Crossword 1078 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 12 May, 2018

ACROSS    
5 TENON Part of a joint, one rolled in empty tin (5) 
ONE backwards inside TN ("empty tin")
6 PRESENTER Front man here about to be taken over (9) 
here = PRESENT, about = RE, taken over = reversal indicator
9 ROAD MAP Detailed plan to get a mod involved in hip-hop performance (4,3) 
Anagram of A MOD inside RAP
10 ALTERED Related when changed (7) 
Anagram of RELATED
11 OCTAGONAL Act on goal setting using a number of sides (9) 
Anagram of ACT ON GOAL
12 PLUME Dress elm up in disguise (5) 
Anagram of ELM UP
13 KNOCK DOWN Demolish dock rebuilt in familiar surroundings (5,4) 
Anagram of DOCK inside KNOWN ("familiar")
19 OPTED Chose old people to elect democratic leaders (5) 
leaders = first letters of Old People To Elect Democratic
20 LABYRINTH Bar thinly disguised as a maze (9) 
Anagram of BAR THINLY
22 SADDLES These seats can be burdens (7) 
Double definition
24 IDOLISE One is getting into the unemployment benefit to worship someone else (7) 
One = I + IS inside DOLE
25 LOOK SHARP Be quick to dress well (4,5) 
Double definition
26 NONET Piece of music by a strictly hook-line-and-sinker fisher? (5) 
Cryptic definition
                                 
DOWN    
1 IN HASTE Hurrying, ain't she silly? (2,5) 
Anagram of SHE AINT
2 UNIMAGINED I die, gunman runs off beyond what was thought possible (10) 
Anagram of I DIE GUNMAN
3 DETAILED With complications having been docked? (8) 
Double definition
4 DEBT Plot turns on time payment not made (4) 
Plot = BED (as in garden) + time = T
5 TORPOR Motorsport loses most, displaying slowness (6) 
Letters in MOST removed from MOTORSPORT
6 POP IN Drop by father at home (3,2) 
father = POP, at home = IN
7 TART UP The flan has risen so decorate it (4,2) 
Double definition
8 RUDDER Right part of cow is good for a steer (6) 
Right = R, part of cow = UDDER
12 POWER POINT Pot, now ripe, stuffed in a socket (5,5) 
Anagram of POT NOW RIPE
14 COLOSSAL Enormous mountain pass nothing to girl climbing (8) 
mountain pass = COL, nothing = O, girl = LASS, climbing = reversal indicator
15 FOSSIL The usual kind of fuel for a fogey? (6) 
Double definition
16 STUDIO Macho man I love in the movie business (6) 
Macho man = STUD + I + love = O
17 ANCIENT Old worker eats nice stew (7) 
worker = ANT containing anagram of NICE
18 THREAT Menace the Mad Hatter (6) 
Anagram of HATTER
21 BLIMP Broken limb beginning to perturb a pompous old buffer (5) 
Anagram of LIMB + beginning to perturb = P
23 LAST Keep for the end (4) 
Double definition

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