Crossword 1095 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 09 September, 2018

ACROSS    
5 ON PAPER Where some journalists work in theory (2,5) 
Double definition
7 SLEEPY Tired spook takes shelter (6) 
spook = SPY, shelter = LEE
9 PHRASE Quietly share confusion in a few words (6) 
Quietly = P + anagram of SHARE
10 FRACTION The result of division in fact or otherwise (8) 
Anagram of IN FACT OR
11 PROSPECT View a candidate (8) 
Double definition
12 AWAKEN Stir a western leader with a range of knowledge (6) 
A + western leader = W, a range of knowledge = A KEN
13 MODEST Humble poetic works set in Montana (6) 
poetic works = ODES, Montana = MT
15 REMISS Overlook something for a second time, being negligent (6) 
Cryptic definition
18 ADORED Much loved tot seizes mineral (6) 
tot = ADD, mineral = ORE
20 SKIN TEST A medical examination for an allergy in the most poverty stricken? (4,4) 
poverty stricken = SKINT
23 CALENDAR Schedule a loan, roughly, secured by vehicle (8) 
a loan = A LEND (non-standard English), vehicle = CAR
24 SUMMIT Two million in diamonds perhaps for the crown (6) 
Two million = MM, diamonds perhaps = SUIT
25 SEVENS Beginning to see what's left when odds are out for a fast game of rugby (6) 
Beginning to see = S, what's left when odds are out = EVENS
26 YACHTIE Sailor leads in yet again, coming home, taking it easy (7) 
Acrostic: initial letters in Yet Again Coming Home Taking It Easy
                                 
DOWN    
1 UPRAISED Union leader commended and given a lift (8) 
Union leader = U, commended = PRAISED
2 SPHERE This herpes treatment is a ball (6) 
Anagram of HERPES
3 ESCALATE Step up with revised case behind schedule (8) 
anagram of CASE + behind schedule = LATE
4 KENTIA New intake gets the palm (6) 
Anagram of INTAKE
5 OTHER Alternative parent loses her head (5) 
parent = MOTHER
6 REFUTE Have little truck with whistle blower fronting to prove the opposite is true (6) 
little truck = UTE, whistle blower = REF
8 PROWESS Nothing women put in newspapers shows superior skill (7) 
Nothing = O, women = W, newspapers = PRESS
13 MEDIATE Intercede as journalists meet the Maori (7) 
journalists = MEDIA, the Maori = TE
14 SIDE DISH Was partial before his tossed salad (4,4) 
Was partial = SIDED + anagram of HIS
16 INTIMATE Suggest prisoner holds it back (8) 
prisoner = INMATE, it back = TI
17 ASTRAY A way fish can be wide of the mark (6) 
A + way = ST, fish = RAY
19 REEFER Send for treatment having ingested Ecstasy in joint (6) 
Send for treatment = REFER, Ecstasy = E
21 INSECT A six-footer of the nicest variety? (6) 
Anagram of NICEST
22 SLIME Start to slip on yellowy-green oily sludge (5) 
Start to slip = S, yellowy-green = LIME

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