AFR Cryptic, Saturday 31/7/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (24/7/2021) Worked Solution

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The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters, then the entire result is reversed. The type of container clue involved is determined by an appropriate containment indicator.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
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AFR Cryptic (24/7/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MEAT SAFE
Beef supplier, perhaps, reduced preparation of meal and cooked feast (4,4) MEA(l) + anagram of FEAST
5 ICICLE
Water that’s been frozen to a point (6) Cryptic Definition
10 SALON
Discount event cut short, concerning classy establishment (5) SAL(e) + ON
11 CHARABANC
Horse involved in accident nearly finished off coach (9) ARAB inside CHANC(e)
12 AIR MATTRESS
Inflatable, one wedged in channel at lock (3,8) I inside ARM + AT + TRESS
13 LIP
Tablet sent back with piece broken off edge (3) PIL(l) reversed
14 SEASON TICKETS
Passes seats containing new Section K (6,7) SEATS outside anagram of SECTION K
18 POTATO SCALLOP
Overseas call taken by corporation over takeaway food (6,7) (OS + CALL) inside (POT + ATOP)
22 AMP
A representative’s hearing aid? (3) A + MP
23 PERESTROIKA
Retired politician adjusted to Kaiser’s economic reform (11) REP reversed + anagram of TO KAISER
26 LOOKS INTO
Investigates green light absorbed by a variety of lotions (5,4) OK inside anagram of LOTIONS
27 TRACE
Find the source of extra-strong fishing line (5) Double Definition
28 DOTCOM
Act ahead of time and approach down-sized internet business? (6) DO + T + COM(e)
29 PLANTERS
Schemes taking into account territory’s growers (8) PLANS outside TER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MUSCAT
New wine containing Cabernet primarily – a sweet wine (6) MUST outside [(C)abernet + A]
2 ALL-ORDS
A large number of prominent people calculated stock figure (3-4) A + L + LORDS
3 SANTA
Dodgy antenna is not receiving Nine’s Christmas feature (5) Anagram of ANTENNA IS minus NINE
4 FACETIOUS
One breaking mug, to us, is amusing (9) I inside (FACE + TO + US)
6 CLASSICAL
Refined group of students heads to international college and learns (9) CLASS + (I)nternational + (C)ollege + (A)nd + (L)earns
7 CHARLIE
Fool to slightly burn pork pie (7) CHAR + LIE
8 ESCAPISM
Getting away from reality in space is complicated heading to Mars (8) Anagram of SPACE + IS + (M)ars
9 FAZE
Put off stage of development assessed by auditor (4) Sounds like PHASE
15 ANTIPASTO
One piece of advice regarding Italian food (9) AN + TIP + AS TO
16 TOADSTOOL
A plant not to be taken to advertising agency (9) TO + ADS + TOOL
17 APPALLED
Shocked mimic, carrying shroud, died (8) APE outside PALL + D
19 TOPMOST
Male brought in to announce principal (7) M inside (TO + POST)
20 PRIVATE
Priest that is keeping container concealed (7) (PR + IE) outside VAT
21 VALETS
Five allowed in as personal assistants (6) V + (LET inside AS)
24 RUNG
Supervise building’s last step (4) RUN + buildin(G)
25 RAT ON
Betray leader of rebels, a heavy weight (3,2) (R)ebels + A + TON

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 24/7/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (24/7/2021) Worked Solution

