AFR Cryptic, Saturday 28/11/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (21/11/2020) Worked Solution

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The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The entire answer is the result of removing the first or last letter from part of the clue or its synonym. A truncation indicator will be present.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
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AFR Cryptic (21/11/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FARMERS
Remote home set aside by miners and growers (7) FAR + (MINERS minus IN)
5 STAMPED
Identified rent not collected by different departments (7) Anagram of DEPARTMENTS minus RENT
9 RESOURCEFULNESS
Enterprise enforces US rules in foreign locations (15) Anagram of ENFORCES US RULES
10 ASSETS
Things people own, like outfits (6) AS + SETS
11 TRUNCATE
Dock directed sailing boat in middle of westerly (8) (RUN + CAT) inside wes(TE)rly
13 DECREE NISI
One in residence amended a provisional court order (6,4) I inside anagram of RESIDENCE
15 QUAD
Team without leader surrounded courtyard (4) (s)QUAD
17 MORE
Secure a ship in sound again (4) Sounds like MOOR
18 PUNISHMENT
Abuse quiet people following one in boat (10) [(SH + MEN) after I] in PUNT
21 REAGENTS
Chemicals used in a laboratory are sprayed next to toilet (8) Anagram of ARE + GENTS
22 INSTAL
Position isn’t changed by everyone terminated early (6) Anagram of ISNT + (AL)l
25 COLLISION COURSE
Firm counsellor is upset about one heading for meeting (9,6) CO + I inside anagram of COUNSELLOR IS
26 ORDINAL
Vocal about start of doxology in service-book (7) ORAL outside [(D)oxology + IN]
27 GASPERS
Great person, not carrying on, surprised people (7) GAS + (PERSON minus ON)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FORWARD
Person who plays sport for local district (7) FOR + WARD
2 RUSES
Leader of rebellion takes advantage of cunning manoeuvres (5) (R)ebellion + USES
3 EQUITIES
Supply mostly bonds and ordinary shares (8) (EQUI)p + TIES
4 SACK
Get rid of pile not taking time (4) STACK minus T
5 SAFARI SUIT
Outfit in South Australia very much is beginning to use it (6,4) SA + FAR + IS + (U)se + IT
6 AILING
Ingredients of cocktail in general may be weak (6) cocktAIL IN General
7 PREMATURE
Impulsive natural holding circus performer up (9) PURE outside (TAMER reversed)
8 DESCEND
Escape death after start of daring climb down (7) (ESC + END) after (D)aring
12 INDUSTRIAL
Business in Denmark’s capital linked to US lawsuit (10) IN + (D)enmark + US + TRIAL
14 CURTAILED
Dog not like a schipperke should be docked (9) CUR + TAILED
16 CHINOOKS
Birds catching popular food fish (8) CHOOKS outside IN
17 MOROCCO
Croc moved around in low country (7) Anagrram of CROC inside MOO
19 TILLERS
They work to cultivate saplings (7) Double Definition
20 REGION
District, for example, invested in wrought iron (6) EG inside anagram of IRON
23 TERSE
Components in computer’s electronics should be compact (5) compuTERS Electronics
24 SNUG
Compact weapons recoiled (4) GUNS reversed

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 21/11/2020, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (14/11/2020) Worked Solution

