AFR Cryptic (18/7/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ACT OUT
A piece that’s limiting to mime (3,3) (A + CUT) outside TO
5 KAKADU
NZ parrot died heading to unspoilt part of Australia (6) KAKA + D + (U)nspoilt
9 GRANDIOSE
Impressive road sign wrongly depicted closing of lane (9) Anagram of ROAD SIGN + lan(E)
10 LEVEE
Bank tax assessed by auditor (5) Sounds like LEVY
11 RATTLING
Strikingly good time learner experienced in class (8) (T + L) inside RATING
12 KEIRIN
Bike, after the start, switched right in race (6) Anagram of b(IKE) + R + IN
14 LACERATION
Rip material and measure (10) LACE + RATION
15 DEAN
Clergyman not taking care of another clergyman (4) DEACON minus CO
17 TYRE
Components of polystyrene and rubber ring (4) polysTYREne
19 SCIENTIFIC
Accurate model of insect provided by one clinician initially (10) Anagram of INSECT + IF + I + (C)linician
22 NATURE
Aunt relocated there, paying no attention to the countryside (6) Anagram of AUNT + (THERE minus THE)
23 CORONATE
One actor, taking on a new role, is crowned (8) Anagram of ONE ACTOR
25 ALIEN
Foreign story incorporated into a newspaper’s leader (5) LIE inside [A + (N)ewspaper]
26 HEARTSICK
Despondent judge with feelings ultimately kept in check (9) HEAR + [feeling(S) inside TICK]
27 CLIENT
Patron left with one in small Australian capital (6) (L + I) inside CENT
28 SIMMER.
Dieter dismissing large cook gently (6) SLIMMER minus L.
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 CHAOTIC
A part of the Bible, bound with elegance, is all over the place (7) (A + OT) inside CHIC
3 OLD GLORY
Good rally organised without a national flag (3,5) Anagram of GOOD RALLY minus A
4 TOOK NOTICE
Paid attention to agreement, not drugs (4,6) TO + OK + NOT + ICE
5 KEEP
Last to look back (4) PEEK reversed
6 KILLER
Terribly ill skier, giving up, is very good (6) Anagram of ILL SKIER minus IS
7 DIVERGE
One going down under, for example, returned part (7) DIVER + (EG reversed)
8 TENNANT CREEK
Ten rebuilt entrance close to bulk mining area of NT (7,5) TEN + anagram of ENTRANCE + bul(K)
9 GERALDTON WAX
WA native left in landscaped garden to grow (9,3) L inside anagram of GARDEN TO + WAX
13 COME TO PASS
Take place handled in co-op by fool (4,2,4) MET inside COOP + ASS
16 AT BOTTOM
TAB mixed slogan up essentially (2,6) Anagram of TAB + MOTTO reversed
18 RETRIAL
Trio not fully represented in legitimate court action (7) (TRI)o inside REAL
20 FRAGILE
Dainty piece of material kept in case (7) RAG inside FILE
21 BRONZE
Ends of buffer zone reconstructed with metal (6) (B)uffe(R) + anagram of ZONE
24 CHIT
Leading member of choir reached note (4) (C)hoir + HIT

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