AFR Cryptic (28/7/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DOWNPIPE
Be responsible for seed trapped in middle of modern waste disposal unit (8) (OWN + PIP) inside mo(DE)rn
5 CHISEL
A tool set from Zurich is electronic (6) zuriCH IS ELectronic
10 VALET
Personal assistant’s time noted after farewell (5) T after VALE
11 RETENTION
Memory is close to zero in dodgy Internet application (9) zer(O) inside anagram of INTERNET
12 SIAMESE CAT
Small mice at sea distracted furry pet (7,3) S + anagram of MICE AT SEA
13 BEST
Defeat brutal person with no heart (4) BE(a)ST
15 MERLOT
Wine retailer initially booked into shady motel (6) (R)ETAILER inside anagram of MOTEL
16 GRINDER
Smile broadly, embarrassed about hard worker on board (7) GRIN + (RED reversed)
18 ON THE GO
Small portion of waterfront he governed is very active (2,3,2) waterfrONT HE GOverned
20 TWEEDS
Quaint fringes of dress and garments? (6) TWEE + (D)res(S)
23 TONE
Tense individual’s attitude (4) T + ONE
24 DISSERVICE
One wearing dress repaired fault wrong (10) I inside anagram of DRESS + VICE
26 EMIGRATED
Old record company, annoyed, relocated (9) EMI + GRATED
27 VOICE
Ring held in gripping tool, say (5) O inside VICE
28 LEGUME
Vegetable paste kept in shelter (6) GUM inside LEE
29 NEUROSIS
Oxygen checked by nurse is prepared for disorder (8) O inside anagram of NURSE IS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DEVISE
Advertise all over the place, ignoring art plan (6) Anagram of ADVERTISE minus ART
2 WELFARE
We are holding large fellow’s benefit (7) (WE + ARE) outside (L + F)
3 POTBELLIED
Overweight kitty left to laze in bed (10) POT + [(L + LIE) inside BED]
4 PERFECTIONISTS
Retired agent of scientist upset pedants (14) REP reversed + anagram of OF SCIENTIST
6 HANG
Suspend Maori feast with one leaving (4) HANGI minus I
7 STIPEND
Mines tipped to terminate regular clerical payment (7) PITS reversed + END
8 LONG-TERM
Individualist securing great marks well into the future (4-4) (LONER outside GT) + M
9 STRAIGHT AS A DIE
Sad one, sporting tailored gear, that is completely honest (8,2,1,3) (SAD + I) inside anagram of GEAR THAT IS
14 PILE-DRIVER
Loaded up a lot a water with heavy punch (4-6) PILED + RIVER
17 MONTREAL
Canadian port not treated right in feast, say (8) (Anagram of NOT + R) inside MEAL
19 TANKING
Top performer after bronze is losing deliberately (7) KING after TAN
21 DAIRIES
Goes around to publicise primary producers (7) DIES outside AIR
22 SEVENS
Two points scored at each end of fair game of Rugby Union (6) S + EVEN + S
25 TRAM
Trading centre set up public transport (4) MART reversed

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