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A word or series of words that signify the removal of a letter, letters, word or words (or their equivalents) from other parts of the clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: taken from, decreased by, less.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
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AFR Cryptic (14/11/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SAMBAL
Side dish, say, mostly served with stewed lamb (6) (SA)y+ anagram of LAMB
4 SHACKLED
Restricted hut was at the front (8) SHACK + LED
9 FISHERMAN
Individual looking to achieve net gains? (9) Cryptic Definition
11 ORGAN
Agency or group of workers losing backing (5) OR + (GAN)g
12 SLENDER
Small bank, for instance, having little foundation (7) S + LENDER
13 SINCERE
One shielded by screen shifted up front (7) I inside anagram of SCREEN
14 AISLE
Supermarket section is taken up by alcohol (5) IS inside ALE
15 AMORTISE
Gradually pay off a retired model pinched by extra (8) A + SIT reversed inside MORE
18 GOT THERE
Ghetto transformed unrestricted area and succeeded? (3,5) Anagram of GHETTO + a(RE)a
20 OLIVE
Green duck full of energy (5) O + LIVE
23 STARTER
Race official organised rest at conclusion of qualifier (7) Anagram of REST AT + qualifie(R)
25 HOLD-ALL
Cleared space in room occupied by old bag (4-3) HALL outside OLD
26 DOING
Boxer, say, holding in performance (5) DOG outside IN
27 VARIABLES
Things that may change a river in sound circumstances ultimately (9) (A + R) inside VIABLE + circumstance(S)
28 OVERTURN
Upset plain coffee-maker, perhaps (8) OVERT + URN
29 REAPED
Mimic wearing a colourful coat is brought in (6) APE inside RED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SAFE SEAT
State fees adjusted at secure place in parliament (4,4) SA + anagram of FEES + AT
2 MASTERS
Religious service held outside territory empowered people (7) MASS outside TER
3 AMENDMENT
Change commercial about men – men heading to town (9) AD outside MEN + MEN + (T)own
5 HANGS TOGETHER
Number going after greedy person about stress is consistent (5,8) ETHER after (HOG outside ANGST)
6 CLOWN
Circus act is close and personal (5) CL + OWN
7 LEGLESS
Drunk, say, in market, pulled up pole (7) EG inside (SELL reversed) + S
8 DANGER
Drive round the bend past back of sand hazard (6) ANGER after san(D)
10 MARGARET RIVER
Married one coming across development of great wine area (8,5) (M + ARRIVER) outside anagram of GREAT
16 TOOK LEAVE
Had time off to endorse and make tracks (4,5) TO + OK + LEAVE
17 REALISED
Study containing rocky isle is completed (8) READ outside anagram of ISLE
19 OPALINE
Say something about aluminium and glass (7) OPINE outside AL
21 IN A FLAP
One friend and enthusiast returned very agitated (2,1,4) I + (PAL + FAN) reversed
22 USED TO
Familiar with duets arranged by leader of orchestra (4,2) Anagram of DUETS + (O)rchestra
24 TIGHT
Sticky heads of grubs and horseflies, swallowed by bird (5) (G)rubs + (H)orseflies inside TIT

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 14/11/2020, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (7/11/2020) Worked Solution

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The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
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AFR Cryptic (7/11/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BASIC ENGLISH
One in class being confused by hard and simplified language (5,7) (I inside anagram of CLASS BEING) + H
9 DREAM
Head of daily paper’s ambition (5) (D)aily + REAM
10 MANHATTAN
Fellow that mixed an intoxicating drink (9) MAN + anagram of THAT + AN
11 EDDIED
Leading story writer, broke, moved round (6) ED + DIED
12 ALL THE GO
Awfully fashionable tenor in hall shattered self-confidence (3,3,2) T inside anagram of HALL + EGO
13 SALLOW
Everyone entering plant could be unhealthy (6) ALL inside SOW
15 BRAWLING
Revision to law used in transport is in dispute (8) Anagram of LAW inside BRING
18 TRACTION
Try briefly to put into effect extensive treatment (8) (TR)y + ACTION
19 BASHED
Remains in bed suffering from a violent attack (6) ASH inside BED
21 INFECTOR
Fine ordered by court or carrier, perhaps (8) Anagram of FINE + CT + OR
23 CHISEL
A tool used to cut thatch is elongated to some extent (6) thatCH IS ELongated
26 TOOK ISSUE
Disagreed with opposition leader with endorsement in paper (4,5) [(O)ppostion + OK] inside TISSUE
27 ROOMY
Jumper belonging to me is large (5) ROO + MY
28 CONSOLIDATED
United’s game player carrying ID at start of decider (12) [CONSOLE outside (ID + AT)] + (D)ecider
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BAD NEWS
Broadcast’s beginning and end was awfully upsetting stuff (3,4) (B)roadcast + anagram of END WAS
2 SPEED
Drugs quietly consumed by top-ranked athlete (5) P inside SEED
3 CAMPED OUT
Made up cot in the wild? (6,3) Anagram of MADE UP COT
4 NAME
Nominate group of African Americans (4) africaN AMEricans
5 LANDLORD
A block letter, maybe? (8) Cryptic Definition
6 SMART
Hi-tech transport heading in the wrong direction (5) TRAMS reversed
7 STEEPISH
Soak is hot and quite abrupt (8) STEEP + IS + H
8 ON SONG
Child in connected parts of Hong Kong is performing well (2,4) SON inside ONG
14 LEAPFROG
Get over a golfer badly handling pressure (8) Anagram of A GOLFER outside P
16 WEATHERED
People in general, at this place, died in an exposed state (9) WE + AT + HERE + D
17 COLOSSUS
Giant loss accepted by company linked with superpower (8) LOSS inside (CO + US)
18 TAINTS
Black marks are not spotted in test oddly (6) AINT inside (T)e(S)t
20 DELAYED
Deposit stated in legal document may be checked (7) LAY inside DEED
22 CHINO
Covered section of couch in ordinary twilled cotton fabric (5) couCH IN Ordinary
24 SHOOT
Film society’s opening with something really funny (5) (S)ociety + HOOT
25 HEAL
Outspoken person who’s not nice to treat (4) Sounds like HEEL

