AFR Cryptic (8/7/2017) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DISMISSIVE
Is young lady living in disreputable place scornful? (10) (IS + MISS) inside DIVE
6 BRAS
A large number of bold women wear these (4) (BRAS)H
9 CLUMP
Clubs put up with strike (5) C + LUMP
10 OVERDRAFT
A drover renovated vacated flat with borrowed money? (9) Anagram of A DROVER + F(la)T
12 DETERGENTS
Cleaning chemicals block toilets (10) DETER + GENTS
13 OIL
It’s required for lubricating parts of boiler (3) bOILer
15 AGEISM
Certain discrimination is captured in a masterpiece (6) IS inside (A + GEM)
16 ESPOUSED
Adopted a different pose previously employed by another (8) Anagram of POSE + USED
18 CAMP OVEN
Outback baker, a politician, invested in charming bunch (4,4) (A + MP) inside COVEN
20 BOWSAW
Cutter was steered back behind front of ship (6) WAS reversed after BOW
23 ION
Resistance dropped by iron particle that’s charged (3) IRON minus R
24 ILLUSTRATE
Depict ailing king in unusual statue (10) ILL + (R inside anagram of STATUE)
26 NIGHTLIFE
The filing interfered with activities after dark (9) Anagram of THE FILING
27 BREAK
Bill containing right division (5) BEAK outside R
28 DIRE
Colourist sounded horrible (4) Sounds like DYER
29 RESTLESSLY
Crook sells tyres in an agitated state (10) Anagram of SELLS TYRES
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 DUCK
Avoid a low score in cricket (4) Double Definition
2 SHUT-EYE
What a tired person needs, they use anyway (4-3) Anagram of THEY USE
3 IMPRESSIONIST
One who’s ready for take-off? (13) Cryptic Definition
4 SPONGY
Agent, carrying on with girl, initially is lacking firmness (6) SPY outside [ON + (G)IRL]
5 VIENNESE
Austrian contest seen in a different light after end of competition (8) VIE + [anagram of SEEN after competitio(N)]
7 REASONS
Excuses are fabricated by junior family members (7) Anagram of ARE + SONS
8 SETTLE DOWN
Group headed into town to cool off (6,4) SET + (LED inside TOWN)
11 DISHONOURABLE
Food on our table, served without starter, is shameful (13) DISH + ON + OUR + T(ABLE)
14 SANCTIONED
Reappointed deacon isn’t official (10) Anagram of DEACON ISNT
17 HELLFIRE
The man, left with rifle, sorted out infernal punishment (8) HE + L + anagram of RIFLE
19 MANAGER
Feeding trough opened up by a supervisor (7) MANGER outside A
21 SETTERS
Colonists releasing large dogs (7) SETTLERS minus L
22 ASCENT
Value of a bouquet is way up (6) A + SCENT
25 OKAY
Top removed from sweet wine is fine (4) T(OKAY)

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