AFR Cryptic (7/9/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROCK OYSTER
Drunken ockers try eating ocean’s primary seafood (4,6) Anagram of OCKERS TRY outside (O)cean
6 ATOP
Head of Police going after government department at the highest level (4) (P)olice after ATO
10 NURSE
Work back and see contracted hospital worker? (5) RUN reversed + (SE)e
11 IN BONDAGE
Captive, being beaten, admitting playing dead oddly (2,7) Anagram of BEING outside [ON + (D)e(A)d]
12 TOUCAN
Contents of pouch swallowed by brown bird? (6) p(OUC)h inside TAN
13 ROUGHIE
Shrewd trick a neighbour organised avoiding ban (7) Anagram of A NEIGHBOUR minus BAN
15 ON-LINE
One holding nothing back connected to the internet (2-4) ONE outside (NIL reversed)
16 FOOT-RACE
Large amount of food consumed before record run (4-4) (FOO)d + TRACE
17 EMACIATE
One came around and went through waste? (8) (I CAME) reversed + ATE
20 BIG MAC
Slice of beetroot ruined magic burger (3,3) (B)eetroot + anagram of MAGIC
23 PHONEME
Readings from polygraph on emended sound of speech (7) polygraPH ON EMEnded
24 ALL ONE
Learner locked in solitary is just the same (3,3) L inside ALONE
26 INDICATOR
Indian, dropping off an actor, upset guide (9) INDIAN minus AN + anagram of ACTOR
27 RAITA
Cooked pastrami, not spam – a side dish (5) Anagram of PASTRAMI minus SPAM + A
28 TIDY
Neat identification sewn into tapestry’s borders (4) ID inside (T)apestr(Y)
29 LEFT-HANDER
Pulled out composition of DNA found in the woman’s punch (4-6) LEFT + (anagram of DNA inside HER)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RANK
Line of soldiers looked after king (4) RAN + K
2 CAR POOL
Relaxed about a driver finally parking vehicles available for use by employees (3,4) COOL outside [A + drive(R) + P]
3 OVERCONFIDENCE
Prisoner brought in fresh evidence for brash display (14) CON inside anagram of EVIDENCE FOR
4 SKINNY
Thin atmosphere holding in nitrogen (6) SKY outside (IN + N)
5 EMBARGO
Doctor cut into ear to clear out blockage (7) MB inside EAR + GO
7 TRACHEA
Airline charter mostly arranged by assistant up front (7) Anagram of (CHARTE)r + (A)ssistant
8 PREFERENCE
A political party seeks this endorsement after the start of polling (10) REFERENCE after (P)olling
9 INDUSTRIAL AREA
Blend of Australian red plugged by one business sector (10,4) Anagram of AUSTRALIAN RED outside I
14 COVER POINT
Cricketer caught bowling and batting in possession of marijuana (5,5) C + OVER + (IN inside POT)
16 FEE
Wine and dine, paying no attention to final bill (3) (FEE)d
18 AVOIDED
Video reviewed in commercial should be given a wide berth? (7) Anagram of VIDEO inside AD
19 THEATRE
Have a meal before start of rehearsal in the playhouse (7) [EAT + (R)ehearsal] inside THE
21 MANKIND
Managing Director replacing limitations of banking for people (7) (M for b)ANKIN(D for g)
22 PARROT
Lose form after par and birdie (6) ROT after PAR
25 LAIR
Showman’s natural ability lacking force (4) FLAIR minus F

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