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 7/11/2020, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (31/10/2020) Worked Solution

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Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
A type of clue where the WHOLE clue defines the answer, and the WHOLE clue also is the wordplay (a mechanism to derive the answer through various cryptic devices). "&lit" is short for "and literally".

To qualify as an &lit, a clue must have no unused components either in the definition or the wordplay - it must be readable one way as a definition, and another as the wordplay.

There is only one part to this clue, a definition, and it's usually a play on words. There aren't any indicators.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The answer is found by using the sound of a word or phrase. Sounds-like indicators point the way.
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AFR Cryptic (31/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPUBLICAN
Trump ultimately consumed by treatment of incurable political persuasion (10) trum(P) inside anagram of INCURABLE
6 FIND
Come across addict dropping ecstasy (4) FIEND minus E
10 SNAIL
One slow to move yacht around pole (5) SAIL outside N(orth)
11 GREY AREAS
Uncertain subjects are mostly dressed in weird gear, yes? (4,5) (AR)e inside anagram of GEAR YES
12 HAUNTS
Local spots family member entering high school (6) AUNT inside HAS
13 ONE PAIR
Open damaged vent with weak hand (3,4) Anagram of OPEN + AIR
15 RATTED
Caught rodents at entrance to tunnel covered in blood, say (6) [AT + (T)unnel] inside RED
16 WEBSITES
We sit in live studio’s primary locations on the internet (8) WE + (SIT inside BE) + (S)tudio
17 SALT FLAT
Temperature in falls varied at Lake Eyre when dry (4,4) T inside anagram of FALLS + AT
20 ON EDGE
Keyed-up one died, for example, making a comeback (2,4) ONE + D + (EG reversed)
23 ANTARES
Associates of accountant are studying bright star (7) accountANT ARE Studying
24 TACKLE
Deal with creek detailed in report (6) CK inside TALE
26 SCHEDULER
Organiser, caught in storage unit, violated rule (9) C inside SHED + anagram of RULE
27 RHINE
Extract of myrrh in exotic European flower (5) myrRH IN Exotic
28 TIDY
The woman slipped away from dithery, confused orderly (4) Anagram of DITHERY minus HER
29 NEWSREADER
Presenter in media broadcast answered alderman at the centre (10) Anagram of ANSWERED + ald(ER)man
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RASH
Flood has reformed at river’s end (4) Anagram of HAS after R
2 PLAY-ACT
Amateur put in deal to perform on stage (4-3) LAY inside PACT
3 BALANCE OF TRADE
Benefactor, a lad, misread a national buying and selling figure (7,2,5) Anagram of BENEFACTOR A LAD
4 INGEST
Absorb part of rising estimate (6) risING ESTimate
5 ACETONE
Superb quality petrochemical (7) ACE + TONE
7 INEXACT
One after catching a cold is off (7) I + NEXT outside (A + C)
8 DISTRESSED
Dish, mostly sweet, turned over and cut up (10) (DIS)h + (DESSERT reversed)
9 PATERSONS CURSE
Purse containing 10-across unsettled farmer’s enemy? (9,5) PURSE outside anagram of TEN ACROSS
14 CRYSTAL SET
Wireless appeal licensed initially in different states (7,3) CRY + [(L)icensed inside anagram of STATES]
16 WET
Soft wallet not plugged by everyone (3) WALLET minus ALL
18 LATCHED
Chalet rebuilt close to snowfield should be secured (7) Anagram of CHALET + snowfiel(D)
19 ABSOLVE
Discharge sailor against punching individual (7) AB + (V inside SOLE)
21 DALLIED
Back from Queensland, in league, fooled around (7) queenslan(D) + ALLIED
22 UTERUS
Unwavering trade union picked up young developer (6) (SURE + TU) reversed
25 BEAR
Sustain energy in a piece of music (4) E inside BAR

