AFR Cryptic (6/4/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CREMATE
Burn mark noticed in form (7) M(ark) inside CREATE
5 SUBWAY
Australian state involved in reconstruction of busy transport system (6) WA inside anagram of BUSY
9 SEDGE
Small border plant that likes wet conditions (5) S + EDGE
10 TANTALISE
Lead on bronze is featured in report (9) TAN + (IS inside TALE)
11 NORSEMEN
They were in Scandinavia and not seen around centre of Denmark (8) NOR + [SEEN outside den(M)ark]
12 APIECE
Individually baked dish wrapped by master (6) PIE inside ACE
14 HORSE CHESTNUTS
Stones crush the battered conkers (5,9) Anagram of STONES CRUSH THE
16 SENTIMENTALIST
Romantic sent people in IT a record (14) SENT + (MEN inside IT) + A + LIST
20 INCOME
Revenue one company invested in reformed men (6) I + (CO inside anagram of MEN)
22 KEPT AT IT
Kid at first mistreated a pet bird and carried on (4,2,2) (K)id + anagram of A PET + TIT
24 TAMARILLO
Damage one spotted inside giant, round tomato (9) (MAR + I) inside TALL + O
25 TALLY
Agree time with friend (5) T + ALLY
26 BOWLED
Ship’s leader went first and delivered (6) BOW + LED
27 DREADED
A deed falsely initiated by doctor is awful (7) Anagram of A DEED after DR
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CASINO
Variety of coins divided up by a business in Macau, say (6) Anagram of COINS outside A
2 EIDERDOWN
Blend of red wine offered around social gathering could be warmer (9) Anagram of RED WINE outside DO
3 AGELESS
Classic by Eagles re-recorded by musicians in the end (7) Anagram of EAGLES + musician(S)
4 ENTRENCHED
Stop outside centre roughly tackling hard and firm (10) END outside (anagram of CENTRE outside H)
5 SAND
Start to smooth and polish with abrasive material (4) (S)mooth + AND
6 BEARPIT
Put up with inside information about a scene of rowdy disorder (7) BEAR + (TIP reversed)
7 AGILE
Sprightly one restricted by a broken leg (5) I inside (A + anagram of LEG)
8 CELEBS
iPad not needed by sort of despicable people in the limelight (6) Anagram of DESPICABLE minus IPAD
13 CENTREFOLD
Referee in Australian capital linked to old magazine feature (10) REF inside (CENT + OLD)
15 UNSETTLED
Flustered without guidance about rescheduled test (9) UNLED outside anagram of TEST
16 SHIITE
Muslim greeting put in place (6) HI inside SITE
17 IMMORAL
Bad molar fixed after one minute (7) Anagram of MOLAR after (I + M)
18 LET IT BE
Beatles song title reworked by Brian Epstein initially (3,2,2) Anagram of TITLE + (B)rian (E)pstein
19 STAYED
Yeast undergoing fermentation died and remained (6) Anagram of YEAST + D
21 CAMEO
Small part arrived with ring (5) CAME + O
23 FLED
Female headed split (4) F + LED

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