AFR Cryptic (1/2/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SET ASIDE
Reserve time in coastal area (3,5) T inside SEASIDE
5 POPPER
Container used for juice and soft drink salesman recalled (6) POP + (REP reversed)
10 ABATE
A cricketer close to milestone is slow (5) A + BAT + mileston(E)
11 SPARE-RIBS
Cuts of meat and brie packed loosely in boxes (5-4) Anagram of BRIE inside SPARS
12 CHARTREUSE
Plan to recycle French liqueur (10) CHART + REUSE
13 GEAR
Parts connected to engage a rotating mechanism (4) engaGE A Rotating
15 VACANT
Empty vessel stored in another (6) CAN inside VAT
16 STARTLE
Surprise celebrity with title lacking in sex appeal (7) STAR + (TITLE minus IT)
19 ASTRIDE
Standing over a gutless tackler in team? (7) A + [T(ackle)R inside SIDE]
21 BEACON
Live next to a bluff’s guiding light (6) BE + A + CON
23 TEST
Opening of torrid set ruined match (4) (T)orrid + anagram of SET
25 POINSETTIA
Feature outside lodge, one next to a red flowering plant (10) POINT outside SET + I + A
27 IMITATION
Counterfeit’s shortcoming initially lacking? (9) (l)IMITATION
28 BLOAT
Vessel opened up by large swell (5) BOAT outside L
29 SKEWER
Spike waste pipe containing potassium (6) SEWER outside K
30 FAREWELL
All the best are heading to Wembley in autumn (8) [ARE + (W)embley} inside FALL
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SNATCH
Carbon reinforcing hasn’t damaged lift (6) C inside anagram of HASNT
2 TEAR APART
Harshly criticise music and art after tea (4,5) (RAP + ART) after TEA
3 SWEET BASIL
A website’s replaced local’s primary ingredient of pesto (5,5) Anagram of A WEBSITES + (L)ocal
4 DISSECT
Critically examine sides involved with court (7) Anagram of SIDES + CT
6 OVEN
Part of stove normally (4) stOVE Normally
7 POISE
Composure shown by one in a modelling position (5) I inside POSE
8 RESERVED
Formal verse reproduced in colour (8) Anagram of VERSE inside RED
9 LASSOS
Young girl overseas demonstrates skills in rodeo (6) LASS + OS
14 MANAGEABLE
Compliant staff mishandled a beagle (10) MAN + anagram of A BEAGLE
17 TWO-STROKE
Engine set to work all over the place (3-6) Anagram of SET TO WORK
18 PASTRIES
Like tart, oddly, included in pies with bakery items (8) [AS + (T)a(R)t] inside PIES
20 EXOTIC
Foreign man leaving income tax out of order (6) Anagram of INCOME TAX minus MAN
21 BONANZA
Withdrawal of big shot, bank connected to a stroke of good luck (7) NOB reversed + ANZ + A
22 CARTEL
Consortium of companies manipulated rate within limitations of control? (6) Anagram of RATE inside (C)ontro(L)
24 SWINE
Contemptible person is first to see red, say (5) (S)ee + WINE
26 CAME
Old WWI plane, with tailpiece missing, showed up? (4) (CAME)l

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3 Responses to AFR Cryptic (1/2/2020) Solution

  1. Mark says:

    Is 30ac correct?
    My reading is that ‘ARE + W inside FALL’ would be be FAREWALL not FAREWELL.