AFR Cryptic (26/10/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MINI-BUDGET
One shift cited in brand-new Government’s financial statement (4-6) (I + BUDGE) inside MINT
6 BLUB
Cry from small child involved with end of school (4) BUB outside schoo(L)
9 SECTORS
Little time to reassess evacuated districts? (7) SEC(ond) + TO + R(easse)S
10 SEMINAL
Minister, bound by an obligation to secrecy, is influential (7) MIN inside SEAL
12 ALLEGORY
Completely taken by conclusion of the bloodthirsty story (8) ALL + th(E) + GORY
13 CLEAVE
Stick is split (6) Double Definition
15 SETTLE
Place in Washington not acknowledging a land (6) SEATTLE minus A
16 ADIPOSE
A dip served with oyster oddly is fatty (7) A + DIP + (O)y(S)t(E)r
18 RAN
Group of servicemen moved quickly (3) Double Definition
19 COMPOSE
Put together point of sale seen in issue (7) POS inside COME
21 DRAW ON
Head of family accepting inexperienced approach (4,2) DON outside RAW
24 TURNIP
Vegetable boiler buried in rubbish heap (6) URN inside TIP
25 DOMINION
Work with favourite authority (8) DO + MINION
27 TRUNDLE
Roller has shipped from Sutherland strangely (7) ANagram of SUTHERLAND minus HAS
28 DENTINE
Study, with a prong, composition of teeth (7) DEN + TINE
29 CHEF
Ingredients of brioche fascinated kitchen worker (4) brioCHE Fascinated
30 STERILISED
Antiseptic is absorbed by broken red tiles (10) IS inside anagram of RED TILES
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MOSSAD
Secret service is not happy following M overseas (6) SAD after (M + OS)
2 NACELLE
Part of balloon – a cell exposed? (7) ballooN A CELL Exposed
3 BROUGHT TO MIND
Made one remember brother should care (7,2,4) BR + OUGHT TO MIND
4 DISORDERED
Dodderer is not normally confused (10) Anagram of DODDERER IS
5 EAST
Point as taken by centre in basketball (4) AS INSIDE bask(ET)ball
7 LONG AGO
Gang worked in toilet block some time back (4,3) Anagram of GANG inside LOO
8 BELIEVED
Accepted slander opposing education (8) BELIE + V + ED
11 MULTINATIONAL
Big business processed all titanium containing oxygen and nitrogen (13) Anagram of ALL TITANIUM outside (O + N)
14 LANDHOLDER
Come down hard on senior proprietor (10) LAND + H + OLDER
17 ECSTATIC
Enemy’s initial tactics broadcast over the moon (8) (E)nemy + anagram of TACTICS
20 MARQUEE
Hurt royal largely having public appeal (7) MAR + (QUEE)n
22 ORIGINS
Launching points or island stocking alcohol (7) OR + (IS outside GIN)
23 IN NEED
Nine relocated senior writer requiring help (2,4) Anagram of NINE + ED
26 PEAT
Vegetable matter is soft to chew (4) P + EAT

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