Crossword 1060 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 15 January, 2018

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
4 IDEAL  
  The croupier's announcement is perfect (5) Double definition
6 COHESION  
  Choose, in another way, sticking together (8) Anagram of CHOOSE IN
9 CRACKER  
  Beaut biscuit (7) Double definition
10 RAMPANT  
  Standing on its hind legs makes sheep gasp for breath (7) sheep = RAM, gasp for breath = PANT
11 SHRUB  
  Brush broken? Get broom perhaps (5) Anagram of BRUSH
12 IMITATION  
  A fake initially, I make it tough, assuming the identity of no-one (9) Acrostic: first letters of "initially I make it ..."
13 RAISE THE CURTAIN  
  Start the show to see out-of-form Hurricanes eat it (5,3,7) Anagram of HURRICANES EAT IT
17 DOCUDRAMA  
  A car, mud spattered after party in hybrid TV show (9) Anagram of A CAR MUD, party = DO
19 FLING  
  Organising my papers, I abandoned a brief indulgence (5) Organising my papers = FILING
21 GYMNAST  
  Agile character gets many involved in consumption levy (7) Anagram of MANY inside GST
22 LASH OUT  
  Attack oafish young man, grabbing evidence of his smoking (4,3) oafish young man = LOUT containing ASH (evidence of his smoking)
23 FREE REIN  
  Refer by mistake to one German giving open slather (4,4) Anagram of REFER, one German = EIN
24 LAITY.  
  It's not the priests putting it in place (5) IT inside LAY (place).
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPAIR  
  Go for a fix (6) Double definition
2 CHARLIE CHAPLIN  
  Strange chap in a chiller looks like a little tramp (7,7) Anagram of CHAP IN A CHILLER
3 MONA LISA  
  Enigmatic portrait of animal, so composed (4,4) Anagram of ANIMAL SO
4 INCISOR  
  Some hero (sic) nips back in chopper (7) Hidden word backwards
5 LIKABLE  
  The way Prince Charming is legally obliged to embrace king (7) legally obliged = LIABLE, king = K
6 CORNISH PASTIES  
  Christians pose awkwardly with English lunches (7,7) Anagram of CHRISTIANS POSE
7 SAMBA  
  Odd spasms beat a ballroom dance (5) Odd numbered latters in SPASMS BEAT
8 STUN  
  Bonkers set up to stupefy (4) Bonkers = NUTS, set up = reversal indicator
14 IN CAMERA  
  Confidentially exposed? (2,6) Double definition
15 REFUSAL  
  My response to an invitation to have a fur seal chopped up (7) Anagram of A FUR SEAL
16 NIGHTLY  
  Government leader enters thinly disguised every 24 hours (7) Government leader = G inside anagram of THINLY
17 DAGS  
  Funny blokes producing ideal gas regularly (4) alternating letters (ie at regular intervals) nin iDeAl GaS
18 DRAKE  
  Duck medicine man, a keen beginner, oriental (5) medicine man = DR, + A + keen beginner = K, oriental = E
20 ICONIC.  
  Like widely admired people in Mexico: Nicaraguans (6) Hidden word.
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