Crossword 1081 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 04 June, 2018

Help us find and write the stories Kiwis need to read

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6 DREAMBOAT Handsome hunk met "a broad" at sea (9) 
Anagram of MET A BROAD
7 SURF Take a break and ride to the beach (4) 
Cryptic definition
8 WATER SKI A skirt we designed to be pulled behind a boat for fun (5,3) 
Anagram of A SKIRT WE
9 TEACUP Where the tempest is staged in "Much Ado About Nothing"? (6) 
Cryptic definition
10 SHUFTI A small reconnaissance mission shut if ordered (6) 
Anagram of SHUT IF
12 GO STEADY Date by which toys aged badly (2,6) 
Anagram of TOYS AGED
13 HYGIENE A healthy GI energetically uses sanitary practices (7) 
Hidden word
14 ANTONYM Chekhov, with my backing, produced a contrary word (7) 
Chekhov = ANTON, my backing = YM
18 LADYBIRD "The Spotted Beetle" is badly written unfortunately, taxing people (8) 
Anagram of BADLY + taxing people = IRD
21 RETORT Riposte from nasty rotter (6) 
Anagram of ROTTER
22 SPRANG Bounced and crooned about publicity (6) 
crooned = SANG, publicity = PR
23 STUFFING Fun gifts turn out to be just wadding (8) 
Anagram of FUN GIFTS
25 ONCE Formerly disconcerted? Just a bit (4) 
Hidden word
26 SKELETONS They provide solid support for everybody (9) 
Crptic definition
                                 
DOWN    
1 FETE A carnival in the cafeteria (4) 
Hidden word
2 OMISSION Neglect nothing on military operation (8) 
nothing = O, military operation= MISSION
3 FOLIAGE Leaves go, a life collapses (7) 
Anagram of GO A LIFE
4 STATUS Tattoos turned on you and me in class (6) 
Tattoos = TATS, turned = reversal indicator, you and me = US
5 AROUND A shout in the local? In the locality, certainly (6) 
A shout = A ROUND
6 DEATHLY The lady can become haggard (7) 
Anagram of THE LADY
7 SPACED-OUT Tripping with pot caused confusion (6-3) 
Anagram of POT CAUSED
11 FAIRY TALE Sounds like a grim story? (5,4) 
Pun of Brothers Grimm
15 NURTURED Strange u-turn by revolutionary when nourished and supported (8) 
Anagram of U-TURN + revolutionary = RED
16 Y-FRONTS Try son out with female in underpants (1-6) 
Anagram of TRY SON with F ("female") inside
17 ODYSSEY An answer in the affirmative: half of Sydney, love, turned up in this long adventure (7) 
Mr Pacino = AL, yearn = PINE
19 ALPINE Make Mr Pacino yearn for mountainous terrain (6) 
Homonym of 'in jest'
20 INGEST Swallow as a joke so I hear (6) 
Homophone of FLOW ("move like liquid")
24 FLOE Though it is frozen it is said to move like liquid (4) 

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