Crossword 1041 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 21 August, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TIBIA  
  A little comes back about one providing solid support for a member (5) A little = A BIT, comes back = reversal indicator, about one = include I
4 PLAYTIME  
  An interval of leisure when the curtain rises? (8) Double definition
8 FARCICAL  
  Ludicrous fellow with racial problem involving cocaine (8) fellow = F + anagram of RACIAL including another C
9 HUMMUS  
  Henry joins Mum somehow and you and me for a dip in the Eastern Mediterranean (6) Henry = H, anagram of MUM, you and me = US
10 NEW GUINEA  
  A genuine mistake about West Pacific Island (3,6) Anagram of A GENUINE including W (West)
11 SKEW  
  Flipping weeks lacking energy put a different slant on things (4) reversal of WEEKS minus E
12 MATADOR  
  Bull artist, might be charged (7) Cryptic definition
13 THEORY  
  The same old story: when son and letters from old mates have gone, all you have left is conjecture (6) THE SAME OLD STORY minus S and letters in OLD MATES
15 SCORES  
  Gets the goods, lots (6) Double definition
17 ARC LAMP  
  A radical leader holding device giving a great deal of illumination (3,4) A radical leader = A R, holding device = CLAMP
19 ADDS  
  Commercials on the radio for supplements (4) Homophone, commercials = ADS
21 FRONT DOOR  
  New point of order: pie banned where a knocker is likely to be (5,4) Anagram of POINT OF ORDER minus letters in PIE
23 IMPAIR  
  Undermine one representative before broadcast (6) one = I, representative = MP, broadcast = AIR
24 ICE PACKS  
  Cook chickpeas without hydrogen: just the things for cooler heads perhaps (3,5) Anagram of CHICKPEAS minus H
25 TAP-DANCE  
  Pan cadet repaired in a performance at the plumbers' ball? (3-5) Anagram of PAN CADET
26 YIELD.  
  Give up an income from property (5) Double definition.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TWAIN  
  Mark's two wailwoad wagons (5) Wascally clue
2 BACKWATER  
  Support drinking supply for an isolated community (9) Support = BACK, drinking supply = WATER
3 ACCRUED  
  Collected oil of a sort for the hearing (7) Homophone, oil of a sort = A CRUDE
4 PILSNER  
  Some children slip up making beverage (7) Hidden word backwards ('up')
5 AT HEART  
  Articles on creative work in reality, despite appearances (2,5) Articles = A THE, creative work = ART
6 TIMES  
  Newspaper called for multiplication (5) Double definition
7 MOUSETRAP  
  A snare made of pure atoms (9) Anagram of PURE ATOMS
12 MACADAMIA  
  Road surface, one with a tree (9) MACADAM + one = I, A
14 ELABORATE  
  Complex East Australian political party scoffed (9) East = E, Australian political party = LABOR
16 SAFFRON  
  Crop secure, face endless crocus (7) Crop = deletion indicator, secure = SAFE, face = FRONT, endless = deletion indicator
17 AGONISE  
  Suffer anguish as one is buckling under a government head (7) anagram of AS ONE, government head = G
18 CATTERY  
  Charlie reinterpreted treaty: this is not a permanent home (7) Charlie = C + anagram of TREATY
20 SHARD  
  Singular solid fragment (5) Singular = S, solid = HARD
22 RAKED.  
  Tidied the garden when inclined (5) Cryptic definition.

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