Crossword 1053 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 13 November, 2017

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 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.

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