AFR Cryptic (6/6/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SPORTED
Displayed pressure filling in order (7) P inside SORTED
5 SCHISM
Small church is first to mend rift (6) S + CH + IS + (M)end
9 ACT UP
Peak body representing workers quietly carry on (3,2) ACTU + P
10 NEGOTIATE
Contracted one engaged in efficient energy deal (9) (GOT + I) inside NEAT + E
11 DOES TIME
Established one in part of observatory is locked up (4,4) (EST + I) inside DOME
12 DOCTOR
Physician’s means of access must be probed by court (6) DOOR outside CT
14 APPRENTICESHIP
Prince’s tape reviewed in time of trial? (14) Anagram of PRINCES TAPE + HIP
16 AUTHENTICATORS
They are employed to certify gold cornet that is repaired (14) AU + anagram of CORNET THAT IS
20 TROUGH
River entering strong channel (6) R inside TOUGH
22 SAWTOOTH
Looked after hot, cooked part of blade (8) (SAW TO) + anagram of HOT
24 RUTHENIUM
Uranium then iodine absorbed by strange element (9) (U + THEN + I) inside RUM
25 BRILL
Right’s representative, listed in leaflet, is excellent in England (5) R inside BILL
26 GNOSIS
Tune played backwards is revealing spiritual knowledge (6) SONG reversed + IS
27 REGRESS
Regiment rests, losing time to fall back (7) REG + (RESTS minus T)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 STANDS
Stone, including flaws, ultimately doesn’t change (6) ST + AND + flaw(S)
2 ON THE SPOT
Deregulation of honest corporation without delay (2,3,4) Anagram of HONEST + POT
3 TIPSTER
Offsider of assistant priest worked with adviser? (7) assistan(T) + anagram of PRIEST
4 DENOMINATE
Call one backed by minister in meeting (10) [ONE reversed + MIN] inside DATE
5 SIGN
Mark tin containing one thousand dollars (4) SN outside (I + G)
6 HIT HOME
Welcome book about hospital made an impact (3,4) HI + (TOME outside H)
7 START
Open top of sweet little pie (5) (S) + TART
8 BEAR UP
Auditor in pub tipped to remain firm under pressure (4,2) EAR inside (PUB reversed)
13 DISCLAIMER
Limiting clause is noted in complicated medical, right? (10) IS inside anagram of MEDICAL + R
15 HARMONISE
Injury is recorded in one match (9) HARM + (IS inside ONE)
16 ARTERY
Chaps leaving search party sabotaged main channel of communication (6) Anagram of SEARCH PARTY minus CHAPS
17 EAGLETS
Ravenous youngsters mauled leg included in food (7) Anagram of LEG inside EATS
18 TOTE BAG
It carries stuff to be returned in kid’s game (4,3) (TO BE) reversed inside TAG
19 WHALES
High-rollers who cut down on alcoholic beverages (6) (WH)o + ALES
21 OFTEN
Calm down leader time after time (5) s(OFTEN)
23 PICS
Settles upon, in audition, photographer’s work (4) Sounds like PICKS

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