Crossword 1053 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 13 November, 2017

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 OBAMA  
  President did some of his job amazingly (5) Hidden word
7 EXPLORER  
  Cook for one had former sort of role in public relations (8) former = EX + anagram of ROLE inside PR
9 CLAIMANT  
  Pretender makes demand on worker (8) demand = CLAIM, worker = ANT
10 UNITED  
  A French diet strangely made one (6) A French = UN + anagram of DIET
11 DAKOTA  
  Information about retrospective approval in either of two states (6) Information = DATA, retrospective approval = KO
12 COMPOTE  
  Arrive carrying pot pudding (7) Arrive = COME, including POT
14 MANAGE  
  A long time to go after Monday so cope with it (6) A long time = AN AGE, Monday = M
16 STATES  
  How things are with Ohio and Nebraska (6) Double definition
19 READIED  
  Prepared to expire in study (7) expire = DIE, study = READ
20 PLAINS  
  Inventors finally go after patent in the prairies (6) Inventors finally = S, patent = PLAIN
21 MAGGOT  
  Have a word to the French about a horse being grub (6) a word for the French = MOT, a horse = A GG
23 IN THE WAY  
  Blocking any white out of order (2,3,3) Anagram of ANY WHITE
24 SAN DIEGO  
  Smooth down one with self-importance in port (3,5) Smooth down = SAND, one = I, self importance = EGO
25 TRUMP.  
  Top in Washington, he is taken from the bottom (5) the bottom = THE RUMP.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CALIFORNIA  
  Carolina, if reunited, would be a state (10) Anagram of CAROLINA IF
2 CANADA  
  Partly African, a dangerous place up north (6) Hidden word
3 LETTUCE  
  Allow chopped up English vegetable in salad (7) Allow = LET, chopped = CUT, up = reversal indicator, English = E
4 HOPI  
  Some hold a high opinion of the Shoshonean people (4) Hidden word
5 REVERE  
  Idolise the famous midnight rider (6) Double definition
6 OIL PALM  
  A poll I'm designing cropped up in Indonesia (3,4) Anagram of A POLL IM
8 PLUMMET  
  Fruit encountered in the fall (7) Fruit = PLUM, encountered = MET
13 OUTRAGEOUS  
  Urge a too-silly American to be extravagant (10) Anagram of URGE A TOO + American = US
15 GRISTLE  
  Tough meat in stewed leg? Stir (7) Anagram of LEG STIR
17 SUN-LAMP  
  Southern French articles on politician make a tanner (3-4) Southern = S, French articles = UN LA, politician = MP
18 ADVISOR  
  Consultant avoids reform by king (7) Anagram of AVOIDS + king = R
19 REAGAN  
  Another 6 about once more after one is eliminated (6) about = RE, once more = AGAIN, one is eliminated = remove I
20 PETITE  
  Little favourite tie knotted (6) favourite = PET + anagram of TIE
22 GADS.  
  Flits around making golf commercials (4) golf = G, commercials = ADS.

Latest

Why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant door
101520 2019-01-22 00:00:00Z Food

Why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant d…

by Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray

Can a chef promote foraging, seasonality and plant-based eating, yet also serve meat and other animal-derived protein products on the same menu?

Read more
Why the Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is bound to attract the curious
101463 2019-01-22 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Why the Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is bound…

by Ellen Rykers

Artist Bruce Mahalski's museum is the result of a lifetime of collecting.

Read more
Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic masculinity – it should be welcomed
101480 2019-01-21 16:59:29Z Social issues

Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic mascul…

by Nicola Bishop

The backlash against the Gillette ad shows how painfully little distance we as a society have covered since the #MeToo movement.

Read more
Cost of Auckland public transport to go up
101459 2019-01-21 14:08:56Z Auckland Issues

Cost of Auckland public transport to go up

by RNZ

Auckland's public transport users will soon see fares increase by up to 50 cents.

Read more
The future of gangs in New Zealand
101322 2019-01-21 00:00:00Z Social issues

The future of gangs in New Zealand

by Philippa Tolley

Best of RNZ: Gangs have been a feature of New Zealand society for more than half a century. Philippa Tolley takes a look at what future lies ahead.

Read more
How some Germans are countering the extremist views of the far-right
101320 2019-01-21 00:00:00Z World

How some Germans are countering the extremist view…

by Cathrin Schaer

Germans face a familiar dilemma in finding ways to oppose the views of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

Read more
White Noise: Who is shaping Auckland's future?
101439 2019-01-21 00:00:00Z Auckland Issues

White Noise: Who is shaping Auckland's future?

by Kate Newton

Some Aucklanders have more say in their city's future than others.

Read more
Stephen Fry revisits the world of the Ancient Greeks in Heroes
101242 2019-01-21 00:00:00Z Books

Stephen Fry revisits the world of the Ancient Gree…

by Lauren Buckeridge

In his delightful way, Stephen Fry dips back into the ancient world with more stories of tests, quests and feats of old.

Read more