AFR Cryptic, Saturday 17/10/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (10/10/2020) 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.

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 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 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 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.
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 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.

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.
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AFR Cryptic (10/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MURRAY COD
Mixture of dirt and water providing refuge for wild cray or fish (6,3) MUD outside anagram of CRAY OR
6 DEPOT
Storage facility’s roadtrain finally leaving Top End heading west (5) [TOP END minus roadtrai(N)] reversed
9 DEPARTMENT STORE
Large shop protested strangely about craft workers (10,5) Anagram of PROTESTED outside (ART + MEN)
10 SPORADIC
Isolated farmers’ produce sent back containing commercial form of iodine (8) CROPS reversed outside (AD + I)
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SOCIAL DISTANCING
Diagnosis that clinic’s reviewed without considering this COVID-safe measure? (6,10) Anagram of DIAGNOSIS THAT CLINICS minus THIS
13 AFRO
Do a jumper a little short (4) A + (FRO)g
15 SKIN-TIGHT
Close-fitting ski equipment ultimately pinched in hours of darkness (4-5) SKI + equipmen(T) inside NIGHT
17 LOCKED OUT
Eccentric duo wearing jewellery may be refused admittance (6,3) Anagram of DUO inside LOCKET
19 DIED
Failed papers recalled by top journalist (4) ID reversed + ED
22 CIVICS
Social science chapter primarily is about state of Australia (6) [(C)hapter + IS] outside VIC
23 ANECDOTE
Adele’s last CD included in a letter with short story (8) [Adel(E) + CD] inside (A + NOTE)
26 COMPUTERISATION
A motion picture’s edited with use of data processors (15) Anagram of A MOTION PICTURES
27 PINOT
Beer container filled with popular wine (5) POT outside IN
28 TIGHTENED
Teething treated by Head of Dentistry is restricted (9) Anagram of TEETHING + (D)entistry
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MODISH
Contemporary way of working with food (6) MO + DISH
2 REPROOF
Censure one who sells top cover (7) REP + ROOF
3 AORTA
Redeployed paratrooper not securing proper life-line (5) Anagram of PARATROOPER minus PROPER
4 COMMISSION
Military appointment is, in two ways, accepted by General (10) (IS + SI) inside COMMON
5 DINT
Slices of toad in the hole? (4) toaD IN The
6 DISTORTED
Managed carrying around small cake out of shape (9) DID outside (S + TORTE)
7 PROVING
Pressure exercised by itinerant is clearly showing (7) P + ROVING
8 THE CLOTH
Most of them added to collection in church for church workers (3,5) (THE)m + (LOT inside CH)
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14 OPEN COURT
Public tribunal ordered recount following downsizing of operation (4,5) Anagram of RECOUNT after OP
16 BLACKCAP
Load taxi up transporting large NZ cricketer (8) (PACK + CAB) reversed outside L
18 CAVEMAN
Somebody cleaning device back to front is being a bit primitive (7) (NAME + VAC) reversed
20 EROSION
Wear rose cultivated by one working (7) Anagram of ROSE + I + ON
21 PENNED
Captive wrote a literary work (6) Double Definition
24 CHART
Carry around hospital’s record of treatment (5) CART outside H
25 PELT
Throw missiles and hide (4) Double Definition

