Crossword 1049 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 16 October, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GUY FAWKES NIGHT  
  Bloke leads a few knights created at random for anniversary celebration (3,6,5) Bloke = GUY + anagram of A FEW KNIGHTS
10 EATEN  
  Consumed half each by 2200 hours (5) half each = EA, 2200 hours = TEN
11 EIDERDOWN  
  I wondered perhaps, could you describe it as a sort of old-fashioned duvet? (9) Anagram of I WONDERED
12 ONE-EYED  
  Having a singular vision, like a needle for working on the bias? (3-4) Double definition
13 DOORMAT  
  Norman, having been stripped, gets Dorothy around, the wuss (7) Norman having been stripped (external letters removed) = ORMAN, Dorothy = DOT
14 RITES  
  Ceremonies as titles are announced (5) homophone, sounds like RIGHTS (as in property rights)
16 IN THE SOUP  
  Put shoe in by mistake, getting into trouble (2,3,4) Anagram of PUT SHOE IN
19 WIDE-ANGLE  
  Fiddling around, we aligned a lens to take in the broad view (4-5) Anagram of WE ALIGNED
20 TAPAS  
  Snacks made from pasta (5) Anagram of PASTA
22 RAPTURE  
  A new interpretation of pure art brings a state of overwhelming exhilaration (7) Anagram of PURE ART
25 ACCUSED  
  National insurance scheme applied by the defendant (7) National insurance scheme = ACC, applied = USED
27 TURNTABLE  
  Lazy Susan learnt but with difficulty (9) Anagram of LEARNT BUT
28 OLDIE  
  Earlier pop idol remixed by bridge player (5) Anagram of IDOL, bridge player = E
29 PASTEURISATION.  
  A way to sterilise Austrian poets I worked out (14) Anagram of AUSTRIAN POETS I.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 UNTREATED  
  Deal with being embraced by wobbly nude in the raw (9) Deal with = TREAT inside anagram of NUDE
3 FANCY  
  Have a soft spot for early childhood but not at home to begin with (5) early childhood = INFANCY, not at home to begin with = delete IN
4 WHEEDLING  
  Cycling around Danish capital is charming (9) Cycling = WHEELING, Danish capital = D
5 ENDED  
  Finished but resentful if off first (5) resentful = OFFENDED
6 NARROWEST  
  Missile installed in home makes it most cramped (9) Missile = ARROW, home = NEST
7 GROOM  
  Curry for one of the wedding party (5) Double definition
8 TANK TOP  
  Lid for a vat used as a garment (4,3) Double definition
9 RENOIR  
  Impressionist of note bent iron (6) note = RE + anagram of IRON
15 STATUETTE  
  Figurine shows alien-in-law (9) alien = ET, law = STATUTE
17 TEENAGERS  
  Some kids eat greens, remarkably (9) Anagram of EAT GREENS
18 OPPOSED TO  
  In conflict with pope, stood corrected (7,2) Anagram of POPE STOOD
19 WORKTOP  
  Operate spinner and stuff on the bench superficially (7) Operate = WORK, spinner = TOP
21 SODDEN  
  Do send out to get thoroughly moisturised (6) Anagram of DO SEND
23 PERKS  
  Fringe benefits for coffee makers (5) Double definition
24 EMBER  
  Bit burnt at the end of the month towards the end of the year (5) month towards end of year = SeptEMBER, NovEMBER or DecEMBER
26 CO-OPT.  
  How to get someone new on the committee: work in bed (2-3) work = OP, bed = COT.
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