AFR Cryptic (20/3/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GO INTO
Examine refined tin sealed in sticky stuff (2,4) Anagram of TIN inside GOO
4 SPLINTER
Small place to bury a chip off the old block? (8) S + PL + INTER
9 LOCUM
Person filling in column almost completely out of sequence (5) Anagram of (COLUM)n
10 GOOD TASTE
Function toasted terribly fine judgement (4,5) DO + anagram of TOASTED
11 FONDANT
Sweet son of Jacob baptised in receptacle filled with holy water (7) DAN inside FONT
12 OUTRAGE
A leader in government implicated in bizarre scandal (7) [A + (G)overnment] inside OUTRE
13 STEW
Portion of langouste was to simmer or boil slowly (4) langouSTE Was
14 DWINDLES
Tailender from England, calm briefly, falls away (8) englan(D) + (WINDLES)s
17 TOP-LINER
Interpol roughed up principal performer (3-5) Anagram of INTERPOL
19 CAFE
Wine supplier not catering for a registered eatery (4) CARAFE minus (A + R)
22 LASTING
Eternal US city’s sound as a bell (7) LAS + TING
24 EROSIVE
Section of the visor easily pulled back is wearing (7) thE VISOR Easily reversed
25 TRANSIENT
Temporary service is returned in camping facility (9) (RAN + IS reversed) inside TENT
26 DRIFT
Drive provided time to wander (5) DR + IF + T
27 EVENSONG
Regular family member linked to Gosford’s primary church service (8) EVEN + SON + (G)osford
28 READER
Lecturer of French brought in to educate (6) DE inside REAR
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GOLDFISH
Kid’s last in club competition with his unsettled pet (8) ki(D) inside GOLF + anagram of HIS
2 IN CONCERT
Cooked nice corn and sprig of tarragon together? (2,7) Anagram of NICE CORN + (T)arragon
3 TAMMAR
Scrub wallaby is covering up damage (6) MAT reversed + MAR
5 PRONOUNCEMENT
Poor nun worked to strengthen declaration (13) Anagram of POOR NUN + CEMENT
6 IN TOTAL
Subdivided lot ain’t rezoned all together (2,5) Anagram of LOT AINT
7 TOSCA
Cast excited about end of Giacomo Puccini’s opera (5) Anagram of CAST outside giacom(O)
8 REELED
Oversized heart of Greek managed and faltered? (6) g(REE)k + LED
10 GET A WRIGGLE ON
Growing eaglet developed move quickly (3,1,7,2) Anagram of GROWING EAGLET
15 SCARIFIED
Coach, if accepted by side out of form, may be severely criticised (9) (CAR + IF) inside anagram of SIDE
16 DETECTOR
Went off upset about English head of customs finding device (8) ROTTED reversed outside [E + (C)ustoms]
18 PRIESTS
Clerical workers arranged striptease, skipping meal (7) Anagram of STRIPTEASE minus TEA
20 BLITHE
A character leaving Bali seen by the casual (6) BALI minus A + THE
21 POODLE
Lackey recalled gathering held by staff (6) DO reversed inside POLE
23 SPATE
Flood insurance finally given after squabble (5) insuranc(E) after SPAT

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2 Responses to AFR Cryptic (20/3/2021) Solution

  1. Graham says:

    19 across. Cafare? Not even Google know what this means. Confusing

    • David Stickley says:

      Sorry about that Graham. Thanks for pointing it out. It should be CARAFE, not CAFARE in the description of the solution. I’ve updated the solution post and PDF.

      David