AFR Cryptic (30/10/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CAR CHASE
Pursuit of a vehicle to bridge detailed in lawsuit (3,5) ARCH inside CASE
5 SNARED
50% of snakes in the sun too long may be caught (6) (SNA)kes + RED
9 MUSER
Reflective thinker married operator (5) M + USER
10 ALLOCATED
Designated local, ordered, had a meal, and died (9) Anagram of LOCAL + ATE + D
12 ON THE GO
Very busy ethnologist messed up short list (2,3,2) Anagram of ETHNOLOGIST minus LIST
13 BONDAGE
Active character involved in live sexual acts (7) (ON + DAG) inside BE
14 EYES
Watches leader from Europe vote in favour of a motion (4) (E)urope + YES
15 ACHROMATIC
Neutral church set in balmy environment (10) CH inside AROMATIC
18 AUTOMOBILE
A vehicle, loaded with fuel, steered around mob’s car (10) [(A + UTE) outside OIL] outside MOB
20 WARM
Westpac’s first branch is friendly and responsive (4) (W)estpac + ARM
23 PURLOIN
Appropriate internet address with nothing protected by access code (7) (URL + O) inside PIN
24 IMAMATE
I am embraced by friend in religious leader’s office (7) I + (AM inside MATE)
25 PRESENTED
Demonstrated power considered as an injury or affront (9) P + RESENTED
26 MINED
Excavated material moved around (5) DEMIN reversed
27 ROTATE
Degenerate bolted down switch (6) ROT + ATE
28 EDUCATED
Knowledgeable media bosses supporting reshuffle of ACTU (8) Anagram of ACTU inside (ED ED)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COMMON ERA
One right brought in, recognised time of Christianity? (6,3) (ONE + R) inside COMMA
2 ROSETTE
Favour position in habitual routine (7) SET inside ROTE
3 HARDEN
Reinforce a road cutting through layer (6) (A + RD) inside HEN
4 SHADOW CABINET
Switched on a broadcast about a bishop in rival ministry (6,7) Anagram of SWITCHED ON A outside (A + B)
6 NICKNAME
Handle nice man upset about closing of bank (8) Anagram of NICE MAN outside ban(K)
7 RETRACT
Pull in transporter reversing back to port (7) CARTER reversed + por(T)
8 DODGE
Avoid wild dog in middle of pandemic (5) Anagram of DOG inside pan(DE)mic
11 LIBERAL-MINDED
Told stories about ribald men not normally generous in outlook (7-6) LIED outside anagram of RIBALD MEN
16 COMMENDED
Spoke highly of Commodore needing no more repairs (9) COM + MENDED
17 IMMODEST
Shameless one linked to mass demo organised on street (8) I + M + anagram of DEMO + ST
19 TORMENT
Soldiers taking part in run put up with pain (7) MEN inside (TROT reversed)
21 AGAINST
Opposing a government charge covering a home (7) (A + GST) outside (A + IN)
22 TARMAC
Road surfacing division, stationed in ACT, relocated (6) ARM inside anagram of ACT
23 PIPER
One piano carried in for a musician (5) (I + P) inside PER

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