AFR Cryptic (31/10/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPUBLICAN
Trump ultimately consumed by treatment of incurable political persuasion (10) trum(P) inside anagram of INCURABLE
6 FIND
Come across addict dropping ecstasy (4) FIEND minus E
10 SNAIL
One slow to move yacht around pole (5) SAIL outside N(orth)
11 GREY AREAS
Uncertain subjects are mostly dressed in weird gear, yes? (4,5) (AR)e inside anagram of GEAR YES
12 HAUNTS
Local spots family member entering high school (6) AUNT inside HAS
13 ONE PAIR
Open damaged vent with weak hand (3,4) Anagram of OPEN + AIR
15 RATTED
Caught rodents at entrance to tunnel covered in blood, say (6) [AT + (T)unnel] inside RED
16 WEBSITES
We sit in live studio’s primary locations on the internet (8) WE + (SIT inside BE) + (S)tudio
17 SALT FLAT
Temperature in falls varied at Lake Eyre when dry (4,4) T inside anagram of FALLS + AT
20 ON EDGE
Keyed-up one died, for example, making a comeback (2,4) ONE + D + (EG reversed)
23 ANTARES
Associates of accountant are studying bright star (7) accountANT ARE Studying
24 TACKLE
Deal with creek detailed in report (6) CK inside TALE
26 SCHEDULER
Organiser, caught in storage unit, violated rule (9) C inside SHED + anagram of RULE
27 RHINE
Extract of myrrh in exotic European flower (5) myrRH IN Exotic
28 TIDY
The woman slipped away from dithery, confused orderly (4) Anagram of DITHERY minus HER
29 NEWSREADER
Presenter in media broadcast answered alderman at the centre (10) Anagram of ANSWERED + ald(ER)man
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RASH
Flood has reformed at river’s end (4) Anagram of HAS after R
2 PLAY-ACT
Amateur put in deal to perform on stage (4-3) LAY inside PACT
3 BALANCE OF TRADE
Benefactor, a lad, misread a national buying and selling figure (7,2,5) Anagram of BENEFACTOR A LAD
4 INGEST
Absorb part of rising estimate (6) risING ESTimate
5 ACETONE
Superb quality petrochemical (7) ACE + TONE
7 INEXACT
One after catching a cold is off (7) I + NEXT outside (A + C)
8 DISTRESSED
Dish, mostly sweet, turned over and cut up (10) (DIS)h + (DESSERT reversed)
9 PATERSONS CURSE
Purse containing 10-across unsettled farmer’s enemy? (9,5) PURSE outside anagram of TEN ACROSS
14 CRYSTAL SET
Wireless appeal licensed initially in different states (7,3) CRY + [(L)icensed inside anagram of STATES]
16 WET
Soft wallet not plugged by everyone (3) WALLET minus ALL
18 LATCHED
Chalet rebuilt close to snowfield should be secured (7) Anagram of CHALET + snowfiel(D)
19 ABSOLVE
Discharge sailor against punching individual (7) AB + (V inside SOLE)
21 DALLIED
Back from Queensland, in league, fooled around (7) queenslan(D) + ALLIED
22 UTERUS
Unwavering trade union picked up young developer (6) (SURE + TU) reversed
25 BEAR
Sustain energy in a piece of music (4) E inside BAR

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