AFR Cryptic (1/6/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PUT ABOUT
Thanks accepted by hotel on strike is made widely known (3,5) TA inside PUB + OUT
5 ASCENT
Upward movement as recognised by Australian capital (6) AS + CENT
9 TIE LINE
Communications link that is checked by Intel incorrectly (3,4) IE inside anagram of INTEL
10 TREACLE
Last bit of breakfast cereal, mixed with golden syrup (7) breakfas(T) + anagram of CEREAL
11 HEALTH CARE
Hospital teacher changed around a large medical support system (6,4) H + [anagram of TEACHER outside (A + L)]
12 BAIT
It may be boring securing a lure (4) BIT outside A
13 THEORY
Speculation male outlined initially in essay (6) [HE + (O)utline] inside TRY
14 MASSAGED
Senior at the end of religious service is skilfully manipulated (8) AGED after MASS
17 MALODOUR
Mixture of loam associated with severe stink (8) Anagram of LOAM + DOUR
18 PAUSED
Application loaded by notebook stopped (6) USE inside PAD
21 RUSE
Pioneer Australian farmer’s scheme (4) Double Definition
22 ACE OF CLUBS
Golfer who has the best score card? (3,2,5) Double Definition
24 TROLLEY
Shop assistant is still running around guarding register (7) (YET reversed) outside ROLL
25 AMADEUS
Story of Mozart produced in a foreign country (7) MADE inside (A + US)
26 DOYENS
Head of ecclesia taking part in synod distracted senior members? (6) (E)cclesia inside anagram of SYNOD
27 GESTATED
Property in vacated ground is developed? (8) ESTATE inside G(roun)D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 POT SHOT
Finish up with intense criticism of an easy target (3,4) STOP reversed + HOT
2 THE SAME OLD STORY
Preparation of most deals, in theory, is a regular course of events (3,4,3,5) Anagram of MOST DEALS inside THEORY
3 BLISTERED
Stand holding roll, wine and bubbly (9) (BE outside LIST) + RED
4 UNESCO
Brief (counsel) represented international organisation? (6) Anagram of (COUNSE)l
6 SHED
The woman had a place to keep things outside (4) Double Definition
7 EXCHANGE STUDENT
Pupil from overseas scanned huge text needing translation (8,7) Anagram of SCANNED HUGE TEXT
8 TWEETED
Suitable material plugged by teen oddly released on social media? (7) TWEED outside (T)e(E)n
10 THREAT
Risk surgery on heart after short time (6) Anagram of HEART after T
15 STAR CHART
Bridge painted in pioneer’s picture of the night sky (4,5) ARCH inside START
16 OUTCRY
Court misread attorney’s final protest (6) Anagram of COURT + attorne(Y)
17 MERITED
Standard procedure taking place in medical is justified (7) RITE inside MED
19 DISUSED
Issue, poorly handled by two detectives, may be neglected (7) Anagram of ISSUE inside (D + D)
20 FORAGE
Search for a long time (6) FOR + AGE
23 CLAN
Family group caught with a number of computers connected up (4) C + LAN

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