Crossword 1032 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 19 June, 2017

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APOLOGY: The clue for 21 down should read "Blackbeard's vocation ..." 

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 WARSHIP  
  Was about right before joint, a destroyer (7) WAS including R + joint = HIP
7 SPOILED  
  Hurried to grab canola becoming polluted (7) Hurried = SPED, canola = OIL
9 IDLES  
  Arrange slide show for potters (5) Anagram of SLIDE
10 EVAPORATE  
  Pave crazily then make an address vanish in a puff of smoke (9) Anagram of PAVE + make an address = ORATE
11 GLUTEUS  
  Stick around troop leader, American, building muscle (7) Stick = GLUE, troop leader = T, American = US
13 DWARVES  
  Doctor Watson initially raves about bashful sneezy Doc. (7) Doctor Watson initially = DW + anagram of RAVES
14 BOARDING HOUSE  
  Organise a neighbour's do in a private hotel (8,5) Anagram of A NEIGHBOURS DO
18 PLIABLE  
  Quietly apt to be readily bent (7) Quietly = P, apt = LIABLE
20 ROPED IN  
  Cajoled into joining guy with racket (5,2) guy = ROPE, racket = DIN
22 PRIVILEGE  
  Wriggling viper eats one member as a prerogative (9) Anagram of VIPER including one = I, member = LEG
23 RUPEE  
  Top tree and get up in it for Indian bread (5) Top = deletion indicator so tree = REE including UP
25 LEAK OUT  
  Escape with something of a bleak outlook (4,3) Hidden word
26 UNCLEAN.  
  Grubby relation with tan lacking opening (7) relation = UNCLE, tan lacking opening = AN.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ORAL  
  Apply for a loan – just a small amount and not in writing (4) Hidden word
2 CHASTE  
  Virginal act she contrived (6) Anagram of ACT SHE
3 APRES-SKI  
  What a weightlifter might do with one kilo over after slipping on some snow (5-3) What a weightlifter might do = A PRESS, one kilo over (reversed) = KI
4 COLORADO  
  State cool road has to be fixed (8) Anagram of COOL ROAD
5 ILL-ADVISED  
  Patients given counsel appear imprudent (3-7) Patients = ILL, given counsel = ADVISED
6 WHINGE  
  Complain and grizzle about gravity (6) grizzle = WHINE, gravity = G
7 STAID  
  Help under way to be sober (5) Help = AID, way = ST
8 DUETS  
  Couples performing expected tee shirt tops (5) expected = DUE, tee shirt tops = TS
12 UNORIGINAL  
  I go in lunar buggy and old hat (10) IGO in an anagram of LUNAR
15 RABBIT ON  
  Prattle inconsequentially, being born a bit stupid (6,2) Anagram of BORN A BIT
16 GORGEOUS  
  Overeat on duck (American) that is superb (8) Overeat = GORGE, duck = O (cricket), American = US
17 INTERN  
  Trendy bird is a trainee (6) Trendy = IN, bird = TERN
18 PUPIL  
  Backchat arising about improving student (5) Backchat = LIP, arising = reversal indicator, about = container indicator, improving = UP
19 ERECT  
  Build part of a flame rectifier (5) Hidden word
21 PIRACY  
  (ERROR – THIS SHOULD BE BLACKBEARD'S) Bluebeard's vocation made him sanctimonious and risque (6) sanctimonious = PI, risque = RACY
24 PREY.  
  Be nosey about earth in quarry (4) Be nosey = PRY, earth = E.

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