AFR Cryptic (25/9/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SORTER
One who organises length of semesters or terms (6) semesterS OR TERms
4 NAUSEOUS
One application in common sense is repulsive (8) (A + USE) inside NOUS
9 LASH OUT
Fiercely criticise yobbo bagging the result of smoking (4,3) LOUT outside ASH
11 FOREIGN
Strange fog cut off power (7) FO(g) + REIGN
12 DOUBLE ADAPTOR
Doubt about wire – a power or electrical connector? (6,7) DOUBT outside (LEAD + A + P) + OR
14 REDDEN
Crimson flower finally died in garden (6) flowe(R) + (D inside EDEN)
15 BUMP INTO
Come across worthless horse covered in spots (4,4) BUM + PINTO
18 APERTURE
A cocky user wriggled free from small opening (8) A + PERT + (anagram of USER minus S)
20 BAKERS
Fat-free breakfast cooked for food suppliers? (6) Anagram of BREAKFAST minus FAT
23 COMPANIONSHIP
Coalition’s head politician, dividing opinion, has disrupted society (13) (C)oalition + (MP inside anagram of OPINION HAS)
26 UPSURGE
Representatives of international shipping company advocate rise (7) UPS + URGE
27 KNEADER
Masseur massaged naked emperor’s front and back (7) Anagram of NAKED + (E)mpero(R)
28 BUDDHISM
Friend almost married, ending his religious belief (8) (BUDD)y + (M after HIS)
29 STEADY
Date organised inside, say, without a partner (6) Anagram of DATE inside (SAY minus A)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SALAD CREAM
Dressing a boy in character (5,5) (A + LAD) inside SCREAM
2 RESCUED
Delivered small reminder written in red (7) (S + CUE) inside RED
3 EMOLLIENT
Pesticide ultimately sprayed on millet is a softening agent (9) pesticid(E) + anagram of ON MILLET
5 AFFLATUS
A fine place to live, created by American with inspiration (8) A + F + FLAT + US
6 SPRAT
Fish species spotted by snake in the grass (5) SP + RAT
7 OMICRON
Number written up containing extremely small Greek character (7) NO reversed outside MICRO
8 SINK
Go under rapids in kayak for some distance (4) rapidS IN Kayak
10 TRAM
Shopping centre set up public transport (4) MART reversed
13 HOUSE PARTY
Benefit held in spring concluded with arty residential function (5,5) (USE inside HOP) + ARTY
16 PLAIN TEXT
Notepad’s contents, say, one found in plant extension (5,4) (I inside PLANT) + EXT
17 BROADENS
Road running through area of Scottish mountains branches out (8) ROAD inside BENS
19 ENCASED
Wrapped up court proceedings in conclusion (7) CASE inside END
21 ECHIDNA
Spiky creature sought refuge in field of cultivated cane (7) HID inside anagram of CANE
22 PICK
Best player of strings? (4) Double Definition
24 MARCH
Period specified each year to make headway (5) Double Definition
25 BULB
Flower child capturing heart of cheerleader (4) BUB outside cheer(L)eader

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