AFR Cryptic (11/7/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 POLICEMAN
Officer represented oil companies not using iso? (9) Anagram of OIL COMPANIES minus ISO
6 BORED
Sick and tired or having a sleep? (5) OR inside BED
9 AROSE
A beautiful flower sprang out of bed (5) A + ROSE
10 TEA CHESTS
Coaches next to street backed around shipping containers (3,6) TEACHES + (ST reversed)
11 SUITCASE
Feral cat is found in large section of fat traveller’s bag (8) Anagram of CAT IS inside (SUE)t
12 IN GOAL
Block of metal, largely aluminium, is worth keeping (2,4) (INGO)t + AL
14 GLOBALLY
Lolly bag distributed all over the place (8) Anagram of LOLLY BAG
15 DEMO
Visual presentation made money to some extent (4) maDE MOney
18 HASH
Drug preparation that’s nothing new (4) Double Definition
20 MISCHIEF
Is boss behind male’s bad behaviour? (8) (IS + CHIEF) behind M
24 REMAIN
Stay on line providing an essential service (6) RE + MAIN
25 PLAYTIME
Pressure applied by MIT and Yale disrupted school break (8) P + anagram of MIT and YALE
27 SPLITTING
Opening place in Congress (9) PL inside SITTING
28 LIBRA
House built originally in old capital of Italy (5) (B)uilt inside LIRA
29 TURNS
Temperature connected to water boilers changes (5) T + URNS
30 SO TO SPEAK
Habitual drinker impressed with different poets, as it were (2,2,5) SOAK outside anagram of POETS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PRAISE
Talks to a higher authority, reportedly, for approval (6) Sounds like PRAYS
2 LOOMING
Appearing healthy, not needing booster at the outset (7) BLOOMING minus (B)ooster
3 COERCION
Force ring into misaligned cornice (8) O inside anagram of CORNICE
4 METASTASIS
The writer is after two copies of “Tasmania’s Transition” (10) ME + [IS after (TAS + TAS)]
5 NAAN
Slices of banana and bread (4) banaNA ANd
6 BEHIND
What did you say entering tight spot at the back? (6) EH inside BIND
7 RISSOLE
Last bit of oyster is fish food (7) oyste(R) + IS + SOLE
8 DISALLOW
Lad is contaminated by unrefined refuse (8) Anagram of LAD IS + LOW
13 BLACK LIGHT
Support holding, large, flimsy disco feature (5,5) BACK outside L + LIGHT
16 SHARP-SET
Keen Sherpas wrongly identified mid-point of mountains (5-3) Anagram of SHERPAS + moun(T)ains
17 BICYCLES
Transportation arranged by clerics down river (8) Anagram of BY CLERICS minus R
19 SAMPLER
More than enough eaten by senior taster (7) AMPLE inside SR
21 FRIABLE
Romeo, one used in story, is likely to break up (7) (R + I) inside FABLE
22 HIATUS
A group of workers invading his space (6) (A + TU) inside HIS
23 REPACK
Restore old recording kept in stand (6) EP inside RACK
26 DIPS
Plate mostly containing soft savoury mixtures (4) (DIS)h outside P

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