Crossword 1021 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 07 April, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
7 STEWART  
  You and I go back in to begin making an island (7) You and I = WE, go back = reversal indicator, begin = START
8 BRAVADO  
  Board gets confused about audio-visual show of courage (7) Anagram of BOARD including AV (audio-visual)
9 REALIST  
  Pragmatic character is alert to change (7) Anagram of IS ALERT
10 IMITATE  
  I note, thanks, hollow tree for ape (7) I + note = MI, thanks = TA, hollow tree = TE
11 MAPLE-LEAF  
  Female pal devised emblem for northerners (5-4) Anagram of FEMALE PAL
13 SKIER  
  She goes rapidly downhill (5) Cryptic definition
14 SALUTED  
  Honoured adults go mad taking Ecstasy (7) Anagram of ADULTS including E
17 YARNING  
  Granny and I got confused telling tales (7) Anagram of GRANNY + i
19 NIKAU  
  Relations come back with gold palm (5) Relations = KIN, come back = reversal indicator, gold = AU
20 FLYWEIGHT  
  "A smallish boxer can be flighty," we rejoined (9) Anagram of FLIGHTY WE
23 TOWNIES  
  They don't work the land but have property in site development (7) have property = OWN inside anagram of SITE
24 ON LEAVE  
  Taking a break by working the French way (2,5) working = ON, the French = LE, way = AVE
26 MISUSED  
  Millions issued in error for the poorly treated (7) Millions = M + anagram of ISSUED
27 ACCUSES.  
  Copper involved in complicated cases makes charges (7) Copper = CU insdie anagram of CASES.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DECAMP  
  Run off appears when it is wet around the European Community (6) wet = DAMP, European Community = EC
2 SAKI  
  Drink has a kick in places (4) Hidden words
3 STATUE  
  Solid creative work from university in Victoria perhaps (6) university = U, Victoria perhaps = STATE
4 PATISSERIE  
  Irishman is joining an endless run of TV programmes: "The Fancy Bakery" (10) Irishman = PAT + IS + run of TV programmes = SERIES
5 TARAKIHI  
  Irk a Thai cooking fish (8) Anagram of IRK A THAI
6 POSEUR  
  Pseud rose up unexpectedly (6) Anagram of ROSE UP
7 SCRIMPS  
  Son curls tightly and gets by with few resources (7) Son = S, curls tightly = CRIMPS
8 BRIEFLY  
  An insect under the cheese for a short time (7) insect = FLY, cheese = BRIE
12 ENTHUSIAST  
  She's keen but could make us hesitant (10) Anagram of US HESITANT
15 LIKEWISE  
  Tell tales about London gardens on island also (8) Tell tales = LIE, London gardens =KEW, island = IS
16 DEFUSED  
  Fed up, exploited, but calmed down (7) Fed up = DEF, exploited USED
18 GUTLESS  
  Speculate about terrorist leader left for lacking courage (7) Speculate = GUESS, terrorist leader = T, left = L
19 NO TIME  
  It's like the present, mine to change (2,4) Anagram of MINE TO
21 YEOMAN  
  One may have disturbed a beefeater (6) Anagram of ONE MAY
22 GLASSY  
  Left inside like a fizzy drink or like the bottle it's in (6) Left = L, like a fizzy drink = GASSY
25 LICK.  
  Wipe the floor as you might deal with ice cream (4) Double definition.
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