AFR Cryptic (19/9/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DICES
Throws away two of diamonds and spades? (5) D + ICE + S
4 CATHEDRAL
Modified car lad kept outside the church (9) Anagram of CAR LAD outside THE
9 CONSOLIDATE
Secure control panel accepting a time logged on back of ID (11) CONSOLE outside [(A + T) after ID]
10 PUN
Bet, losing shirt ultimately – it’s a joke (3) PUNT minus shir(T)
11 OBELISKS
Silk resewn into robes not using right needles (8) Anagram of SILK inside (ROBES minus R)
12 STRAFE
Bow of ship damaged after attack by aircraft with machine-gun fire (6) (S)hip + anagram of AFTER
14 EVER
Cut down leader at any time (4) (s)EVER
15 NARRATED
Returning group of sailors, highly valued, told stories (8) RAN reversed + RATED
18 STAR TURN
Holder of Ashes opening with institution’s leading player (4,4) URN after START
20 CAPO
Limit placed on opening of old movable bridge (4) CAP + (O)ld
24 LANDAU
Get hold of gold horse-drawn carriage (6) LAND + AU
25 THEORIES
The one investing in mining finds proposals (8) THE + (I inside ORES)
27 WAR
Fight state border’s closing (3) WA + borde(R)
28 EXAMINATION
Discharge retiring attendant hanging about at review (11) AXE reversed + (MINION outside AT)
29 DEMITASSE
Passing around Tasmania’s coffee (9) DEMISE outside TAS
30 EAGER
Impatient auditor holding back, for example (5) EAR outside (EG reversed)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DOCTORED
Swimmer coming back to wine laced with drugs (8) COD reversed + TO + RED
2 CONCEDE
Allies of bloc, once defeated, give up? (7) bloC ONCE DEfeated
3 SHOO-IN
Large part of hook, one tin-plated, is a certain winner? (4-2) [(HOO)k + I] inside SN
4 CHICKEN OUT
Rustic one turned in injured dingo (7,3) [HICK + (ONE reversed)] inside CUT
5 TRAY
It’s used to transport a load of extra yearlings (4) exTRA Yearlings
6 EVENTUAL
Final junction part way along avenue confused learner driver (8) (T inside anagram of AVENUE) + L
7 REPLACE
Fill in for a person who peddles fine open fabric (7) REP + LACE
8 LUNGED
Rushed forward with breathing apparatus (6) Double Definition
13 BRANCH LINE
Be occupied with stock farm left enclosed by minor transport route (6,4) BE outside (RANCH + L + IN)
16 ORNAMENT
Leading light or star not contracted? (8) OR + NAME + NT
17 LOOSENER
Laxative seen tossed in toilet, right? (8) Anagram of SEEN inside (LOO + R)
19 TANTRUM
Outburst by truant disrupted mass (7) Anagram of TRUANT + M
21 ARISING
A moral offence, committed in outfit, is emerging (7) A + (SIN inside RIG)
22 FLAWED
Canberra policeman admitting law is imperfect (6) FED outside LAW
23 POMADE
Italian flower produced hair ointment (6) PO + MADE
26 BARS
Swimmers not holding on to the railings (4) BATHERS minus THE

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