Crossword 1052 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 06 November, 2017

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STURDY  
  Robust and right into learning (6) right = R, learning = STUDY
4 REBUFF  
  This snub is about skin colour (6) about = RE, skin colour = BUFF
8 STOMACH  
  Thomas stupidly eats carbon to see where it goes (7) Anagram of THOMAS including C (carbon)
9 BEESWAX  
  Kinky sex, a web production by workers (7) Anagram of SEX A WEB
11 RIVER BOAT  
  Brave trio arrangement of Ferry Across the Mersey (5,4) Anagram of BRAVE TRIO
12 IMPS  
  Mischief makers include representative in Islamic State (4) representative = MP, Islamic State = IS
13 CADET  
  The trainee acted strangely (5) Anagram of ACTED
14 MAHOGANY  
  A greedy character appearing in many a wood (8) A greedy character = A HOG inside MANY
16 BEWILDER  
  Be more natural to confuse (8) more natural = WILDER
18 IMPEL  
  Thrust one politician towards the very centre of hell (5) one politician = I MP, centre of hell = EL
20 SKIT  
  The show-off detailed spoof (4) show off = SKITE, detailed = remove final letter
21 WINDSTORM  
  Hurricane twists to right before start of match (9) twists = WINDS, to right = TOR, start of match = M
23 LIQUIDS  
  Moisturisers for 51 pounds some years ago (7) 51 = LI, pounds some years ago = QUIDS
24 BYGONES  
  Water under the bridge reveals young exteriors surrounded by skeletal remains (7) young exteriors = YG, skeletal remains = BONES
25 TO HAND  
  Genetic code, stolen, comes back to be within reach (2,4) Genetic code = DNA, stolen = HOT, comes back = reversal indicator
26 KEYNES.  
  Search around the Big Apple brought back an old economist (6) Search = SEEK, the Big Apple = NY, brought back = reversal indicator.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SITAR  
  A celebrity grabs one instrument from Mumbai (5) A celebrity = STAR, one = I
2 UNMOVED  
  Unaffected, impromptu ending with venom spilling on daughter (7) impromptu ending = U + anagram of VENOM + daughter = D
3 DECORATED  
  Create odd characters being given a medal (9) Anagram of CREATE ODD
5 ELECT  
  Choose leaders in English language economics class tutorial (5) Acrostic: first letters in English language etc.
6 UPSWING  
  An improving trend statistically raises piece of chicken (7) raises = UPS, piece of chickn = WING
7 FLAT-PANEL  
  Display for the latest TV created by the apartment tenants committee? (4-5) apartment = FLAT, committee = PANEL (very roughly, hence question mark)
10 BOOMERANG  
  Show displeasure with rough German comeback (9) Show displeasure = BOO + anagram of GERMAN
13 CHECKLIST  
  The clicks disturbed a schedule to be verified (9) Anagram of THE CLICKS
15 HAIRSTYLE  
  Slay their naughty pageboy perhaps (9) Anagram of SLAY THEIR
17 IN TRUTH  
  Really trendy weekly paper (2,5) trendy = IN, weekly paper = TRUTH
19 PRONOUN  
  The first person singular perhaps collapsing upon Ron (7) Anagram of UPON RON
21 WIDEN  
  What you must do with your clothes having dined excessively and wined misguidedly (5) Anagram of WINED
22 MEETS.  
  Come across as backward holding end of blanket for encounters (5) Come across as = SEEM, backward = reversal indicator, end of blanket = T.

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