Crossword 1028 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 22 May, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ORCHESTRA PIT  
  The carport is redesigned as a place for a band to perform (9,3) Anagram of THE CARPORT IS
9 ROLES  
  Loser botched functions (5) Anagram of LOSER
10 MEGAPHONE  
  Crazy ape-men hog the amplifier (9) Anagram of APE MEN HOG
11 SWEET SPOT  
  The best little place for lollies and cannabis (5,4) lollies = SWEETS, cannabis = POT
12 SEDAN  
  Irishman holding diamonds scores a car (5) Irishman = SEAN, diamonds = D
13 INERTIA  
  Tire badly inside, in a state of torpor (7) Anagram of TIRE inside IN A
15 IN FORCE  
  Legally binding, nice for frolicking (2,5) Anagram of NICE FOR
17 GRANDER  
  The late king alongside the current queen makes it more impressive (7) The late king = GR, alongside = AND, the current queen = ER
19 GO ABOUT  
  Begin to deal with boa writhing in pain from its joints (2,5) Anagram of BOA inside GOUT
21 LEASH  
  What restrains the dog makes some people ashamed (5) Hidden word
23 PHENOMENA  
  Remarkable developments as father embraces chook and topless women (9) father = PA, chook = HEN, topless women = OMEN
25 COMPLAINT  
  Protest from politician positioned in bed (9) Politician = MP, positioned = LAIN, bed = COT
26 RISES  
  What one typically does in the morning revolts (5) Double definition
27 DRESSING DOWN.  
  Wearing casual gear suitable for carpeting? (8,4) Double definition.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 RELIEVE  
  Comfort about 51 by twilight (7) about = RE, 51 = LI, twilight = EVE
3 HESITATED  
  He stated I stupidly had second thoughts (9) Anagram of HE STATED I
4 SUM-UP  
  A certain amount of money raised to close (3-2) A certain amount of money = SUM, raised = UP
5 RIGHT-WING  
  Set up with Gemini in Mercury reveals a political position (5-4) Set up = RIG, Gemini = TWIN, Mercury = HG
6 PEPYS  
  Diarist does exercise with spy organisation (5) exercise = PE + anagram of SPY
7 TO ORDER  
  Commo turns up after excessively radical leader on demand (2,5) Commo = RED, turns up = reversal indicator, excessively = TOO, radical leader = R
8 NEANDERTHALS  
  Long-dead people with eternal hands, eerily (12) Anagram of ETERNAL HANDS
9 RESTING-PLACE  
  Grace slept in unmade bed (7-5) Anagram of GRACE SPELT IN
14 ATROPHIES  
  His protea sadly withers (9) Anagram of HIS PROTEA
16 FLAVOURED  
  Preferred eating top of lamington with vanilla essence perhaps (9) Preferred = FAVOURED, top of lamington = L
18 ALARMED  
  Frightened, a Labour leader prepared for war (7) A + Labour leader = L, prepared for war = ARMED
20 OVERSAW  
  Managed to cut wood too much? (7) Double definition
22 HALVE  
  Hear levies oddly can be split in two (5) Odd numbered letters in HEAR LEVIES
24 EATEN.  
  Fleabitten and weatherbeaten to some extent (5) Hidden word.
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