Crossword 1042 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 28 August, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
4 KEMPT  
  Groomed, as a mistress is when getting married inside (5) A mistress is KEPT, married = M
6 DISABLED  
  Dark fur has sufficed on the outside for the incapacitated (8) Dark fur = SABLE, sufficed = DID
9 BEDROLL  
  Act in a comical manner with a sleeping bag (7) Act = BE, a comical manner = DROLL
10 POSTURE  
  Carriage takes drunken sot into unsullied surroundings (7) Anagram of SOT inside PURE
11 BACKLOG  
  Bet on diary showing an accumulation of work (7) Bet on = BACK, diary = LOG
12 COMRADE  
  Arrive carrying right notice for fellow member of the Party (7) Arrive = COME, right = R, notice = AD
13 MAINTENANCE  
  Support ancient name being abused (11) Anagram of ANCIENT NAME
18 AERATED  
  Going back into the bidet area you will find it has been supplied with oxygen (7) Hidden word backwards
20 INERTIA  
  I retain disposition and inclination to remain inactive (7) Anagram of I RETAIN
22 CAPTURE  
  What the medicine is supposed to do, likely internally, is charm (7) likely = APT inside CURE
24 APPEASE  
  Gorilla eats vegetables to gratify demand (7) PEAS inside APE
25 REHEARSE  
  Practise what the appeals judge does with oriental (8) what the appeals judge does = REHEARS, oriental = E
26 RATIO.  
  A certain proportion – indeed the whole middle – of the speech (5) Middle of ORATION.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STROLL  
  Saunter along street with bagel (6) street = ST, bagel = ROLL
2 ASAP  
  A maple syrup, for example, produced promptly please (4) maple syrup = SAP
3 NEBULA  
  An immense cloud in space is unable to be dispersed (6) Anagram of UNABLE
4 KEBABS  
  A very attractive young woman in Saskatchewan flipping Turkish takeaways (6) A very attractive young woman = BABE, Saskatchewen = SK, flipping = reversal indicator
5 MODICUM  
  Mother eats cod I cooked, just a small amount (7) Mother = MUM including anagram of COD I
6 DELIGHTED  
  Most pleased to be removed from the glare (9) Cryptic definition
7 BEST MAN  
  The groom's offsider is unfortunately absent, having grabbed millions (4,3) Anagram of ABSENT including M (millions)
8 DETER  
  Discourage being misinterpreted in the end when turning up (5) Hidden word backwards
12 CANDIDATE  
  I danced at training to become a possible MP (9) Anagram of I DANCED AT
14 INTRUDE  
  Enter uninvited, shaking tin, quite ill-mannered (7) Anagram of TIN, quite ill mannered = RUDE
15 ENTRANT  
  Newbie used even bits of peanut bread? Nuts! (7) Even numbered letters in peanut bread nuts
16 SAUCE  
  Cause disorder with impertinence (5) Anagram of CAUSE
17 GAZEBO  
  Take in the view – the outskirts of Bilbao – from the summerhouse (6) Take in the view = GAZE, outskirts of Bilbao = BO
19 RAPPED  
  Ecstatic to be heard having performed some hip-hop (6) Homophone, ecstatic = RAPT
21 EXPERT  
  Previously saucy, now knowledgeable (6) Previously = EX, saucy = PERT
23 EARL.  
  This peer is almost ahead of his time (4) ahead of his time = EARLY.

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