AFR Cryptic (4/5/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COBBLERS
Rubbish pies with thick crunchy toppings (8) Double Definition
5 PLISSE
Tailored slips made with last bit of fine fabric (6) Anagram of SLIPS + fin(E)
9 POOH-BAH
Ring back bishop, a hard, pompous self-important person (4-3) HOOP reversed + B + A + H
10 ORDEALS
One escaping from a soldier recollected horrific experiences (7) Anagram of A SOLDIER minus I
11 CONTRIBUTE
Mislead tutorial about bone with chip in (10) CON + (TUTE outside RIB)
12 UGLY
Bad-tempered guy dashed around learner driver (4) Anagram of GUY outside L
14 THE MALLEE
Those people sustained by a large shelter in a semi-arid area of bush (3,6) THEM + A + L + LEE
16 EVIL
In operation, sitting around could be harmful (4) LIVE reversed
18 LEFT
Went over (4) Double Definition
19 TRADE NAME
Registered a study plugging unexciting brand (5,4) (R + A + DEN) inside TAME
21 MITE
A very small person in power given voice (4) Sounds like MIGHT
22 OTHER RANKS
Non-commissioned personnel circle military equipment with German man inside (5,5) O + (HERR inside TANKS)
25 SPOILED
Lubricant, kept inside, went quickly off (7) OIL inside SPED
26 FINDING
Coming across damage to surfboard, possibly? (7) FIN-DING
27 DASHER
Speeder has crumpled front-end of Escort in drive (6) [Anagram of HAS + (E)scort] inside DR
28 STRESSED
Highlighted menu items in reverse order (8) DESSERTS reversed
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CAPACITY
Restrict a big place’s space (8) CAP + A + CITY
2 BROWN
Suntanned part of face and neck at the front (5) BROW + (N)eck
3 LABOR PARTY
Research centre veteran recalled creative political group (5,5) LAB + (PRO reversed) + ARTY
4 REHABILITATED
Reformed, liberated Thai is back to normal (13) Anagram of LIBERATED THAI
6 LADY
Noble woman and young man hurry in the end (4) LAD + hurr(Y)
7 SHANGRI-LA
One embraced by girl has reimagined Utopia (7-2) AN inside anagram of GIRL HAS
8 ESSAYS
Written works, for example, filed partway through “S” (6) SAY inside ESS
10 ON THE FACE OF IT
Stirred coffee ain’t hot seemingly (2,3,4,2,2) Anagram of COFFEE AINT HOT
13 DETERRENCE
The Red Centre is strangely lacking this negative motivational influence (10) Anagram of THE RED CENTRE IS minus THIS
15 ELECTIONS
Public votes to silence broadcast (9) Anagram of TO SILENCE
17 MESSAGED
Army food supplier, getting on, communicated by phone (8) MESS + AGED
20 AMUSED
A male took drugs and entertained (6) A + M + USED
23 NAILS
One breaking into computer system set up small digital screens (5) I inside (LAN reversed) + S
24 CLUE
This is one private group lacking in IQ (4) CLIQUE minus IQ

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