Crossword 1065 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 19 February, 2018

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 Across  Answers and Clues Explanations
6 RAT TRAP  
  Role sailor played going back into an unpleasant situation (3,4) Role = PART, sailor = TAR, going back = reversal indicator
9 BILLET  
  It'll be unsatisfactory as a temporary lodging (6) Anagram of ITTL BE
10 APPEAL  
  A quiet roll of thunder? Ask for superior hearing (6) A quiet = A P, roll of thunder = PEAL
11 REACTED  
  Performed again as one did in opposition (7) Double definition
12 PER ANNUM  
  Stirred men up about what the manager did every 12 months (3,5) Anagram of MEN UP including RAN ("what the manager did)
13 EMOTED  
  Acted with feeling having been kicked downstairs, beheaded (6) kicked downstairs = DEMOTED, beheaded = deletion indicator
14 FAIR-AND-SQUARE  
  Just like a blond, also conventional (4-3-6) like a blond = FAIR, also = AND, conventional = SQUARE
18 HIATUS  
  Gap appears as a hut is rebuilt (6) Anagram of A HUT IS
21 COASTERS  
  Mats for citizens of Hokitika (8) Double definition
23 HIRSUTE  
  Unshaven doctor a sure hit (7) Anagram of A SURE HIT
24 THRICE  
  Unfinished article on cereal crop appears several times (6) Unfinished article = TH, cereal crop = RICE
25 UNFAIR  
  Cheating at the peacekeepers' carnival (6) peacekeepers = UN, carnival = FAIR
26 EXTREME.  
  The ultimate bit of sex: tremendous (7) Hidden word.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DROP-LEAF  
  The kind of table made from the wood of a deciduous tree? (4-4) Cryptic definition or pun
2 SRI LANKA  
  Drooping with rising breezes around a tropical island (3,5) Drooping = LANK, rising = reversal indicator, breezes = AIRS
3 ABRADE  
  Scratch with a dishevelled beard (6) A + anagram of BEARD
4 PLETHORA  
  The polar meltdown produces an excessive amount (8) Anagram of THE POLAR
5 MEDDLE  
  Tamper with an Olympic award, say (6) Homophone for medal
7 THETA  
  Nasty threat – no end of war – in letter from Athens (5) Anagram of THREAT minus R ("end of war")
8 PYRAMID SCHEME  
  Dodgy spy made me rich with a fraudulent business (7,6) Anagram of SPY MADE ME RICH A
15 INTERVAL  
  Travel in style for half time (8) Anagram of TRAVEL IN
16 QUANTITY  
  A sum for new tint applied in place of wharfies (8) Anagram of TINT inside QUAY ("place for wharfies")
17 ENRICHED  
  Nice herd management added nutrients to the soil (8) Anagram of NICE HERD
19 IN HAND  
  Home worker is under control (2,4) Home = IN, worker = HAND
20 SQUIRE  
  Escort does risqué dancing (6) Anagram of RISQUE
22 TERSE.  
  Casual shirt has Irish on it to be concise (5) Casual shirt = T, Irish = ERSE.

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