Crossword 1024 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 24 April, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
4 BOREDOM  
  Revolutionary during a period of prosperity incites tedium (7) Revolutionary = RED, period of prosperity = BOOM
6 APIARY  
  Father returns with airy design for workers' accommodation (6) Father = PA, returns = reversal indicator + anagram of AIRY
8 CASINO  
  California is no strange place for gambling (6) California = CA + anagram of IS NO
9 SHORTAGE  
  The period of your life when you are small and there isn't much of it available (8) period of your life = AGE, small = SHORT
10 ENACTED  
  Terrible need to include performance is made law (7) Anagram of NEED including performance = ACT
11 NEPALI  
  Himalayan really but may be wrongly interpreted as alpine (6) Anagram of ALPINE
12 NAVY  
  Negative reply about victory for the fleet (4) Negative reply = NAY, victory = V
14 TRESS  
  Hairdo for leaving stronghold (5) FOR removed from stronghold = FORTRESS
15 PAYE  
  Quietly vote in the affirmative for a withholding tax (4) Quietly = P, vote in the affirmative = AYE
16 AMAZON  
  Strong woman makes a bloke go around Australia backwards (6) a bloke = A MAN, Australia = OZ
18 TADPOLE  
  Young swimmer in story about pod at sea (7) story = TALE around anagram of POD
21 SNAPPIER  
  Photographer grabs one with a more dashing appearance (8) Photographer = SNAPPER, one = I
22 SERIAL  
  A TV show called "Porridge"? (6) Pun on cereal
23 BAD EGG  
  Democratic leader for instance goes in to sack rotten character (3,3) Democratic leader = D, for instance = EG, sack = BAG
24 SCANDAL.  
  Disgrace caught wearing thong (7) caught = C, thong = SANDAL.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ORDINARY  
  Agitate a dry iron as usual (8) Anagram of A DRY IRON
2 ADROIT  
  Being handy, remove bad lie when revising editorial (6) Anagram of EDITORIAL minus letters in LIE
3 TIPTOP  
  First class piece of advice, take up cannabis (6) piece of advice = TIP, take up = reversal indicator, cannabis = POT
4 BRAVE  
  A verb: juggle, defy (5) Anagram of A VERB
5 MISADVENTURES  
  Accidents resulting from having commercial enterprise beset by failure to reach target (13) commercial = AD, enterprise = VENTURE, failure to reach target = MISS
6 AMOUNTS  
  Sums made as American leader ascends (7) American leader = A, ascends = MOUNTS
7 REGALLY  
  Allergy treated in a most dignified manner (7) Anagram of ALLERGY
13 ARMENIA  
  A marine ordered to a landlocked republic (7) Anagram of A MARINE
14 TENZING  
  Mountainer, strange gent, I arranged to ring Aotearoa (7) Anagram of GENT I around NZ
15 PROTRUDE  
  Project for a strict puritan is to gather nonsense (8) strict puritan = PRUDE, nonsense = ROT
17 ZAPPED  
  Petrol retailing chain I hear adopts small computer program put through the microwave (6) Petrol retailing chain I hear = ZED, small computer program = APP
19 DISMAL  
  Face having sales manager in. It is depressing (6) Face = DIAL, sales manager = SM
20 EMAIL.  
  Meal I prepared, mainly Spam (5) Anagram of MEAL I.
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