AFR Cryptic (22/8/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MUSIC STOOL
Collapsed scrum is lacking right, and also left, player’s support (5,5) (Anagram of SCRUM IS minus R) + TOO + L
6 A T MS
Distributors of cash at malls not catering for everyone (1,1,2) AT MALLS minus ALL
9 LAITY
Everyone except the clergy put it in place (5) IT inside LAY
10 MESSAGING
Difficulty getting on communication system (9) MESS + AGING
12 RESTATED
Repeated change to date after a short break (8) Anagram of DATE after REST
13 ACTIVE
Industrious area of Australia that is plugged by leader of Victoria (6) ACT + [IE outside (V)ictoria]
15 AMPLIFY
Insurance company reduced life policy’s final increase (7) AMP + LIF(e) + polic(Y)
16 EQUALS
Rivals quarrel drunkenly, giving up rights and privileges ultimately (6) (Anagram of QUARREL minus RR) + privilege(S)
17 AIR
Broadcast couple with no introduction (3) (p)AIR
19 AMBLER
Stroller is better with front section removed (6) (g)AMBLER
21 THRUSTS
Pushes hard, opening up structured investments (7) H inside TRUSTS
24 TIRING
Difficult time, one managed by phone (6) T + I + RING
25 SLIMLINE
Despicable person, holding nothing back, trimmed down (8) SLIME outside (NIL reversed)
27 PRIESTESS
Religious leader, one established in news media generally (9) (I + EST) inside PRESS
28 NIGHT
Dark horse not taking the lead (5) (k)NIGHT
29 RUNT
Small pig makes noises endlessly? (4) g)RUNT(s
30 BARRISTERS
Roadblocks breached by street people who know the law (10) BARRIERS outside ST
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MALTREAT
Abuse alcohol, right, then have a meal (8) MALT + R + EAT
2 SLIPS UP
Course taken by students in retreat goes wrong (5,2) S(outh) inside (PUPILS reversed)
3 CAYMAN ISLANDS
Hub of capital implicated in many scandals abroad? (6,7) cap(I)tal inside anagram of MANY SCANDALS
4 TIMBER YARD
I am shown in by trader mixed up with deal maker, possibly (6,4) IM inside anagram of BY TRADER
5 OUST
Get rid of some rebellious teenagers (4) rebelliOUS Teenagers
7 TRIVIAL
Proceedings in court interrupted by one opposing minor (7) TRIAL outside (I + V)
8 SAGGED
Scrambled eggs with a starter of duck went down slowly (6) Anagram of (EGGS + A) + (D)uck
11 ACCOUTREMENTS
Reports about dodgy meter’s bits and pieces (13) ACCOUNTS outside anagram of METER
14 FERTILISER
Plant food’s new filter is observed at the centre (10) Anagram of FILTER IS + obs(ER)ved
18 OSTEITIS
Disfigurement of toes – it is a bone problem (8) Anagram of TOES + IT IS
20 MARTIAN
Alien craft, one captured by people (7) (ART + I) inside MAN
22 SHINGLE
Roofing material individual used on the outside of hospital (7) SINGLE outside H
23 STUPOR
Lethargy is at a high level in store just before closing (6) UP inside (STOR)e
26 FETA
Had something cooked up after fine cheese (4) ATE reversed after F

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