AFR Cryptic (13/6/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FETISH
Iron this crumpled thing (6) FE + anagram of THIS
4 ATOMISER
A mean person coming around to fine distributor (8) (A + MISER) outside TO
10 RUN-RATE
Mysterious character punched by scoundrel, a figure in cricket (3-4) RUNE outside RAT
11 PROBLEM
Fix exploratory spacecraft carrying large mass (7) (PROBE outside L) + M
12 DISCLOSED
Effort initially put into re-engineering of old CDs is made public (9) (E)ffort inside anagram of OLD CDS IS
13 THORN
Types of heath or native spiky plant (5) heaTH OR Native
14 RETRIEVER
One who recovers on triathlon at any time (9) RE + TRI + EVER
16 FIRE
Get rid of tree close to fence (4) FIR + fenc(E)
19 ARCH
Leading searches with witnesses not about (4) se(ARCH)es
20 APATHETIC
A course name, in retrospect, is cool (9) A + PATH + (CITE reversed)
24 DERBY
Colour of cricket ball returned by bowler (5) RED reversed + BY
25 OVERTONES
Public individuals added flavour (9) OVERT + ONES
27 AT ISSUE
Unsettled, a model recalled lawyer’s advice possibly (2,5) A + (SIT reversed) + SUE
28 EXACTOR
Former player is demanding one (7) EX ACTOR
29 EVERMORE
Always remove rotten ref before the end (8) Anagram of REMOVE + (RE)f
30 DEADLY
Toxic mixture of aldehyde separated from helium (6) Anagram of ALDEHYDE minus HE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 FARED
Some going through grief are delicately managed (5) grieF ARE Delicately
2 TUNGSTEN CARBIDE
Get disturbance sorted out outside entrance to nightclub’s WC (8,7) Anagram of GET DISTURBANCE outside (N)ightclub
3 SMALL FRY
Children get hot after opening of shopping mall (5,3) FRY after [(S)hopping + MALL]
5 TOP-EDGE
Cricketer’s failing to make a commitment with 50 not scored (3-4) TO + (PLEDGE minus L)
6 MY OATH
Absolutely love author’s beginning in story (2,4) [O + (A)uthor] inside MYTH
7 SELF-OPINIONATED
Arrogant one said “open lift” in a resort (4-11) Anagram of ONE SAID OPEN LIFT
8 REMINDER
Stuff left over, apart from a souvenir (8) REMAINDER minus A
9 LESSEE
Subordinate terminated early notice for tenant (6) (LES)s + SEE
15 VIA
Package carried by aviator is going through (3) aVIAtor
17 HARD CASE
Charades unsettled a person difficult to deal with (4,4) Anagram of CHARADES
18 BELT RACE
Be run down at end of large surf carnival event (4,4) BE + (TRACE after L)
21 PIONEER
Section of jetty providing room for one launch (7) PIER outside ONE
22 TIERED
Draw colour in stages (6) TIE + RED
23 GYPSUM
Severe pain connected to problem with mineral in plaster (6) GYP + SUM
26 SURLY
Bad-tempered one finally leaving, no doubt (5) SURELY minus on(E)

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