Crossword 1061 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 16 January, 2018

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WARRANT OFFICERS  
  Cook fat for scrawnier military personnel (7,8) Anagram of FAT FOR SCRAWNIER
9 LUMPIER  
  Left with impure mixture becoming more congealed (7) Left = L + anagram of IMPURE
10 ANTACID  
  Insect, bitter to the taste, taken as a treatment for indigestion (7) Insect = ANT, bitter to the taste = ACID
11 AT ONE TIME  
  Formerly simultaneously (2,3,4) Double definition
12 ISSUE  
  The progeny is to institute legal proceedings (5) IS + institute legal proceedings = SUE
13 INEPT  
  Lacking competence in English exercise (5) IN + Englis h = E, exercise = PT
15 UNGUARDED  
  Drunken undergraduates, having shed tears, become vulnerable (9) Anagram of UNDERGRADUATES minus letters in TEARS
18 STILLNESS  
  Great inertia shows way before disease (9) way = ST, disease = ILLNESS
20 ESSEN  
  A city in Germany makes some sort of sense (5) Anagram of ESSEN
22 CHINA  
  A sort of clay found in beach in Akaroa (5) Hidden word
23 TRANSLATE  
  Convert with wild rants and idiotic tale (9) Anagram of RANTS + anagram of TALE
25 UNITARY  
  Article in France by one arty pervert is all in one (7) Article in France = UN, one = I + anagram of ARTY
26 ITALICS  
  These characters are inclined to be emphatic (7) Cryptic definition
27 HOLD THE INTEREST.  
  What a novel should do and a savings bank need not (4,3,8) Cryptic definition.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WALLABIES  
  Test rugby team was liable to change (9) Anagram of WAS LIABLE
2 RAM HOME  
  Forcefully make the point for a sheep breeding establishment? (3,4) Double definition
3 ABIDE  
  Put up with a tender on end of sale (5) a tender = A BID, end of sale = E
4 TURPITUDE  
  I rutted up excitedly showing depravity (9) Anagram of I RUTTED UP
5 FLAME  
  Fire Labour leader taken in by celebrity (5) Labour leader = L, celebrity = FAME
6 INTRICATE  
  I interact with difficulty, showing complex (9) Anagram of IN INTERACT
7 ENCASED  
  Lawsuit, in conclusion, is completely covered (7) Lawsuit = CASE, conclusion = END
8 SIDLE  
  School head with nothing to do makes move on the sly (5) School head = S, with nothihng to do = IDLE
14 TOLD APART  
  Distinguished veteran with Associated Press embraced by floozie (4,5) veteran = OLD, Associated Press = AP, floozie = TART
16 GESTATION  
  Pregnancy upset an egotist (9) Anagram of AN EGOTIST
17 DINNER SET  
  Desert inn presents a classy collection of crockery (6,3) Anagram of DESERT INN
19 INITIAL  
  Sign off to begin (7) Double definition
21 SEA MILE  
  Swimming eels aim for a certain distance to sailors (3,4) Anagram of EELS AIM
22 COUTH  
  Touch crudely becoming refined (5) Anagram of TOUCH
23 THYME  
  A herb for flavouring your old meat when half-gone (5) your old = THY, meat when half gone = ME
24 SHADE.  
  Notice in woman a slight refinement (5) Notice = AD, woman = SHE.

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