AFR Cryptic (5/5/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PRAISEWORTHY
Recreation of prehistory was mostly excellent (12) Anagram of (PREHISTORY WA)S
9 LANTANA
Social worker hacked into computer system connected to a foreign plant (7) ANT inside LAN + A
10 GALLANT
Heroic giant sacrificing one for all (7) GIANT with I replaced by ALL
11 SPREAD
Circulate central elements of Newspoll study (6) new(SP)oll + READ
12 ANCESTRY
Line secretary put back in an essay (8) SEC reversed inside (AN + TRY)
14 ALOE
Divisive ban removed from abalone plant (4) ABALONE minus (BA + N)
15 GEORGETOWN
Ogre organised to acquire own place in Guyana (10) Anagram of OGRE + GET + OWN
18 BASS STRAIT
Fish is lacking one feature in Australian channel (4,6) BASS + (IS minus I) + TRAIT
19 KEPT
Observed mistreated pet behind back of truck (4) Anagram of PET after TRUC(K)
22 LONG FACE
Sad expression by shaky golf expert gripping end of iron (4,4) (Anagram of GOLF + ACE) outside IRO(N)
24 LAUNCH
Begin meal eating starter of asparagus (6) LUNCH outside (A)SPARAGUS
26 LIBERIA
Small part of Russian region exchanged for large part of Africa (7) SIBERIA with S replaced by L
27 INTEGER
Rational figure, for example, handled by doctor mostly (7) EG inside (INTER)N
28 ILL-TREATMENT
Rough handling by staff seen in damaged tissue of little rat (3-9) MEN inside anagram of LITTLE RAT
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PENURIOUS
Write on half of your IOUs “strapped for cash” (9) PEN + YO(UR) + IOUS
2 AVATAR
Iconic representation, a tank, seen by a river (6) A + VAT + A + R
3 SCAR
Small vehicle’s evidence of damage (4) S + CAR
4 WAGON TRAIN
Large state not involved in grain’s transportation (5,5) WA + (anagram of NOT inside GRAIN)
5 RELIEVED
Happy story, told inside, always backed by detective (8) LIE reversed inside EVER + D
6 HEART
A radius shown in the redrawn central part (5) (A + R) inside anagram of THE
7 GLOSSA
Cosmetic preparation put on a tongue (6) GLOSS + A
8 STAY ON
Support number tipped to continue (4,2) STAY + (NO reversed)
13 DEPRECIATE
Undervalue extended play record, one presented in meeting (10) (EP + REC + I) inside DATE
16 OVERNIGHT
Lover decapitated by grotesque thing suddenly (9) (L)OVER + anagram of THING
17 ASK FOR IT
Invite trouble as “King and I” played in building with tight security (3,3,2) AS + K + (I inside FORT)
18 BOLDLY
Elderly learner pulled into close with confidence (6) (OLD + L) inside BY
20 T-SHIRT
Top shire briefly mentioned in middle of letter (1-5) (SHIR)E inside LE(TT)ER
21 TATTLE
Gossip’s story about time repeated once (6) TALE outside (T+T)
23 NOBEL
Award creator with an OBE, literally, to some extent (5) aN OBE Literally
25 HINT
Trace thing not completely wrecked (4) Anagram of (THIN)G

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