Crossword 1012 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 17 February, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 REIGN  
  General is in control as a rule (5) General = G, control = REIN
7 DISC BRAKE  
  With backseat driver possibly avert somehow missing helper at a stop sign (4,5) Anagram of BACKSEAT DRIVER minus the letters in AVERT
10 PLATEAU  
  Leapt around with gold achieving a high level (7) Anagram of LEAPT + gold = AU
11 SURMISE  
  Serum is formulated to advance a theory (7) Anagram of SERUM IS
12 DROPLET  
  Medic before procedure allowed a tiny amount of fluid (7) Medic = DR, procedure = OP, allowed = LET
13 PIE-SHOP  
  Popish scheme includes enterprise, beginning a bakery (3-4) Anagram of POPISH, enterprise beginning = E
14 SMOKE SIGNAL  
  A message to be seen on Sky? Maybe Eskimo slang (5,6) Anagram of ESKIMO SLANG
19 OUTLAST  
  Survive longer but dismissed finally (7) dismissed = OUT, finally = LAST
21 KEEP OUT  
  Exclude former prime minister when speaking with a sad grimace (4,3) former prime minister = KEY, when speaking = homophone indicator, sad grimace = POUT
23 LEGROOM  
  The French stable hand finds space to stretch out (7) The French = LE, stable hand = GROOM
25 LOW-TECH  
  Simple device gets wet, badly, in Scottish water (3-4) Anagram of WET inside LOCH
26 PENAL CODE  
  Capone led reform of law regarding punishment (5,4) Anagram of CAPONE LED
27 RUN-IN.  
  Wrangle produces desolation about new leader (3-2) desolation = RUIN, new leader = N.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BIGAMOUS  
  Conspicuous and renowned, having been beheaded for having an illegal relationship (8) Conspicuous = BIG, renouned = FAMOUS, having been beheaded = deletion indicator
2 UNVEIL  
  Reveal peacekeepers live in disarray (6) peacekeepers = UN + anagram of LIVE
3 ADJUSTMENT  
  Only blokes inside tad unsatisfactory accommodation (10) Only blokes = JUST MEN inside anagram of TAD
4 AS IS  
  A spy organisation here just the way you see it (2,2) spy organisation here = SIS
5 LAVISH  
  Whip about six to be unsparing (6) Whip = LASH, six = VI
6 RAPIDS  
  Large flows of water that might endanger the rafters (6) Double meaning, rafters = people on rafts
8 BARGE IN  
  Intrude to prohibit hard liquor by pronouncement (5,2) prohibit = BAR, hard liquor = GIN, by pronouncement = homophone indicator
9 EXEMPT  
  Former English parliamentarian and Tory leader is not subject to taxation (6) Former = EX, English = E, parliamentarian = MP, Tory leader = T
13 PAINKILLER  
  Codeine perhaps for Father on the matter of tattoos and increasingly ailing (10) Father = PA, the matter of tattoos = INK, increasingly ailing = ILLER
15 ON A ROLL  
  Enjoying continuing luck making a place for sesame seeds (2,1,4) Double definition
16 LOOSE END  
  Unfinished business as lavatories need changing (5,3) Lavatories = LOOS + anagram of NEED
17 DOLLOP  
  A random serving of soft food for Barbie before surgery (6) Barbie = DOLL, surgery = OP
18 UTAHAN  
  Haunt a rude citizen of Salt Lake City (6) Anagram of HAUNT A
20 TAGINE  
  Eating stew, a Moroccan dish (6) Anagram of TANGINE
22 EDWARD  
  A prince Ian followed for a time about 100 years ago (6) Reference to Edwardian era
24 MOOR.  
  Tie up the boat to remove the central component of the engine (4) remove middle letter from MOTOR.
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