Crossword 1033 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 26 June, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ALBUMEN  
  White male unable to be reformed on the outside (7) male = M inside anagram of UNABLE
5 RECEDES  
  Gives up again and draws back (7) Gives up = CEDES
9 TINEA  
  Prong used on a bothersome fungus (5) Prong = TINE + A
10 BOYFRIEND  
  Finer body when retrained becomes steady (9) Anagram of FINER BODY
11 VACCINATE  
  Can active ingredients prevent disease? Yes (9) Anagram of CAN ACTIVE
12 FIRST  
  Good man goes behind tree to begin with (5) Good man = ST, tree = FIR
13 LIMB  
  A branch of the Muslim Brotherhood insiders (4) Hidden word
15 KEEL OVER  
  Keep failing to finish with toy boy in tumble (4,4) Keep failing to finish = KEE, toy boy = LOVER
18 NATIONAL  
  New beginning for Laotian organisation as a political party (8) New beginning = N + anagram of LAOTIAN
19 RATA  
  A sailor comes back with a crimson bloom from New Zealand (4) A + sailor = TAR backwards
22 ABACK  
  A member of the football team by surprise (5) member of the football team = BACK
24 TIGHTROPE  
  Circus apparatus strange to the grip (9) Anagram of TO THE GRIP
26 OBSERVANT  
  Law-abiding voters ban broadcast (9) Anagram of VOTERS BAN
27 EWERS  
  Pitchers put sheep at risk oddly (5) sheep = EWE, risk oddly = RS (odd numbered letters)
28 RAPIDLY  
  Strike with a slack attitude, lickety-split (7) Strike = RAP, with a slack attitude = IDLY
29 NON-STOP.  
  Spot on strangely about noon and around the clock (3-4) Anagram of SPOT ON including noon = N.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ACTIVE  
  Participating in the fourth part of a play, Sartre's last (6) fourth part of play = ACT IV, Sartre's last = E
2 BONE CHINA  
  Porcelain on a bench I repaired (4,5) Anagram of ON A BENCH
3 MIAMI  
  La Bohème goes around a US city (5) La Bohème = MIMI including A
4 NEBRASKAN  
  Statesman has banks near collapse (9) Anagram of BANKS NEAR
5 RHYME  
  frost Frost recited some poetry (5) Sounds like RIME
6 CORNFLOUR  
  Royal Navy figurehead in red or blue starch (9) Royal Navy = RN, figurehead = F, red or blue = COLOUR
7 DREAR  
  Gloomy physician joins Listener (5) physician = DR, Listener = EAR
8 SEDATE  
  Teased terribly yet dignified (6) Anagram of TEASED
14 BLINKERED  
  British form a connection with English revolutionary of limited vision (9) British = B, form a connection = LINK, English = E, revolutionary = RED
16 ENLIGHTEN  
  Confused in the glen? Clear it up (9) Anagram of IN THE GLEN
17 EXTROVERT  
  Text madly about unsettled character, an outgoing sort (9) Anagram of TEXT including unsettled character = ROVER
20 LABOUR  
  The French smell you are texting for work (6) The French = LA, smell = BO, you are texting = UR
21 MESS-UP  
  Bungle when cat turned up under me (4-2) cat = PUSS, turned up = reversal indicator
23 AESOP  
  A teller of fabulous tales with a topsy-turvy attitude (5) A + topsy-turvy = reversal indicator, attitude = POSE
24 TOADY  
  Organise today for a crawler (5) Anagram of TODAY
25 TIE-IN.  
  Note one German link (3-2) Note = TI, one German = EIN.
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