Crossword 1030 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 05 June, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
8 OATMEAL  
  Nothing at breakfast but porridge (7) Nothing = O + AT + breakfast = MEAL
9 AIRMAN  
  Flyer to publicise one of the British Isles (6) publicise = AIR, one of the British Isle = MAN
10 SPELLBOUND  
  Snob pulled off appearing entranced (10) Anagram of SNOB PULLED
11 ARTY  
  Political group, lacking leader, making an appearance of creativity (4) Poliitical group = PARTY
12 EDGIER  
  Eastern-American soldier eaten by redback becomes more jittery (6) Eastern = E, American soldier = GI inside DER ("redback")
14 EYE CHART  
  What the ship's navigator should do carefully as a test (3,5) Double definition
15 MONKEY  
  Scallywag king invested in cash (6) king = K, cash = MONEY
16 EDISON  
  American inventor backed neither team (6) neither team = NO SIDE
20 EVILDOER  
  Sinner makes lousy lover die (8) Anagram of LOVER DIE
23 OVERDO  
  Perform excessively when finished with party (6) finished = OVER, party = DO
25 ARUM  
  A queer sort of lily (4) queer = RUM
26 JAM SESSION  
  How jazz musicians improvise a drivetime radio programme (3,7) drivetime = JAM, radio programme = SESSION
28 ICONIC  
  Leaders from the international conference of network information centres are highly regarded figures (6) Acrostic: initial letters from internation conference ...
29 LEAVERS.  
  They have departed, several in confusion (7) Anagram of SEVERAL.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOAPED  
  "Primate" in the Shorter Oxford Dictionary is "in a lather" … (6) Prrimate = APE, Shorter Oxford Dictionary = SOD
2 ET AL  
  … and others are tardy getting up (2,2) Reversal, tardy = LATE
3 SEABORNE  
  Bones are broken going by ship (8) Anagram of BONES ARE
4 ALLURED  
  Tempted to be entirely, terribly, rude (7) entirely = ALL + anagram of RUDE
5 SADDLE  
  Put two diamonds in auction and get a bicycle seat (6) Diamonds = D, auction = SALE
6 PREACH  
  What the publicist does to everyone individually: moralise (6) What the publicist does= PR, everyone individually = EACH
7 CAST-IRON  
  Very strong prisoner goes around, up and about (4-4) prisoner = CON, up and about = ASTIR
13 INN  
  A hostelry said to be fashionable (3) Homophone, sounds like IN
15 MAVERICK  
  Mr Jagger is about to affirm he is an unconventional sort of character (8) Mr Jagger = MICK, affirm = AVER
17 DIOCESAN  
  A second replacement made about one in place of the Bishop (8) Anagram of A SECOND including ONE = I
18 SUE  
  Assume even she will see you in court (3) Even numbered letters in aSsUmE
19 PRIMULA  
  Rather prudish upstart left with a cowslip (7) Rather prudish = PRIM, upstart = U, left = L + A
21 LAMENT  
  Express sorrow for crippled novelist losing heart (6) crippled = LAME, novelist losing heart = NT
22 OBJECT  
  Target refuse (6) Double definition
24 DROWSE  
  Be half-asleep with incoherent words beginning to emerge (6) Anagram of WORDS + beginning to emerge = E
27 STEM.  
  Staunch support (4) Double definition.
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