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There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
A word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
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AFR Cryptic (17/7/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BESPATTER
Spa put in bigger shower (9) SPA inside BETTER
6 IPOD
Encrypted term extracted from imported music player (4) IMPORTED minus anagram of TERM
10 SCULL
Rowers finally select a rowing boat (5) rower(S) + CULL
11 EASTERNER
Sea-bird, nesting in area of calm river, is one from Sydney, say (9) TERN inside (EASE + R)
12 URBANITY
Flawed ruby split by an Italian with elegance (8) Anagram of RUBY outside (AN + IT)
13 CLEAVE
Open clubs with permission (6) C + LEAVE
15 REFINE
Sports official during final of league is perfect (6) REF + IN + leagu(E)
16 ADOPTEE
A school turned around teen not accepting final parent’s charge, possibly (7) A + POD reversed + TEE(n)
18 NET
Catch some cane toads (3) caNE Toads
19 PICKS AT
Finds fault with ground-breaker, say, ignoring closing time (5,2) PICK + SA(y) + T
21 CALIPH
Chaplain paying no attention to an excited head of a Muslim state (6) Anagram of CHAPLAIN minus AN
24 NEARLY
One in the middle with time to spare practically (6) o(N)e + EARLY
25 CLEAN-CUT
Thin copper in court is neat and smart in appearance (5-3) (LEAN + CU) inside CT
27 RESTORING
Break seal doing repair work (9) REST + ORING
28 HEAVE
Experience taking ecstasy and throw up (5) HAVE outside E
29 SECT
Splinter group caught in lodge (4) C inside SET
30 DETERGENT
Heron getting back inside hollow should be cleaner (9) EGRET reversed inside DENT
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BUST-UP
Disruption put bench-warmer in retirement (4-2) (PUT + SUB) reversed
2 STUBBLE
Adjusted bustle covering black hairy growth (7) Anagram of BUSTLE outside B
3 ATLANTIC SALMON
Fish cooked at mall, stuffed with capers in advance (8,6) Anagram of AT MALL outside ANTICS + ON
4 TREATMENTS
“Medical applications matter,” corrected otolaryngologists (10) Anagram of MATTER + ENTS
5 ROSY
Optimistic group returned from charity’s orphanage (4) charitYS ORphanage reversed
7 PENDANT
Platinum-coated object, an item of jewellery? (7) PT outside (END + AN)
8 DARKENED
Right knee, roughly bandaged by father, went black (8) (R + anagram of KNEE) inside DAD
9 HELL FOR LEATHER
He will founder taking on new role at a furious pace (4,3,7) HELL + (FATHER outside anagram of ROLE)
14 CATCH LIGHT
Ignite vessel secured by chain to land (5,5) CAT + CH + LIGHT
17 UP IN ARMS
Hold down member in America protesting hotly (2,2,4) (PIN + ARM) inside US
20 CLASSIC
Great work by young woman, the writer included in a small volume (7) (LASS + I) inside CC
22 PACKAGE
Wrap up a cake, oddly, in a piece of newspaper (7) (C)a(K)e inside PAGE
23 A TREAT
Waiters regularly eat extremely well (1,5) w(A)i(T)e(R)s + EAT
26 MIND
Listen to extracted material in audience (4) Sounds like MINED

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 17/7/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (17/7/2021) Worked Solution

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The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

