Crossword 1091 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 12 August, 2018

ACROSS    
5 FLING I abandon organising my papers for a brief indulgence (5) 
organising my papers = FILING
6 MEANEST The least accommodating build yours truly a cosy home (7) 
yours truly = ME + A + cosy home = NEST
8 TRESPASSES Encroachments are very old hat in French society (10) 
very in FRench = TRES, old hat = PASSE, society = S
9 OMIT Exclude some? Far from it (4) 
Hidden word
10 ABRASIVE A brave is terribly brusque (8) 
Anagram of A BRAVE IS
12 MYRTLE For an evergreen flowering plant try elm for a change (6) 
Anagram of TRY ELM
13 OXEN Beasts decentralised vital gas (4) 
vital gas = OXYGEN minus central letters
14 NOBLE Joint rolled then Welsh leader is replaced by Norwegian one, a member of the peerage (5) 
Joint = ELBOW, rolled = reversal idicator, Welsh leader = W, Norwegian leader = N
16 TANG Little sandfly comes back and gets a smack (4) 
Little sandfly = GNAT
18 MORASS A bog that sinks underfoot or in bulk (6) 
OR inside MASS ("bulk")
21 DIRECTOR Medic shows anger for nothing in position on board (8) 
Medic = DOCTOR with IRE ("anger") replacing O ("nothing")
22 HEAR Try and be informed (4) 
Double definition
23 ABOMINABLE Foul sort of sweaty smell in chopped up lima bean (10) 
sweaty smell = BO inside anagram of LIMA BEAN
25 SUNBEAM Ray makes boy smile so they say (7) 
"so they say' = homophone indicator
26 SINUS A body cavity that leads to wickedness with you and me (5) 
wickedness = SIN, you and me = US
                                 
DOWN    
1 HIPS Joints kept quietly in that bloke's grasp (4) 
quietly = P, that bloke's = HIS
2 AGRARIAN Rock and roll leaders get stuck in once more to farming (8) 
Rock and roll leaders = RAR, once more = AGAIN
3 BALSAM Ointment made from lightweight wood on Monday (6) 
liightweight wood = BALSA, Monday = M
4 DEMOCRATIC Comic rated poorly like Barack Obama (10) 
Anagram of COMIC RATED
5 FIREBOX Terrible bore goes in to repair furnace (7) 
Anagram of BORE inside FIX ("repair")
6 MASTER BEDROOM Boomers dream fantastically about time relaxing in here (6,7) 
Anagram of BOOMERS DREAM
7 TRILL Tenor, losing heart and not well, produces a mere warble (5) 
Tenor losing heart = TR, not well =- ILL
11 ANNUAL RING The Christmas phone call is a sign of age in elder perhaps (6,4) 
Double definition
15 EARLIEST Most advanced 14 ties knot (8) 
14 = NOBLE + anagram of TIES
17 NOODLES Nothing in the beginning then heaps of pasta (7) 
Nothing in the begiinning = N, heaps of = OODLES
19 OVENS One's confused about five kitchen appliances (5) 
Anagram of ONES including V ("five")
20 SOAKED Overcharged for tree planted in some French uprising (6) 
tree = OAK, some French = DES, uprising = reversal indicator
24 AUNT Henry leaves to stalk a relation (4) 
stalk = HAUNT

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