AFR Cryptic (5/10/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SUCCESSION
University cricket club, in one period of play, is taking over (10) (U + CC) inside SESSION
6 SEAL
A marine creature’s skin is waterproof (4) Double Definition
8 REST AREA
Street in behind each motorist’s stopping place (4,4) ST inside REAR + EA
9 CHALET
Accommodating place is well represented in court (6) HALE inside CT
10 ACID
Drug relief injected by clinician initially (4) AID outside (C)linician
11 ALPHABETIC
Political party varied each bit to do with letters (10) ALP + anagram of EACH BIT
12 SINGLETON
Distorted sign revealed a lonely heart, say (9) Anagram of SIGN + LET ON
14 LILAC
Flowering plant, one in demand, on backorder? (5) I inside (CALL reversed)
17 DUCTS
Boss returned holding carbon pipes (5) STUD reveresed outside C
19 PRINCETON
Public relations notice involved opening of new university (9) PR + anagram of NOTICE + (N)ew
22 ACCELERATE
A tercel manoeuvred in one to pick up speed (10) Anagram of A TERCEL inside ACE
23 ONCE
Types kept in detention centre in the past (4) dententiON CEntre
24 BORING
Make a phone call after boy cut short routine (6) RING after (BO)y
25 EXTENDED
Lengthy introduction taken from text and completed (8) t(EXT) + ENDED
26 HEAD
Chief mouthpiece departing helipad (4) HELIPAD minus LIP
27 DAY-TRIPPER
Try messed up by one tackled by smart tourist (3-7) (Anagram of TRY + I) inside DAPPER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SURPASSED
Beaten old hat owned by irrational figure (9) PASSE inside SURD
2 CUSHION
Copper replaced his working shock absorber (7) CU + anagram of HIS + ON
3 STREAMER
Ship carrying right flag (8) STEAMER outside R
4 INAPPROPRIATELY
One footballer, after short sleep, treated reality the wrong way (15) I + (PROP after NAP) + anagram of REALITY
5 NECTAR
Be short of blended cabernet, a delicious drink (6) Anagram of CABERNET minus BE
6 SPARE TIME
Fight drug issue raised in leisure period (5,4) SPAR + E + (EMIT reversed)
7 AMERICA
Country isn’t pulling out of an armistice misguidedly (7) Anagram of AN ARMISTICE minus ISNT
13 GET BEHIND
$1000 in debt, he worked back (3,6) G + anagram of IN DEBT HE
15 CONTENDER
One who challenges clubs on submission (9) C + ON + TENDER
16 ANCESTOR
An early prototype, one linked to Escort’s new design (8) AN + anagram of ESCORT
18 UNCLOSE
Open operating system checked by one of the family (7) OS inside UNCLE
20 TUNED UP
Arrived right away and got ready to play (5,2) TURNED UP minus R
21 BEGGED
Asked earnestly for part of breakfast, maybe, served in bed (6) EGG inside BED

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2 Responses to AFR Cryptic (5/10/2019) Solution

  1. Tony Dirrmann says:

    What solution is published in today’s FIN ??? Please

    12/10/2019

  2. Justin Harvey says:

    clearly an error in the fin

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