AFR Cryptic (8/6/2019) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TICKLER
Puzzle perfectionist’s missing original letter (7) (s)TICKLER
5 SPOTTER
Observer is first to see wizard, literally (7) (S)ee + POTTER
9 CITES
Names and locations as recorded by auditor (5) Sounds like SITES
10 SCORECARD
Small company embarrassed about coach’s sporting result (9) S + CO + (RED outside CAR)
11 SPANIARD
European bridge, one located next to a road (8) SPAN + I + A + RD
12 TISSUE
Time to put out a paper with little substance (6) T + ISSUE
14 OPEN
One’s front enclosure is generally accessible (4) (O)ne + PEN
15 COSMETIC
“Alien”, screened by Universal, is superficial (8) ET inside COSMIC
18 ENGINEER
Born in England, I registered as a designer (8) NEE inside (ENG + I + R)
19 CUBE
Copper: “Live or die” (4) CU + BE
22 PAUPER
Bankrupt leader of union appearing in The Australian Financial Review, for example (6) (U)nion inside PAPER
23 ANNOTATE
Comment on article not fully digested (8) AN + NOT + ATE
25 IN THE ZONE
Zenith not correctly described by one totally focussed (2,3,4) Anagram of ZENITH + ONE
26 SEIZE
Confiscate drug in bulk (5) E inside SIZE
27 LOYALLY
Scheme not started by friend in a trustworthy manner (7) (p)LOY + ALLY
28 TENANCY
Ten caught in a New York residence (7) TEN + (C inside A + NY)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 TUCK SHOP
Minor food supplier gathers plant popular with brewers (4,4) TUCKS + HOP
2 COTTAGE INDUSTRY
Small-scale business is trying out cadets at sea (7,8) Anagram of TRYING OUT CADETS
3 LOSE IT
Blow up centre of enclosed site in a state of disrepair (4,2) enc(LO)sed + anagram of SITE
4 RESTRICTED
Limited credit restored after time off (10) Anagram of CREDIT after REST
5 SHOT
Items of rubbish others threw out (4) rubbiSH OThers
6 ONE-SIDED
Partisan is indeed so messed up (3-5) Anagram of INDEED SO
7 TRANSFIGURATION
Change to form replaced unfair GST with fixed allowance (15) Anagram of UNFAIR GST + RATION
8 REDDEN
Crimson flower finally died in garden (6) flowe(R) + (D inside EDEN)
13 ASTRINGENT
A file written by medical specialist is harsh (10) A + STRING + ENT
16 LIVE WELL
With misfortune over, we will prosper (4,4) EVIL reversed + WELL
17 CEMETERY
Church met early, sacrificing a lamb’s head in a burial ground (8) CE + MET + [EARLY minus A + (L)amb]
20 UPHILL
University PhD, largely, in a bad way, gruelling (6) U + (PH)d + ILL
21 WORSEN
Snowboarder, dropping board, prepared to go downhill (6) Anagram of SNOWBOARDER minus BOARD
24 GORY
Distasteful output from Bing or Yahoo (4) binG OR Yahoo

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