AFR Cryptic (11/6/2022) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOLIDARITY
Cover maintained in riot, say, adversely impacted team spirit (10) LID inside anagram of RIOT SAY
6 MASK
Moslem’s first to request cover for face (4) (M)oslem + ASK
10 ASSET
Help a small group (5) A + S + SET
11 PERSONAGE
For a youngster, age is notable (9) PER + SON + AGE
12 TOOK CARE
Was prudent to pass car close to motorcycle (4,4) TO + OK + CAR + motorcycl(E)
13 TIDY UP
One bound by duty prepared quietly to set things straight (4,2) I inside anagram of DUTY + P
15 REVILE
Despise sinfulness in heart of parent (6) EVIL inside pa(RE)nt
16 IGNITED
Returning associates of cadet in Gippsland should be fired up (7) caDET IN GIppsland reversed
18 DAN
Fighter who is skilled and resolved (3) Anagram of AND
19 UPSWELL
International shipping company facing strong surge (7) UPS + WELL
21 SMILEY
Measure inside edges of, say, emoticon (6) MILE inside (S)a(Y)
24 FEISTY
Spirited one tied securely in iron enclosure (6) I inside (FE + STY)
25 TEST CASE
Set-back unsettled a sect’s potentially important legal action? (4,4) TES + anagram of A SECT
27 NUMERO UNO
The most important thing on our menu freshly made (6,3) Anagram of ON OUR MENU
28 RAITA
Ingredients of carbonara – Italian food made with yoghurt and cucumber (5) carbonaRA ITAlian
29 LACK
Want trousers trimmed on both sides (4) (s)LACK(s)
30 STYLESHEET
The steel, say, redesigned without a template (10) Anagram of THE STEEL SAY minus A
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STARTS
Pioneers, right, embraced by sports figures, perhaps (6) R inside STATS
2 LISMORE
Northern NSW town is another backing Labor’s leader (7) (IS + MORE) after (L)abor
3 DETECTIVE STORY
Test device, distributed by English political party, is a mystery (9,5) Anagram of TEST DEVICE + TORY
4 REPORTEDLY
Sort of red to put in e-mail option according to accounts (10) Anagram of RED TO inside REPLY
5 TARP
Protective sheet is right in a light blow (4) R inside TAP
7 ANALYST
One who tests any stone containing aluminium (7) (ANY + ST) outside AL
8 KNEEPADS
Hold back commercials about introduction of new protective equipment (8) (KEEP + ADS) outside (N)ew
9 MOTION PICTURES
US competitor in animated films (6,8) Anagram of US COMPETITOR IN
14 LINSEED OIL
Plant extract left in soil containing endless weeds? (7,3) (L + IN + SOIL) outside (w)EED(s)
17 CUP FINAL
Copper and mate embracing fellow in important sporting match (3,5) (CU + PAL) outside (F + IN)
20 SEISMIC
Content of database is microscopic in relation to earthquakes (7) databaSE IS MICroscopic
22 EXAMINE
Do an analysis without ammonia derivative (7) EX + AMINE
23 DEPART
Catch journalist back-pedalling and leave (6) (TRAP + ED) reversed
26 AUNT
A form of accommodation not housing one family member (4) A + (UNIT minus I)

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