AFR Cryptic (1/12/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PEDICURIST
Salon employee is pictured in a strange setting (10) Anagram of IS PICTURED
6 PASS
Free ticket is nearly out-of-date (4) (PASS)E
10 POLITICAL LEADER
One contact inside replied to a represented party bigwig? (9,6) (I + CALL) inside anagram of REPLIED TO A
11 WRANGLED
Went fishing after world record is disputed (8) ANGLED after WR
12 AUDIT
Systematic check once omitted from review of education? (5) Anagram of EDUCATION minus ONCE
14 HOOROO
Farewell hood cut down by mob member (6) (HOO)D + ROO
16 ASSASSIN
Fool twice elected – bravo! (8) ASS twice + IN
18 TEST SIDE
Established opener from SA in current national team (4,4) [EST + (S)A] inside TIDE
20 RECEDE
Withdraw writer’s last point included in revised creed (6) WRIT(E)R inside anagram of CREED
22 PASTA
Finished a dish high in carbohydrates (5) PAST + A
24 FLAGSHIP
Admiral’s vessel drops in (8) FLAGS + HIP
27 PENAL SETTLEMENT
Convict colony’s “P” section housing extraordinary talents (5,10) (P + ELEMENT) outside anagram of TALENTS
28 RHEA
Bird poacher scrambled free of cop (4) Anagram of POACHER minus COP
29 STEPHENSON
Rocket designer steps forward holding layer from battery (10) (STEPS ON) outside HEN
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PAPA
Baby food given by a father (4) PAP + A
2 DELIRIOUS
Mad and upset about reminders to pay debts (9) RILED reversed + IOUS
3 CUT IN
Copper can enter traffic without due consideration (3,2) CU + TIN
4 RECALL
Remember everything at end of record (6) ALL after REC
5 SOLIDUS
Slash firm land (7) SOLID + US
7 AIDED
Helped “New Idea” with distribution initially (5) Anagram of IDEA + (D)ISTRIBUTION
8 SCRUTINEER
Secure tin fiddled with by right election official (10) Anagram of SECURE + TIN + R
9 SEPARATE
Individual’s copies raised price (8) APES reversed + RATE
13 WHITE PAPER
Broken water pipe filled with hydrogen is government issue (5,5) Anagram of WATER PIPE outside H
15 OBSTACLE
Reconnected cables to barricade (8) Anagram of CABLES TO
16 ALE
Occupants of local expected an alcoholic beverage (3) locAL Expected
17 SPECIMENS
Samples with iodine workers stored in glasses (9) (I + MEN) inside SPECS
19 DEFLECT
Bend start of line in error (7) (L)INE inside DEFECT
21 GAS TAP
Fuel plug sat askew in hole (3,3) Anagram of SAT inside GAP
23 SENSE
Fellow released by Essendon worked out reason (5) Anagram of ESSENDON minus DON
25 SUEDE
Used frayed end of shoe leather (5) Anagram of USED + SHO(E)
26 STUN
Taser caused sharp pain mostly (4) (STUN)G

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