AFR Cryptic (9/5/2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 PRIMAL
Place across border completed by a chief (6) PL outside (RIM + A)
5 MART
Trading centre is attractively neat and stylish after opening (4) s(MART)
9 ARRAY
Returned Victorian flower arrangement (5) YARRA reversed
10 LODESTONE
Surgery on oldest individual is an attractive thing (9) Anagram of OLDEST + ONE
13 DAWDLED
Parent, guided around introduction to Windows, progressed slowly (7) (DAD + LED) outside (W)indows
14 ECUADOR
Educator, short on time, reformed country (7) Anagram of EDUCATOR minus T
15 RAPT
Traitor seizing power is delighted (4) RAT outside P
16 COASTGUARD
Water police relocated as a tug moved into line (10) Anagram of AS A TUG inside CORD
19 ONE-MAN TENT
Working bigwig recalled ten back to government shelter (3-3,4) ON + NAME reversed + TEN + governmen(T)
20 CHOP
Cut section of Psycho, perhaps (4) psyCHO Perhaps
23 TESTING
The heartless con is hard? (7) T(h)E + STING
25 EDIT OUT
Media not restricted by tipster’s cut? (4,3) m)EDI(a + TOUT
26 PARENTAGE
A payment for accommodation handled by attendant’s family (9) (A + RENT) inside PAGE
28 MEETS
Look around, occupied by first of three organised events (5) SEEM reversed outside (T)hree
29 MADE
Processed bananas close to estate (4) MAD + estat(E)
30 SAYING
Saw mum leaving gymnasium in a mess (6) Anagram of GYMNASIUM minus MUM
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
2 ROYALS
Court officials got banned from changing astrology (6) Anagram of ASTROLOGY minus GOT
3 MALADROIT
Clumsy mother and son represented trio? (9) MA + LAD + anagram of TRIO
4 LEDGE
Left-side vein? (5) L + EDGE
5 MESSUAGE
Buildings and grounds university listed in communique (8) (U)niversity inside MESSAGE
6 TAN
Brown contents of bucket analysed (3) buckeT ANalysed
7 WANDER
Stray, white and red, returned (6) WAN + (RED reversed)
8 CROWD-PLEASER
Rowers placed badly in popular event (5-7) Anagram of ROWERS PLACED
11 OLD-FASHIONED
One staying inside clumsily handles food and drink (3-9) I inside anagram of HANDLES FOOD
12 ERRED
50% of beer and wine went astray (5) be(ER) + RED
17 SINCERELY
Head of store, at work, replaced celery in good faith (9) (S)tore + IN + anagram of CELERY
18 RADIANCE
Runs a social function holding one light (8) (R + A + DANCE) outside I
19 ON TOP
Residents of Pyrmont opened up (2,3) pyrmONT OPened
21 POTASH
Strong base in container has broken down (6) POT + anagram of HAS
22 OILMAN
One selling centrally in part of the Middle East? (6) [I + sel(L)ing] inside OMAN
24 GLASS
Grand girl’s pony, for example (5) G + LASS
27 AIM
Try valium taken regularly (3) v(A)l(I)u(M)

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