Crossword 1117 answers and explanations

by David Tossman / 17 February, 2019

ACROSS    
5 CLIMB Advance from clan leader to member (5) 
clan leader = C, member = LIMB
7 NON-PROFIT Porn, if not in disguise, is not really commercial (3-6) 
Anagram of PORN IF NOT
10 LIGNITE Coal left to catch fire (7) 
left = L, catch fire = IGNITE
11 TANDOOR Brown before opening oven (7) 
Brown = TAN, opening = DOOR
12 IN HASTE Stain he rectified hurriedly (2,5) 
Anagram of STAIN HE
13 SONATAS Boy with a stash, having lost first and last, makes some serious scores (7) 
Boy = SON + A + stash haviing lost first and last = TAS
14 PACKAGE TOUR Prepare luggage before terrible outrage all in holiday (7,4) 
Prepare luggage = PACK + anagram of OUTRAGE
19 OFFENCE Umbrage about trader with hot deals (7) 
about = OF (eg let us talk of cabbages), trader with hot deals = FENCE
21 TORNADO Road not rebuilt, a terrible blow (7) 
Anagram of ROAD NOT
23 TARSEAL Sailors with unusual sort of ale: the black stuff (7) 
Sailors = TARS + anagram of ALE
25 HEINOUS Atrocious house in development (7) 
Anagram of HOUSE IN
26 NIGHTWEAR Weathering badly, lacking oriental pyjamas (9) 
Anagram of WEATHERING minus an E ("oriental")
27 SPELT Wheat conveyed in letters (5) 
Double definition
                                 
DOWN    
1 KINGSHIP General in family relationship achieves sovereignty (8) 
General = G, family relationship = KINSHIP
2 INVETERATE Chronic disorder of native tree (10) 
Anagram of NATIVE TREE
3 UNIT Upstart can turn up in apartment (4) 
Upstart = U, can = TIN, turn up = reversal indicator
4 EFFORT Endeavour to make a revised offer before the end of Lent. (6) 
Anagram of OFFER + end of Lent = T
5 COLLIE Some protocol lieutenant applies to farm worker (6) 
Hidden word
6 BRITS Poms are right in parts (5) 
right = R, parts = BITS
8 RUN INTO Tour inn when drunk and collide (3,4) 
Anagram of TOUR INN
9 THRASH Clobber someone for distributing rubbish about hospital (6) 
rubbish = TRASH, hospital = H
13 SWEATSHIRT Sew drunkenly with a terrible thirst, making a pullover (10) 
anagram of SEW + A + anagram of THIRST
15 CONSENT Start to compose sonnet about green light (7) 
Staty to compose = C + anagram of SONNET
16 REASONED Saw in a book about nose operation being logically worked out (8) 
Saw in a book = READ including anagram of NOSE
17 WON TON A dumpling got the prize: several thousand pounds (3,3) 
got the prize = WON, several thousand pounds = TON
18 CORSET Escort tangled her undergarment (6) 
Anagram of ESCORT
20 FORAGE Enemy grabs newspaper to look for sustenance (6) 
Enemy = FOE, newspaper = RAG
22 RAILS Complains angrily as second prevaricator comes back (5) 
second = S, prevaricator = LIAR, comes back = reversal indicator
24 LIEU Fabricate uranium in stead (4) 
Fabricate = LIE, uranium = U

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