Crossword 1016 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 27 February, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
7 TRAWLER  
  Fishing boat left in rough water? Right (7) Left = L in anagram of WATER + right = R
8 BLOW-DRY  
  What the stylist does by going outside: world-shattering (4-3) BY containing an anagram of WORLD
10 UNKEMPT  
  Messy looking punk met queer (7) Anagram of PUNK MET
11 INGRATE  
  The thankless wretch is at home with scrape (7) at home = IN, scrape = GRATE
12 BOWLER HAT  
  How Albert reinvented the Derby (6,3) Anagram of HOW ALBERT
14 LUNGE  
  Charge from each end of the lunatic fringe (5) first part of LUNatic, last part of friNGE
15 CRYPTIC  
  Weep quietly and twitch with this sort of clue (7) Weep = CRY, quietly = P, twitch = TIC
17 SATIRES  
  A Tongan leader in father's parodies (7) A Tongan leader = AT, father's = SIRES
19 EAGER  
  Agree capriciously to be keen (5) Anagram of AGREE
21 NO KIDDING  
  Expression of disbelief in kind God being possibly manifested (2,7) Anagram of IN KING GOD
24 NEUTRAL  
  Indifferent when relating to the nervous system? About time (7) relating to the nervous system = NEURAL, time = T
25 BARONET  
  Homer's son takes one to be a minor nobleman (7) Homer's son = BART including ONE
27 PLEASED  
  Glad to have party leader hired (7) party leader = P, hired = LEASED
28 SAINTLY.  
  Cunning externally, isn't lacking class inside, and most virtuous (7) Cunning = SLY, isn't lacking class = AINT.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BACK AWAY  
  Support a method to retreat (4,4)  
2 PLUM  
  The fruit tree is perfectly vertical so they say (4)  
3 CRUTCH  
  Support Canterbury Rugby Union team leaders' church (6)  
4 OBVIATES  
  Old boy levitates when let out and heads off (8)  
5 COAGULATED  
  Catalogued in error as "thickened" (10)  
6 PYRENEES  
  Fire lit for the departed noticed rising in range (8)  
7 THUMB  
  Flip through book, The Hitchhiker's Digital Assistant (5) Double definition
9 DRAIN  
  GP with first class nurse beginning to remove the excess fluid (5) GP = DR, first class = A1, nurse beginning = N
13 ENTERPRISE  
  I represent change for a business venture (10) Anagram of I REPRESENT
15 CLEAN-UPS  
  Tidying exercises done with little fat in vessels (5-3) with little fat = LEAN inside CUPS (vessels)
16 CONCLUDE  
  Finish swindle with clue clearly containing "dead end" (8) swindle = = CON + CLUE containing D (dead end)
18 REIGNITE  
  Become king and tie knot, making light again (8) Become king = REIGN + anagram of TIE
20 GAUGE  
  Over-egg, having precious metal inserted for judge (5) GGE (over = reversal indicator) containing precious metal = AU (gold)
22 KIBOSH  
  Stop with cry in endless tramp uphill (6) cry = SOB, endless tramp = HIK, uphill = reversal indicator
23 GET BY  
  Make us leave guest with heartless lad to make do (3,2) letters in US removed from GUEST = GET, heartless lad = BY
26 RUIN.  
  One goes in to manage bankrupt (4) One = I, manage = RUN.
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