AFR Cryptic (18/9/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOPRANO
Singer, for example, not included in remastered opera song (7) Anagram of OPERA SONG minus EG
5 BUSHIE
Coach that is following hard outback worker (6) BUS + (IE after H)
9 ROBOT
Factory worker, perhaps, born inside base (5) B inside ROOT
10 PAGEANTRY
Display part of a book, an essay (9) PAGE + AN + TRY
11 EMISSARY
Agent’s failure recognised after the first quarter of poor year (8) MISS inside anagram of YEAR
12 TERROR
Fear mistake coming from tee (6) ERROR after T
13 POTS
Bar sent back containers of beer (4) STOP reversed
14 ONCE AGAIN
Ocean battered land not for the first time (4,5) Anagram of OCEAN + GAIN
17 PLACEMENT
Political group recalled bond distribution (9) ALP reversed + CEMENT
18 MISS
Notice the absence of a schoolteacher (4) Double Defnition
20 LASTED
Young man, consuming large amount of stew, carried on (6) LAD outside (STE)w
21 RATIONAL
Clear-headed one arranged loan after reduction of rate (8) (I + anagram of LOAN) after (RAT)e
24 CLOSENESS
Friendship seen for a change in competitor’s first defeat (9) Anagram of SEEN inside [(C)ompetitor + LOSS]
25 DALLY
Detective and associate hang about (5) D + ALLY
26 STATUS
Pieces owned by artist, a Tuscan with standing (6) artiST A TUScan
27 STRAYER
One who heads off course right, on board a tireless horse (7) R inside STAYER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SURGE
Specialist doctor missing out on a significant increase (5) SURGEON minus ON
2 PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Strip club patron organised people mover (6,9) Anagram of STRIP CLUB PATRON
3 ATTEST
Manifest damaged state government ultimately (6) Anagram of STATE + governmen(T)
4 ON PURPOSE
Spooner, twisting around in an excited state, rolled over intentionally (2,7) Anagram of SPOONER outside (UP reversed)
5 BAGS
Claim as one’s right luggage (4) Double Defnition
6 SPACEMAN
High flyer came unstuck in bridge (8) Anagrma of CAME inside SPAN
7 INTERNATIONALLY
Throughout the world and locally taking action with carbon emission (15) INTERNALLY outside A(c)TION
8 HYDRANTS
Doctor living in shanty developed main sources of water (8) DR inside anagram of SHANTY
13 POPULACE
People generally crack a clue badly written (8) POP + anagram of A CLUE
15 CATHARSIS
Purification is ending at hospital inside machines (9) IS after [(AT + H) inside CARS]
16 VEHEMENT
Strong, virile fellows restrained by beastly doctor (8) HE-MEN inside VET
19 BINDER
Red pen scrawled over cover for loose papers (6) (RED + NIB) reversed
22 LAYER
Lawyer giving up, was lacking, for instance, cover (5) LAWYER minus (WAS minus AS)
23 MESS
Superstar football player losing out on final spot (4) MESS(i)

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