AFR Cryptic (30/7/2022) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 THRUSH
Disease reduced the feeling of euphoria (6) TH(e) + RUSH
4 SCOTLAND
Country kid’s bed left painted in a dull reddish yellow colour (8) (COT + L) inside SAND
9 PASTE
Members of group, as tested, stick together (5) grouP AS TEsted
10 SEAWORTHY
Retied hawser to end of quay, ready to sail (9) Anagram of HAWSER TO + qua(Y)
11 ROOSTER
Outback features territory bird (7) ROOS + TER
12 MANDREL
Part of a lathe is aluminium and reliable to some extent (7) aluminiuM AND RELiable
13 NODE
Lead from drive plugged into one reconnected computer on a network (4) (D)rive inside anagram of ONE
14 DERRIERE
Make a mistake etching stamp on seat (8) ERR inside DIE + RE
17 DIESTOCK
Metalworker’s tool site replaced in harbourside area (8) Anagram of SITE inside DOCK
19 HURL
Launch hot location on the Web (4) H + URL
22 ACTS OUT
A scout organised time with mimes (4,3) Anagram of A SCOUT + T
24 LOCKING
Securing log across creek with current (7) LOG outside (CK + IN)
25 BANDICOOT
Dig group convened by one silly fellow (9) BAND + I + COOT
26 TAINT
Corrupt leader of triad is not on the street? (5) (T)riad + AINT
27 SORENESS
Energy-charged sensors reassessed evidence of injury? (8) E inside anagram of SENSORS
28 PERNOD
Respond badly spilling second drink (6) Anagram of RESPOND minus S
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TAPERING
Record released by organisation is petering out (8) TAPE + RING
2 RESPONDED
Small waterhole choked by water grass came back (9) (S + POND) inside REED
3 SVELTE
Polished midsection of anvil fashioned in refined steel (6) an(V)il inside anagram of STEEL
5 CHARM BRACELET
Collection of trinkets couple kept at back of room in chalet (5,8) (BRACE after RM) inside CHALET
6 TROUNCE
Try shortened, lightweight hammer? (7) TR(y) + OUNCE
7 ALTER
Shift prisoners in neutral territory? (5) neutrAL TERritory
8 DAY-OLD
Parent eating most of yolk that’s relatively fresh (3-3) DAD outside (YOL)k
10 SURREPTITIOUS
Secret court deleted from assorted tourist pictures (13) Anagram of TOURIST PICTURES minus CT
15 ERUDITION
Issue involving Rugby Union scholarship (9) RU inside EDITION
16 SLIGHTED
Put down saw broken by end of nail (8) SIGHTED outside nai(L)
18 EMOTION
Number one book raised strong feeling (7) (NO + I + TOME) reversed
20 RABBIS
Religious leaders reformed 75% of Brisbane (6) Anagram of (BRISBA)ne
21 SCATHE
Severely criticise female holding kitty (6) SHE outside CAT
23 TENOR
Resolved senator not supporting South Australia’s direction (5) Anagram of SENATOR minus SA

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