Crossword 1036 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 17 July, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LISTENER  
  Enlist revolutionary about going back for magazine (8) Anagram of ENLIST + about = RE, going back = reversal indicator
5 PILFER  
  Turn over – turn over quickly again as appropriate (6) Turn over = reversal indicator, turn over again quickly = REFLIP
10 AUDIO  
  A German car, love, is sound (5) A German car = AUDI, love = O
11 PAGEANTRY  
  Grand spectacle produced by gay parent (9) Anagram of GAY PARENT
12 HOTHEADED  
  Quick-tempered principal enters the do deranged (9) principal = HEAD inside anagram of THE DO
13 VOICE  
  Announcer makes love in the grip of depravity (5) love = O, depravity = VICE
14 OLDIE  
  Earlier pop song idol remixed with echo (5) Anagram of IDOL + echo = E
16 EMMENTHAL  
  Blokes in obscure hamlet perforated cheese (9) Blokes = MEN inside anagram of HAMLET
19 ELEMENTAL  
  Basic English put before the French intellectual (9) English = E, the French = LE, intellectual = MENTAL
21 ENDOW  
  Written down but only partly present (5) Hidden word
23 HAIKU  
  Initially hard at it, knuckling under, composing Japanese poetry (5) Acrostic, initial letters of Hard At It Knuckling Under
24 TIDED OVER  
  Sea at English Channel port kept going through a lull (5,4) Sea = TIDE, English Channel port = DOVER
26 BALTIC SEA  
  Basic tale composed on the Latvian shore (6,3) Anagram of BASIC TALE
27 GENOA  
  A city in Italy or one back in Georgia (5) one back = ENO, Georgia = GA
28 YES-MEN  
  Toadies installed cardinal in Arabian republic (3-3) cardinal = S (cardinal point on compass) in YEMEN
29 MAGAZINE.  
  Publication shows mother staring endlessly at Egyptian leader (8) mother = MA, staring endlessly = GAZIN/g, Egyptian leader = E.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LOATHSOME  
  Offensive hate looms nastily (9) Anagram of HATE LOOMS
2 SEDATED  
  Calmed down, dead set on being disturbed (7) Anagram of DEAD SET
3 EVOKE  
  Enkindle emotions all right in the first lady (5) all right = OK, the first lady = EVE
4 EXPEDIENT  
  I need pet treated – about ten is suitable (9) Anagram of I NEED PET including ten = X
6 IN ADVANCE  
  Trendy commercial vehicle starts to come early? Before that! (2,7) Trendy = IN, commercial = AD, vehicle = VAN, starts to come early = CE
7 FATTISH  
  Carp perhaps about a non-drinker being a bit chubby (7) Carp perhaps = FISH, a non-drinker = A TT
8 RHYME  
  Her and my combined poetical work (5) Anagram of HER and MY
9 AGED  
  "Egad!" Peculiar and old (4) Anagram of EGAD
15 EXECUTIVE  
  Former English hack I have is a business administrator (9) Former = EX, English = E, hack = CUT, I have = IVE
17 MELODRAMA  
  Mad role, potentially mother, in an over-egged play (9) Anagram of MAD ROLE + mother = MA
18 LOWER-CASE  
  No capital here for a farm vet's patient? (5-4) lower might be a cow, patient = CASE
20 EDIBLES  
  Squirming eels bid for food (7) Anagram of EELS BID
22 DA VINCI  
  Bounder turned up drinking French wine on one old master (2,5) Bounder = CAD, turned up = reversal indicator, drinking = containment indicator, French wine = VIN, one = I
23 HOBBY  
  Having no clue curiously when building new cubbyhole as a sideline (5) Anagram of CUBBYHOLE minus letters in CLUE
24 TASK  
  Demand troop leader fronts a job (4) Demand = ASK, troop leader = T
25 DOGMA.  
  Deity returns to parent with a code of beliefs (5) Diety = GOD, returns = reversal indicator, parent = MA.
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