Crossword 1066 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 26 February, 2018

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Answers and Clues

Expanations

 

1

SKI PLANE

   
 

Icelander has to bypass narrow road (3,5)

bypass = SKIP, narrow road = LANE

 

6

SHEAF

   
 

Bundle of papers he put in strongbox with key missing (5)

HE inside SAFE ("strongbox") minus E ("key")

 

10

CAUSTIC

   
 

CIA cuts out being harsh (7)

Anagram of CIA CUTS

 

11

GRANITE

   
 

Rock used in great composition (7)

Anagram of IN GREAT

 

12

MAKE HASTE

   
 

Brand features the Maori for 'hurry' (4,5)

Brand = MAKE, features = HAS, the Maori = TE

 

13

LURCH

   
 

A staggering movement sees right replacing national leader in the middle of meal (5)

right = R replaces N ("national leader") in middle of meal = LUNCH

 

14

PLEBS

   
 

Hoi polloi remove rum cocktail from drunken plumbers (5)

Anagram of PLUMBERS minus leters in RUM

 

16

OARSWOMAN

   
 

One in eight was a moron unfortunately (9)

Anagram of WAS A MORON

 

18

OFF-SEASON

   
 

Stale flavour shows it is the less active time of year (3-6)

Stale = OFF, flavour = SEASON

 

20

DREAD

   
 

Padre admits hiding his trepidation (5)

Hidden word

 

22

NAIAD

   
 

Water nymph in Waikaremoana I admired (5)

Hidden word

 

23

NOURISHED

   
 

He is round perhaps from being well fed (9)

Anagram of HE IS ROUND

 

26

SHUT OUT

   
 

Primitive building in Antarctic region shortly to be excluded (4,3)

Primitive building = HUT, Antarctic region = SOUTH, shortly = truncation indicator

 

28

SWEPT

   
 

Skinhead cried and cleaned the floor (5)

Skinhead = S, cried = WEPT

 

29

SEDATELY

   
 

Deals yet to be arranged with dignity (8)

Anagram of DEALS YET

 

Down

     

2/25

KNUCKLE DOWN

   
 

Joint in hand, unhappy? Start working harder! (7,4)

Joint in hand = KNUCKLE, unhappy = DOWN

 

3

PATCH

   
 

Plot track taken around college (5)

track = PATH, college = C

 

4

ANCESTORS

   
 

Son traces mysterious grandparents (9)

Anagram of SON TRACES

 

5

EAGLE

   
 

Elgar, E, having lost right to turn up, produces a very good score on the course (5)

ELGAR E minus the R, to turn up = reversal indicator

 

6

SWALLOWED

   
 

Buried or scattered seeds around the rampart (9)

scattered seeds = SOWED, rampart = WALL

 

7

EPIGRAM

   
 

Famously witty remark from English swine on sheep

English = E. swine = PIG, sheep = RAM

 

8

FRESHENED

   
 

Bird inside defers getting changed and reinvigorated

Bird = HEN inside anagram of DEFERS

 

9

SCUM

   
 

A hundred in total constitute the dregs of society

A hundred = C inside total = SUM

 

14

PROGNOSIS

   
 

Poor signs can be reinterpreted for a forecast

Anagram of POOR SIGNS

 

15

SPEEDBOAT

   
 

Craft of the amphetamine smuggler?

Craft = BOAT, amphetamine = SPEED

 

17

RENOUNCED

   
 

Given up with no cure: end treatment

Anagram of NO CURE END

 

19

FAILURE

   
 

Note I rule out being a miss

Note = FA + anagram of I RULE

 

21

ETHICAL

   
 

Honourable father leaves parenthetical composition

father = PARENT removed from anagram of PARENTHETICAL

 

23

NOTES

   
 

Quite determined to come up with folding stuff

Quite determined = SET ON, come up = reversal indicator

 

24

INSET

   
 

I sent out for a gusset

Anagram of I SENT

 

25

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