AFR Cryptic (16/5/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ORGANISE
Structure or gas line repaired without fail ultimately (8) OR + [anagram of GAS LINE minus fai(L)]
5 SUNSET
End of day school not yet confirmed (6) S + UNSET
10 THROUGH
Most of the area beside a golf fairway is finished (7) (TH)e + ROUGH
11 OPENING
Initial direction taken by disoriented pigeon (7) N inside anagram of PIGEON
12 MISREPORT
Miser, beaten up, left a false statement (9) Anagram of MISER + PORT
13 CRUEL
Heartless setter finally typed in cryptic clue (5) sette(R) inside anagram of CLUE
14 SLAP
Close associates backed rebuke (4) PALS reversed
16 TEA BREAK
Stop for a drink and large piece of bread in wood (3,5) (BREA)d inside TEAK
19 THERMALS
The length in arms spoiled warm underwear (8) THE + (L inside anagram of ARMS)
20 SELL
Market phone’s sound quality (4) Sounds like CELL
23 ACRID
Helper taking credit is bitter (5) AID outside CR
24 HARVESTED
Did gathering see TV broadcast secured by firm? (9) Anagram of SEE TV inside HARD
26 FUNFAIR
Fine recorded by prejudiced show (7) F + UNFAIR
27 LEISURE
Relaxation drug is hidden in carrot (7) (E + IS) inside LURE
28 LIEDER
Story introducing the German songs (6) LIE + DER
29 PASSES ON
Old-fashioned family member transfers (6,2) PASSE + SON
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 OPTIMIST
Dreamer represented top one on film? (8) Anagram of TOP + I + MIST
2 GERMS
Stones absorbing river’s micro-organisms (5) GEMS outside R
3 NOUMEA
No Australian native brought up a Pacific island paradise (6) NO + (EMU reversed) + A
4 SCHOOLTEACHERS
Assorted chocolates belonging to the lady educators (14) Anagram of CHOCOLATES + HERS
6 USED CARS
Consumers getting hold of a CD about trade-ins, say (4,4) USERS outside [(A + CD) reversed]
7 STIMULATE
Time taken by mimic to fire with enthusiasm (9) T inside SIMULATE
8 TOGGLE
Fastener got fixed up on broken leg (6) GOT reversed + anagram of LEG
9 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Reworking of a tutorial has centred around American state (5,9) Anagram of A TUTORIAL HAS outside US
15 ADHERENCE
Present presented in dance affected commitment (9) HERE inside anagram of DANCE
17 GRADUATE
Complication of a drug stopped fast, successful student (8) Anagram of A DRUG + ATE
18 BLUDGEON
Take it easy on strike (8) BLUDGE + ON
21 MANFUL
Courageous fellow following opposition’s back into maul (6) [F after oppositio(N)] inside MAUL
22 DEVILS
Carnivorous marsupials survived up on top of slopes (6) LIVED reversed + (S)lopes
25 TRUSS
Support part of communist Russia (5) communisT RUSSia

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