Crossword 1020 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 27 March, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
5 BRACE  
  Steady couple (5) Double definition
6 HARBOUR  
  Personal support is back in time for port (7) Personal support = BRA, is back = reversal indicator, time = HOUR
8 EXORBITANT  
  Extravagant worker on leave going around globe (10) worker = ANT, leave = EXIT, globe = ORB
9 ENVY  
  Nil value initially announced yet we see resentment (4) Sounds like NV
10 NESTLE  
  Snuggle down in the cleanest leaves (6) Hidden word
12 OIL PAINT  
  Artistic medium lit piano creatively (3,5) Anagram of LIT PIANO
13 TURN THE CORNER  
  Get past the worst, not her current disorder (4,3,6) Anagram of NOT HER CURRENT
16 GREENISH  
  Just a shade inexperienced? Sign here, stupid (8) Anagram of SIGH HERE
19 CODING  
  Catholic doing wrong, writing a computer program (6) Catholic = C + anagram of DOING
20 TWIT  
  Joker follows trump opening, the fool (4) Joker = WIT, trump opening = T
21 SPERM WHALE  
  A source of oil once where lamps could be made from it (5,5) anagram of WHERE LAMPS
23 DONATES  
  Presents put on broken seat (7) put on = DON + anagram of SEAT
24 REMIT.  
  Send payment for watch that runs in reverse (5) watch = TIMER.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HAIR  
  Musical set in Thai resort (4) Hidden word
2 RETICENT  
  Retiring as it turned up inside not long ago (8) it turned up (reversal in down clue) = TI, not long ago = RECENT
3 BRUTAL  
  Cruel bishop with monotonous routine imposed on a Latin (6) bishop = B, monotonous routine = RUT, a Latin = AL
4 FOREWARNED  
  Gave notice as quartet announced hostilities with unsatisfactory end (10) quartet announced = FORE, hostilities = WAR + anagram of END
5 BOX SEAT  
  Wild beast traps bullock in an advantageous position (3,4) Anagram of BEAST containing bullock = OX
6 HEAD OVER HEELS  
  Shore leave he'd arranged when madly in love (4,4,5) Anagram of SHORE LEAVE HE'D
7 RAVEN  
  Greedily eat a bird (5) Double definition
11 TURPENTINE  
  Bugger up internet, making it thinner (10) Anagram of UP INTERNET
14 ONCE MORE  
  Put little time into composition for encore again (4,4) little time = MO in anagram of ENCORE
15 RINGLET  
  Lock with a wave (7) Double definition
17 ROWED  
  Took a bicycle, I heard, and used a dinghy (5) Homophone for RODE
18 IN-SITU  
  Unit is mobile but unmoved (2-4) Anagram of UNIT IS
22 HOME.  
  Where you live till about the first of March (4) till = HOE, first of March = M.
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