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

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AFR Cryptic (3/10/2020) 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.
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 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 is the result of removing the first or last letter from part of the clue or its synonym. A truncation indicator will be present.
The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram 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 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 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 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 clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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 (3/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PATHFINDER
Endless apathy shown by friend upset scout? (10) a)PATH(y + anagram of FRIEND
6 SPAT
Scrap series, not showing final instalment (4) (SPAT)e
9 RURAL
Country isn’t excluded from trials run at sea (5) Anagram of TRIALS RUN minus ISNT
10 IMPOSTURE
Circular piece of precious stone used in corrupt deception (9) [preci(O)us + ST] inside IMPURE
12 SPICINESS
Special cold relish (9) SP + ICINESS
13 OMEGA
The end is nothing great (5) O + MEGA
14 GATE
Take items of bling at emporium (4) blinG AT Emporium
15 ORIENTAL
Eastern European’s jacket taken in by custom tailor? (8) (E)uropea(N) inside anagram of TAILOR
18 CARAPACE
Fish expert brought round a shell (8) (CARP + ACE) outside A
20 MOOS
Tailless deer makes animal noises? (4) (MOOS)e
24 TESLA
Car seat repositioned, keeping couplings at the centre (5) Anagram of SEAT outside coup(L)ings
25 DEADLY SIN
Lady is implicated in retreat’s offensive behaviour (6,3) Anagram of LADY IS inside DEN
26 ELOPEMENT
Operator in subdivision is running away (9) OP inside ELEMENT
27 TRITE
Tense religious practice is uninspired (5) T + RITE
28 SEEM
Appear to notice male (4) SEE + M
29 ITINERANTS
Intranet is reconfigured for those actively roaming (10) Anagram of INTRANET IS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PERISH
Retired agent altered his pass (6) REP reversed + anagram of HIS
2 TURNING
Metal-plated boiler close to wiring junction? (7) TIN outside URN + wirin(G)
3 FALL INTO PLACE
Beat superior, left in deal, with click (4,4,5) (ALLIN + TOP + L) inside FACE
4 NAILED
Food shop, one on the way up, is pinned down (6) (DELI + AN) reversed
5 EXPOSURE
Big show guaranteed publicity (8) EXPO + SURE
7 PRUDENT
Discerning Victorian not without heart (7) PRUDE + N(o)T
8 TREVALLY
Green tossed back friend’s fish (8) VERT reversed + ALLY
11 SOONER OR LATER
Role on a roster changed in due course (6,2,5) Anagram of ROLE ON A ROSTER
16 SCATTERS
Cast, represented by brief, curtailed broadcasts? (8) Anagram of CAST + (TERS)e
17 ACID TEST
Conclusive trial papers set up in ACT (4,4) [ID + (SET reversed)] inside ACT
19 RISSOLE
Gentleman returned fish ball fried in oil (7) SIR reversed + SOLE
21 SESSION
Meeting sounds over with officials finally intervening (7) NOISES reversed outside official(S)
22 CANTON
Chinese port once a small country area (6) Double Definition
23 ENTERS
Signs up leaseholders after starting late (6) r(ENTERS)

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 3/10/2020, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (26/9/2020) Worked Solution

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

Punctuation generally should be ignored - always consider how a clue reads without punctuation.
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.

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 word or series of words that signify the turning around (across & down clues), or overturning (down clues only) of letters.

Examples: upset, reversed, retired, in withdrawal, over etc.

The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
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AFR Cryptic (26/9/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DETRACTORS
Critics tried broadcast without one cast’s members (10) Anagram of TRIED minus I + ACTORS
6 FILM
Aria not included in remake of familiar movie (4) Anagram of FAMILIAR minus ARIA
10 SWARM
Army division in Falklands War, maybe (5) falklandS WAR Maybe
11 ALL BLACKS
International team needs new ball at the start (3,6) LACKS after anagram of BALL
12 OWNING
Having nothing new primarily in part of hospital (6) O + (N)ew inside WING
13 PASSAGES
Parts of a book’s pages containing Wally (8) PAGES outside ASS
14 DRESSY
Curvy character in formal clothing is elegant (6) ESS inside DRY
16 TELEVISE
Show golfing gear including a well-known brand of jeans (8) TEE outside LEVIS
17 SECURITY
Leading selection of residents in city use modified safety measures (8) (R)esidents inside anagram of CITY USE
19 COCOON
Protect two companies in operation (6) CO + CO + ON
21 IDLE TALK
Meaningless chatter distracted Delta performing in variety (4,4) Anagram of DELTA inside ILK
22 APPLET
Computer manufacturer sent, finally, a computer program (6) APPLE + sen(T)
25 ASPIRATOR
Pair’s redesigned work schedule backed sucker (9) Anagram of PAIRS + (ROTA reversed)
26 RIVET
Repaired air vent lacking an item needed for security purposes (5) Anagram of AIR VENT minus AN
27 HASP
Fastener features pin at the front (4) HAS + (P)in
28 FANTASISED
Cool state side, with a new line-up, dreamed (10) FAN + TAS + anagram of SIDE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISCORD
Uproarious noise from road behind dance club (7) RD after DISCO
2 TRAIN
Gallery display set up in sequence (5) ART reversed + IN
3 ADMINISTRATORS
Supervisors notice small cars and tractors emitting carbon (14) AD + MINIS + (TRACTORS minus C)
4 TRAP
Light carriage piece must be returned (4) PART reversed
5 RELEASE
Let out vacated residence in line with terms of a rental agreement? (7) R(esidenc)E + LEASE
7 INCOGNITO
Counterfeit coin fool spent in function under an assumed name (9) Anagram of COIN + (NIT inside GO)
8 MUST-SEE
Think about set repaired for critical viewing (4-3) MUSE outside (anagram of SET)
9 PLASTER OF PARIS
Reserved florist appears with casting agent? (7,2,5) Anagram of FLORIST APPEARS
15 EUCALYPTS
Unusual variety of clay upset Australian natives (9) Anagram of CLAY UPSET
16 TRY
Drinks carrier missing out on a Test (3) TRAY minus A
17 SPINACH
Vegetable roll offered by a church (7) SPIN + A + CH
18 TELSTRA
Battlers without capital changed service provider (7) Anagram of b(ATTLERS)
20 NOTATED
No time and date marred composed music (7) NO + T + anagram of DATE
23 LIVES
Continues stories based around verse (5) LIES outside V
24 TROT
Become weak after start of triathlon’s run (4) ROT after (T)riathlon

