AFR Cryptic (23/7/2022) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GASWORKS
Supplier of fuel gauges originally asks about line switched around (8) [(G)auges + ASKS] outside (ROW reversed)
5 TRAGIC
Catastrophic temperature and smoke returned (6) T + (CIGAR reversed)
10 AILMENT
Resistance is futile in treatment of terminal disease (7) Anagram of TERMINAL minus R
11 OBVIATE
Counter is relocated above it (7) Anagram of ABOVE IT
12 EARTH
Some corn is extracted from this ground (5) EAR + (THIS minus IS)
13 EXTENSION
Phone number withdrawn beginning with 16? That’s not right! (9) Anagram of SIXTEEN + NO reversed
14 BUSINESS TRIP
Vehicles accommodating popular band’s work travel (8,4) BUSES outside IN + STRIP
18 PLACE SETTING
Networks checked by close contact – it’s consuming stuff (5,7) LACES inside PETTING
21 ASSIDUOUS
Hard-working American tailing fool and one couple (9) US after (ASS + I + DUO)
23 SNAKE
Reptile’s tail of skin preserved in alcohol (5) ski(N) inside SAKE
24 KNOWING
Astute leader seen around at the moment (7) KING outside NOW
25 AROUSED
Excited baron, out of bounds, took drugs? (7) b)ARO(n + USED
26 TIERED
Flagging laid around back of house in rows (6) TIRED outside hous(E)
27 ADDENDUM
Commercial study to drop unfinished supplement (8) AD + DEN + DUM(p)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 GRAVEL
Rock fragments left behind burial site (6) L after GRAVE
2 SALARY
Mention accepting 60% of large payment for work (6) SAY outside (LAR)ge
3 OPEN HOUSE
Phone troubled owner primarily to go through real estate inspection (4,5) Anagram of PHONE + (O)wner + USE
4 KATHERINE GORGE
Greek region that greatly transformed NT tourist destination (9,5) Anagram of (GREEK REGION THA)t
6 RAVEN
Crow is yellow except for head (5) (c)RAVEN
7 GLACIERS
Random glitches are missing the slow movers (8) Anagram of GLITCHES ARE minus THE
8 CLEAN-UPS
Ian Kiernan organised these containers taken around to tip (5-3) CUPS outside LEAN
9 ROTTNEST ISLAND
Spoil model sent around large and popular WA destination (8,6) ROT + [(SIT + SENT) reversed] + L + AND
15 SANDSTONE
Spain, oddly, doesn’t broadcast rock (9) (S)p(A)i(N) + anagram of DOESNT
16 UP-MARKET
University favourite acquiring spot that’s exclusive (2-6) (U + PET) outside MARK
17 CAPSTONE
One completing revision of pacts is coping (8) ONE after anagram of PACTS
19 PASSED
Old-fashioned diamonds must be approved (6) PASSE + D
20 SELDOM
Security concerns raised about Denmark’s leader rarely (6) MOLES reversed outside (D)enmark
22 DRIVE
Transport large amount of rubbish (5) (DRIVE)l

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