AFR Cryptic (4/8/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROLLER COASTER
Local restorer restored playground equipment? (6,7) Anagram of LOCAL RESTORER
9 ALPHA
Representative of a political group has not finished (5) ALP + (HA)s
10 REVOLTING
Dreadful fan returned sound as a bell (9) LOVER reversed + TING
11 ROOKERY
Kangaroo River passing through key breeding ground (7) ROO + (R inside KEY)
12 PATROL
Round lump of butter and shortbread? (6) PAT + (ROL)l
14 DOUR
Tenacious duo recut face of ruby (4) Anagram of DUO + (R)UBY
15 ILLICITLY
Sick one left in city unlawfully (9) ILL + I + (L inside CITY)
18 DEEP MID-ON
Fielder impeded badly by opponent in the middle (4,3-2) Anagram of IMPEDED + opp(ON)ent
19 HAND
Husband not coping with drunken bus conductor (4) HUSBAND minus anagram of BUS
22 UNCOOL
Opening of untreated and diseased colon that’s past it (6) (U)ntreated + anagram of COLON
24 MINI-SUB
Bus-in one million coming back for WWII harbour visitor (4-3) (BUS IN + I + M) reversed
26 TRIATHLON
Race trial involving most of the batting side (9) TRIAL outside (TH)e + ON
27 AFOOT
Circles in behind in the wind (5) OO inside AFT
28 REARRANGEMENT
Rear troops in service of Australia get new order (13) REAR + MEN inside (RAN + GET)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPRODUCE
Copy procedure out of sequence (9) Anagram of PROCEDURE
2 LEADER
News reel turned up containing advertisement (6) REEL reversed outside AD
3 EARLY BIRDS
Those up first arranged bid rarely before start of selling (5,5) Anagram of BID RARELY + (S)elling
4 COVE
Old fellow reduced insurance (4) (COVE)r
5 ALLIANCE
Everybody misinterpreted a nice partnership (8) ALL + anagram of A NICE
6 TRIER
Persevering one set off without horse (5) TRIGGER minus GG
7 REGALLY
Gallery restyled in a grand manner (7) Anagram of GALLERY
8 BARRED
Excluded one may go here to drink wine (6) BAR + RED
13 BLANCMANGE
Dessert that is passed up by nice man tucking into cooked bagel (10) (NICE minus IE + MAN) inside anagram of BAGEL
16 TRANSPORT
No one on board trains left for ship (9) TRAINS minus I + PORT
17 IMPORTER
Nothing restricted is listed in permit re-issued for trader (8) (O + R) inside anagram of PERMIT
18 DOUBTER
Finish time in taxi with one holding reservation (7) DO + (T inside UBER)
20 DEBATE
Be involved in meeting’s lively discussion (6) Anagram of BE inside DATE
21 IN CASE
Old South Americans head to Ecuador as a precaution (2,4) INCAS + (E)cuador
23 CHINA
Boxer’s target – a national title (5) CHIN + A
25 FLAN
Large portion of side dish (4) (FLAN)k

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