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 31/10/2020, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (24/10/2020) Worked Solution

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Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

A word or phrase that defines the answer. All cryptic clues usually have a minimum of one definition which will be located at the beginning or end of the clue.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
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AFR Cryptic (24/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DEBATABLE
A plot backed by board is contentious (9) (A + BED) reversed + TABLE
6 PERM
Do authorisation without it (4) PERMIT minus IT
10 LUSTY
Healthy core of valued collection of pigs (5) va(LU)ed + STY
11 OPERATION
Ear reconstructed in alternative procedure (9) Anagram of EAR inside OPTION
12 TATTERED
Cat’s tail poorly treated is scruffy (8) ca(T) + anagram of TREATED
13 FILLET
Supply half of diet’s processed meat (6) FILL + di(ET)
15 PRIVATE LESSON
Pressure applied by relatives disrupted child’s personal training (7,6) P + anagram of RELATIVES + SON
18 EXCHANGE RATES
Unusual tax charge seen in values monitored by currency dealers (8,5) Anagram of TAX CHARGE SEEN
22 SORTIE
Sally is angry about it taking a turn (6) SORE outside (IT reversed)
23 STALLION
Deliberately delay one on horse (8) STALL + I + ON
26 ORIENTEER
Cross-country runner or one heading in to register (9) OR + I + (E inside ENTER)
27 GLOBE
Almost get around high hit ball (5) (GE)t outside LOB
28 SAGA
Silver found in one part of Oz? It’s a long story (4) AG inside SA
29 LIBERATED
Told stories about live rodent set free (9) LIED outside (BE + RAT)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DILUTE
Thin cover put over tradesman’s vehicle (6) LID reversed + UTE
2 BUS STOP
Break open operation based around small boarding place (3,4) (BUST + OP) outside S
3 THYME
Herbaceous plant stock picked from healthy meadow (5) healTHY MEadow
4 BOOMERANGS
Australian basketball player, with stress diminished, bounces back (10) BOOMER + (ANGS)t
5 EXES
Inmates of complex, especially old friends? (4) complEX ESpecially
7 EDIBLES
Food from deli best trimmed and cooked (7) Anagram of (DELI BES)t
8 MONOTONE
Brief time not acknowledged by one in flat (8) MON + NOT + ONE
9 MANIFEST
Fellow in case established patent (8) MAN + IF + EST
14 HEART-THROB
Brother that nearly replaced object of infatuation (5-5) Anagram of (BROTHER THA)t
16 ITALIANS
Backing of company not accepted by different antisocial people (8) Anagram of ANTOSOCIAL minus (CO reversed)
17 TEE-SHOTS
Golfers hit some to these prepared greens at the end (3-5) Anagram of TO THESE + green(S)
19 CURSING
Scoundrel to perform a song with swearing (7) CUR + SING
20 SPIN OUT
Lose control of jet flying across one side of mountain (4,3) SPOUT outside [I + mountai(N)]
21 INDEED
One broadcast ended without doubt (6) I + anagram of ENDED
24 LAGER
Characters of legal age refused alcohol (5) legaL AGE Refused
25 WELL
A spring in good condition (4) Double Definition

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