AFR Cryptic (13/2/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CONTRADICTION
Denial made by cheat caught in customs (13) CON + (C inside TRADITION)
9 TERRAIN
Land turtle giving up quietly (7) TERRAPIN minus P
10 BREAKER
White horse runs in Cup (7) R inside BEAKER
11 EBONY
End piece of durable, thin hardwood (5) durabl(E) + BONY
12 TEA GARDEN
A great redeveloped place to study open service provider (3,6) Anagram of A GREAT + DEN
13 SLIPSHOD
Old ships at sea all over the place (8) Anagram of OLD SHIPS
15 AT EASE
A provocative person in a relaxed frame of mind (2,4) A + TEASE
18 BOGGLE
Swampy area next to glen cut off game (6) BOG + (GLE)n
19 PLAYROOM
Put jumper in prime minister’s place with minor activity (8) (LAY + ROO) inside PM
22 AUSTRALIA
A country trail destroyed by half an island community (9) A + US + anagram of TRAIL + (A)n
24 CHOIR
Paper announced singing group (5) Sounds like QUIRE
25 DEAREST
E-trades, handled wrongly, can be most expensive (7) Anagram of ETRADES
26 WHITISH
Milky batter is accepted by who mostly? (7) (HIT + IS) inside (WH)o
27 HOLIDAYMAKERS
Tourists hassled idol involved in big hits (13) Anagram of IDOL inside HAYMAKERS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CUTTERS
Craft’s state detailed in case in an odd way (7) UTTER inside (C)a(S)e
2 NARROWING
Constipation upset service personnel taking part in dispute (9) RAN reversed + ROWING
3 READY
Study close to entry fit for immediate use (5) READ + entr(Y)
4 DONATION
Offering to take on a lot of people (8) DO + NATION
5 COBRAS
Company, hasty, almost completed high-flying manoeuvres (6) CO + (BRAS)h
6 INEXACTLY
Tax nicely adjusted in an imprecise way (9) Anagram of TAX NICELY
7 NAKED
Twisted and turned without head exposed (5) (s)NAKED
8 CRINGE
Group tucked into last two pieces of nice quail (6) RING inside ni(CE)
14 SOLAR CELL
In due course, caller ordered large energy converter (5,4) SO + anagram of CALLER + L
16 APOLOGISE
A diary is penned by Poe to express regret (9) A + [(LOG + IS) inside POE]
17 CLEARWAY
Sort of wear apparent in wet dirt road that’s open (8) Anagram of WEAR inside CLAY
18 BRANDY
Band’s No. 1 aroused spirit (6) (B)and + RANDY
20 MARCHES
Walks in border district (7) Double Definition
21 ELATED
Residents of hotel ate dinner in high spirits? (6) hotEL ATE Dinner
23 SLASH
Long cut left in waistband (5) L inside SASH
24 CHINA
Our mate’s leaving troubled South American country (5) Anagram of SOUTH AMERICAN minus OUR MATES

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