AFR Cryptic (19/12/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SECOND THOUGHTS
Doubts about world’s end still accepted in sects (6,8) [ON + worl(D) + though] inside SECTS
10 ABOUT
A period of illness is concerning (5) A + BOUT
11 CALIBRATE
Fine-tune case framing a politician (9) CRATE outside (A + LIB)
12 SPONSOR
Small bridge of connecting tissue or support (7) S + PONS + OR
13 PARENT
Executive’s offsider ripped apart author (6) PA + RENT
15 VEIL
Screen dump of festive illuminations (4) festiVE ILluminations
16 TRAVELLER
Bank worker, holding party, briefly sighted mobile salesman (9) TELLER outside (RAV)e
19 SEEDLINGS
See the results of accidents around large and small plants (9) (SEE + DINGS) outside L
20 CARD
Jack, say, located finally at the rear of vehicle (4) locate(D) after CAR
23 CASEIN
Lawsuit concerned with protein obtained from milk (6) CASE + IN
25 AMENITY
Pleasing feature people noticed in a city supporting carbon emission? (7) MEN inside (A + CITY minus C)
27 ROAST PORK
Ask for port in a mess, ignoring fine food (5,4) Anagram of ASK FOR PORK minus F
28 LOG ON
Enter a computer’s brand, beginning with name (3,2) LOGO + (N)ame
29 SUPERINTENDENT.
Administrator sent around various parts of Peru with plan (14) SENT outside (anagram of PERU + INTEND).
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 ECONOMISE
Green one is upset about minister’s initial budget (9) ECO + [anagram of ONE IS outside (M)inister]
3 OBTUSE
Slow orbit oddly linked to wear and tear (6) (O)r(B)i(T) + USE
4 DECORATING
Honouring code developed by class (10) Anagram of CODE + RATING
5 HOLY
Participants of 29th Olympics should be dedicated (4) 29tH OLYmpics
6 UNBIASED
A bin replaced in second-hand fair (8) Anagram of A BIN inside USED
7 HEAVE
A beautiful place not finalised for cast (5) (HEAVE)n
8 SHELTER
Female left territory’s asylum (7) SHE + L + TER
9 CAB SAV
Local red taxis have operated without restrictions? (3,3) CABS + h)AV(e
14 RAMSHACKLE
Shaky clerk has broken down embracing a male (10) Anagram of CLERK HAS outside (A + M)
17 LEADING ON
Wild dog entering tip is deceiving (7,2) DINGO inside LEAN
18 CLOISTER
Guise not maintained by weird religious sect in retreat (8) Anagram of RELIGIOUS SECT minus GUISE
19 SECURES
Ties up dog trapped by witnesses (7) CUR inside SEES
21 DRYING
Tail-ender with opener in final is wilting (6) opene(R) inside DYING
22 HEELED
Played the part of a hooker as listed (6) Double Definition
24 STAMP
Street light without large impression (5) ST + (LAMP minus L)
26 DOWN
Drink and finish wine regularly (4) DO + (W)i(N)e

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