AFR Cryptic (6/10/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ACCOST
Expert reduced expenditure to work as a solicitor (6) AC(e) + COST
4 LANEWAYS
Narrow passages freshly painted in places (8) ANEW inside LAYS
9 NEPAL
Country residents of fine palace? (5) fiNE PALace
10 CARTRIDGE
Carry earth, thrown up by a plough, round (9) CART + RIDGE
11 SWAGMAN
Outback drifter and AFL player moved around company’s official gathering (7) SWAN outside AGM
12 PATIENT
Doctor’s charge, one included in manifest (7) I inside PATENT
13 AUNT
A form of accommodation not housing one family member (4) A + (UNIT minus I)
14 DISARMED
Immobilised men mostly died after botched raids (8) [(ME)n + D] after anagram of RAIDS
17 DISPUTED
Revised layout of stupid edition is questioned (8) Anagram of STUPID + ED
19 BLUE
Sports award trumpeted in speech (4) Sounds like BLEW
22 REPLICA
Facsimile one found in torn wrapping of parcel (7) I inside anagram of PARCEL
24 PARTIED
Raved even after an average round of golf (7) TIED after PAR
25 NARRATION
Group of sailors returned to share story (9) RAN reversed + RATION
26 TONNE
Load claimed by Newton needed a unit of weight (5) newTON NEeded
27 SEETHING
Observe substance in a highly agitated state (8) SEE + THING
28 PRIEST
Minister asks a lot of questions before closing of parliament (6) PRIES + parliamen(T)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 AMNESIAC
Forgetful Americans experiencing turbulence down river (8) Anagram of AMERICANS minus R
2 CAPTAINED
Directed one taking part in choreographed tap-dance (9) I inside anagram of TAP DANCE
3 SOLEMN
Only man without a grave (6) SOLE + (MAN minus A)
5 AEROPLANE SPIN
A lean pro messed up, especially in a wrestling manoeuvre (9,4) Anagram of A LEAN PRO + ESP + IN
6 ERRATUM
Number missing from numerator mistakenly is a printing mistake (7) Anagram of NUMERATOR minus NO
7 ADDLE
Make rotten oars with ends not attached (5) p(ADDLE)s
8 SWEETS
Sugary substances when oddly stored in batches (6) (W)h(E)n inside SETS
10 CONFIGURATION
Pattern prepared for auctioning (13) Anagram of FOR AUCTIONING
15 DALLIANCE
Everybody linked to one in dance is flirting (9) (ALL + I) inside DANCE
16 HEADREST
Support for top dressing halved in hot spell (8) (DRES)sing inside HEAT
18 SPINACH
Vegetable roll offered by a church (7) SPIN + A + CH
20 DRONES
Servants of the Queen drive small number back to quarters (6) DR + ONE + quarter(S)
21 GRATER
Sort of generator not handling one kitchen utensil (6) Anagram of GENERATOR minus ONE
23 PURSE
Shilling kept in genuine money bag (5) S inside PURE

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