Crossword 1031 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 12 June, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LISTED COMPANIES  
  Despite claims, no jiggery pokery is possible for outfits in which one might take some ownership (6,9) Anagram of DESPITE CLAIMS NO
9 UNBOUND  
  A French Spring in loose-leaf form (7) A French = UN, spring = BOUND
10 CHOWDER  
  Chinese dog the German used for soup (7) Chinese dog = CHOW, the German = DER
11 CARAT  
  Automobile, an old Ford, shows a measure of value (5) Automobile = CAR, an old Ford = A T
12 DRIVEWAYS  
  View yards in disarray from private access roads (9) Anagram of VIEW YARDS
13 PERFORATE  
  Play one's part without finishing before tea break then pick holes in it (9) Play one's part = PERFORM, without finishing = deletion indicator, + anagram of TEA
15 TUNIC  
  An item of clothing cut in pieces (5) Anagram of CUT IN
17 DANES  
  Britain's foreign invaders once took the centre of Llanelli in unfortunate reversal (5) Centre = Llanelli = ANE, unfortunate = SAD
19 ANY OLD HOW  
  Funny lady on who appears in no particular order (3,3,3) Anagram of LADY ON WHO
21 DISOBEYED  
  Defied order, yes, Bob died having lost a bottle opener (9) Anagram of YES BOB DIED minus B (bottle opener)
24 TANGO  
  Heads of the Australian National Gallery love to dance (5) Initial letters ("heads) of The Australian National Gallery + love = O
25 AMERICA  
  A stupid crime with a continent (7) A + anagram of CRIME + A
26 DULLISH  
  Uninspiring recipe includes headless ox (7) recipe = DISH, headless ox = ULL
27 NOT A PRETTY SIGHT.  
  Shattering potty creatively? Ugly! (3,1,6,5) Anagram of SHATTERING POTTY.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LAUNCH PAD  
  Buffer under power boat is a basic requirement for the rocket scientist (6,3) Buffer = PAD, power boat = LAUNCH
2 SOBERER  
  Drunken reprobates, apt somehow to be lost, become more serious (7) Anagram of REPROBATES minus letters in APT
3 ERUPTIONS  
  Outbreaks in store, up for new treatment (9) Anagram of IN STORE UP
4 CODED  
  Encrypted compact disc includes lyric poem (5) CD including ODE
5 MACHINERY  
  Gadgets may enrich mongrel (9) Anagram of MAY ENRICH
6 ATONE  
  Make amends early in the afternoon (5) AT ONE
7 INDRAWN  
  Produce sketch in pub showing introspection (7) Produce sketch = DRAW inside pub = INN
8 SARIS  
  Tsarist at heart has clothes (5) Hidden word
14 AT ANY RATE  
  Whatever may happen, the price is irrelevant (2,3,4) Double definition
15 TALL TALES  
  Fishy stories have everybody in latest fashion (4,5) everybody = ALL inside anagram of LATEST
16 COWBOY HAT  
  How, by coat perhaps, one may identify a Texan (6,3) Anagram of HOW BY COAT
18 NO SWEAT  
  Lacking waste disposal? Easy! (2,5) Lacking = NO + anagram of WASTE
20 HANGING  
  Be persistent with head of Government, get capital punishment (7) Be persistent = HANG IN, head of Government = G
21 DRAIN  
  Rear Admiral involved in racket to remove water (5) RA inside racket = DIN
22 BLIMP  
  Second rate, flabby, pompous old buffer (5) Second rate = B, flabby = LIMP
23 DIDNT.  
  DDT in stew? Denial stated (5) Anagram of DDT IN.
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