AFR Cryptic (8/2/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MUSICAL CHAIRS
One involved in crucial smash spoilt children’s game (7,6) I inside anagram of CRUCIAL SMASH
9 STIFLED
I ran off beyond street and stopped (7) (I + FLED) after ST
10 METHANE
Substantial locks penetrated by the sprayed chemical (7) MANE outside anagram of THE
11 LIARS
Storytellers so ignored by sailors at sea (5) Anagram of SAILORS minus SO
12 IGNORANCE
Caring one should be treated for blindness (9) Anagram of CARING ONE
13 EXAMINER
Former partner, a digger, is a testing sort of person (8) EX + A + MINER
15 HAMPER
Endless bubbly and food selection? (6) c)HAMPER(s
18 BON MOT
Clever line on inside of burial chamber, written backwards (3,3) ON inside (TOMB reversed)
19 RAVENOUS
Praise talent requiring immediate input (8) RAVE + NOUS
22 UNSCATHED
Vessel kept in UN storage facility in one piece (9) CAT inside (UN + SHED)
24 SMOKE
Small car’s exhaust (5) S + MOKE
25 CONCEPT
Theory once added to pressure in court (7) (ONCE + P) inside CT
26 AMATEUR
Drug used in trauma disoriented one with little experience (7) E inside anagram of TRAUMA
27 DISINTERESTED
Bring to light established education not influenced by selfish motives (13) DISINTER + EST + ED
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 MOSELLE
Not much time to market last lot of vintage wine (7) MO + SELL + vintag(E)
2 SPIN A YARN
Iranian spy, short of capital, resolved to make excuses (4,1,4) Anagram of IRANIAN SPY minus I (capital letter)
3 COLES
Supermarket lines, not popular, ending business (5) (LINES minus IN) after CO(mpany)
4 LUDDITES
Learner studied misguided people rejecting IT (8) L + anagram of STUDIED
5 HUMANE
One embroiled in major highway’s tender (6) AN inside HUME
6 INTERLACE
Intricately put together last component of computer in presence of Intel expert (9) compute(R) inside (INTEL + ACE)
7 STAIN
Dirty star cut down at home (5) STA(r) + IN
8 VENEER
Leader of Egypt, staying inside, never changed appearance (6) (E)gypt inside anagram of NEVER
14 IDOLATERS
Pagans to perform next in the centre of island (9) (DO + LATER) inside IS
16 PROPONENT
Defender and forward, one not contracted (9) PROP + ONE + N(o)T
17 LANDRACE
Pig and boar finally trapped by netting (8) [AND + boa(R)] inside LACE
18 BRUNCH
Starter of rabbit featured in group meal (6) (R)abbit inside BUNCH
20 SPEARED
Expedition crossing a river may be hit by missiles (7) SPEED outside (A + R)
21 PHOTON
A little light power burning on (6) P + HOT + ON
23 SYNOD
Church council is choosy, no doubt, to some extent (5) chooSY NO Doubt
24 SUAVE
Cool store containing uranium (5) SAVE outside U

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