AFR Cryptic (3/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PATHFINDER
Endless apathy shown by friend upset scout? (10) a)PATH(y + anagram of FRIEND
6 SPAT
Scrap series, not showing final instalment (4) (SPAT)e
9 RURAL
Country isn’t excluded from trials run at sea (5) Anagram of TRIALS RUN minus ISNT
10 IMPOSTURE
Circular piece of precious stone used in corrupt deception (9) [preci(O)us + ST] inside IMPURE
12 SPICINESS
Special cold relish (9) SP + ICINESS
13 OMEGA
The end is nothing great (5) O + MEGA
14 GATE
Take items of bling at emporium (4) blinG AT Emporium
15 ORIENTAL
Eastern European’s jacket taken in by custom tailor? (8) (E)uropea(N) inside anagram of TAILOR
18 CARAPACE
Fish expert brought round a shell (8) (CARP + ACE) outside A
20 MOOS
Tailless deer makes animal noises? (4) (MOOS)e
24 TESLA
Car seat repositioned, keeping couplings at the centre (5) Anagram of SEAT outside coup(L)ings
25 DEADLY SIN
Lady is implicated in retreat’s offensive behaviour (6,3) Anagram of LADY IS inside DEN
26 ELOPEMENT
Operator in subdivision is running away (9) OP inside ELEMENT
27 TRITE
Tense religious practice is uninspired (5) T + RITE
28 SEEM
Appear to notice male (4) SEE + M
29 ITINERANTS
Intranet is reconfigured for those actively roaming (10) Anagram of INTRANET IS
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PERISH
Retired agent altered his pass (6) REP reversed + anagram of HIS
2 TURNING
Metal-plated boiler close to wiring junction? (7) TIN outside URN + wirin(G)
3 FALL INTO PLACE
Beat superior, left in deal, with click (4,4,5) (ALLIN + TOP + L) inside FACE
4 NAILED
Food shop, one on the way up, is pinned down (6) (DELI + AN) reversed
5 EXPOSURE
Big show guaranteed publicity (8) EXPO + SURE
7 PRUDENT
Discerning Victorian not without heart (7) PRUDE + N(o)T
8 TREVALLY
Green tossed back friend’s fish (8) VERT reversed + ALLY
11 SOONER OR LATER
Role on a roster changed in due course (6,2,5) Anagram of ROLE ON A ROSTER
16 SCATTERS
Cast, represented by brief, curtailed broadcasts? (8) Anagram of CAST + (TERS)e
17 ACID TEST
Conclusive trial papers set up in ACT (4,4) [ID + (SET reversed)] inside ACT
19 RISSOLE
Gentleman returned fish ball fried in oil (7) SIR reversed + SOLE
21 SESSION
Meeting sounds over with officials finally intervening (7) NOISES reversed outside official(S)
22 CANTON
Chinese port once a small country area (6) Double Definition
23 ENTERS
Signs up leaseholders after starting late (6) r(ENTERS)

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