AFR Cryptic (2/5/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CUBED
Copper base is cut into small pieces (5) CU + BED
4 CAME ABOUT
Passed section containing mutated amoeba (4,5) CUT outside anagram of AMOEBA
9 SALTPAN
State plant developed dry region of Lake Eyre, say (7) SA + anagram of PLANT
10 SAMPLES
Tries out representative in marketing (7) MP inside SALES
11 ON THE INCREASE
Growing, rich teen worked when in one (2,3,8) (Anagram of RICH TEEN + AS) inside ONE
14 REPS
Agents organised large contingent of press (4) Anagram of (PRES)s
15 SPHERICAL
Iodine injected into her scalp moved round (9) I inside anagram of HER SCALP
18 APPRAISED
Software set up and evaluated (9) APP + RAISED
19 MINT
Lolly packet (4) Double Definition
21 CHRISTIAN NAME
Individual retired in China tries changing given title (9,4) MAN reversed inside anagram of CHINA TRIES
24 SHADOWS
Watches commercial during TV programs (7) AD inside SHOWS
26 SALVAGE
Retrieve Livingstone’s head in possession of native (7) (L)ivingstone inside SAVAGE
27 SMARTNESS
A variety of tern’s depicted in text with style (9) (A + anagram of TERNS) inside SMS
28 PROWL
Patrol small place holding fight (5) PL outside ROW
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CASE
Chest condition (4) Double Definition
2 BALLOT PAPER
Election-time issue let Labor broadcast about worthless matter (6,5) Anagram of LET LABOR outside PAP
3 DEPUTY
Lieutenant’s record in service (6) EP inside DUTY
4 CONSENSUS
General agreement on curly figure appearing in national survey (9) (ON + S) inside CENSUS
5 MASON
Builder is well accepted by people generally (5) SO inside MAN
6 ADMIRERS
Lovers married in a resort close to Cairns (8) Anagram of MARRIED + cairn(S)
7 OWL
Round face of wombat with large hooter (3) O + (W)ombat + L
8 TESSELLATE
Contents of crates sell at emporium and fit together exactly (10) craTES SELL AT Emporium
12 ARCHIPELAGO
Island gathering’s popular beer turned up in wreckage of cargo (11) [HIP + (ALE reversed)] inside anagram of CARGO
13 BROADCASTS
Bad actors messed up opening of stage shows (10) Anagram of BAD ACTORS + (S)tage
16 HEDONISTS
Dishonest, spoiled pleasure-seekers (9) Anagram of DISHONEST
17 PASSPORT
Proof of identity completed nearly before start of play (8) (PAS)t + SPORT
20 BALL-UP
Everyone in pub backed action taken in Aussie Rules (4-2) ALL inside (PUB reversed)
22 ISSUE
Outgoing Aussies not limited strangely (5) Anagram of a)USSIE(e
23 DEAL
Leader pulled out of perfect arrangement (4) IDEAL minus I
25 AGA
A reduced gas appliance (3) A + (GA)s

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