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 26/9/2020, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (19/9/2020) Worked Solution

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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.

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 series of words that signify the position of wordplay elements in the answer.

Examples: before, after, leading, in the middle of, under (down only) etc.

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.
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.
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 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 is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
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 entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
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.

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AFR Cryptic (19/9/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DICES
Throws away two of diamonds and spades? (5) D + ICE + S
4 CATHEDRAL
Modified car lad kept outside the church (9) Anagram of CAR LAD outside THE
9 CONSOLIDATE
Secure control panel accepting a time logged on back of ID (11) CONSOLE outside [(A + T) after ID]
10 PUN
Bet, losing shirt ultimately – it’s a joke (3) PUNT minus shir(T)
11 OBELISKS
Silk resewn into robes not using right needles (8) Anagram of SILK inside (ROBES minus R)
12 STRAFE
Bow of ship damaged after attack by aircraft with machine-gun fire (6) (S)hip + anagram of AFTER
14 EVER
Cut down leader at any time (4) (s)EVER
15 NARRATED
Returning group of sailors, highly valued, told stories (8) RAN reversed + RATED
18 STAR TURN
Holder of Ashes opening with institution’s leading player (4,4) URN after START
20 CAPO
Limit placed on opening of old movable bridge (4) CAP + (O)ld
24 LANDAU
Get hold of gold horse-drawn carriage (6) LAND + AU
25 THEORIES
The one investing in mining finds proposals (8) THE + (I inside ORES)
27 WAR
Fight state border’s closing (3) WA + borde(R)
28 EXAMINATION
Discharge retiring attendant hanging about at review (11) AXE reversed + (MINION outside AT)
29 DEMITASSE
Passing around Tasmania’s coffee (9) DEMISE outside TAS
30 EAGER
Impatient auditor holding back, for example (5) EAR outside (EG reversed)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DOCTORED
Swimmer coming back to wine laced with drugs (8) COD reversed + TO + RED
2 CONCEDE
Allies of bloc, once defeated, give up? (7) bloC ONCE DEfeated
3 SHOO-IN
Large part of hook, one tin-plated, is a certain winner? (4-2) [(HOO)k + I] inside SN
4 CHICKEN OUT
Rustic one turned in injured dingo (7,3) [HICK + (ONE reversed)] inside CUT
5 TRAY
It’s used to transport a load of extra yearlings (4) exTRA Yearlings
6 EVENTUAL
Final junction part way along avenue confused learner driver (8) (T inside anagram of AVENUE) + L
7 REPLACE
Fill in for a person who peddles fine open fabric (7) REP + LACE
8 LUNGED
Rushed forward with breathing apparatus (6) Double Definition
13 BRANCH LINE
Be occupied with stock farm left enclosed by minor transport route (6,4) BE outside (RANCH + L + IN)
16 ORNAMENT
Leading light or star not contracted? (8) OR + NAME + NT
17 LOOSENER
Laxative seen tossed in toilet, right? (8) Anagram of SEEN inside (LOO + R)
19 TANTRUM
Outburst by truant disrupted mass (7) Anagram of TRUANT + M
21 ARISING
A moral offence, committed in outfit, is emerging (7) A + (SIN inside RIG)
22 FLAWED
Canberra policeman admitting law is imperfect (6) FED outside LAW
23 POMADE
Italian flower produced hair ointment (6) PO + MADE
26 BARS
Swimmers not holding on to the railings (4) BATHERS minus THE

