Crossword 1104 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 10 November, 2018

ACROSS    
5 AERIALS Satellite dishes retransmit a serial (7) 
Anagram of A SERIAL
6 CHEER UP Feel happier being drunk here with beverage container outside (5,2) 
Anagram of HERE inside CUP ("beverage container")
9 SWAMI Hindu teacher made progress through the water before one (5) 
made progress through the water = SWAM, one = I
10 UNDIVIDED Dividend surprisingly comes after you finally, a lump sum it seems (9) 
Anagram of DIVIDEND after you finally = U
11 SOPRANO This singer will get high: rap soon degenerates (7) 
Anagram of RAP SOON
13 UNSAFE Use fan incorrectly: it's dangerous (6) 
Anagram of USE FAN
15 POLICYHOLDERS Poodles richly arrayed for those with cover (13) 
Anagram of POODLES RICHLY
18 SCHEME Piece produced by Hieronymus Bosch emerges in dodgy plan (6) 
Hidden word
19 ALADDIN A boy with nasty racket producing light rubber (a boy too) (7) 
A boy = ALAD, nasty racket = DIN
22 INTERLOCK Mesh firmly to bury someone in the scrum (9) 
bury = INTER, someone in the scrum = LOCK
23 ORATE Deliver an address with nothing to evaluate (5) 
nothing = O, evaluate = RATE
25 DUCHESS Lady of some nobility due to be cut short with kings and queens and suchlike on board (7) 
due to be cut short = DU, kings and queens etc. = CHESS
26 NANNIED Looked after children, nine, and at sixes and sevens (7) 
Anagram of NINE AND
                                 
DOWN    
1 AREA A region in the Far East (4) 
hidden word
2 MARINA Cause damage in a boat harbour (6) 
Cause damage = MAR + IN A
3 PSEUDONYM My pun does funnily as an alias (9) 
Anagram of MY PUN DOES
4 LEAVENED Raised in a bakery to go with Kelly (8) 
go = LEAVE, Kelly = NED
5 ASSESS Evaluate parts of the Christmas session (6) 
Hidden word
6 CEDE Surrender and get the pip, say (4) 
Homophone
7 RED-HAIRED Reader hid in disguise becoming gingery (3-6) 
Anagram of READER HID
8 PADRE Walk quietly about for a priest (5) 
Walk quietly = PAD, about = RE
12 PROPHETIC Hit copper in disguise for shadowing, you say (9) 
Anagram of HIT COPPER
14 WOMANKIND A monk wanders about in breeze to find about half of the human race (9) 
Anagram of A MONK inside WIND ("breeze")
16 IMMERSED Simmered surprisingly, having been put in water (8) 
Anagram of SIMMERED
17 INTEND Mean at home and be inclined that way (6) 
at home = IN, be inclined = TEND
18 SPIED I got in, hurried along and snooped (5) 
I inserted into hurried along = SPED,
20 ABOUND Article tied up to appear in large quantities (6) 
Article = A, tied up = BOUND
21 SOUS Coins once under French (4) 
Double definition
24 AS IS A little sibling just the way you see her (2,2) 
A little sibling = A SIS

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