AFR Cryptic (28/9/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HARBOUR
Protect hearts with bower (7) H + ARBOUR
5 DORMANT
Inactive period broken by soldier following resistance (7) DOT outside (MAN after R)
9 PACIFIC ISLANDER
African disciple converted Fijian, say (7,8) Anagram of AFRICAN DISCIPLE
10 EARTHS
Grounds are prepared by one leaving this (6) Anagram of ARE + (THIS minus I)
11 SOMEBODY
Heavyweight boys do me wrong (8) Anagram of BOYS DO ME
13 IMPATIENCE
I’m at one in British capital with eagerness (10) IM + [(AT + I) inside PENCE)
15 FAIL
Die is easily broken right away (4) FRAIL minus R
18 GOON
Stay with a hired thug (4) GO ON
19 FIERCENESS
Wild fires seen engulfing cabins initially with ferocity (10) Anagram of FIRES SEEN outside (C)abins
21 PRECLUDE
Rule out conductor’s opening squeezed into overture (8) (C)onductor inside PRELUDE
22 YOU BET
Be involved with youth? Almost certainly! (3,3) BE inside (YOUT)h
25 NATIVE COMPANION
I can’t move broken slate with one operating crane (6,9) Anagram of I CANT MOVE + PAN + I + ON
26 ADRENAL
A doctor recalled narrow passage near the kidneys (7) A + DR + (LANE reversed)
27 SPECTRA
Carpets woven with ranges of colours (7) Anagram of CARPETS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HAPPENING
Layer shielding software in grand event (9) (HEN outside APP) + IN +G
2 RACER
Quick runner is fine between two separate runs (5) ACE inside (R+R)
3 OFF-WHITE
Colour of deck adopted by few strangely (3-5) OF + (anagram of FEW outside HIT)
4 ROCK
Music with a sure foundation (4) Double Definition
5 DISCONCERT
Put out recording about sure winner (10) DISC + ON + CERT
6 REAPER
Harvester’s parts available from Korea, perhaps? (6) koREA PERhaps
7 AUDIOTAPE
Sound recording, a small piece, swallowed by drunken dupe (9) A (IOTA inside anagram of DUPE)
8 TARRY
Half of army in struggle stay behind (5) (AR)my inside TRY
12 PERIODICAL
Occasional danger handling oxygen and volatile acid (10) PERIL outside (O + anagram of ACID)
14 PROTESTER
Dissident’s corruption captured by bug (9) ROT inside PESTER
16 LUSITANIA
American entombed in ruptured Italian passenger ship sunk during WWI (9) US inside anagram of ITALIAN
17 DETONATE
Set off from meeting holding communication up (8) DATE outside (NOTE reversed)
20 SLOVEN
Pig left in small roaster (6) L inside (S + OVEN)
21 PINNA
Stick back an external ear part (5) PIN + (AN reversed)
23 BUILT
Physically well-developed yet punched by one with left (5) BUT outside (I + L)
24 EMUS
Australian birds, types in Powerhouse Museum (4) powerhousE MUSeum

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