AFR Cryptic (23/11/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WILDCAT STRIKE
Ill-conceived writ is tackled with unofficial union action (7,6) Anagram of WRIT IS TACKLED
9 APRON
Veteran performer positioned in an area at front of stage (5) PRO inside AN
10 DISSIDENT
Detective isn’t apprehending minor rebel (9) (D + ISNT) outside SIDE
11 AT HEART
The creative work initiated by one in reality (2,5) (THE + ART) after A
12 ALL-STAR
Great performer lies gutted inside shrine? (3-4) L(ie)S inside ALTAR
13 SEN
Group of tourists enjoy Japanese bread (3) touristS EN joy
14 ACUMEN
Sharpness a copper associated with bishop and king, say (6) A + CU + MEN (chess pieces)
15 ISRAEL
Re-directed airlines not flying in a Middle-East country (6) Anagram of AIRLINES minus IN
18 FESTER
Decay close to cliff destabilised trees (6) clif(F) + anagram of TREES
20 RANGES
Fruit, after opening of orchard, varies (6) oRANGES after (O)rchard
24 EAR
Lead extracted from expensive sensing device (3) d(EAR)
26 PASSIVE
Verse embraced by graduate that is indifferent (7) V inside (PASS + IE)
28 INFERNO
Raging fire in plant, fuelled by oxygen (7) IN + FERN +O
29 AUTOGRAPH
A group that mostly misread sign (9) Anagram of (A GROUP THA)t
30 ELECT
Choose bracelet for reunion, not lingerie item (5) Anagram of BRACELET minus BRA
31 GENERAL MOTORS
Vehicle manufacturer left molybdenum in power supplies (7,6) (L + MO) inside GENERATORS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 WAREHOUSE
Who outside are bound to exploit large retail store? (9) WHO outside ARE + USE
2 LINEAGE
Nothing set back four members of eager family (7) NIL reversed + (EAGE)r
3 CADETS
Trainees died in an odd manner torpedoing craft (6) (D)i(E)d inside CATS
4 TASMANIA
Island continent accepting person after short time (8) (ASIA outside MAN) after T
5 TWIRLER
Drunken writer found in possession of large revolver (7) Anagram of WRITER outside L
6 INEPT
Substandard writer turned up dressed in it (5) PEN reversed inside IT
7 ENTIRE
Middle section of trench and drain should be full (6) tr(EN)ch + TIRE
8 MASALA
Fortified wine not containing right spice mix (6) MARSALA minus R
16 EAGERNESS
See – anger’s confused with impatience (9) Anagram of SEE ANGERS
17 FREE BALL
Fine beer lifted everyone’s snooker play (4,4) F + (BEER reversed) + ALL
19 TRIGGER
Set off tense worker on board (7) T + RIGGER
21 ALFREDO
Fresh loaf soaking up wine and creamy pasta sauce (7) Anagram of LOAF outside RED
22 SNOOTY
No duck kept in animal enclosure is big-headed (6) (NO + O) inside STY
23 SPRANG
Leapt from sedan’s front-end collision (6) (S)edan + PRANG
25 RIGHTO
Large transporter, hot, re-issued a statement of compliance (6) RIG + anagram of HOT
27 SET ON
Went for cash in hand in retirement (3,2) NOTES reversed

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