AFR Cryptic (14/3/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RICOCHETS
Company retained by wealthy set somehow bounces back (9) CO inside RICH + anagram of SET
6 CHEAP
Initial offering from church mass is paltry (5) (C)hurch + HEAP
9 PSALM
Composition of bishop’s almighty devotional song (5) bishoPS ALMighty
10 DRAMATISE
Exaggerate the importance of alcohol consumed across island (9) DRAM + (ATE outside IS)
11 SHEARERS
Drummers, perhaps, are inside summerhouse originally belonging to the woman (8) ARE inside [(S)ummerhous + HERS]
12 STRIFE
Conflict is trouble at end of street (6) RIFE after ST
14 BUSHED
Vehicle he had is lost (6) BUS + HED
15 AERATED
A tyre finally assessed and pumped up (7) A + tyr(E) + RATED
17 URN
Boiler component pinned by four nuts (3) foUR Nuts
18 ARSENIC
Crane is sprayed with a toxic element (7) Anagram of CRANE IS
20 GANGLY
Awkward group left boy at the back (6) GANG + L + bo(Y)
23 HUBRIS
Centre is claiming right with superiority (6) HUB + (IS outside R)
24 ELEVENTH
Large uniform buried in the prepared hole (8) (L + EVEN) inside anagram of THE
26 BOULEVARD
Street vehicle almost ploughed into dislodged boulder (9) (VA)n inside anagram of BOULDER
27 REIGN
Power grid primarily kept in check (5) (G) inside REIN
28 TODAY
Small dog biting dad briefly is right now (5) TOY outside (DA)d
29 BARGEPOLE
Clip, for example, put back into stripped propeller (9) (LOP + EG) reversed inside BARE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RIPEST
Intellectual property gaining external support is most developed (6) IP inside REST
2 CHATEAU
Church meal served in gold residence that’s stately (7) CH + (ATE inside AU)
3 COMPREHENSIVELY
Male taking part in Olympics never adjusted fully (15) HE inside anagram of OLYMPICS NEVER
4 END-PRODUCT
Send down leader supporting conveyor’s output (3-7) s(END) + PRO + DUCT
5 STAT
Mention truncated figure worked out from the census, say (4) (STAT)e
6 CHAPTER AND VERSE
An exact reference prevented a crash at sea (7,3,5) Anagram of PREVENTED A CRASH
7 ELITIST
Building material loaded up is heading to thankless snob (7) TILE reversed + IS + (T)hankless
8 PRETENDS
Goes through the motions right in special resolutions (8) R inside PET + ENDS
13 HANG-GLIDER
Pilot had niggle treated by doctor ultimately (4-6) Anagram of HAD NIGGLE + docto(R)
16 BAD HABIT
Character flaw bishop had corrected slightly (3,5) B + anagram of HAD + A BIT
19 SUBDUED
Quiet underwater vessel expected damage at the bow end (7) SUB + DUE + (D)amage
21 LENTIGO
One to operate, ending advanced skin condition (7) (I + GO) after LENT
22 CHANGE
Elements of such anger go from one to another (6) suCH ANGEr
25 BARB
Spike that is removed from end of grill (4) BARB(ie)

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