Crossword 1064 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 12 February, 2018

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SUDDEN  
  Poles grab most of cow's bag without warning (6) Poles = S and N, cow's bag = UDDER
4 CREPES  
  Pancakes presented with some mediocre pesto (6) Hidden word
9 WING  
  Bring home the bacon, pig's tail and piece of chicken (4) Bring home the bacon = WIN, pig's tail = G
10 CROQUETTES  
  Queer Scot takes time cooking savoury cakes (10) Anagram of QUEER SCOT including T ("time")
11 SPONGE  
  Bludge cake for the trifle (6) Double definition
12 FLATTERY  
  Sweet talk for youngster drinking frothy coffee (8) youngster = FRY, frothy coffee = LATTE
13 RIPOSTE  
  Commemorative note by old school heads the heartless make into a witty retort (7) Commemorative note = RIP, old school heads = OS, the heartless = TE
15 BROAD  
  Large American sheila … (5) Double definition
16 WOLFS  
  … devours fresh fowls (5) Anagram of FOWLS
18 RESERVE  
  Stock to dish out again (7) Double definition
21 PARTAKEN  
  Had a share in prank: ate stew (8) Anagram of PRANK ATE
22 UNRIPE  
  I prune pieces before fully grown (6) Anagram of I PRUNE
24 POTBOILERS  
  Artistic works made merely for money by people who don't know how best to prepare cannabis? (10) Cryptic definition: note that pot (cannabis) should generally not be boiled
25 AGIN  
  To be anti in Scotland takes a certain spirit (not Scotch) (4) A GIN
26 STEAMY  
  My teas can be raunchy (6) Anagram of MY TEAS
27 OYSTER.  
  Convoluted story about oriental seafood (6) Anagram of STORY including E ("oriental").
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SKIPPER  
  This officer smells in the end smoked fish (7) smells in the end = S, smoked fish = KIPPER
2 DIG IN  
  Eat heartily and appreciate the hostelry, you say (3,2) appreciate = DIG, hostelry = INN, you say = homophone indicator
3 ETCHERS  
  Graphic artists with fluids eating metal (7) Cryptic definition
5 RHUBARB  
  Pronounced regret with a pointed comment regarding an edible plant (7) Pronounced = homophone indicator, regret = RUE, pointed comment = BARB
6 PETIT FOUR  
  Small cake made from tofu? Tripe! (5,4) Anagram of TOFU TRIPE
7 SNEERED  
  Drunk seen on claret offered a mocking smile (7) Anagram of SEEN + claret = RED
8 COFFEE GRINDER  
  Gear for the barista with smile going into force-feed fudge (6,7) smile = GRIN inside anagram of FORCE FEED
14 PALATABLE  
  Friend on a board with good taste (9) Friend = PAL, a board = A TABLE
16 WEAPONS  
  Apes now twisted arms (7) Anagram of APES NOW
17 SIKHISM  
  Kiss him mistakenly, exhibiting faith mainly in India (7) Anagram of KISS HIM
19 SQUASHY  
  Soft, rather like courgettes and pumpkins? (7) Pun
20 EMPTIER  
  Empire collapsed. About time: there's not as much in it (7) Anagram of EMPIRE including ("about") T ("time")
23 ROAST.  
  Joint rolled using spit? (5) Cryptic definition.
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