AFR Cryptic (13/3/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GREAT APE
Adjusted gear to record wild animal (5,3) Anagram of GEAR + TAPE
5 MALBEC
Red cable repositioned behind back of modem (6) Anagram of CABLE after mode(M)
10 NETBALL
Strike a fault with popular game? (7) NET BALL
11 LIONESS
Unusual lesson about one individual with pride (7) Anagram of LESSON outside I
12 REACH
Make contact with care arranged by hospital (5) Anagram of CARE + H
13 TORMENTOR
One who causes great distress to river guide (9) TO + R + MENTOR
14 IN A COLD SWEAT
Panic-stricken cadet saw lion moving around (2,1,4,5) Anagram of CADET SAW LION
18 CHAISE LONGUE
Seat repaired on a sleigh, secured by wooden rod (6,6) Anagram of ON A SLEIGH inside CUE
21 ILL AT EASE
Strange latitude given in one accommodating contract (3,2,4) LAT inside (I + LEASE)
23 GLOVE
Catch opener from Guyana with no score (5) (G)uyana + LOVE
24 EXPLOIT
Take advantage of scheme mostly used in evacuation (7) (PLO)t inside EXIT
25 OVERAGE
Part of insurance policy, not including initial excess (7) c(OVERAGE)
26 TITLED
Noble provided guidance after time with IT (6) LED after (T + IT)
27 BED-SHEET
Cover beet growing on both sides of repaired shed (3-5) BEET outside anagram of SHED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GONERS
Enthusiastic people accepting leader of neurotic people beyond help (6) GOERS outside (N)eurotic
2 ENTRAP
Mate just about picked up catch (6) (PARTNE)r reversed
3 TEACHINGS
Distribution of GST accommodating every individual in education (9) Anagram of GST outside (EACH + IN)
4 POLITICAL PARTY
Albanese’s mob stuffing art policy – it upset group in parliament (9,5) ALP inside anagram of ART POLICY IT
6 ALONE
A learner driver dealt with one without assistance (5) A + L + ONE
7 BREATHER
Brewed herb tea before start of relaxing rest (8) Anagram of HERB TEA + (R)elaxing
8 CASTRATE
Company fee is cut (8) CAST + RATE
9 FLORAL ENVELOPE
Dispersed pollen over leaf, calyx and corolla of a flower (6,8) Anagram of POLLEN OVER LEAF
15 SMUGGLERS
Head of street robbers pinching 50 mules (9) (S)treet + MUGGERS outside L
16 ACCIDENT
Chance I’d taken, in a manner of speaking (8) ID inside ACCENT
17 GALLIPOT
A tablet turned up in acquired medicine container (8) (A + PILL reversed) inside GOT
19 FORAGE
Mould covering a food (6) FORGE outside A
20 DEFECT
Head off, ignoring large failing (6) DEFLECT minus L
22 TROPE
A figure of speech is teacher’s opening line (5) (T)eacher + ROPE

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