Crossword 1092 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 19 August, 2018

ACROSS    
6 BOWLINE Knot formed in a row of performers preparing for their curtain call? (7) 
Double definition
7 GO TO BED Begin retirement, the result of good bet perhaps? (2,2,3) 
Anagram of GOOD BET
9 RADIO Road winding around one station (5) 
Anagram of ROAD around one = I
10 SATELLITE Little sea movement from moon (9) 
Anagram of LITTLE SEA
11 FESTOON Embellishment with drapes of flowers and suchlike is so often done badly (7) 
Anagram of SO OFTEN
13 STREWN Littered street connected with Wellington (6) 
street = ST, connected with = RE, Wellington = WN
15 BUSINESSWOMAN Entrepreneur with own sunbeams is remarkable (13) 
Anagram of OWN SUNBEAMS IS
19 ADRIFT Commercial break with no anchor (6) 
Commercial = AD, breeak = RIFT
20 AIMLESS A smile's misdirected or undirected (7) 
Anagram of A SMILES
23 MEMORANDA Reminders, man-made or evolving (9) 
Anagram of MAN MADE OR
24 TRIPE Tear into the Maori codswallop (5) 
Tear = RIP, the Maori = TE
26 CHAMOIS Soft leather is macho? Kinky (7) 
Anagram of IS MACHO
27 OUTWORN Old fashioned tour now redesigned (7) 
Anagram of TOUR NOW
                                 
DOWN    
1 AWED Arthur at the beginning got married, feeling wonder and dread (4) 
Arthur at the beginning = A, got married = WED
2 GIGOLO This man is kept in a job performing solo for the most part (6) 
a job perfomring = GIG, solo for the most part = OLO
3 MESSENGER Herald makes dog's breakfast with misprint of "green" (9) 
diog's breakfast = MESS + anagram of GREEN
4 STILETTO Thin heel makes toes tilt awkwardly (8) 
Anagram of TOES TILT
5 OBLITERATE Wipe out ex-student, educated (10) 
ex-student = OB (old boy), educated - lliterate
6 BEREFT Make a wager about umpire being lovelorn (6) 
Make a wager = BET, umpire = REF
7 GOTH Work on endless article: The Ancient Teuton (4) 
Work = GO, endless article = TH/e
8 DYEING Expiring audibly, changing shade visibly (6) 
Double definition
12 SQUARE MEAL Yelp about poor mare becoming a good dinner (6,4) 
Yelp = SQUEAL including anagram of MARE
14 ESCALATOR A real cost breakdown shows what its takes to achieve a rise smoothly (9) 
Anagram of A REAL COST
16 INFERIOR Rubbish on fire inside Inland Revenue? Not so good (8) 
Anagram of ON FIRE inside IR
17 TARMAC Double-hull yacht turns up carrying member and seal on the way (6) 
Double-hul yacht = CAT, member = ARM
18 ASTERN Following the ship like a sea swallow (6) 
like a =AS, sea swallow = TERN
21 MUTATE Change as mum eats, thanks (6) 
mum = MUTE, thanks = TA
22 ENDS The remnants of certain goals (4) 
Double definition
25 IRON The sort of will needed for pressing business (4) 
Double definition

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