Crossword 1094 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 03 September, 2018

ACROSS    
1 GRUDGE Harbour ill feelings for rugged ground (6) 
Anagram of RUGGED
4 HOOVER Move to and fro undecidedly picking up nothing with a vacuum cleaner (6) 
Move to and fro undecidedly = HOVER, nothing = O
8 GAS TANK Fuel container in Georgia ponged (3,4) 
Georgia = GA, ponged - STANK
9 PLASTIC Mr Plod grabs sole surviving one of a flexible nature (7) 
Mr Plod = PC (police constable) sole surviving = LAST, one = I
11 STIPULATED Silly platitudes are legally required (10) 
Anagram of PLATITUDES
12 BUSH Henry is after public transport in the wild (4) 
Henry = h, public transport = BUS
13 SCRUM The place to find a hooker offering credit in addition (5) 
credit = CR, addition = SUM
14 ON THE DOT End tooth decay precisely (2,3,3) 
Anagram of END TOOTH
16 MARGINAL It could be alarming being borderline (8) 
Anagram of ALARMING
18 ABEAM Lincoln by morning is off to port perhaps on a ship (5) 
Lincoln = ABE, morning = AM
20 FORD Cross the Rubicon perhaps in a progressive direction after losing war (4) 
in a progressive direction = FORWARD
21 INNUMERATE The sort of person who doesn't count (10) 
Cryptic definiion
23 STEERED Become extremely angry about old model car being manoeuvred (7) 
Become extremely angry = SEE RED, old model car = T
24 STACK UP Make sense of chimney when erected (5,2) 
chimney = STACK, erected = UP
25 YODELS The sounds of the Topp Twins are terribly old? Yes! (6) 
Anagram of OLD YES
26 ASLEEP Snake takes shelter when hibernating (6) 
Snake = ASP, shelter = LEE
                                 
DOWN    
1 GRANT Mother's mother is on time for an assignment of funds (5) 
Mother's mother = GRAN, time = T
2 UP TO PAR Group top artists in places as good enough (2,2,3) 
Hidden words
3 GENTLEMAN A fellow of refinement provides information on mental disorder (9) 
information = GEN + anagram of MENTAL
5 OILED Oldie prepared to be massaged (5) 
Anagram of OLDIE
6 VISIBLE Brother or sister in loathsome circumstance can be seen here (7) 
Brother or sister = SIB, loathsome = VILE
7 RAINSTORM Trains diverted over river, miles added on in wet weather (9) 
Anagram of TRAINS = over = O, river = R, miles = M
10 STROLLING Hustle, eating bread, taking a mosey (9) 
Hustle = STING, bread = ROLL
13 SEAWORTHY Other ways to be made tight as sailors would like it (9) 
Anagram of OTHER WAYS
15 TEAMMATES Twice-minced meat and sauce opener for players on side (9) 
Two anagrams of MEAT + sauce opener = S
17 GODSEND A stroke of luck for Mars and Neptune at finish (7) 
Mars and Neptune = mythical GODS, finish = END
19 EARACHE Listener leads with champion taking heroin for a localised pain (7) 
Listener = EAR, champion = ACE, heroin = H
21 IDEAL Thought Labour leader was perfect (5) 
Thought = IDEA, Labour leader = L
22 TRUMP Outdo almost loyal politician (5) 
loyal - TRUE, politician = MP

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