Crossword 1029 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 29 May, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AGLOW  
  Gleaming silver, inexpensive (5) silver = AG, inexpensive = LOW
4 SOMEWHAT  
  Mates who become confused to a moderate extent (8) Anagram of MATES WHO
8 PHARMACIST  
  Drug dealer curated a chimp's art (10) Anagram of A CHIMPS ART
9 RAGS  
  Old-time dance music compositions in tatters (4) Double definition
10 IMBECILE  
  I'm in front of silly celeb embracing one thicko IM + anagram of CELEB including one = I
11 OP SHOP  
  Some cops hopefully disguised in a second-hand trading business (2,4) Hidden word
12 DINGO  
  Aussie bitch doing no good (5) Anagram of DOING
14 DISCOUNT  
  Ignore '70s-style pop followed by stupid nut (8) DISCO + anagram of NUT
17 BY ITSELF  
  Nasty fly bites on its own (2,6) Anagram of FLY BITES
19 ASSES  
  Stupid people, girls, need no introduction (5) girls = LASSES
20 RACISM  
  Sheep eating thus facing west shows undesirable discrimination (6) Sheep = RAM, thus = SIC, facing west = reversal indicator
23 CASANOVA  
  Lady-killer around South Australia? No Virginia (8) around = CA (circa), South Australia = SA + NO + Virginia = VA
25 ÉTUI  
  Bag an English parson bird (4) English = E, parson bird = TUI
26 DILIGENTLY  
  Cover put back by one slowly, with assiduous application to the task at hand (10) Cover = LID, put back = reversal indicator, one = I, slowly = GENTLY
27 PRINTERY  
  Rip out bad entry in the reprographic department (8) Anagram of RIP + anagram of ENTRY
28 STYLE.  
  We have left sweetly when upset, showing panache (5) Anagram of SWEETLY minus WE.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ASHAMEDLY  
  With embarrassment fake being caught in unfortunate delay (9) fake = SHAM inside anagram of DELAY
2 LARGE  
  Major Elgar composition (5) Anagram of ELGAR
3 WEARISOME  
  Don and I, not entirely boring (9) Don = WEAR + I + not entirely = SOME
4 STIPEND  
  This pay is regular so get rid of money while holding it up (7) get rid of money = SPEND including reversal ("up") of IT
5 MOTTO  
  Slogan used by leaders in moment of truth: tune out (5) Leaders (first letters of) Moments Of Truth Tune Out
6 WORK SHOES  
  Operates garden tools in brogues (4,5) Operate = WORK, garden tools = HOES
7 AGGRO  
  A mixture of grog causes a bit of aggravation (5) A + anagram of GROG
13 NUTRITION  
  Crackpot is onto it in peculiar iron rations (9) Crackpot = NUT + IT inside anagram of IRON
15 STAR SIGNS  
  Parts of "The Age of Aquarius" as leading performer renders it for the deaf? (4,5) leading performer = STAR, renders it for the deaf = SIGNS
16 NASHVILLE  
  Ill-shaven characters gather around the Grand Ole Opry (9) Anagram of ILL SHAVEN
18 FACULTY  
  College head in defective university department (7) College head = C, defective = FAULTY
21 AFTER  
  Henry left father upset later (5) Anagram of FATHER minus Henry = H
22 MIDGE  
  A gnat, for example, none-too-bright when climbing (5) for example = EG, none-too-bright = DIM, when climbing = reversal indicator
24 NANNY.  
  Woman in Manhattan looks after a little butter, naturally (5) Woman = ANN, Manhattan = NY (a little butter = KID).
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