Crossword 1045 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 18 September, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
4 USHER IN  
  Introduce American to woman's home (5,2) American = US, woman's = HER, home = IN
7 ERRED  
  Slipped the Queen claret (5) the Queen = ER, claret = RED
9 OBERON  
  A top fairy appears from October onwards (6) Hidden word
10 BLIGHTED  
  Spoilt having torch under the blankets? … (8) torch = LIGHT, under the blankets = in BED
11 ANISEED  
  … and with, I see, internalised liquorice flavouring (7) AND with I SEE inside
12 VOWEL  
  You and I may be said with victory to be indebted by fifty (5) victory = V, be indebted = OWE, fifty = L
14 IDEALLY  
  Idly swallowing ale blended in a perfect world (7) anagram of ALE inside IDLY
16 PLAINER  
  More obvious, being less beautiful (7) Double definition
19 FLESH  
  Meat recently harvested has right to be left inside (5) recently harvested = FRESH, right = R to be replaced by L
20 RASHEST  
  He stars leaping around as the most reckless (7) Anagram of HE STARS
22 STUNNING  
  Trying to get a tan around the end of August? Sensational! (8) Trying to get a tan = SUNNING, end of August = T
24 TRIBAL  
  Bishop takes part in hearing related to the iwi (6) Bishop =- B, hearing = TRIAL
25 PARKA  
  Leave the car with a coat (5) Leave the car = PARK + A
26 DYNASTY.  
  Twenty four hours without a mean, powerful family (7) DAY minus the A, mean = NASTY.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TRANCE  
  React badly when taking in nitrogen for a spell (6) Anagram of REACT including N (nitrogen)
2 MEDIEVAL  
  Dive rudely into dinner, being unenlightened (8) Anagram of DIVE inside dinner = MEAL
3 ARCH  
  A Roman Catholic hospital chief (4) A + Roman Catholic = RC, hospital = H
4 UPBRAID  
  Dress down and the opposite with hairdo (7) the opposite ot down = UP, hairdo = BRAID
5 HURRICANE  
  Rotten, raunchier, back perhaps with capital (9) Anagram of RAUNCHIER and reference to rugby team
6 NOBODY  
  The head alone is a person of negligible importance (6) Double definition
8 DWELL  
  Stay and prosper without love (5) prosper = DO WELL, love = O (tennis)
13 WHITE LIES  
  The wiles I used deviously and the tactful fabrications (5,4) Anagram of THE WILES I
15 LAH-DI-DAH  
  The genteel manner affected as the French hothead performed after hours (3-2-3) the French = LA, hothead = H, performed = DID, after hours = AH
17 ESTUARY  
  A suet pudding rally ends in mouth (7) Anagram of A SUET, rally ends = RY
18 FRIGID  
  Cold fellow, unbending (6) fellow = F, unbending = RIGID
19 FIT-UP  
  An attempt to incriminate if put wrong (3-2) Anagram of IF PUT
21 SATINY  
  Silk-like, for example, with metal inside (6) for example = SAY, metal = TIN
23 NORM.  
  A bit of a man or mouse? Average (4) Hidden word.
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