Crossword 1114 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 26 January, 2019

ACROSS    
1 OCCUPANTS Surprising cost includes copper cooking vessel for the tenants (9) 
Anagram of COST including CU ("copper") and PAN ("cooking vessel)
6 PREYS Hunts for meat and kudos you say? (5) 
Homophone of PRAISE ("kudos")
9 FINER One imposing a penalty is superior (5) 
Double definition
10 GABARDINE Material that befuddled aged brain (9) 
Anagram of AGED BRAIN
11 EMACIATED Obviously starving: medicate with new formulation including vitamin (9) 
Anagram of MEDICATE including A ("vitamin")
12 ALERT Awaiting orders now, disorders later (5) 
Anagram of LATER
13 TRIMMED Midterm re-selection diminished (7) 
Anagram of MIDTERM
14 TREMBLE Shake broken tree limb I removed (7) 
Anagram of TREE LIMB minus I
16 OCEANIC Cocaine is scattered in the open sea (7) 
Anagram of COCAINE
18 TATTLED Dealt badly with non-drinking being included so spilt the beans (7) 
Anagram of DEALT including TT ("non-drinking")
20 SENNA A herbal remedy gets princess's backing (5) 
princess's = ANNE'S
22 FALLACIES Cafe is all messy? Don't believe them (9) 
Anagram of CAFE IS ALL
23 EGG TIMERS I get germs sadly from kitchen gadgets (3,6) 
Anagram of I GET GERMS
24 NORMA She is almost average (5) 
average - NORMAL
25 EAT IN Sweetheart with a can prepared to dine at home (3,2) 
Sweetheart = E (midddle letter of SWEET), a can = A TIN
26 SANITISED Is stained badly on the outside but made completely clean (9) 
IS inside an anagram of STAINED
                                 
DOWN    
1 OFFBEAT It's rather quirky, not working and being very tired (7) 
not working = OFF, very tired = BEAT
2 CANAANITE One of the ancient people forming ancient AA organisation (9) 
Anagram of ANCIENT AA
3 PARLIAMENTARIAN A Latin repairman contrived to be representative (15) 
Anagram of A LATIN REPAIRMAN
4 NEGATED Dicky (aged ten) is rendered ineffective (7) 
Anagram of AGED TEN
5 SUBEDIT Check and correct the writer's work by using spades, for example, around garden plot (7) 
spades for example = SUIT, garden plot = BED
6 PERMANENT MAGNET Meet pregnant man? Surprisingly this is always attractive (9,6) 
Anagram of MEET PREGNANT MAN
7 EXILE Deport English cricket team to the outskirts of Lancashire (5) 
English = E, cricket team = XI, outskirts of Lancashire = LE
8 SCEPTRE Respect breaks down for the ceremonial staff (7) 
Anagram of RESPECT
15 BILLIARDS Game bird is all aflutter (9) 
Anagram of BIRD IS ALL
16 OBSCENE Half a boob regarded, I hear, as lewd (7) 
Half a boob = OB, regarded I hear = SCENE (homophone of SEEN)
17 COFFERS Annoying people at concerts are heard. It's their chests! (7) 
Double definition
18 TELLS ON Instructs boy when decapitated, thus commits a small act of betrayal (5,2) 
Instructs = TELL, boy = SON, decapitated = ON
19 DISBAND Part company as theologian embraces one singular prohibition (7) 
theologian = DD, one = I, singular = S, prohibition = BAN
21 NIGHT The time a member of Round Table was decapitated (5) 
Knight with head removed

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