Crossword 1044 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 11 September, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CANAPÉ  
  A snack consisting of a pecan, cooked (6) Anagram of A PECAN
4 WALLOP  
  Hit hard when legislation is overturned on crop (6) legislation = LAW, overturned = reversal indicator, crop = LOP
8 MANGLE  
  Bloke with broken leg in wreck (6) Bloke = MAN + anagram of LEG
9 FINE ART  
  Be close to getting into healthy work at the gallery (4,3) Be close to = NEAR inside healthy = FIT
11 WORLD-CLASS  
  High ranking course at the most comprehensive school? (5-5) Reference to a supposed school class teaching about the world
12 IDEA  
  A conception by a bride and groom – in part (4) Hidden word
13 MUSED  
  Mulled over having Moslem leader employed (5) Moslem leader = M. employed = USED
14 BOLOGNA  
  Oblong structure next to a city (7) Anagram of OBLONG + A
16 VINEGAR  
  Raving mad, having swallowed Ecstasy and Acid (7) Anagram of RAVING including E (Ecstasy)
18 GLEAN  
  Gather a little from Google Analytics (5) Hidden word
20 BEAT  
  Pound and crush (4) Double definition
21 GUEST-HOUSE  
  Where boarders stay could make us tough, see? (5-5) Anagram of US TOUGH SEE
23 SOLICIT  
  Request colitis treatment (7) Anagram of COLITIS
24 ONLINE  
  You could make one-nil surfing (6) Anagram of ONE-NIL
25 RAKISH  
  Dashing and reckless running around one kilometre backwards (6) reckless = RASH, one kilometre = IK, backwards = reversal indicator
26 SPIGOT.  
  Take odd bits from saplings out and use them for a stopper (6) odd numbered letters from SaPlInGsOuT.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CAMEO  
  Arrived with nothing but a brief role in production (5) Arrived = CAME, nothing = O
2 NONPLUS  
  Perplex but no more than usual? (7) non = not with, plus = more than usual/expected
3 POLICE DOG  
  The beast will chase down crims and go back after cold pie mash (6,3) go back = OG after anagram of COLD PIE
5 ADIOS  
  You might thus farewell a Spaniard, as I do, badly (5) Anagram of AS I DO
6 LEERING  
  Member going around the Emerald Isle with a lecherous grin (7) Member = LEG, the Emerald Isle = ERIN
7 PORCELAIN  
  Real Royal Doulton? No, replica unfortunately (9) Anagram of NO REPLICA
10 HAMBURGER  
  Takeaway food mother whipped up in her grasp (9) food = GRUB, mother = MA, whipped up = reversal indciator, iniside HER
13 MOVIEGOER  
  Give Romeo turns being a member of the audience (9) Anagram of GIVE ROMEO
15 LIGHTEN UP  
  Gulp in the concoction to become more cheerful (7,2) Anagram of GULP IN THE
17 NITPICK  
  Carp keep it quiet in jail (7) IT + quiet = P, jail = NICK
19 EMOTING  
  I got men involved in hamming it up (7) Anagram of I GOT MEN
21 GRIPS  
  Film production workers tear into Gilbert and Sullivan openings (5) tear = RIP inside G and S
22 SWEAT.  
  You and I were seated outside to worry (5) You and I = WE, were seated = SAT.
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