Crossword 1011 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 03 February, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
7 SHRUB  
  Broom perhaps used for quiet massage (5) quiet = SH, massage = RUB
8 TEA MAKER  
  Brewer puts drunken rake on crew (3,5) Anagram of RAKE following crew = TEAM
9 SAGACITY  
  Adventure story set in front of metropolis conveys wisdom (8) Adventure story = SAGA, metropolis = CITY
10 SLEWED  
  You and I in wheelless vehicle veered off (6) You and I = WE, wheelless vehicle = SLED
11 UPBEAT  
  Dine on uranium and lead being cheerful (6) Dine = EAT, uranium = U, lead = PB
12 OVERHEAR  
  Finished? Then try to listen in (8) Finished = OVER, try = HEAR (as eg judge in court)
13 ENTICED  
  Be tempted to have hospital department decorated in frosting (7) hospital department = ENT, decorated in frosting = ICED
15 COBWEBS  
  Networks confounded BBC woes (7) Anagram of BBC WOES
19 HAIRLINE  
  Henry leads transport company in a usually highbrow position (8) Henry = H, transport company = AIRLINE
22 CRUDDY  
  Complain loudly about university theologian being dirty (6) Complain loudly = CRY, university = U, theologian = DD
24 COHERE  
  Stick firm in this place (6) firm =m CO, in this place = HERE
25 IN PERSON  
  A trendy individual is really here: not a representative (2,6) trendy = IN, individual = PERSON
26 ULTIMATE  
  Turn left and with thanks, coming back in time for the final (8) Turn = U, left = L, thanks = TA, coming back = reversal indicator, in = container indicator
27 NOSED.  
  Poked and pried inside to diagnose disease (5) Hidden word.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ORNATE  
  Highly embellished composition for a tenor (6) Anagram of A TENOR
2 ABSINTHE  
  Liqueur bottled by Arabs in Thessaloniki (8) Hidden word
3 STAYS ON  
  Restraint on child sticks around (5,2) Restraint = STAY, child = SON
4 HASSLE  
  Harry: man embracing silly lass (6) man = HE including anagrm of LASS
5 GAME SHOW  
  Gritty display in TV quiz (4,4) Gritty = GAME, display = SHOW
6 NEVER A BAD WORD  
  Bravado we displayed sillily when taken in by studious type with no unkind thoughts offered (5,1,3,4) Anagram of BRAVADO WE inside NE
17 NEVER A BAD WORD  
  Bravado we displayed sillily when taken in by studious type with no unkind thoughts offered (5,1,3,4) Anagram of BRAVADO WE inside NE
7 SHARPEN  
  Focus and snap her in disarray (7) Anagram of SNAP HER
14 ISRAELIS  
  Serial is devised for Middle Eastern subjects (8) Anagram of SERIAL IS
16 OCCUPANT  
  Account doctored, taking in quiet resident (8) Anagram of ACCOUNT including quiet = P
17    
  See 6  
18 REFINED  
  Genteel sort of friend embraces egghead (7) Anagram of FRIEND including E (egghead)
20 ATOLLS  
  Islands with a usage fee start to sink (6) usage fee = TOLL, start to sink = S
21 ICE CAP  
  In command on walk up to a polar region (3,3) In command = IC, walk = PACE, up = reversal indicator
23 UPRISE.  
  Use rip off to revolt (6) Anagram of USE RIP.
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