Crossword 1050 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 24 October, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 CAIRN  
  Car in crash with a pile of rocks (5) Anagram of CAR IN
8 DRIP-DRIES  
  Wimpish individual helps with the dishes and hangs up some washing (4-5) Wimpish individual = DRIP, helps with the dishes = DRIES
9 ASSET  
  A plus in the way text appeared once the compositor had finished with it (5) the way text appeared once the compositor had finished with it =
10 SIEVE-LIKE  
  I seek evil fix for the way my memory is these days (5-4) Anagram of I SEEK EVIL
11 GONDOLA  
  Work with an old messy boat (7) Work = GO + anagram of AN OLD
12 TOPSAIL  
  Canvas set high up the mast makes spinners get sick (7) spinners = TOPS, get sick = AIL
14 STICKING PLASTER  
  Tricky task: inspect girl dressing (8,7) Anagram of TASK INSPECT GIRL
18 MATURED  
  Full-blown crazy about true mistake (7) crazy = MAD including anagram of TRUE
20 TRANSIT  
  Rat isn't moving in the passage (7) Anagram of RAT ISNT
22 HIGH PITCH  
  Stoned business spiel delivered in falsetto (4,5) Stoned = HIGH, business spiel = PITCH
24 APRON  
  A sort of porn production with partial or full frontal coverage (5) A + anagram of PORN
25 ENACTMENT  
  Bill's passing meant cent is misplaced (9) Anagram of MEANT CENT
26 THETA.  
  The thanks you get in a letter from Greece (5) THE + thanks = TA.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 LIES IN  
  Stays in bed to do a couple of immoral activities, one specific, the other general (4,2) LIE (specific immoral activity), SIN (general immoral activity)
2 DIVERT  
  The First Lady goes topless in mud to amuse (6) The First Lady = EVE, topless = delete first letter, mud = DIRT
3 ADZE  
  I hear that sums up the chopper (4) Sounds like ADDS (sums up)
4 VIGILANT  
  Make a living somehow with time to be watchful (8) Anagram of A LIVING + time = T
5 AS HELL  
  A hard coverage in the extreme (2,4) A hard covering = A SHELL
6 COAL GAS  
  Firm seaweed and sulphur makes fuel for the old oven (4,3) Firm = CO, seaweed = ALGA, sulphur = S
7 NETWORKER  
  An industrious socialiser or home-office operator? (9) Reference to working from home via the internet
8 DISDAIN  
  Dad is in trouble for contempt (7) Anagram of DAD IS IN
13 PLAY A PART  
  Take a role and perform it separately (4,1,4) perform it = PLAY, separately = APART
15 INTEGRAL  
  A sort of triangle is be built-in (8) Anagram of TRIANGLE
16 POT SHOT  
  Marijuana's stolen with a bullet fired at an easy target (3,4) Marijunana's = POTS, stolen = HOT
17 ROTUNDA  
  Crank stands up in road winding around a bandstand (7) Crank = NUT, stands up = reversal indicator, inside anagram of ROAD
18 MAHLER  
  Viennese composer of Harlem Capriccio (6) Anagram of HARLEM (capriccio = in free form)
19 DITHER  
  He is covered in a sort of dirt in a tizzy (6) HE inside anagram of DIRT
21 SURGES  
  Heaving waves of sex beginning with strong desires (6) sex beginning = S, strong desires = URGES
23 PITY.  
  Ruth once showed heartless piety (4) PIETY minus E.


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