + IN)
14 CHALET
Short fellow rented small house (6) (CHA)p + LET
16 CLOTHES
He is after dope and gear (7) HES after CLOT
17 CONTEST
One locked up an exam question (7) CON + TEST
19 CLUTCH
Bag for eggs (6) Double Definition
22 REDOLENT
Perfumed letter’s due about a beneficial amount (8) RENT outside DOLE
23 USURER
Members of bureau sure resented moneylender (6) bureaU SURE Resented
26 MINUSCULE
Lower-case subtraction indicator used by cryptic clue (9) MINUS + anagram of CLUE
27 ON ICE
Waiting rooms at the centre swell (2,3) ro(O)ms + NICE
28 REEK
Smell water running down face (4) (C)REEK
29 CLEANED OUT
Authority, concealing a need improperly, is broke (7,3) CLOUT outside anagram of A NEED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FRANTIC
Final of tournament, one held in old European capital, is out of control (7) [tournamen(T) + I] inside FRANC
2 RADAR
Draw near, somehow bypassing new location finder (5) Anagram of DRAW NEAR minus NEW
3 FUNDAMENTALIST
Strict, amusing lady, not heartless, people wanted for events? (14) FUN + DAME + N(o)T + ALIST
4 NAME
Call retired fellow before heading to England (4) MAN reversed + (E)ngland
5 ENTERAL
Gain access to a liver primarily by way of intestine (7) ENTER + A + (L)iver
7 ATONEMENT
Redemption one male found in a temporary shelter (9) (ONE + M) inside (A + TENT)
8 PLEASE
Make happy place easily? (6) PL + EASE (“easily” – with ease)
9 RADIO TELESCOPE
High-powered receiver activated coils operated by energy (5,9) Anagram of COILS OPERATED + E
15 AVOIDANCE
A spokesperson shifting around and strangely turning away (9) (A + VOICE) outside anagram of AND
16 CUT
Reduction is appealing to a large extent (3) (CUT)e
18 SENSUAL
Representation of sun in stamp is not intellectual or spiritual? (7) Anagram of SUN inside SEAL
20 HARVEST
Rich people checking right time to gather (7) HAVES outside R + T
21 PRIMER
Elementary book is a little explosive (6) Double Definition
24 RHINO
One sporting unusual horn? (5) I inside anagram of HORN
25 SEGA
Game designer isolated section of Japanese garden (4) japaneSE GArden

 

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