The Stickler Weekly 266 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SABOTAGE
Expert, checking boat, repaired malicious damage (8) SAGE outside anagram of BOAT
5 PRIMUS
Particular American gas cooker (6) PRIM + US
9 AGREE TO
Accept a welcome by head of organisation (5,2) A + GREET + (O)rganisation
10 DRASTIC
Drive with a puncture briefly? That’s desperate (7) DR + A + (STIC)k
11 DISSIPATED
Is drink poured into old hat wasted? (10) (IS + SIP) inside DATED
12 IRON
Press on after contracting bug (4) ON after (IR)k
14 NIGHT-OWLS
Birds developed with long feathers ultimately (5-4) Anagram of WITH LONG + feather(S)
16 EBAY
Auction site may be redesigned just after opening (4) Anagram of m(AY BE)
18 ROOM
Dock returned usable space (4) MOOR reversed
19 RING A BELL
Jewellery and label oddly seem familiar (4,1,4) RING + anagram of LABEL
21 RUSE
Get through after juggler’s last trick (4) USE after juggle(R)
22 LITTLE JOHN
Hood’s friend left the joint, upset about final letter read in jail (6,4) L + [anagram of THE JOINT outside jai(L)]
25 BANKING
Seize retired bigwig’s financial transactions (7) NAB reversed + KING
26 BREADTH
Sourdough, for example, served with nearly all of the spread (7) BREAD + (TH)e
27 DIESEL
Engine stops working well with limitations removed (6) DIES + w)EL(l
28 MEASURED
A bound taken during medical should be evaluated (8) (A + SURE) inside MED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STANDING
Taking part in contest and in good position (8) conteST AND IN Good
2 BIROS
Writers, right, plugging short stories about life (5) R inside BIOS
3 THE BIG TIME
Tie might be needed in audience for highest level of entertainment? (3,3,4) Anagram of TIE MIGHT BE
4 GLOBAL WARMING
Blog implicated capital of Wales in dreadful international problem (6,7) Anagram of BLOG + (W)ales inside ALARMING
6 READ
Understand what’s written on public notice (4) RE + AD
7 MOTORCADE
Procession actor arranged in style (9) Anagram of ACTOR inside MODE
8 SECOND
Endorse company shown in broadcast (6) CO inside SEND
10 DRESSING-TABLE
Ordered art, single beds and bedroom furniture (8-5) Anagram of ART SINGLE BEDS
13 SEDATENESS
Controlled state seat needs changing by 8? (10) Anagram of SEAT NEEDS + S(econd)
15 GOOD SENSE
Sound judgement ends badly in case of foolish person (4,5) Anagram of ENDS inside GOOSE
17 BLANCHED
Chef mostly dressed in boring white (8) (CHE)f inside BLAND
20 PROBED
Page, formally attired, asked questions (6) P + ROBED
23 ORDER
Regulate state lines with no boundaries (5) b)ORDER(s
24 MILE
Corrupted email missing a great deal (4) Anagram of EMAIL minus A

 

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