Crossword 1017 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 08 March, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FLAUNTED  
  Ran away carrying uncle's wife proudly displayed (8) Ran away = FLED containing AUNT
5 SKI TOW  
  Plant includes gear giving a lift for those intent on a rapid descent (3,3) Plant = SOW, gear = KIT
10 ALL IN  
  Very tired having everybody at home (3,2) everybody = ALL, at home = IN
11 STAGEHAND  
  Nasty snag, death, for someone helping to make a scene (9) Anagram of SNAG DEATH
12 ADVERSARY  
  Opponent, a dry, admits a complement of vice (9) A DRY including VERSA
13 YOKEL  
  A bumpkin coupling with novice (5) coupling = YOKE, novice = L
14 WAFFLE  
  A kind of batter-cake made with hot air (6) Double definition
15 REUNION  
  Ruin one refined gathering (7) Anagram of RUIN ONE
18 BREATHE  
  Bare the bust to inspire (7) Anagram of BARE THE
20 MISSED  
  Suffered from a lack of fog according to the Listener (6) Homophone
22 TULSA  
  A strumpet reverting in Oklahoma (5) A strumpet = A SLUT, reverting = reversal indicator
24 OUTFITTED  
  Equipped to be in the open then fell into place (9) in the open = OUT, fell into place = FITTED
25 CLARIFIED  
  Charlie rebuilt airfield with added explanations (9) Charlie = C + anagram of AIRFIELD
26 TACIT  
  It is understood as one gets into diplomacy (5) one = I, diplomacy = TACT
27 EMERGE  
  Peculiar emigree I abandoned to come out (6) anagram of EMIGREE minus the I
28 GRUNTLED.  
  Snort led obviously to being mollified (8) Snort = GRUNT, led obviously = LED.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FRACAS  
  Article held by babushka upset in scuffle (6) Article = A, babushka = SCARF, upset = reversal indicator
2 ALLEVIATE  
  Ease the pain with a bizarre tale involving evil characters (9) Anagram of TALE and EVIL
3 NON-PROFIT-MAKING  
  Informant poking about is not commercially motivated (3-6-6) Anagram of INFORMANT POKING
4 ENSLAVE  
  Make subject leave unexpectedly to go around poles (7) Anagram of LEAVE, poles = NS
6 KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON  
  Hey presto, our ink is splattered but calm down (4,4,5,2) Anagram of HEY PRESTO OUR INK
7 TRACK  
  Follow some bullock carts back (5) Hidden word backwards
8 WADDLING  
  Left inside packing material so making unsteady progress (8) Left = L, packing material = WADDING
9 SAWYER  
  Barrister has left, replaced at top by singular woodworker (6) Barrister = LAWYER with L (left) replaced by S (singular)
16 IDENTICAL  
  It's the same but different in dialect (9) Anagram of IN DIALECT
17 OBSTACLE  
  Hiccup as drunk stole cab (8) Anagram of STOLE CAB
19 EXOTIC  
  Bull in quote coming over as alien (6) Bull = OX, quote = CITE, coming over = reversal indicator
20 MATADOR  
  Performer who's charged with adapting to drama (7) Anagram of TO DRAMA
21 EDITED  
  Two journalists have it between them: what they might have done (6) Two journalists = ED ED containing IT
23 LEASE.  
  Rent premises perhaps, as in "shelter" (5) AS inside shelter = LEE.
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