AFR Cryptic (24/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DEBATABLE
A plot backed by board is contentious (9) (A + BED) reversed + TABLE
6 PERM
Do authorisation without it (4) PERMIT minus IT
10 LUSTY
Healthy core of valued collection of pigs (5) va(LU)ed + STY
11 OPERATION
Ear reconstructed in alternative procedure (9) Anagram of EAR inside OPTION
12 TATTERED
Cat’s tail poorly treated is scruffy (8) ca(T) + anagram of TREATED
13 FILLET
Supply half of diet’s processed meat (6) FILL + di(ET)
15 PRIVATE LESSON
Pressure applied by relatives disrupted child’s personal training (7,6) P + anagram of RELATIVES + SON
18 EXCHANGE RATES
Unusual tax charge seen in values monitored by currency dealers (8,5) Anagram of TAX CHARGE SEEN
22 SORTIE
Sally is angry about it taking a turn (6) SORE outside (IT reversed)
23 STALLION
Deliberately delay one on horse (8) STALL + I + ON
26 ORIENTEER
Cross-country runner or one heading in to register (9) OR + I + (E inside ENTER)
27 GLOBE
Almost get around high hit ball (5) (GE)t outside LOB
28 SAGA
Silver found in one part of Oz? It’s a long story (4) AG inside SA
29 LIBERATED
Told stories about live rodent set free (9) LIED outside (BE + RAT)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DILUTE
Thin cover put over tradesman’s vehicle (6) LID reversed + UTE
2 BUS STOP
Break open operation based around small boarding place (3,4) (BUST + OP) outside S
3 THYME
Herbaceous plant stock picked from healthy meadow (5) healTHY MEadow
4 BOOMERANGS
Australian basketball player, with stress diminished, bounces back (10) BOOMER + (ANGS)t
5 EXES
Inmates of complex, especially old friends? (4) complEX ESpecially
7 EDIBLES
Food from deli best trimmed and cooked (7) Anagram of (DELI BES)t
8 MONOTONE
Brief time not acknowledged by one in flat (8) MON + NOT + ONE
9 MANIFEST
Fellow in case established patent (8) MAN + IF + EST
14 HEART-THROB
Brother that nearly replaced object of infatuation (5-5) Anagram of (BROTHER THA)t
16 ITALIANS
Backing of company not accepted by different antisocial people (8) Anagram of ANTOSOCIAL minus (CO reversed)
17 TEE-SHOTS
Golfers hit some to these prepared greens at the end (3-5) Anagram of TO THESE + green(S)
19 CURSING
Scoundrel to perform a song with swearing (7) CUR + SING
20 SPIN OUT
Lose control of jet flying across one side of mountain (4,3) SPOUT outside [I + mountai(N)]
21 INDEED
One broadcast ended without doubt (6) I + anagram of ENDED
24 LAGER
Characters of legal age refused alcohol (5) legaL AGE Refused
25 WELL
A spring in good condition (4) Double Definition

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One Response to AFR Cryptic (24/10/2020) Solution

  1. David says:

    Good one David
    Gotta love 10-across