Crossword 1051 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 30 October, 2017

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SITUATION COMEDY  
  Fashion my coat inside-out – absolutely fabulous – for one (9,6) Anagram of MY COAT INSIDE OUT
9 CHATTEL  
  A property of talk allowed in return (7) talk = CHAT, allowed = LET, in return = reversal indicator
10 ALIASES  
  A sale is arranged with different names (7) Anagram of A SALE IS
11 AWFUL  
  It's abominable but mainly legal (5) legal = LAWFUL
12 TOBOGGANS  
  Boost gang organisation with runners on boards (9) Anagram of BOOST GANG
13 INCAPABLE  
  Feeble Peruvian ruler, a pleb in disguise (9) Peruvian ruler = INCA + anagram of A PLEB
15 MAYOR  
  British political leader or civic leader (5) British political leader = MAY
17 TACKS  
  Levy, I hear, changes the direction of the boat (5) Homophone for TAX (levy)
19 ADDITIVES  
  It advised changes in food improvers (9) Anagram of IT ADVISED
21 GERIATRIC  
  General change in criteria for old folk (9) General = G + anagram of CRITERIA
24 HIRER  
  A customer at Avis makes human resources take umbrage (5) human resources = HR, umbrage = IRE
25 TUCKING  
  Gathering to start eating? Good (7) start eating = TUCK IN, good = G
26 CREVICE  
  Given some filthy lucre, vice squads provide crack (7) Green in Paris = VERT + I + depart = GO
27 PUBLIC TRANSPORT.  
  Train strip club patron to be perverted (6,9) Anagram of STRIP CLUB PATRON.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOCIALIST  
  Pinko, therefore American spies put on register (9) therefore = SO, American spies = CIA, put on register = LIST
2 TRAFFIC  
  Trade tariff arranged on copyright (7) Anagram of TARIFF + copyright = C
3 ANTELOPES  
  Aunt, missing Union leader, runs away with beloved Springboks (9) Aunt missing Union leader = ANT, runs away with beloved = ELOPES
4 INLET  
  Entrance with a bit of a chain letter (5) Hidden word
5 NAAN BREAD  
  A banner ad creatively shows a product from the tandoor (4,5) Anagram of A BANNER AD
6 OWING  
  Duck and piece of chicken are outstanding (5) Love = O, part of the aircraft = WING
7 ECSTASY  
  Yes, cats become confused with methylenedioxymethamphetamine (7) Anagram of YES CATS
8 YESES  
  The ayes have it – and the eyes, strangely enough, around Saturday (5) Anagram of EYES including S (Saturday)
14 BEAR RIGHT  
  Put up with conservatives giving possible direction at the fork (4,5) Put up with = BEAR, conservatives = RIGHT
15 MATCHLESS  
  Above all unable to start fire (9) Double definition
16 RESURGENT  
  Sudden increase in accommodation costs and rising again (9) Sudden increase = SURGE, accommodation costs = RENT
18 CORNCOB  
  The middle of the ear of head of clan on bucking bronco (7) head of clan = C, on anagram of BRONCO
20 VERTIGO  
  With the feeling that I am about to fall for Green in Paris, I depart (7) Green in Paris = VERT + I + depart = GO
21 GET UP  
  A costume for which to rise from bed (3,2) Double definition
22 ALIBI  
  Bail is arranged before I produce an excuse (5) Anagram of BAIL + I
23 COCOA.  
  The essence of chocolate makes special occasion without sin (5) anagram of OCCASION minus letters in SIN.

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