AFR Cryptic (29/8/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CUT LOOSE
Free toilets situated in nice setting (3,5) LOOS inside CUTE
5 SPARED
Container of hot water, red, is saved (6) SPA + RED
9 MASTERLY
It’s needed to sail early without a professional (8) MAST + (EARLY minus A)
10 CANVAS
Preserve most of great’s artwork (6) CAN + (VAS)t
12 DRAMA
Theatre doctor, a man not fully extended (5) DR + A + MA(n)
13 IN RESERVE
One with courage checking resolution set aside (2,7) (I + NERVE) outside RES
14 SHORT AND SWEET
Reconstruction of the NSW road in place is unexpectedly brief (5,3,5) Anagram of THE NSW ROAD inside SET
17 WEATHER REPORT
Friction regarding cruise terminal location probed by the news item (7,6) (WEAR + RE + PORT) outside THE
21 DISMISSAL
Notice school’s head girl wearing ring (9) [(S)chool + MISS] inside DIAL
23 ERUPT
Components of computer up the spout (5) computER UP The
24 LOOKED
Saw guided around shape of ring without a problem (6) LED outside (O + OK)
25 RESTRAIN
Ready for a new job securing small jail (8) RETRAIN outside S
26 DANISH
Food supplemented by an item from the bakery (6) DISH outside AN
27 STOP DEAD
Despot ordered publicity freeze (4,4) Anagram of DESPOT + AD
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COMEDY
Medicine needed during modest program that’s laughable (6) MED inside COY
2 TASMAN SEA
Australasian division retired at minister’s place in SA (6,3) AT reversed + (MANSE inside SA)
3 OREGANO
Flavour enhancer or, say, a number (7) OR + EG + A + NO
4 SELF-INTEREST
Encrypted net files support personal advantage (4-8) Anagram of NET FILES + REST
6 PRAISES
Commends upgrade in public school (7) RAISE inside PS
7 RIVER
Flow of water heading away from wood, perhaps (5) (d)RIVER
8 DISKETTE
Injured street kid, losing colour, ultimately is floppy (8) Anagram of STREET KID minus colou(R)
11 PRINCE ALBERT
Coat broken printer cable (6,6) Anagram of PRINTER CABLE
15 ENTOURAGE
Staff worked on ute before wild party (9) Anagram of ON UTE + RAGE
16 SWADDLED
Wrapped head of wounded tot up in jumper, say (8) [(W)ounded + ADD] inside SLED
18 HEIFERS
He is accepting offer not of stock (7) HE IS outside (OFFER minus OF)
19 OVERTOP
Excel in conspicuous operation (7) OVERT + OP
20 STONED
High priest, one dedicated to some extent (6) prieST ONE Dedicated
22 SHORN
Back and front parts of rhinoceros should be hairless? (5) rhinocero(S) + HORN

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One Response to AFR Cryptic (29/8/2020) Solution

  1. Cynthia says:

    I worked out the answer for 11 down, but didn’t see the connection between COAT and Prince Albert.