AFR Cryptic (4/6/2022) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COARSE LANGUAGE
@#$%&! – a long curse, a wild time (6,8) Anagram of A LONG CURSE A + AGE
8 LODGE
Deposit of valuable ore found outside grand house (5) LODE outside G
9 HARD COURT
A cord replaced inside damaged playing arena (4,5) Anagram of A CORD inside HURT
11 SEMINAR
Workshop operated in recession behind house (7) RAN reversed after SEMI
12 ONE-STEP
Dance excited teens in centre of metropolis (3-4) Anagram of TEENS inside metrOPolis
13 GENOME
End of laparoscope, pushed inside, saw unique organic matter (6) laparoscopE inside GNOME
14 EARTHS
Grounds are prepared by one leaving this (6) Anagram of ARE + (THIS minus I)
16 BID
Tender chicken, say, served without right stuffing (3) BIRD minus R
18 CLICHE
Commonplace types of prolific lichen (6) prolifiC LICHEn
20 AFRICA
Paper, one about a country area (6) AFR + I + CA
24 ROASTER
Inventory that includes a suitable oven item (7) ROSTER outside A
26 GRASPED
Expressed surprise about offender finally taken into custody (7) GASPED outside offende(R)
27 SALVATION
Tank, one included in salon’s restoration (9) (VAT + I) inside SALON
28 OCEAN
Large amount of water and silt shifted from rocky coastline (5) Anagram of COASTLINE minus SILT
29 SWEETHEART DEAL
Leaders that changed around little in nice work arrangement (10,4) Anagram of LEADERS THAT outside WEE
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CALL SIGN
Handle moulded casing surrounding core of bullet (4,4) Anagram of CASING outise buLLet
2 ABDOMINAL
One punching a bold man damaged muscle (9) I inside anagram of A BOLD MAN
3 STERNUM
Back and middle part of hump is bone (7) STERN + h(UM)p
4 LAHORE
Collection of traditional knowledge about a hot Punjabi city (6) LORE outside (A + H)
5 NARROWED
Contracted group of sailors stood up and argued (8) RAN reversed + ROWED
6 UNCLEAR
One of the family by a river is not easy to see (7) UNCLE + A + R
7 GAUNT
Face of grieving relative is abnormally thin (5) (G)rieving + AUNT
10 TOPS
Great position turned up (4) SPOT reversed
15 HAIRPIECE
Switch, for instance, odd ingredients of timeless Thai recipe? (9) Anagram of THAI RECIPE minus T
16 BEAR WITH
Tolerate humorist entering rehab in a bad way (4,4) WIT inside anagram of REHAB
17 CARDINAL
Vehicle left after crash with a key (8) CAR + [L after (DIN + A)]
19 CUT-RATE
Teller splitting up attractive bargain (3-4) RATE inside CUTE
21 FLAT OUT
Dodgy AFL solicitor is very busy (4,3) Anagram of AFL + TOUT
22 ARMS
Weaponry causes damage after start of hostilities (4) HARMS minus (H)ostilities
23 UGANDA
Land dug and aerated to some extent (6) dUG AND Aerated
25 AGLOW
Luminous silver of little value (5) AG + LOW

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