AFR Cryptic (3/11/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROLL-BACK
Act of restoration damaged ball encased in stone (4-4) Anagram of BALL inside ROCK
5 SCORER
Heart possessed by senior marker (6) CORE inside SR
10 ROTOR
Run out to bowler’s final spinner (5) RO + TO + BOWLE(R)
11 THEORISED
The increase in overdraft produced speculation (9) THE + (RISE inside OD)
12 TREASURED
Precious time guaranteed in study (9) T + (SURE inside READ)
13 ONION
The head and I welcomed in working couple (5) I inside (ON twice)
14 DIVINE
Beautiful home secured by nightclub (6) IN inside DIVE
15 NEATENS
Gets organised characters in Senate replaced after end of election (7) Anagram of SENATE after ELECTIO(N)
18 REGULAR
Soldier, a German shooter, backtracked right? (7) (A + LUGER) reversed + R
20 DEEMED
The writer involved in action may be judged (6) ME inside DEED
22 SEWER
One who may be responsible for making a dress with piping (5) Double definition
24 CHARACTER
Hiring agreement broken by a cold person (9) CHARTER outside (A + C)
25 LUDICROUS
Tormented curious lad not supporting a comic (9) Anagram of CURIOUS LAD minus A
26 DRAIN
Waste pipe destroyed ultimately by wet weather (5) DESTROYE(D) + RAIN
27 DANISH
Pastry dish containing centre of orange (6) DISH outside OR(AN)GE
28 ENTRANCE
Rebuilt centre incorporating an access point (8) Anagram of CENTRE outside AN
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RARITY
Find beam, crossing river with it (6) RAY outside (R + IT)
2 LATHERING
Ring under shaping tool is making foam (9) RING after LATHE
3 BIRDSVILLE RACES
Drunken cab driver lies about large and small outback meeting (10,5) Anagram of (CAB DRIVER LIES outside L) + S
4 COTERIE
Company that is based outside territory is set (7) (CO + IE) outside TER
6 CORPORATE RAIDER
Professional held up by area director worked with takeover specialist (9,6) PRO reversed inside anagram of AREA DIRECTOR
7 ROSTI
Serving of crostini is a tasty dish (5) cROSTIni
8 RUDENESS
End users prepared for impudence (8) Anagram of END USERS
9 LEAD ON
Deceive and cheat breaking bank (4,2) DO inside LEAN
16 EYESTRAIN
Corrected, say, entire problem reported by weary viewers (9) Anagram of SAY ENTIRE
17 BRISTLED
Prickly Englishman, taking second, was in front (8) BRIT outside S + LED
19 RECTOR
Nuclear facility not supported by a minister (6) REACTOR minus A
20 DRAGS ON
University fellow checking newspapers seems to take forever (5,2) DON outside RAGS
21 PRANCE
Pressure, applied by crane, fractured strut (6) P + anagram of CRANE
23 WIDEN
Broaden scope of new identity (5) neW IDENtity

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