AFR Cryptic (24/11/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISTANT
Broken stand, it should be removed (7) Anagram of STAND IT
5 ON SALE
Son ordered alcohol going cheap (2,4) Anagram of SON + ALE
8 SPICE RACK
Assortment of flavourings transformed rice served in small store (5,4) Anagram of RICE inside (S + PACK)
9 RAT ON
Desert one not committed to helping (3,2) RATION minus I
11 RAGED
Restricted senior had a good time (5) R + AGED
12 PARAMOUNT
Very important standard set by a horse (9) PAR + A + MOUNT
13 EARACHES
Problems for auditors are unusually hard in unusual case (8) Anagram of ARE + (H inside anagram of CASE)
15 CAME TO
Team reassigned in company recovered (4,2) Anagram of TEAM inside CO
17 TIMELY
Appropriate item ordered by lady without notice? (6) Anagram of ITEM + (LADY minus AD)
19 VALENCIA
Deposit of aluminium found in cave in unsettled part of Spain (8) AL inside anagram of CAVE IN
22 TENTATIVE
Experimental odds and ends one included in organised event (9) (TAT + I) inside anagram of EVENT
23 GRASP
Get hold of end of cutting tool (5) CUTTIN(G) + RASP
24 DRAWS
Medical man saw modified charts (5) DR + anagram of SAW
25 GUARANTOR
Leader of union involved in manipulation of arrogant backer (9) (U)NION inside anagram of ARROGANT
26 LENDER
Bank a million stolen from corrupt aldermen (6) Anagram of ALDERMEN minus (A + M)
27 DESTROY
Get rid of contaminated oyster after outbreak of disease (7) Anagram of OYSTER after (D)ISEASE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISORIENTATED
Misprinted trade editions caused confusion (13) Anagram of TRADE EDITIONS
2 STINGER
Amount of zest in German cocktail? (7) zeST IN GERman
3 AMEND
Change at noon? (5) AM END
4 TRAMPLED
Gallery’s contents returned by government representative was first flattened (8) ART reversed + MP + LED
5 OCKERS
Australians, those associated with shipping, must be starting late (6) D(OCKERS)
6 SCRIMMAGE
Fight small magazine involved in crime (9) S + MAG inside CRIME
7 LETTUCE
Cutlet prepared with last slice of huge salad vegetable (7) Anagram of CUTLET + HUG(E)
10 NATIONAL PARTY
Vote against supporting ALP brought in to train disorganised political group (8,5) NAY outside (ALP inside anagram of TO TRAIN)
14 COLLAPSED
Large section of church in spell of wintry weather fell down (9) (L + APSE) inside COLD
16 FACE CARD
Coach, getting stuck into coffee, sent back Jack for one (4,4) CAR inside (DECAF reversed)
18 MANDATE
Staff meeting an official command (7) MAN + DATE
20 CHANTER
Amble around hospital with Hare Krishna, say (7) CANTER outside H
21 GINGER
Spicy rhizome developing in germination to a degree (6) developinG IN GERmination
23 GOATS
Attack small kids, say (5) GO AT + S

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