AFR Cryptic (25/4/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CHRIST
Deliverer is pursuing “60 Minutes” in court (6) (IS after HR) inside CT
4 LIMPED
Said the wrong thing about politician and continued favouring member? (6) LIED outside MP
9 DENSE
Study set largely tightly packed (5) DEN + (SE)t
10 HIGH DRAMA
Greeting spoken by doctor and associated union with great excitement (4,5) Sounds like HI + DR + AMA
11 WHOPPER
Giant head of white rabbit, say (7) (W)hite + HOPPER
12 TURNOUT
Water heater restricted by plug assembly (7) URN inside TOUT
13 RANT
Some types of soldier ants go on and on (4) soldieR ANTs
14 OVERTURE
Public university dealt with concerning proposal (8) OVERT + U + RE
17 EMPLOYER
Company may be first to experiment with unstable polymer (8) (E)xperiment + anagram of POLYMER
19 DOOR
Reception or access point (4) DO + OR
22 CANTINA
Common saying or stock phrase in a Spanish bar (7) CANT + IN + A
23 EARTHLY
Trace of thorium discovered in primitive human (7) TH inside EARLY
24 EDITORIAL
It’s written by a journalist or one consumed by extraordinary detail (9) (OR + I) inside anagram of DETAIL
25 POLKA
Crew leaving workplace organised dance (5) Anagram of WORKPLACE minus CREW
26 ANGERS
Scottish soccer team, after the start, causes aggravation (6) r(ANGERS)
27 GALORE
Ban ignored by Indian city everywhere (6) BANGALORE minus BAN
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CODEWORD
Secret identifier that’s outstanding, turned up in contents of line (8) (OWED reversed) inside CORD
2 RANGOON
Old Asian capital managed to move forward (7) RAN + GO ON
3 SLEEPY
Quiet? Go over in secret (6) PEE reversed in SLY
4 LIGHT-HEARTEDLY
Blonde, 23, wrongly embracing editor in a playful way? (5-9) LIGHT + (anagram of EARTHLY outside ED)
5 MODERATE
Approach speed is controlled (8) MODE + RATE
6 ENAMOUR
Leader of everyday people put up with our charm (7) (E)veryday + MAN reversed + OUR
7 THERMODYNAMICS
Branch of physics and chemistry worked around standard procedure (14) Anagram of AND CHEMISTRY outside MO
8 FACT
Fine performance in reality (4) F + ACT
15 ALL IN ONE
Mixture of lanolin and last of calamine is combined (3,2,3) Anagram of LANOLIN + calamin(E)
16 ARMY BASE
Military headquarters are keeping my tax form (4,4) ARE outside (MY + BAS)
18 MANSION
Cancer, say, is picked up in body of man in operation (7) IS reversed inside (MAN + ON)
20 OTHELLO
Shakespearean character reverted to casual form of greeting (7) TO reversed + HELLO
21 GRAPPA
Doctor holding talk in connection with a type of alcohol (6) GP outside RAP + A
22 CLEF
Composer initially left with no time for musical notation (4) (C)omposer + (LEFT minus T)

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