Crossword 1018 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 17 March, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PENCIL SHARPENER  
  Recliner happens to collapse. That will make a point for designers (6,9)  
9 ARTISAN  
  A worker with arrangement for Sinatra (7)  
10 SCRAWNY  
  Underweight cars collapse going to Western NewYork (7)  
11 GOUDA  
  Pair go back into Georgia for dairy product (5)  
12 EPIDERMAL  
  Male pride damaged but it is of superficial significance anatomically (9)  
13 SEPULCHRE  
  A burial chamber helps cure disorder (9)  
15 PANES  
  The nuisances I'm told are in Windows (5)  
16 OFFED  
  Dispatched "very loudly" in the Oxford English Dictionary (5)  
18 ANTIPODES  
  Europe as seen from here, as pointed out (9)  
20 TARPAULIN  
  Broken up rail inside brown canvas cover (9)  
23 ESSAY  
  A literary work consisting of two letters mentioned (5)  
25 EASTERN  
  Sweetheart following oriental (7)  
26 TWOSOME  
  A couple write book about backward pig (7)  
27 MISAPPROPRIATED.  
  Make import disappear mysteriously. Stolen? Yes (15)  
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PRANG  
  Head of police called describing a crash (5)  
2 NO-TRUMP  
  A bid at the table from Hillary? (2-5)  
3 INSTALLED  
  Set up at home, stuck in the mud (9)  
4 SENSE  
  Feel and hear money (5)  
5 ABSTINENT  
  Being a nondrinker, not here grasping drink container (9)  
6 PURGE  
  Quietly advocate an expulsion of undesirables (5)  
7 NEWSMAN  
  The latest male recruit gets stuck initially inside as a reporter (7)  
8 ROYALISTS  
  Those for the monarchy in Syria lost. Sad (9)  
13 SHORT-TERM  
  An abbreviation used for only the most immediate future (5-4)  
14 HEADLINER  
  What the ship's captain has to do as a star of the show (9)  
15 PEPPERONI  
  A spicy sausage that is no peppier? Wrong (9)  
17 FORESTS  
  Woods relaxes having fought off leaders at the top (7)  
19 DISH OUT  
  Serve police officer with complimentary drink (4,3)  
21 ATE UP  
  Consumed entirely a ram with energy inside (3,2)  
22 NOT UP  
  Don turned over, staying in bed (3,2)  
24 YIELD.  
  Give up income from property (5)  

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