AFR Cryptic (28/8/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PATHS
Courses at high school started by head of psychology (5) (AT + HS) after (P)sychology
4 CROSSWORD
Line drawn around empty squares in sequence – puzzling thing? (9) CORD outside [(S)quare(S) in ROW]
9 CHAGRIN
Talk greatly expressed feeling and annoyance (7) (CHA)t + GRIN
10 ABUSERS
They don’t say nice things about losing out with employers (7) (ABOUT minus OUT) + USERS
11 SOMETHING ELSE
An exceptional person’s pivotal point in lot seems out of place (9,4) HINGE inside anagram of LOT SEEMS
14 PEAK
Summit talks boycotted by leaders of Sudan and Syria (4) SPEAKS minus (S)udan and (S)yria
15 VICTORIANS
Southerners – six – relocated to Cairns (10) VI + anagram of TO CAIRNS
18 OPEN LETTER
Ring writer with landlord’s public message (4,6) O + PEN + LETTER
19 LEAN
Bony heel (4) Double Definition
21 SIT ON THE FENCE
Tangrams originally described in translated Chinese often to avoid conflict (3,2,3,5) (T)angrams inside anagram of CHINESE OFTEN
24 LEADERS
Directors rewound small roll of film containing commercial (7) (S + REEL) reversed outside AD
26 ROUTINE
Way left open to retain batting order (7) ROUTE outside IN
27 SEMESTERS
Wise men, securing millions, established academic terms (9) SEERS outside (M + EST)
28 TODAY
Small dog biting dad briefly is right now (5) TOY outside (DA)d
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PACE
Pressure applied with great speed (4) P + ACE
2 TRANSPARENT
Frank extended pole inside tent (11) (RAN + SPAR) inside TENT
3 SCRIMP
Restrict introduction of short wave (6) (S)hort + CRIMP
4 CONSTRICT
Agitated croc isn’t taking time to squeeze (9) Anagram of CROC ISNT outside T
5 OKAPI
Right, a pig with no tail is a strange-looking animal? (5) OK + A + (PI)g
6 SLUGGARD
Drone shot trail on the way up (8) SLUG + (DRAG reversed)
7 ODE
Creative work is outstanding according to audience (3) Sounds like OWED
8 DISPERSING
Camouflaged snipers, hiding in quarry, should be spreading out (10) Anagram of SNIPERS inside DIG
12 LEAVE BEHIND
I behave badly, consumed by loan’s neglect (5,6) Anagram of I BEHAVE inside LEND
13 EPSOM SALTS
Toss sample mixed with purgative medicine (5,5) Anagram of TOSS SAMPLE
16 TREE FERNS
Bank covered in sea-birds and tropical plants (4,5) REEF inside TERNS
17 BLENDERS
Bank’s primary creditors – they always mix things up (8) (B)ank + LENDERS
20 INSULT
Put down entry retained by Collins ultimately (6) collINS ULTimately
22 HASTE
Expedition features team reduced by half (5) HAS + TE(am)
23 DENY
Refuse in animal’s lair, especially at the back (4) DEN + especiall(Y)
25 AIM
Plan a time with no limitations? (3) A + (t)IM(e)

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One Response to AFR Cryptic (28/8/2021) Solution

  1. Mark says:

    Just sayin – we don’t call Victorian’s ‘Southerners’, here in Tassie… (15ac)
    Good clue though – wasn’t too challenging 🙂