Crossword 1014 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 17 February, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KNAVES  
  Leaders of Karitane nurses advise voluntary euthenasia supporters are rascals (6) Acrostic: first letters of Karitane Nurses advise ...
4 BLOWER  
  Fan for bishop in less exalted circumstances (6) bishop = B, less exalted = LOWER
9 TYRE  
  Part of the car made from rubber or some polystyrene (4) Hidden word
10 DEDICATION  
  Total commitment or terrible addiction, swallowing ecstasy (10) Anagram of ADDICTION including E (ecstasy)
11 LOATHE  
  Behold two articles to detest (6) Behold = LO, articles = A and THE
12 EXECRATE  
  Find repugnant divorcee and create chaos (8) divorcee = EX + anagram of CREATE
13 VERBOSITY  
  A characteristic of the garrulous that makes brevity so unusual (9) Anagram of BREVITY SO
15 LIAR  
  An unbelievable character (4) Cryptic definition
16 DATA  
  American prosecutor appears with thanks for items of information (4) American prosecutor = DA, thanks = TA
17 ASSUREDLY  
  Lady's ruse worked without any doubt (9) Anagram of LADYS RUSE
21 EMPORIUM  
  English politician with gold, one with little hesitation building department store (8) English = E, politician = MP, gold = OR, one = I, little hestitation = UM
22 EMPLOY  
  Use men mainly, backing cunning plan (6) men mainly = ME, backing = reversal indicator, cunning plan = PLOY
24 WAISTBANDS  
  Kinky bandits saw girdles (10) Anagram of BANDITS SAW
25 SHAM  
  Fake remorse? Not completely (4) remorse = SHAME, not completely = deletion indicator
26 LAPSED  
  What the backslider did left part of the church deserted initially (6) left = L, part of the church = APSE, deserted initially = D
27 FLORID.  
  Flamboyant and fussy, a state that doesn't end (6) state = FLORIDA.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KEYHOLE  
  Yokel, he is retrained to do a type of surgery (7) Anagram of YOKEL HE
2 AGENT  
  A fellow real estate salesman (5) fellow = GENT
3 ENDLESS  
  Unlimited though lacking aim or ambition (7) Double definition
5 LICKED  
  Lapped up being clobbered (6) Double definition
6 WATERSIDE  
  Bank, as it were, renegotiated holding diamonds (9) Anagram of AS IT WERE including diamonds = D
7 ROOSTER  
  Bird with broken toe so in luxury car (7) Anagram of TOE SO inside RR (Rolls Royce)
8 ADVERTISEMENT  
  Men test drive a redesigned commercial (13) Anagram of MEN TEST DRIVE A
14 BOTTOMS UP  
  Motto pubs devised as an introduction to drinking (7,2) Anagram of MOTTO PUBS
16 DAMN ALL  
  Strongly criticise everything or nothing (4,3) Double definition
18 UTENSIL  
  Some put out ensilage as a tool (7) Hidden word
19 LEOPARD  
  Spotty sort, incapable of reform, paroled in error (7) Anagram of PAROLED
20 LIABLE  
  Apt to be the opposite of standup-able? (6) Pun
23 POSER.  
  A model question (5) Double definition.
 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KNAVES  
  Leaders of Karitane nurses advise voluntary euthenasia supporters are rascals (6) Acrostic: first letters of Karitane Nurses advise ...
4 BLOWER  
  Fan for bishop in less exalted circumstances (6) bishop = B, less exalted = LOWER
9 TYRE  
  Part of the car made from rubber or some polystyrene (4) Hidden word
10 DEDICATION  
  Total commitment or terrible addiction, swallowing ecstasy (10) Anagram of ADDICTION including E (ecstasy)
11 LOATHE  
  Behold two articles to detest (6) Behold = LO, artilces = A and THE
12 EXECRATE  
  Find repugnant divorcee and create chaos (8) divorcee = EX + anagram of CREATE
13 VERBOSITY  
  A characteristic of the garrulous that makes brevity so unusual (9) Anagram of BREVITY SO
15 LIAR  
  An unbelievable character (4) Cryptic definition
16 DATA  
  American prosecutor appears with thanks for items of information (4) American prosecutor = DA, thanks = TA
17 ASSUREDLY  
  Lady's ruse worked without any doubt (9) Anagram of LADYS RUSE
21 EMPORIUM  
  English politician with gold, one with little hesitation building department store (8) English = E, politician = MP, gold = OR, one = I, little hestitation = UM
22 EMPLOY  
  Use men mainly, backing cunning plan (6) men mainly = ME, backing = reversal indicator, cunning plan = PLOY
24 WAISTBANDS  
  Kinky bandits saw girdles (10) Anagram of BANDITS SAW
25 SHAM  
  Fake remorse? Not completely (4) remorse = SHAME, not completely = deletion indicator
26 LAPSED  
  What the backslider did left part of the church deserted initially (6) left = L, part of the church = APSE, deserted initially = D
27 FLORID.  
  Flamboyant and fussy, a state that doesn't end (6) state = FLORIDA.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KEYHOLE  
  Yokel, he is retrained to do a type of surgery (7) Anagram of YOKEL HE
2 AGENT  
  A fellow real estate salesman (5) fellow = GENT
3 ENDLESS  
  Unlimited though lacking aim or ambition (7) Double definition
5 LICKED  
  Lapped up being clobbered (6) Double definition
6 WATERSIDE  
  Bank, as it were, renegotiated holding diamonds (9) Anagram of AS IT WERE including diamonds = D
7 ROOSTER  
  Bird with broken toe so in luxury car (7) Anagram of TOE SO inside RR (Rolls Royce)
8 ADVERTISEMENT  
  Men test drive a redesigned commercial (13) Anagram of MEN TEST DRIVE A
14 BOTTOMS UP  
  Motto pubs devised as an introduction to drinking (7,2) Anagram of MOTTO PUBS
16 DAMN ALL  
  Strongly criticise everything or nothing (4,3) Double definition
18 UTENSIL  
  Some put out ensilage as a tool (7) Hidden word
19 LEOPARD  
  Spotty sort, incapable of reform, paroled in error (7) Anagram of PAROLED
20 LIABLE  
  Apt to be the opposite of standup-able? (6) Pun
23 POSER.  
  A model question (5) Double definition.
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