AFR Cryptic (7/11/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BASIC ENGLISH
One in class being confused by hard and simplified language (5,7) (I inside anagram of CLASS BEING) + H
9 DREAM
Head of daily paper’s ambition (5) (D)aily + REAM
10 MANHATTAN
Fellow that mixed an intoxicating drink (9) MAN + anagram of THAT + AN
11 EDDIED
Leading story writer, broke, moved round (6) ED + DIED
12 ALL THE GO
Awfully fashionable tenor in hall shattered self-confidence (3,3,2) T inside anagram of HALL + EGO
13 SALLOW
Everyone entering plant could be unhealthy (6) ALL inside SOW
15 BRAWLING
Revision to law used in transport is in dispute (8) Anagram of LAW inside BRING
18 TRACTION
Try briefly to put into effect extensive treatment (8) (TR)y + ACTION
19 BASHED
Remains in bed suffering from a violent attack (6) ASH inside BED
21 INFECTOR
Fine ordered by court or carrier, perhaps (8) Anagram of FINE + CT + OR
23 CHISEL
A tool used to cut thatch is elongated to some extent (6) thatCH IS ELongated
26 TOOK ISSUE
Disagreed with opposition leader with endorsement in paper (4,5) [(O)ppostion + OK] inside TISSUE
27 ROOMY
Jumper belonging to me is large (5) ROO + MY
28 CONSOLIDATED
United’s game player carrying ID at start of decider (12) [CONSOLE outside (ID + AT)] + (D)ecider
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 BAD NEWS
Broadcast’s beginning and end was awfully upsetting stuff (3,4) (B)roadcast + anagram of END WAS
2 SPEED
Drugs quietly consumed by top-ranked athlete (5) P inside SEED
3 CAMPED OUT
Made up cot in the wild? (6,3) Anagram of MADE UP COT
4 NAME
Nominate group of African Americans (4) africaN AMEricans
5 LANDLORD
A block letter, maybe? (8) Cryptic Definition
6 SMART
Hi-tech transport heading in the wrong direction (5) TRAMS reversed
7 STEEPISH
Soak is hot and quite abrupt (8) STEEP + IS + H
8 ON SONG
Child in connected parts of Hong Kong is performing well (2,4) SON inside ONG
14 LEAPFROG
Get over a golfer badly handling pressure (8) Anagram of A GOLFER outside P
16 WEATHERED
People in general, at this place, died in an exposed state (9) WE + AT + HERE + D
17 COLOSSUS
Giant loss accepted by company linked with superpower (8) LOSS inside (CO + US)
18 TAINTS
Black marks are not spotted in test oddly (6) AINT inside (T)e(S)t
20 DELAYED
Deposit stated in legal document may be checked (7) LAY inside DEED
22 CHINO
Covered section of couch in ordinary twilled cotton fabric (5) couCH IN Ordinary
24 SHOOT
Film society’s opening with something really funny (5) (S)ociety + HOOT
25 HEAL
Outspoken person who’s not nice to treat (4) Sounds like HEEL

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