Crossword 1062 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 22 January, 2018

 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ASHORE  
  Evidence of fire and mineral on dry land (6) Evidence of fire = ASH, mineral = ORE
4 EDGING  
  Advancing slowly along border (6) Double definition
8 NOSTRIL  
  Snort distressingly before the Italian makes a hole in your face (7) Anagram of SNORT, the Italian = IL
9 LESSON  
  After getting undressed you have this word of advice (6) Double definition
11 GEARBOXES  
  Terrible rage and fights for car parts (9) Anagram of RAGE + fighrs = BOXES
12 AGUE  
  Colleagues show some chills and fever (4) Hidden word
13 PIKER  
  Lazy sod uses support for bridge when holding king (5) support for bridge = PIER, king = K
14 BAFFLING  
  Mysterious appearance initially by Free French leaders in ostentatious jewellery (8) appearance initially = A, Free French leaders = FF, ostentatious jerwellery = BLING
16 SABOTEUR  
  Wrecker wrecked our beast (8) Anagram of OUR BEAST
18 USHER  
  Guide drug addict taking heroin (5) drug addict = USER, heroin = H
20 BEAT  
  Come out on top using rhythm (4) Double definition
21 PUNCTURED  
  Cup turned around having become leaky (9) Anagram of CUP TURNED
23 ARABLE  
  A Romeo, fit and fertile (6) A + Romeo = R, fit = ABLE
24 SAVOURY  
  Five of us inside state being agreeably pungent (7) Five = V, of us = OUR, inside state = SAY
25 SIT OUT  
  Don't join in when I get into the dark ale (3,3) I inside STOUT
26 BEANIE.  
  Cap for the bees' knees? Just one of them, so it's said (6) "BEE KNEE".
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ALONG  
  Article extended in the same direction (5) Article = A, extended = LONG
2 HIT BACK  
  Retaliate with popular success and support (3,4) popular success = HIT, support = BACK
3 REIMBURSE  
  Note I'm onto Rebus mystery to compensate (9) Note = RE + IM + anagram of REBUS
5 DEEPS  
  Hurry up to see the most abysmal parts of the ocean (5) Hurry = SPEED, up = reversal indicator
6 INSTALL  
  Set up for use at home then drag one's feet (7) at home = IN, drag ones feet = STALL
7 GUNRUNNER  
  An armaments dealer like John Walker in his day? (9) GUN = expert or champion (Chambers Dictionary, Aust and NZ informal)
10 EXUBERANT  
  Former personal transport business worker is elated (9) Former = EX, personal transport business = UBER, worker = ANT
13 PLACEMATS  
  Start to set the table and what to use (9) Double definition
15 FRUSTRATE  
  Check after rust treatment (9) Anagram of AFTER RUST
17 OUTLAST  
  Survive like the tenth man (7) Cricket reference
19 HARPOON  
  Marx (the other one!) performing with a spear (7) HARPO + performing = ON
21 PILAU  
  A bit of scampi lauded in a flavourful broth (5) Hidden word
22 DIRGE.  
  Lament having part of the cattle grid turned over (5) Hidden word backwards.

Latest

The Labour Party's spin doctors are doing a cracking job
89858 2018-04-23 00:00:00Z Politics

The Labour Party's spin doctors are doing a cracki…

by Bill Ralston

Perhaps Labour's PR outfit should next turn their talents to Washington, where Donald Trump is turning the White House into a cesspit.

Read more
Are confidentiality agreements letting sexual harassers off the hook?
89729 2018-04-23 00:00:00Z Social issues

Are confidentiality agreements letting sexual hara…

by Donna Chisholm

Some experts are calling for confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment cases to be scrapped as the #MeToo movement gathers pace.

Read more
How to know if you are being sexually harassed at work
89757 2018-04-23 00:00:00Z Social issues

How to know if you are being sexually harassed at …

by The Listener

The Employment Relations Act is very clear about what constitutes sexual harassment in New Zealand.

Read more
Some corner of an English field
89918 2018-04-22 00:00:00Z History

Some corner of an English field

by Pamela Wade

Pamela Wade visits a village in rural England and finds the war-time deaths of her uncle and his two Kiwi-airmen mates have not been forgotten.

Read more
The brain researcher who was diagnosed with a brain tumour
89704 2018-04-22 00:00:00Z Profiles

The brain researcher who was diagnosed with a brai…

by Clare de Lore

Few people could be better suited than Louise Nicholson to deal with a brain tumour diagnosis.

Read more
Discovering the majesty and fragility of New Zealand kauri
88483 2018-04-22 00:00:00Z Environment

Discovering the majesty and fragility of New Zeala…

by Josie Stanford

A twilight tour in Waipoua Forest highlights the majesty, and the fragility, of our mighty kauri.

Read more
Sweet Country – movie review
89842 2018-04-22 00:00:00Z Movies

Sweet Country – movie review

by Peter Calder

An Australian western with Sam Neill is a searing masterpiece.

Read more
The role that diet plays in causing gout is smaller than people think
89404 2018-04-22 00:00:00Z Health

The role that diet plays in causing gout is smalle…

by Nicky Pellegrino

It's often said that diet is the most important cause of gout, but for most people changing it won't lower uric acid levels enough to stop the pain.

Read more