Crossword 1023 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 19 April, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TUBER  
  Root back to show the contention is untrue (5) back = reversal induicator, to show the contention is untrue = REBUT
4 WARLORDS  
  Powerfully aggressive leaders use LSD raw or cooked (8) Anagram of LSD RAW OR
8 AUSPICES  
  Protection given by gold adds piquancy (8) gold = AU, adds piquancy = SPICES
9 AFLOAT  
  Where people like to stay on a cruise: with love in an apartment (6) love = O, an apartment = A FLAT
10 SHAVING CREAM  
  Save charming concoction for toiletry (7,5) Anagram of SAVE CHARMING
12 SARI  
  A sort of dress used a little unnecessarily (4) Hidden word
13 GINGER UP  
  Enliven things with spirit and force, unsullied coming back (6,2) spirit = GIN, force = G, unsullied = PURE, coming back = reversal indicator
16 AGE GROUP  
  Get older and become an adult with no women involved in Generation Y perhaps (3,5) get older = AGE, become an adult = GROW UP, with no women involved = delete W
17 RUED  
  Regretted being bad-mannered in one's hearing (4) Homophone for rude
19 BLOODTHIRSTY  
  Vicious t-shirt old boy designed (12) Anagram of T-SHIRT OLD BOY
22 ODENSE  
  Where some Danish citizens live with nobody thick (6) nobody = O, thick = DENSE
23 UTILISED  
  Dilute mixture is included to be applied (8) Anagram of DILUTE including IS
24 PROPOSED  
  Paid worker worked as a model as suggested (8) Paid worker = PRO, worked as a model = POSED
25 GODLY.  
  Depart idly after the first person has gone away to become reverent (5) Depart = GO, first person = I deleted from IDLY.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TOUT  
  A seller of overpriced goods, all French (4) Double definition
2 BYPASSING  
  How you successfully get through an exam? Avoiding it (9) Double definition
3 RACIAL  
  Reach a compromise involving all leftwing leaders regarding ethnicity (6) Acrostic, "leaders" of Reach A Compromise Involving All Leftwing
4 WASHING-UP LIQUID  
  Dish up quail wing stewed in detergent (7-2,6) Anagram of DISH UP QUAIL WING
5 ROAD GANG  
  A work party from the council phoned about a dog mess (4,4) phoned = RANG containing anagram of A DOG
6 OGLER  
  He looks in a lascivious manner doing some Google research (5) Hidden word
7 DRAMA QUEEN  
  Shakespeare's Cleopatra, a histrionic personality (5,5) Double definition
11 HANG GLIDER  
  Apply the noose with sort of girdle contraption to slow the fall (4,6) Apply the noose = HANG + anagram of GIRDLE
14 EARLY BIRD  
  English ribaldry misapplied for a lark (5,4) English = E + anagram of RIBALDRY
15 FORTRESS  
  In favour of lock on the garrison (8) for = in favour of, lock = TRESS
18 ASKING  
  Enquiring in the role of a mogul (6) in the role of a = AS, mogul = KING
20 OWN UP  
  Confess to creating some pun, woefully flippant? No, just flipped (3,2) Hidden word backwards
21 RELY.  
  Bank on Capone to leave really (4) Capone = AL deleted from REALLY.
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