Crossword 1070 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 19 March, 2018

ACROSS    
6 SILICON Sail lacks a symbol on screen but it's an essential component in the computer (7) 
Sail lacks a = SIL, symbol on screen = ICON
8 CATNAP Abduct a tiger? Perhaps – during a little doze (6) 
Allusion to KIDNAP
9 BAIT Bribe is a bit corrupt (4) 
Anagram of A BIT
10 IRRATIONAL Invalid tailor I ran ragged (10) 
Anagram of TAILOR I CAN
11 GROW UP Wife put in band to gain maturity (4,2) 
Wife = W inside GROUP ("band")
13 ENTRAILS Guts shown by builders of the Government Rail system (8) 
Hidden word
14 PRIMARY SCHOOL The place to start your education is built with rich playrooms (7,6) 
Anagram of RICH PLAYROOMS
16 DONE WITH Perform fresh hit badly to be of no further interest (4,4) 
Perform = DO, fresh = NEW + anagram of HIT
17 BEFALL Happen before autumn in Vermont (6) 
Happen = BE, autumn in Vermont = FALL
19 ASTRONOMER A crazed monster or scientist (10) 
A + anagram of MONSTER OR
20 SEAM Miss West's coming back for a joint (4) 
Miss West = MAE
21 IDEALS The values of loose ladies (6) 
Anagram of LADIES
22 SIGNAGE Notices astrological house get older (7) 
astrological house = SIGN, get older = AGE
                                 
DOWN    
1 FLIT How to avoid paying debts and be healthy when about fifty (4) 
healthy = FIT, fifty = L
2 SCRIMP Outlaw in special surroundings has to just get by (6) 
Outlaw = CRIM, special = SP
3 ECSTATIC Joyous though previously, I hear, unmoved (8) 
previously I hear = sounds like EX, unmoved = STATIC
4 STROGANOFF Fans forgot unusual recipe including sour cream (10) 
Anagram of FANS FORGOT
5 PARALLEL Lined up real pal working out on left (8) 
Anagram of REAL PAL + left = L
6 STAIR Step that might have been taken by African leader in prison (5) 
African leader = A, prison = STIR
7 NURSERY RHYMES Carer spilt my sherry on Jack and Jill and Dr Foster (7,6) 
Carer = NURSE, spilt = indicator for anagram of MY SHERRY
12 WHITE BREAD Unusual web hit, studied and sliced for consumption (5,5) 
Anagram of WEB HIT + studied = READ
14 POOLSIDE A team taking cues around the swimming hole (8) 
allusion to POOL (the game with cues), team = SIDE
15 ALIENIST Foreigner is taken initially for a shrink (8) 
Foreigner = ALIEN + IS + taken initially = T
17 BORAGE Herb carried silver inside (6) 
carried = BORE with silver = AG inside
18 LEAVE The French way to go (5) 
Allusion to French leave
20 SWAM Went like frogs with mouths turned up (4) 
mouths = MAWS, turned up = reversal indicator

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