Crossword 1057 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 11 December, 2017

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CHORAL  
  The kind of music showcased by Bach or Albertini (6) Hidden word
4 SLOPE OFF  
  An inclination no longer available to decamp (5,3) inclination = SLOPE, no longer available = OFF
9 ALERTS  
  Tip-offs later revised by son (6) Anagram of LATER + son = S
10 MEALTIME  
  Terribly late popping into dumb show, a daily event (8) Anagram of LATE inside MIME
12 TASTE BUD  
  A mouth organ made with discernment by mate in the US (5,3) discernment = TASTE + mate in the US = BUD
13 SCENIC  
  Beautiful, concise, refined, lacking nothing (6) Anagram of CONCISE minus O (nothing)
15 SELF-RELIANCE  
  Cleaner flies let loose showing an independent attitude (4-8) Anagram of CLEANER FLIES
18 SPRING ONIONS  
  Mysterious sign on prison advertising scallions (6,6) Anagram of SIGN ON PRISON
21 TEE OFF  
  Drive for toffee perhaps (3,3) Anagram of TOFFEE
22 PORTRAIT  
  The characterising work of art to rip off (8) Anagram of ART TO RIP
24 GET AHEAD  
  Employ a senior teacher and prosper (3,5) Double definition
25 OBLIGE  
  Bind one to take a role in Globe reconstruction (6) one = I inside anagram of GLOBE
26 AIRSTRIP  
  Affected manners adopted on journey to modest landing place (8) Affected manners = AIRS, journey = TRIP
27 SEANCE.  
  Irishman joined with Anglican church in a soulful encounter (6) Irishman = SEAN, Anglican church = CE.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CHASTISE  
  Dress down and sit up in pursuit (8) sit up = TIS inside CHASE (pursuit)
2 OVERSOLD  
  Twelve deliveries made early with more promised than available (8) Twelve deliveries = OVERS (six deliveries per over), made early = OLD
3 AT THE DROP OF A HAT  
  That poor fathead leaps around with the merest encouragement (2,3,4,2,1,3) Anagram of THAT POOR FATHEAD
5 LIEN  
  Line-out offers security (4) Anagram of LINE
6 POLICE CONSTABLE  
  Orchestrate cop's ballet on ice for Mr Plod (6,9) Anagram of COPS BALLET ON ICE
7 ORIENT  
  Take leading characters from our regional industrial enterprises nearer to the East (6) Acrostic: first letters of Our Regional Industrial Enterprises Nearer To
8 FIERCE  
  Rice cooked in iron makes you violently aggressive (6) Anagram of RICE inside FE (iron)
11 PURLOIN  
  Nick makes wordplay about right oil mixture (7) wordplay = PUN including R (right) and anagram of OIL
14 BANGKOK  
  General enters financial institution with approval for capital (7) General = G inside BANK (financial institution) + approval = OK
16 VOCATION  
  Calling for voice-over on action montage (8) voice-over = VO + anagram of ACTION
17 AS IT WERE  
  Satire we created, so to speak (2,2,4) Anagram of SATIRE WE
19 STIGMA  
  A character from Athens takes time developing a stain on her reputation (6) A character from Athens = SIGMA, takes = container indicator, time = T.
20 RECTOR  
  Creator is upset, having lost a parson (6) Anagram of CREATOR minus A
23 SARI.  
  Dress for a caesarian section (4) Hidden word.

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