The Stickler Weekly 249 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FIREWORK
Explosive anger was lacking when in branch (8) [IRE + (WAS minus AS)] inside FORK
5 SPARSE
Boxes are, at the end, few and far between (6) SPARS + AR(E)
10 RIPEN
Get ready to pick new inspector, ignoring cost (5) Anagram of INSPECTOR minus COST
11 UNIFORMED
Tertiary institution set up and fitted out (9) UNI + FORMED
12 EYESHADOW
Department in store, yes, had own make-up? (9) storE YES HAD OWn
13 RINGS
Gymnastics apparatus buzzes (5) Double Definition
14 LEASED
Rented launch at first moved slowly (6) (L)AUNCH + EASED
15 RUSTLER
Governor checking street – one taking stock (7) RULER outside ST
18 APTNESS
Felicity retrieved broadcast in health resort (7) (SENT inside SPA) reversed
20 FRILLY
Fish, biting poorly, gathered (6) FRY outside ILL
22 TOWER
It may be used to draw a tall building (5) Double Definition
24 EVOCATIVE
Voice a vet reproduced is haunting (9) Anagram of VOICE A VET
25 CHIEFTAIN
Tribal leader that is held by feet bound by chain (9) (IE + FT) inside CHAIN
26 IRONS
Presses right on, travelling through island (5) (R + ON) inside IS
27 ENTREE
A thousand dollars given up by spoilt teenager for course (6) Anagram of TEENAGER minus (A + G)
28 TENNYSON
Any sonnet rewritten without input of a great poet (8) Anagram of ANY SONNET minus A
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FORGET
Lose track of time completing counterfeit (6) T after FORGE
2 REPRESENT
Stand for show once more (9) Double Definition
3 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Shooter’s blunder listed in secure case file strangely (10,5) ERR inside (WIN + CHEST + anagram of FILE)
4 ROUNDED
Curved length of wood wrapping under mostly (7) ROD outside (UNDE)R
6 PROCRASTINATION
Stalling in carport is not normally seen by many people (15) Anagram of CARPORT IS + NATION
7 ROMAN
Variation of normal, abridged Italian (5) Anagram of (NORMA)L
8 END USERS
Consumers from America invested in banks, say, losing out initially (3,5) US inside L(ENDERS)
9 VIEWER
We roped in contender’s observer (6) WE inside VIER
16 LOLLIPOPS
Sticky sweets? (9) Cryptic Definition
17 CANTICLE
Pious platitudes left in cool religious song (8) CANT + (L inside ICE)
19 SEESAW
Watch cutting tool oscillate (6) SEE + SAW
20 FLOUNCE
Twist piece added on to dress (7) Double Definition
21 LESSON
Teaching without working (6) LESS + ON
23 WHIST
Bridge player transformed this card game (5) W + anagram of THIS

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 249 Solution

  1. Greg Mansell says:

    16d reminded me of the riddle: “What’s brown and sticky?”

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