The answer is hidden inside the clue in reverse order. There are two indicators: one to signify that a hidden word is present; the other to reverse the letters.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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AFR Cryptic (10/7/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 EXTRA LARGE
Pretty big old friend, with skill, knocked back brewed lager (5,5) EX + (ART reversed) + anagram of LAGER
6 CALL
Summon everyone hanging out behind clubs (4) ALL after C
10 DRIPPED
Opening to duct split and showed evidence of leaking (7) (D)uct + RIPPED
11 AMNESIA
Problem with recall affected men in a heavily populated region (7) Anagram of MEN inside ASIA
12 RETRAINED
Transplanted retina, preserved in alcohol, is prepared for a new role (9) Anagram of RETINA inside RED
13 HINGE
Flexible joint is part of something else (5) sometHING Else
14 DRAWER
One who commits to paying compensation back (6) REWARD reversed
16 COMMAND
A division in the military, not deployed initially (7) COMMA + (N)ot (D)eployed
17 HOG
Get away from sheep and pig (3) HOG(get)
19 TALIBAN
A politician finishing time with an Islamic movement (7) [(A + LIB) after T] + AN
20 ARDENT
Hot diamonds included in a payment to landlord (6) D inside (A + RENT)
23 HOO-HA
Who reportedly has not finished song and dance? (3-2) Sounds like WHO + (HA)s
24 RE-ELECTED
Displayed shock about leader of equity court given another term (2-7) REELED outside [(E)quity + CT]
26 GROWLER
Unfriendly dog, say, left in the care of farmer (7) L inside GROWER
27 INFLATE
Exaggerate information not totally supplied behind schedule (7) (INF)o + LATE
28 SASH
Bearing has fixed part of a window (4) S(outh) + anagram of HAS
29 SPIDER WEBS
Networks were excited after decline turned around in SBS (6,4) (Anagram of WERE after DIP reversed) inside SBS
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1 EL DORADO
Section of goldfield, or a dodgy place of reputed wealth (2,6) goldfiELD OR A DOdgy
2 TWIST
Fool grabbing head of sharp screw (5) TWIT outside (S)harp
3 ALPHABETICALLY
Party associate checking each bit amended in order (14) (ALP + ALLY) outside anagram of EACH BIT
4 ADD-ONS
Peripherals expert included in commercial listings (3-3) DON inside ADS
5 GUARD DOG
Member of security division bashed a drug lord up (5,3) Anagram of A DRUG + (GOD reversed)
7 ASSONANCE
Child, one involved in case, composed sound correspondence (9) (SON + AN) inside anagram of CASE
8 LOAFER
Employee of a bakery, one who doesn’t want to work? (6) Double Definition
9 IN THE MARKET FOR
Wanting to buy a tent from hiker abroad (2,3,6,3) Anagram of A TENT FROM HIKER
15 ANALOGOUS
Like a record kept by a talent (9) (A + LOG) inside (A + NOUS)
16 CON
Kid caught working (3) C + ON
17 HAIRGRIP
Security device that controls the movement of locks? (8) Cryptic definition
18 STUDIERS
They examine wall support that is undersized in the middle (8) STUD + IE + inde(RS)ized
21 THIGHS
Some bits of meat get heated initially in this (6) [(G)et (H)eated] inside THIS
22 PERIOD
Keen resentment turned around in school time (6) IRE reversed inside POD
25 TEASE
Wind up when in a part of a golf course (5) AS inside TEE

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 10/7/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (3/7/2021) Worked Solution

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Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
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AFR Cryptic (3/7/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LET LOOSE
Unlock shelter filled with an assortment of tools (3,5) LEE outside anagram of TOOLS
5 PHOBIA
Fear ferret – one spotted in father’s possession (6) (HOB + I) inside PA
10 DELHI
Part of India backed supervised form of greeting (5) LED reversed + HI
11 REALISING
Angler shifting around is one pulling in (9) Anagram of ANGLER outside (IS + I)
12 EMBANKMENT
Male tellers, say, in centre of ghetto, raised barrier (10) BANKMEN inside ghETto
13 GO TO
Approach experienced head of organisation (2,2) GOT + (O)rganisation
15 PAYEES
People due money, say, keep strangely losing $1000 (6) Anagram of SAY KEEP minus K
16 EDUCATOR
Journalist fronting a court maligned teacher (8) ED + anagram of A COURT
17 REPHRASE
Salesman reinterpreted share report in a different way (8) REP + anagram of SHARE
20 RANDOM
Casual managed to make millions (6) RAN + DO + M
23 IBEX
Be bitten by nine wild goats (4) BE inside IX
24 ECONOMISER
Thrifty manager, one upset about company penny-pincher (10) Anagram of ONE outside CO + MISER
27 MAGNITUDE
IT, described in magazine, exposed star’s brightness (9) IT inside (MAG + NUDE)
28 TWEET
Time spent following precious internet post (5) T after TWEE
29 NOTARY
Vote against judge accepting a public official with legal powers (6) NO + (TRY outside A)
30 IDOLATER
One party after devotee (8) I + DO + LATER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LADLE
Serving implement youngster left hanging over edge of plate (5) LAD + L + plat(E)
2 TALLBOY
Glass ball moved around inside trinket (7) Anagram of BALL inside TOY
3 ORIENTEERS
Course location, right, checked by excited senior cross-country runners (10) (TEE + R) inside anagram of SENIOR
4 SHRIMP
One small rim replacing one inside ship (6) SH(RIM for I)P
6 HAIR
Hotel with atmosphere – it grows on you (4) H + AIR
7 BAIL OUT
Escape trouble during attack (4,3) AIL inside BOUT
8 ANGIOGRAM
Medical procedure an insurance company assessed by weight (9) AN + GIO + GRAM
9 BANNED
All but one of nine involved with criminal should be ostracised (6) N(i)NE inside BAD
14 SCRAP METAL
Local representative bends back and others waste material (5,5) (MP + ARCS) reversed + ET AL
15 PERSIMMON
I am starting to mix in case of individual fruit (9) [IM + (M)ix] inside PERSON
18 PLEDGET
American claimed to receive dressing (7) PLED + GET
19 SACRUM
Fluid capsule next to funny bone (6) SAC + RUM
21 DESSERT
Sweet sorghum originally found growing in a dry region (7) (S)orghum inside DESERT
22 INTEND
One not contracted to complete plan (6) I + NT + END
25 RATER
One who assesses content of pirate radio (5) piRATE Radio
26 LIAR
Storyteller is supporting bar in retirement (4) RAIL reversed

