Crossword 1063 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 30 January, 2018
 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 ATHEIST  
  Nonbeliever in vicinity of robbery (7) in vicinity of = AT, robbery = HEIST
9 HAD ON  
  Wore being hoaxed (3,2) Double definition
10 GO-BETWEEN  
  We get bone broken as mediator (2-7) Anagram of WE GET BONE
11 IDEA  
  A conception by a bride and groom – in part (4) Hidden word
12 GREASY  
  Difficult to grasp, as in "neither black nor white" (6) AS inside GREY (neither black nor white)
13 TOILETRY  
  One involved in corrupt lottery for perfume (8) One = I in anagram of LOTTERY
14 DISOWN  
  Have nothing further to do with pig in nasty racket (6) pig = SOW, nasty racket = DIN
16 AGHAST  
  Dismayed seeing silver hair half gone on good man (6) silver = AG, hair half gone = HA, good man = ST
19 HARD SELL  
  Herald's new management like to begin with an aggressive advertisement (4,4) Anagram of HERALDS + like to begin with = L
21 PALAGI  
  Friend, an American soldier, is not Samoan (6) Friend = PAL, an American soldier = A GI
23 SNIP  
  Bargain for a bit of a prune (4) Double definition
24 CAREGIVER  
  Nurse vehicle, for instance, I have by right (9) vehicle = CAR, for instance = EG, I have = IVE, right = R
25 GLOVE  
  Handy covering to go with boxer shorts? (5) Cryptic definition
26 LATERAL.  
  Guerrilla retaliations in retrospect show some on the side (7) Hidden word backwards.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BANGER  
  Sausage second rate, outrage follows (6) second rate = B, outrage = ANGER
2 FILTHY  
  Hit fly, mashed, yuck! (6) Anagram of HIT FLY
3 SHUNTING  
  Using a sidetracking manoeuvre in Muggins's last pursuit of game (8) Muggins's last = S, pursuit of game = HUNTING
4 ADVISE  
  I'd save trouble for guide (6) Anagram of ID SAVE
5 IN SECRET  
  A louse, perhaps, goes around about with the utmost confidentiality (2,6) A louse perhaps = INSECT containing about = RE
7 HUBCAPS  
  Push cab around to get parts from its wheels (7) Anagram of PUSH CAB
8 TWENTY  
  Today: emptied out, went inside to zero, you might say (6) Today emptied out = TY with WENT inside
14 DRAINAGE  
  A reading mistakenly causes evacuation (8) Anagram of A READING
15 WRETCHED  
  Deplorable writer, disheartened, made an impression on copper (8) writer disheartened = WR, made an impression on copper = ETCHED
17 ALL OVER  
  Completely finished everywhere (3,4) Double definition
18 PLURAL  
  One sort of word signifying several (6) Cryptic definition
20 DEPLOY  
  Make use of the Delaware gambit (6) Delaware = DE, gambit = PLOY
21 PIGSTY  
  Pen notoriously dirty novel: Gits in Paraguay (6) Anagram of GITS in PY
22 GIRDLE.  
  Withheld right in part to go back for a belt (6) Hidden word backwards.

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