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The Stickler Weekly Status

The Stickler Weekly will take an indefinite break while I sort out some ongoing shoulder, back and neck issues that restrict my time working in front of a computer. These issues have been plaguing me on and off since my IT days in the 1990s, but have recently come to a head with episodes that come on me suddenly and stop me in my tracks. Various physios have tried their best to correct my bad posture that seems to be responsible for nerve damage, but nothing seems to have a lasting effect. I’ve been struggling on, but recent events have been a real cause for concern. Time to get serious.
In addition to medical remedies, I’m planning to set up a standing desk as a trial, the success of which may determine whether I ever write another crossword.

Thanks for your support in the past.

David
The Stickler

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The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROUGH IT
Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT
5 MUST-SEE
Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET
9 LYCRA
Dressmaker’s finishing obvious in restitching of lacy material (5) dressmake(R) inisde anagram of LACY
10 ESPIONAGE
Secret service, especially one on time (9) ESP + I + ON + AGE
11 CONVEYED
Moved kid looked at end of verse (8) CON + (EYED after V)
12 UPBEAT
Uranium and boron found in organic material is encouraging (6) U + (B inside PEAT)
14 TRIP
Hallucination is nonsense largely (4) (TRIP)e
15 DOORKNOB
Handle party or bash the wrong way (8) DO + OR + (BONK reversed)
18 MISCOUNT
Wrong calculation is checked initially entering horse (8) [IS + (C)hecked] inside MOUNT
19 GENE
Protein molecule is part of oestrogen essentially (4) oestroGEN Essentially
22 AUNTIE
A free person, relatively speaking (6) A + UNTIE
23 PARLANCE
Standard number of shots fired with weapon in a manner of speaking (8) PAR + LANCE
25 HELPED OUT
Mixed up “the dole” with “supplied assistance” (6,3) Anagram of UP THE DOLE
26 GREET
Shake hands and agree, losing a little time (5) AGREE minus A + T
27 SHYSTER
Unscrupulous practitioner is ignored by sister after fling (7) (SISTER minus IS) after SHY
28 DONATED
Gifted university fellow finished a course and died (7) DON + ATE + D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RELOCATE
Transfer associate holding company up (8) RELATE outside (CO reversed)
2 UNCONDITIONALLY
Sort of induction concerning friend without qualifications (15) Anagram of INDUCTION + ON + ALLY
3 HEATER
Hard consumer could be warmer (6) H + EATER
4 TREMENDOUS
Harassed mentor sued great (10) Anagram of MENTOR SUED
5 MOPE
Move around slowly and aimlessly in vehicle mostly (4) (MOPE)d
6 SLOWPOKE
Plodder talked about mountain-climbing gear? (8) SPOKE outside LOW
7 STATE GOVERNMENT
Strong team event transformed regional authority (5,10) Anagram of STRONG TEAM EVENT
8 EVENTS
A war lost by veteran was changing engagements (6) Anagram of VETERAN WAS minus A WAR
13 CONTRACTED
Called about worker ultimately bound by a legal obligation (10) CONTACTED outside worke(R)
16 ACCIDENT
Chance I’d taken, in a manner of speaking (8) ID inside ACCENT
17 DEMENTED
Soldiers, with time in action, cracked (8) (MEN + T) inside DEED
20 MASHES
Helium kept in large-scale pounds (6) HE inside MASS
21 FLAGON
Amount of wine and spirit put into baked dish (6) GO inside FLAN
24 SOUR
Tart, a starter, possibly, not finished right (4) (SOU)p + R

 

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