Crossword 1059 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 01 January, 2018

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 CHAIN  
  A range of mountains in China quake (5) Anagram of CHINA
8 ILLICIT  
  Some of the Churchill I cited is shonky (7) Hidden word
9 DISLODGE  
  Slide dog out or force out (8) Anagram of SLIDE DOG
10 JUDITH  
  Leaders of Jewish uprising delighted in this heroine! (6) Acrostic and (roughly) definition
11 KENYA  
  The Scottish know you aimed initially for equatorial land (5) Scottish know = KEN, you aimed initially = YA
12 SAW DOCTOR  
  Timber mill operative sought medical advice (3,6) Double definition
14 GLASGOW  
  Gas explosion surrounded by visible radiation in British port (7) Anagram of GAS inside GLOW
16 BECAUSE  
  Champion goes back in coach at end of June for some reason (7) Champion = ACE, goes back = reversal indicator, coach = BUS, end of June = E
19 STAIRCASE  
  Car seat is rebuilt for flight (9) Anagram of CAR SEAT IS
21 BOOTH  
  Hydrogen on the rear of the car makes it stall (5) Hydrogen = H, rear of car = BOOT
24 GROVES  
  Plantations exhibit victory in gorse management (6) victory = V inside anagram of GORSE
25 LOOK INTO  
  Investigate getting lotion manufactured with permission inside (4,4) Anagram of LOTION including OK (permission)
26 RAIMENT  
  Time ran out for fancy clothing (7) Anagram of TIME RAN
27 NIECE.  
  Girl in relationship heard in French resort (5) Homophone for NICE.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SNIDE  
  A sample of the Dunedin sound in retrospect is derisive (5) Hidden word backwards
2 TIBETAN  
  Giant eats live Himalayan (7) Giant = TITAN, live = BE
3 ILL-JUDGED  
  Not well assessed as misguided (3-6) Double definition
4 ACIDIC  
  Actors cloaked in darkness initially: one could start showing bitterness (6) Acrostic: Actors Cloaked In Darkness + one = I, could start = C
5 STATIONS  
  Stops broadcasting to saints? (8) Anagram of TO SAINTS
6 CHIME  
  Sound as a bell (5) Cryptic defintion
7 ALL EYES  
  Fully attentive as Ms Fitzgerald returns with a positive response (3,4) Ms Fitzgerald = ELLA, positive response = YES, returns = reversal indicator
13 WORCESTER  
  Secret row involved a source of sauce (9) Anagram of SECRET ROW
15 LITERARY  
  I try real composition, poetic perhaps (8) Anagram of I TRY REAL
17 AGONISE  
  Worry excessively when one is buckling under silver (7) Anagram of ONE IS, silver = AG
18 ISOLATE  
  Quarantine one, very dead (7) Anagram of ALSO TIE
20 IN VAIN  
  Cool and egotistical but to no avail (2,4) Cool = IN, egostistical = VAIN
22 TITHE  
  It is in the offering (5) IT inside THE
23 BOUND.  
  Compelled to leap (5) Double definition.

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