AFR Cryptic (16/7/2022) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DESCRIPTOR
Keyword part in record is regenerated (10) PT inside anagram of RECORD IS
6 MAID
Helper is composed during conversation (4) Sounds like MADE
10 ELOCUTE
Felon, not restricted by appealing, is to speak out publicly? (7) f)ELO(n + CUTE
11 DRIVELS
Learner, involved in lessons, say, talks childishly? (7) L inside DRIVES
12 MATED
Lodgers in bedroom ate dinner and had sex (5) bedrooM ATE Dinner
13 ELASTOMER
Rubbery stuff left in seam tore roughly (9) L inside anagram of SEAM TORE
14 DEAD HEAT
Loved one mostly hated tailored tie (4,4) (DEA)r + anagram of HATED
15 TRIAGE
One involved in changing great hospital’s prioritising of treatment (6) I inside anagram of GREAT
18 POLICE
Patrol is cautious primarily in an attractive place (6) [(I)s + (C)autious] inside POLE
19 TIMOR SEA
One type of code used in middle of unstable area north of Australia (5,3) (I + MORSE) inside uns(TA)ble
22 CAMERAMEN
Film crew arrived right before the last word (9) CAME + R + AMEN
24 SAUCE
It’s taken from suitcase, undone, and used for dressing (5) Anagram of SUITCASE minus ITS
25 SO THERE
Cross bearing the expression of defiance (2,5) SORE outside THE
26 SHIFTED
Repositioned one foot covered in cast (7) (I + FT) inside SHED
27 PAST
Associates of Trump, as tweeted, should be finished? (4) trumP AS Tweeted
28 BANDLEADER
Ban power cable coated in poor red conductor (10) BAN + (LEAD inside anagram of RED)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DREAMED
Imagined the writer filled with dread? Just the opposite! (7) ME inside DREAD
2 SHORTFALL
Deficiency spoilt model of fort on display in small hall (9) Anagram of FORT inisde (S + HALL)
3 ROUND THE CORNER
Revised record on hunter is close at hand (5,3,6) Anagram of RECORD ON HUNTER
4 PLEBEIAN
Be embraced by dishevelled Nepali man in the street (8) BE inside anagram of NEPALI
5 OLD HAT
Antiquated, broken hand tool not holding on (3,3) Anagram of HAND TOOL minus ON
7 A-TEAM
Top performers took a course in the morning (1-4) ATE + AM
8 DESERVE
Stevedore not keeping to re-issued warrant (7) Anagram of STEVEDORE minus TO
9 WINTER SOLSTICE
Victory! Colt is manoeuvred in short event that’s seasonal (6,8) WIN + (anagram of COLT IS inisde TERSE)
16 ASSAULTED
A squadron’s leader saluted excitedly and attacked (9) A + (S)quadron + anagram of SALUTED
17 LIONISED
Honoured one is strangely sporting hat (8) Anagram of ONE IS inside LID
18 PACKS UP
Sack badly bitten by dog gives out (5,2) Anagram of SACK inside PUP
20 AMENDER
Editor, say, read about retaining people (7) Anagram of READ outside MEN
21 AMOEBA
Ecstasy found in possession of a gang and a low-life? (6) E inside (A MOB) + A
23 METIS
Person of mixed ancestry touched lives (5) MET + IS

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