AFR Cryptic (6/1/2018) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 EMBRACES
Puts the squeeze on half of them needing dental work (8) th(EM) + BRACES
5 BARBIE
Tavern that is hosting club’s last meal (6) (BAR + IE) outside CLU(B)
10 EGO-TRIP
Self-indulgence with drugs got linked to split (3-4) E + GOT + RIP
11 ENCHANT
He can broadcast religious material with delight (7) Anagram of HE CAN + NT (New Testament)
12 HOMESTEAD
Some organised time inside main farm building (9) (Anagram of SOME + T) inside HEAD
13 RACER
Quick competitor runs right around star performer (5) (R+R) outside ACE
14 RICE
Quantity of turmeric enhanced popular dish (4) turmeRIC Enhanced
16 SANCTION
Family member, taking care of it, can upset authority (8) SON outside anagram of IT CAN
19 PARABOLA
Middle Easterner invested in unusual opal with a curved shape (8) ARAB inside anagram of OPAL
20 ITEM
Disturbed inmate not impressed with an article (4) Anagram of INMATE minus AN
23 AIMED
Got ready to fire men largely in support (5) (ME)n inside AID
24 LATERALLY
Last minute comeback from the side (9) LATE + RALLY
26 ACETOUS
Winner in tennis as far as we’re concerned is sour? (7) ACE + TO US
27 CONCAVE
Crumpled can found buried in cove curved inwards (7) Anagram of CAN inside COVE
28 TESTER
Cryptic output of setter? (6) Anagram of SETTER
29 REVERSAL
Odd bits of rust appearing in display switch (8) (R)u(S)t inside REVEAL
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 EYE CHART
Are they confused about speed of light tester used by an optometrist? (3,5) Anagram of ARE THEY outside C
2 BLOOM
Great growth containing large flower (5) BOOM outside L
3 AFRESH
A lord’s labourer lifted hearts once more (6) A + (SERF reversed) + H
4 EXPRESSIONLESS
Six sleepers on buckled tracks ultimately must be wooden (14) Anagram of SIX SLEEPERS ON + TRACK(S)
6 ACCURATE
A member of the church following Christ, initially, is faithful (8) A + [CUARTE after (C)HRIST]
7 BRANCH OUT
Farm, in time of struggle, is to diversify (6,3) RANCH inside BOUT
8 ENTERS
Signs up leaseholders after starting late (6) r(ENTERS)
9 LEADING ARTICLE
A commotion during stage recital tainted chief reporter’s view (7,7) (A + DIN) inside LEG + anagram of RECITAL
15 CHARMLESS
Clubs not capable of doing damage may be lacking in appeal (9) C + HARMLESS
17 HARD-CORE
X-rated hotel falsified a record (4-4) H + anagram of A RECORD
18 EMPYREAL
Part of requiem – pyre – always should be formed of pure fire (8) requiEM PYRE ALways
21 SAVANT
Master took a seat occupied by camper, say (6) SAT outside VAN
22 CRINGE
Group tucked into last two pieces of nice quail (6) RING inside ni(CE)
25 LOADS
Youths sucking in oxygen a great deal (5) LADS outside O

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