AFR Cryptic (2/11/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ARTISTRY
Sitar played with taste and skill (8) Anagram of SITAR + TRY
5 SPRINT
Letters following small dash (6) PRINT after S
10 PUPIL
It’s needed to see instructor’s charge (5) Double Definition
11 CARNIVORE
Coach, in turning over, disturbed a dog, for example (9) CAR + (IN reversed) + anagram of OVER
12 PROGRAMMER
Software engineer supporting rules of language in expression (10) PRO + sounds like GRAMMAR
13 FOUR
Number 10 cleared of misuse of fortune (4) Anagram of FORTUNE minus TEN
15 PLEASE
Want parking linked to rental agreement (6) P + LEASE
16 OPENERS
Sort of person occupied by English batsmen (7) Anagram of PERSON outside E
18 REAR-END
Auditor involved in split hit back (4-3) EAR inside REND
20 FLIMSY
Unconvincing pilot admitting “I’m back from holidays” (6) FLY outside [IM + hoilday(S)]
23 COLD
Viral infection caught by veteran (4) C + OLD
24 STAGNATION
Slump – that’s time in decline, people (10) (T inside SAG) + NATION
26 WHAT ABOUT
Do you fancy bowler, say, in state competition? (4,5) (HAT inside WA) + BOUT
27 LOGIE
A TV award that is listed at the end of journal (5) IE after LOG
28 RISING
Lifting is supported in wrestling arena (6) IS inside RING
29 PROSPECT
Clubs engaged by expert’s favourite person showing promise (8) C inside (PROS + PET)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AG PIPE
Get on checking spot for drainage section (2,4) AGE outside PIP
2 TOPSOIL
Surface operations involved in hard work (7) OPS inside TOIL
3 SOLAR PANEL
Eight leaving general hospital ordered energy absorption unit (5,5) Anagram of GENERAL HOSPITAL minus EIGHT
4 RECOMMENDATION
Workers engaged by reformed democrat, one dealing with advocacy (14) MEN inside anagram of DEMOCRAT + I + ON
6 PAIN
One of the family in agony (4) PA + IN
7 IRON ORE
Press second in command about source of metal (4,3) IRON + c(O)mmand + RE
8 THE IRISH
People arranged this with input from beneficiary (3,5) Anagram of THIS outside HEIR
9 FREEDOM FIGHTER
Rebel approach set up by fellow on board cargo carrier (7,7) (MODE reversed + F) inside FREIGHTER
14 DESIRABLES
People wanted composition of seabird less detailed? (10) Anagram of SEABIRD + LES(s)
17 PRICE WAR
Rice and wheat initially included in normal commerical competition (5,3) [RICE + (W)HEAT] inside PAR
19 ALL EARS
Learner travelling in a beaten-up Laser is very attentive (3,4) L inside (A + anagram of LASER)
21 SHINGLE
Doctor’s sign, say, individual spotted on the outside of hospital (7) SINGLE outside H
22 INVERT
Upset still containing 20% vodka (6) (V)odka inside INERT
25 GAIN
Get bar excluded from great deal (4) BARGAIN minus BAR

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