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The Stickler Weekly Status

The Stickler Weekly will take an indefinite break while I sort out some ongoing shoulder, back and neck issues that restrict my time working in front of a computer. These issues have been plaguing me on and off since my IT days in the 1990s, but have recently come to a head with episodes that come on me suddenly and stop me in my tracks. Various physios have tried their best to correct my bad posture that seems to be responsible for nerve damage, but nothing seems to have a lasting effect. I’ve been struggling on, but recent events have been a real cause for concern. Time to get serious.
In addition to medical remedies, I’m planning to set up a standing desk as a trial, the success of which may determine whether I ever write another crossword.

Thanks for your support in the past.

David
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The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROUGH IT
Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT
5 MUST-SEE
Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET
9 LYCRA
Dressmaker’s finishing obvious in restitching of lacy material (5) dressmake(R) inisde anagram of LACY
10 ESPIONAGE
Secret service, especially one on time (9) ESP + I + ON + AGE
11 CONVEYED
Moved kid looked at end of verse (8) CON + (EYED after V)
12 UPBEAT
Uranium and boron found in organic material is encouraging (6) U + (B inside PEAT)
14 TRIP
Hallucination is nonsense largely (4) (TRIP)e
15 DOORKNOB
Handle party or bash the wrong way (8) DO + OR + (BONK reversed)
18 MISCOUNT
Wrong calculation is checked initially entering horse (8) [IS + (C)hecked] inside MOUNT
19 GENE
Protein molecule is part of oestrogen essentially (4) oestroGEN Essentially
22 AUNTIE
A free person, relatively speaking (6) A + UNTIE
23 PARLANCE
Standard number of shots fired with weapon in a manner of speaking (8) PAR + LANCE
25 HELPED OUT
Mixed up “the dole” with “supplied assistance” (6,3) Anagram of UP THE DOLE
26 GREET
Shake hands and agree, losing a little time (5) AGREE minus A + T
27 SHYSTER
Unscrupulous practitioner is ignored by sister after fling (7) (SISTER minus IS) after SHY
28 DONATED
Gifted university fellow finished a course and died (7) DON + ATE + D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RELOCATE
Transfer associate holding company up (8) RELATE outside (CO reversed)
2 UNCONDITIONALLY
Sort of induction concerning friend without qualifications (15) Anagram of INDUCTION + ON + ALLY
3 HEATER
Hard consumer could be warmer (6) H + EATER
4 TREMENDOUS
Harassed mentor sued great (10) Anagram of MENTOR SUED
5 MOPE
Move around slowly and aimlessly in vehicle mostly (4) (MOPE)d
6 SLOWPOKE
Plodder talked about mountain-climbing gear? (8) SPOKE outside LOW
7 STATE GOVERNMENT
Strong team event transformed regional authority (5,10) Anagram of STRONG TEAM EVENT
8 EVENTS
A war lost by veteran was changing engagements (6) Anagram of VETERAN WAS minus A WAR
13 CONTRACTED
Called about worker ultimately bound by a legal obligation (10) CONTACTED outside worke(R)
16 ACCIDENT
Chance I’d taken, in a manner of speaking (8) ID inside ACCENT
17 DEMENTED
Soldiers, with time in action, cracked (8) (MEN + T) inside DEED
20 MASHES
Helium kept in large-scale pounds (6) HE inside MASS
21 FLAGON
Amount of wine and spirit put into baked dish (6) GO inside FLAN
24 SOUR
Tart, a starter, possibly, not finished right (4) (SOU)p + R

 

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