The Stickler Weekly 262 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SIGNAL
Communicate with head of Ladbrokes chasing ill-gotten gains (6) (L)ADBROKES after anagram of GAINS
4 ENTITLED
Privileged one, occupying tent in disguise, went first (8) I inside anagram of TENT + LED
9 LAUNDER
Left a junior to deal with pressing matters, say (7) L + A + UNDER
11 TWEETER
Watts handled by rock speaker (7) W inside TEETER
12 SEMICONDUCTOR
Cheat entering customer ID reset computer component (13) CON inside anagram of CUSTOMER ID
14 IN TRIM
Fit caretaker lacking energy (2,4) INTERIM minus E
15 STICKLER
Setter’s primary puzzle? (8) (S)ETTER + TICKLER
18 CODE-NAME
Show up outside hide-out with a secret identity (4-4) COME outside (DEN + A)
20 FLOCKS
Fine hair gathers (6) F + LOCKS
23 ADIPOSE TISSUE
A deposit roughly associated with supply? (7,6) Anagram of A DEPOSIT + ISSUE
26 HARVEST
Owners checking right time to pick (7) HAVES outside R + T
27 PEASANT
Countryman left out of welcome (7) PLEASANT minus L
28 CAMISOLE
Am I only after one piece of celebrity’s underwear? (8) (AM + I + SOLE) after (C)ELEBRITY
29 TEASER
Problem with facility in centre of Montreal (6) EASE inside MON(TR)EAL
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SALES PITCH
This place rocked after Sting’s opening line (5,5) Anagram of THIS PLACE after (S)TING
2 GOURMET
Large serving of pumpkin, say, satisfied connoisseur (7) (GOUR)D + MET
3 ABDUCTION
Carrying off empty bed offered in sale? (9) B(e)D inside AUCTION
5 NOT QUITE
Retire in possession of money? Hardly (3,5) QUIT inside NOTE
6 INERT
A section sliced from infected retina is unresponsive (5) Anagram of (RETINA minus A)
7 LATERAL
Side is after a front-runner from Liverpool? (7) LATER + A + (L)IVERPOOL
8 DARK
Section of radar kept unlit (4) raDAR Kept
10 RUNG
Supervise building’s last step (4) RUN + BUILDIN(G)
13 PROSPECTOR
Miner, say, supporting parking in a designated area (10) PRO + (P inside SECTOR)
16 CULTIVATE
Radical group that is taking tank to work (9) (CULT + IE) outside VAT
17 IMMORTAL
Unforgettable time spent in base (8) T inside IMMORAL
19 DIAGRAM
Location of the Taj Mahal seen in ill-defined illustration (7) AGRA inside DIM
21 CO-STARS
Leads are not totally included in expenses (2-5) (AR)E inside COSTS
22 HEMP
Fibre that makes rope’s edging soft (4) HEM + P
24 IDEAS
Nut products from capital of Alexandria in Roman times? (5) (A)LEXANDRIA inside IDES
25 CHIC
Smart cards have integrated circuits primarily (4) (C)ARDS (H)AVE + (I)NTEGRATED + (C)IRCUITS

 

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One Response to The Stickler Weekly 262 Solution

  1. Richard Sternes says:

    Well, no wonder I was not entirely happy with CULMINATE at 16d.

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