Crossword 1076 answers and explanations

by The Listener / 30 April, 2018

Help us find and write the stories Kiwis need to read

ACROSS    
1 SMART Spruce makes a sharp pain (5) 
Double definition
4 MACHINED Being shaped with a lathe perhaps can make him dance (8) 
Anagram of HIM DANCE
8 PALLBEARER Mourner – carrying on – has unwonted reaper snaffle a law graduate (10) 
Anagram of REAPER containing A LLB
9 CHAP Some stretch a point for a fellow (4) 
Hidden word
10 BEIRUT City in which Tiber flows around bend (6) 
Anagram of TIBER around U ("bend")
11 EXTRUDED In context, rude devils appear squeezed out (8) 
Hidden word
12 SIDELINE A second job in diesel repair (8) 
Anagram of IN DIESEL
14 BLEEP Sound asleep as replaced by bishop (5) 
ASLEEP with AS replaced by B ("bishop")
16 EXACT Demand to be strictly correct (5) 
Double definition
18 IN EFFECT Really efficient, working out after one has gone (2,6) 
Anagram of EFFICIENT minus I
20 DOMINANT Organising badminton though lacking opening, showing superior strength (8) 
Anagram of BADMINTON minus B
22 SWATHE Bind hats we designed (6) 
Anagram of HATS WE
23 STUN Hazel's coming back to knock you out (4) 
Hazel's = NUTS
24 SPINAL CORD Cook rancid slop showing a lot of nerve! (6,4) 
Anagram iif RANCID SLOP
25 TOP-NOTCH First-rate cannabis brought back? Never before church (3-5) 
cannabis = POT, brought back = reversal indicator, never = NOT, church = CH
26 GEESE Take a gander inside, for instance, when returning for several of them (5) 
Take a gander = SEE, inside EG, when returning = reversal indicator
                                 
DOWN    
1 SPACE-TIME An essential part of the astronaut's CV in all four dimensions (5-4) 
Alluding to spending time in space
2 AT LARGE Where the escapee is having a tea initially then lager drunkenly (2,5) 
A + tea initially = T + anagram of LAGER
3 THEFT Not paying when taking article on foot (5) 
article = THE, foot = FT
4 MARLENE DIETRICH Actress upset real men with her usual food containing lots of fat and sugar (7,8) 
Anagram of REAL MEN + her usual food = DIET, containing lots of fat and sugar = RICH
5 CARD TABLE Calibrated wrongly, I missed the place for deals to be made (4,5) 
Anagram of CALLIBRATED minus the I
6 INCLUDE Eccentric uncle I'd take in (7) 
Anagram of UNCLE ID
7 ELATE Story made up on direction to tickle you pink (5) 
Story = TALE, up = reversal indicator, direction = E (East)
13 IN TRANSIT Train isn't moving? On the contrary (2,7) 
Anagram of TRAIN ISNT
15 PACKHORSE Beast of burden chose park for recreation (9) 
Anagram of CHOSE PARK
17 AVIGNON Go in van straight for a city in France (7) 
Anagram of GO IN VAN
19 FIANCEE Fee I can arrange as intended (7) 
Anagram of FEE I CAN
21 OUTDO Better garden party? (5) 
Double definition
22 SLANG Some of the words in speeches Lange made (5) 
Hidden word

Latest

Father figure: Jordan Watson on his 'How to Dad' series
93157 2018-07-21 00:00:00Z Social issues

Father figure: Jordan Watson on his 'How to Dad' s…

by North & South

The breakout Youtube star talks about 'How to Dad', paternity leave, and his own dad.

Read more
With friends like Donald Trump, who needs enemies?
93834 2018-07-21 00:00:00Z World

With friends like Donald Trump, who needs enemies?…

by Paul Thomas

The US President treats his Western allies to a tongue-lashing while cosying up to Vladimir Putin, causing alarm at home and around the world.

Read more
Who Is America? is predictably alarming – and scarily relevant
93831 2018-07-21 00:00:00Z Television

Who Is America? is predictably alarming – and scar…

by Diana Wichtel

Only Bernie Sanders comes out unscathed in Sacha Baron Cohen’s absurdist new series Who Is America?

Read more
Organic wine is getting bigger in New Zealand. These are our top picks
93885 2018-07-21 00:00:00Z Wine

Organic wine is getting bigger in New Zealand. The…

by Michael Cooper

Quality rather than quantity drives New Zealand's organic wine producers.

Read more
Killer robots: The question of how to control lethal autonomous weapons
93876 2018-07-20 08:23:45Z Tech

Killer robots: The question of how to control leth…

by Peter Griffin

The computer scientist who has become a leading voice on the threat posed by killer robots describes himself as an “accidental activist”.

Read more
The man who's making sure performing artists are seen in the regions
93813 2018-07-20 00:00:00Z Theatre

The man who's making sure performing artists are s…

by Elisabeth Easther

For 35 years, Steve Thomas has been at the helm of Arts On Tour, taking musical and theatrical acts from Kaitaia to Stewart Island.

Read more
The Eco Economy: Millennials, money and saving sustainably
93645 2018-07-20 00:00:00Z Economy

The Eco Economy: Millennials, money and saving sus…

by Sharon Stephenson

Millenials are leading the rise of the eco economy.

Read more
Cuba Libre is a new Caribbean-influenced restaurant-bar in Ponsonby
93862 2018-07-19 15:05:51Z Auckland Eats

Cuba Libre is a new Caribbean-influenced restauran…

by Kate Richards

Rum, cigars and Cuban sandwiches are on the menu at new Ponsonby restaurant, Cuba Libre.

Read more