Crossword 1069 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 12 March, 2018

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1 DO WELL Rod left to prosper (2,4)
Rod = DOWEL, left = L
4 STASIS Little sibling has sat back inside showing complete inactivity (6)
Little sibling = SIS, sat back = TAS
9 BOOR Express displeasure with Republican leader, a vulgar philistine (4)
Express displeasure = BOO, republican leader = R
10 PHENOMENAL Help one man with disorder: it's amazing (10)
Anagram of HELP ONE MAN
11 TO A TEE Where you can go to hit it off just right (2,1,3)
Double definition
12 PADDLING Start to lounge in cushions while using the canoe (8)
Start to lounge = L, cushions = PADDING
13 OFF AND ON Occasional fan of eccentric academic (3,3,2)
Anagram of FAN OF + academic = DON
15 RARER The less-common are in luxury vehicle (5)
ARE inside RR ("luxury vehicle")
16 GERMS Get right into precious things to see sources (5)
right = R, precious things = GEMS
18 IMPOTENT It includes blokes eating cannabis being powerless (8)
blokes = MEN inside POT ("cannabis") inside IT
21 BLESS YOU Boy poorly, eating not as much. Turn then to wish him good health (5,3)
Anagram of BOY including LESS then U ("turn")
22 SPEEDY Head of police in squalid surroundings is fast (6)
Head of police = P, squalid = SEEDY
24 PARAPHRASE Appear rash, run amok, use different words (10)
Anagram of APPEAR RASH
25 SO-SO Tailor is said repeatedly to be mediocre (2-2)
Homophone: Tailor = sew
26 TRENDY Attempt to embrace death in accordance with the latest fashion (6)
Attempt = TRY, death = END
27 UPPERS Pep pills that may help hold tongues? (6)
Allusion of parts of shoes
                                 
DOWN    
1 DROP OFF Make the delivery and fall asleep (4,3)
Double definition
2 WORST The least favorable direction or way (5)
direction = W + OR + way = ST
3 LIPREAD Pupil repaid with difficulty for having to interpret a speech on site you say? (7)
Pupil = L + anagram of REPAID
5 TO ORDER Revolutionary radical turned up on demand (2,5)
Revolutionary = RED, radical = ROOT, turned up = reversal indicator
6 SMELL A RAT All-star production with me in it? Suspect there's something wrong here (5,1,3)
Anagram of ALL STAR including ME
7 SPANNER Nuts might be turned on by this princess wearing a non-U spur (7)
princess = ANNE, wearing = contained by, non-U spur = SPR
8 PERPENDICULAR Plan rude price change to make it very steep (13)
Anagram of PLAN RUDE PRICE
14 AEROSPACE Storage arranged (minus GST) with room for high flying industry (9)
Anagram of STORAGE minus the letters in GST + room = SPACE
16 GALLANT Valiant audacity by worker (7)
audacity = GALL, worker = ANT
17 SCYTHED Mowed down by techy invention in South Dakota (7)
Anagram of TECHY inside SD
19 PASTE-UP A step, stumbling out of bed, to make a collage (5-2)
Anagram of A STEP + out of bed = UP
20 NUDISTS Those who have a bare existance make daughter sit awkwardly in rising sun (7)
daughter = D + anagram of SIT inside NUS ("rising sun")
23 ENSUE Result: three points at matriculation (5)
three points (compass) = ENS, matriculation = UE

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