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)
11
& 12-down
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)
12
See 11-across
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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