Crossword 1048 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 09 October, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ON-SITE  
  Where the builder works, announced as soon as seen (2-4) Homophone of ON SIGHT
4 PUT UP  
  Build to provide housing (3,2) Double definition
8 KIWI  
  Local here, coming third in biking blindfolded, unwisely cried (4) Third letters in biKing, blIndfolded unWisely crIed
9 WRONGFULLY  
  Grown wild altogether in an unfair manner (10) Anagram of GROWN WILD
10 CASTRO  
  Actors playing a Caribbean leader (6) Anagram of CASTRO
11 FEATHERS  
  After he's fiddled around you get down (8) Anagram of AFTER HES
12 AMUSEMENT  
  Employ people in active management training initially as a diversion (9) Employ people = USE MEN, active management training iniitially = AMT
14 OHMS  
  A law relating to electricity means nothing on a British naval vessel (4) nothing = O, British naval vessel = HMS
15 HOOD  
  Robin perhaps is a thug (4) Double definition
17 FOREIGNER  
  Alien enemy snatches the monarch's job description before rebel leader (9) enemy = FOE, the monarch's job description = REIGN, rebel leader = R
20 KATMANDU  
  King goes to hole in the wall as well as university for capital (8) King = K, hole in the wall = ATM, as well as = AND, university = U
21 POKIES  
  I spoke wrongly, they're gaming devices (6) Anagram of I SPOKE
23 DIDGERIDOO  
  I dodge Dior design for a musical accessory (10) Anagram of I DODGE DIOR
24 ANTE  
  Place one's stake in a poker game in Canterbury (4) Hidden word
25 YODEL  
  Sing like a cowboy with a poem left after the fourth of July (5) poem = ODE, left = L, fourth of July = Y
26 JERSEY.  
  A jumper that jumped over the moon? (6) Double definition.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 OKINAWA  
  Pacific island can be seen in book in a way (7) Hidden word
2 STILT  
  Support for a wading bird (5) Double definition
3 TOWROPE  
  Wore top loosely for painter? (7) Anagram of WORE TOP
4 PAGEANT  
  Messenger leads worker in a magnificent procession (7) Messenger = PAGE, worker =ANT
5 TOUCH DOWN  
  Dutch now wildly embracing love for land (5,4) Anagram of DUTCH NOW including O (love, from tennis)
6 PILGRIM  
  Founding father in America has schoolboy, lacking backup, looking dour (7) schoolboy = PUPIL, lacking =deletion indicator, backup = PU, looking dour = GRIM
7 COFFEE GROUNDS  
  Ref confused, go mad: it's the dregs (6,7) Anagram of REF CONFUSED GO
13 UNDAMAGED  
  A French mare, having foaled, got on in years but remains immaculate (9) A French = UN, mare having foaled = DAM, got on in years = AGED
16 OPACITY  
  Copy it badly, include indefinite article, resulting in a lack of clarity (7) Anagram of COPY IT, indefinite article = A
17 FUNERAL  
  A passing service with merriment and real confusion (7) merriment = FUN + anagram of REAL
18 IMPLORE  
  Beg for the traditional knowledge of elves? (7) traditional knowledge = LORE, elves = IMP/s
19 RE-ENTRY  
  Environmentalist lost head with attempt at getting in again (2-5) Environmentalist lost head = g/REEN, attempt = TRY
22 KEATS.  
  Parrot Eliot initially or another poet (5) Parrot = KEA, Eliot initially = TS.
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