AFR Cryptic (29/6/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CHINCHILLA
Woollen fabric is cool in part of Asia (10) CHILL inside CHINA
6 TENT
Leaseholder giving up an abode meant to be temporary (4) TENANT minus AN
9 SNOOP
Spy’s operation fronted by son in disguise (5) OP after anagram of SON
10 TOOK SHAPE
Hooks, remixed during recording, developed in a definite way (4,5) Anagram of HOOKS inside TAPE
12 ARBITERS
People in a position to decide are mostly consumers (8) (AR)e + BITERS
13 DIVIDE
I had rewound video before the end part (6) ID reversed + (VIDE)o
15 EXTOL
Applaud three excluded from Foxtel broadcast? (5) Anagram of FOXTEL minus F (answer to clue three)
16 STRIKING
Impressive Kangaroo Island used in series (8) KI inside STRING
18 LATENESS
Young lady occupied with teen prepared for delay (8) LASS outside anagram of TEEN
20 OLDER
A few in school derided senior (5) schoOL DERided
23 LEAN-TO
Shelter’s social worker given room inside house (4-2) ANT inside LEO (astrological house)
24 DEFECTOR
Put off conveying head of CIA to traitor (8) DEFER outside [(C)IA + TO]
26 SPIT-ROAST
Joint passed around at a party, perhaps? (4-5) Cryptic definition
27 HINGE
Extent of length in geometric turning point (5) lengtH IN GEometric
28 TOGO
Outstanding republic in West Africa (4) Double Definition, one is two words
29 SEA SERPENT
Gently manoeuvre rod inside weakened creature of the deep (3,7) (EASE + R) inside SPENT
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CASCADES
Dishonourable fellow, involved in lawsuits, falls (8) CAD inside CASES
2 IN ORBIT
One Briton abroad travelling around the world (2,5) I + anagram of BRITON
3 CAPITAL LETTER
I, say, set limit with Italian landlord (7,6) CAP + ITAL + LETTER
4 INTERESTED
Enthusiastic one repaired net and stopped work (10) I + anagram of NET + RESTED
5 LOOP
Ring fund up (4) POOL reversed
7 EVASION
Deliver retired one in connection with deception (7) SAVE reversed + I + ON
8 THE NET
Really large computer system is hot IMO? (3,3) H inside TENET
11 STICK TOGETHER
Staff got three somehow to remain loyal (5,8) STICK + anagram of GOT THREE
14 PROSPECTUS
Share plan with working group wearing specialist glasses (10) TU inside (PRO + SPECS)
17 PRURIENT
Reformed punter, screening start of race one, is itching (8) Anagram of PUNTER outside [(R)ace + I]
19 AMAZING
Wonderful group of doctors dealt with excitement (7) AMA + ZING
21 DETENTE
Attendees, not going to extremes, worked for easing of tension? (7) Anagram of a)TTENDEE(s
22 CLOSET
Miss entering court is shut up in a private room (6) LOSE inside CT
25 BASE
Worthless foundation (4) Double Definition

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One Response to AFR Cryptic (29/6/2019) Solution

  1. DarrenLH says:

    Great puzzle. I got one wrong due to a failure to properly check all my answers, but enjoyed the challenge. Thanks for providing the worked solutions! Your AFR Saturday puzzle is now a regular part of my cryptic schedule.

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