AFR Cryptic (NY 2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 CUT A DASH
Such data manipulated to make a striking impression (3,1,4) Anagram of SUCH DATA
5 CHAD
Combined group in church addressed African nation (4) churCH ADdressed
8 DRIVERS
Clubs close to polluted waterways (7) pollute(D) + RIVERS
14 WHOOP
Loud cry doctor on TV produced before operation (5) WHO + OP
15 LEARNER
Apprentice left profitable enterprise (7) L + EARNER
16 ASTRODOME
Enclosed sports centre, for instance, staff recognised in book (9) AS + (ROD inside TOME)
17 IMPASTO
I am after origin of old painting (7) IM + PAST + (O)ld
18 BANDITS
Thieves by the way involved in scraps (7) AND inside BITS
19 CUSTARD
Big name tucked into processed food and dessert (7) STAR inside CUD
20 LOCATE
Track down members of bloc at embassy (6) bLOC AT Embassy
22 DEGENERATE
Impure form of energy green represented in meeting? (10) (E + anagram of GREEN) inside DATE
23 SPIKE
Skewer an ear of corn (5) Double Definition
24 PARALYSE
A player’s repositioned and put out of action (8) Anagram of A PLAYERS
26 LEASES
Sale changed focus of domestic rental agreements (6) Anagram of SALE + dom(ES)tic
28 CAME TO
Team reassigned in company recovered (4,2) Anagram of TEAM inside CO
31 MEAT PIE
MasterChef’s original cooked pate that is one of Australia’s favourite foods (4,3) (M)asterchef + anagram of PATE + IE
32 FETED
Honoured leader of Thailand during plentiful meal (5) (T)hailand inside FEED
34 LAMINATE
Cover a minister put in at the last second (8) (A + MIN) inside LATE
37 MEA CULPA
Clam up wrongly about each admission of guilt (3,5) Anagram of CLAM UP outside EA
39 DUMMY
Wet soft earth turned over by my open hand (5) MUD reversed + MY
40 ROSTRUM
Platform shoes primarily handled by cobblers? Strange (7) (S)hoes inside ROT + RUM
43 RIBBON
Tease bishop about decorative material (6) RIB + B + ON
45 RISING
Lifting is supported in wrestling arena (6) IS inside RING
47 CHEERING
A great deal of audacity demonstrated by band is encouraging (8) (CHEE)k + RING
49 GORGE
Leave wild party, missing out on a feast (5) GO + (RAGE minus A)
50 ORCHESTRAS
They create music or unusual art in musical (10) OR + (anagram of ART inside CHESS)
53 SPARTA
Greek city’s craftsmanship on display in spring (6) ART inside SPA
56 AROUSED
Excited baron, out of bounds, took drugs? (7) b)ARO(n + USED
58 UPLOADS
Data transfers Middle Eastern political group used with advantage in America (7) (PLO + AD) inside US
59 RIPOSTE
Right that is reinforced by standard response (7) (R + IE) outside POST
61 IN EARNEST
Close bird sanctuary after one? Seriously! (2,7) (NEAR + NEST) after I
62 AT ONE GO
A hundred runs, for example, scored before duck in a single effort (2,3,2) A + TON + EG + O
63 OBAMA
Employees committed to job amazed former leader? (5) jOB AMAzed
64 MUSTERS
Marshals rest uneasily after problem with retirement (7) Anagram of REST after SUM reversed
65 RIDE
Drive and walk down street (4) STRIDE minus ST
66 PARAKEET
A gardening tool bitten by pet bird (8) (A + RAKE) inside PET
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 COWGIRL
Western woman returned outfit wearing hood (7) RIG reversed inside COWL
2 TROOP
Officer at the start in Australian case set up military unit (5) (O)fficer inside PORT reversed
3 DEPOSIT SLIP
Form of banking overseas, one used in department by mistake (7,4) (OS + I) inside DEPT + SLIP
4 SOLD ON
Antique owned by family member is exchanged for money (4,2) OLD inside SON
6 HARDINESS
Has taken over opening of royal feasts with resolution (9) HAS outside [(R)oyal + DINES]
7 DEAD SEA
A deed’s amended in connection with a large expanse of saltwater (4,3) Anagram of A DEEDS + A
8 DETACHED
Cold detective felt pain (8) DET + ACHED
9 ICONS
Pictures are not needed in new scenario (5) Anagram of SCENARIO minus ARE
10 EVOCATIVE
Haunting place that’s sheltered upset natives inside borders? (9) COVE reversed + n(ATIVE)s
11 SPEED DEMON
Habitually fast driver needs moped completely rebuilt (5,5) Anagram of NEEDS MOPED
12 MARBLE
Broken alarm bell not containing all hard material (6) Anagram of ALARM BELL minus ALL
13 UNINTERESTED
Indifferent university reconfigured Net ready to work (12) UNI + anagram of NET + RESTED
21 CORSAGE
Flowers, bundled together, droop in the centre (7) SAG inside CORE
23 SPAIN
Meat that’s processed largely in a European country (5) (SPA)m + IN
24 POMP
Ostentation and power behind one from the old country (4) P after POM
25 SEEMLY
See one unemployed in Manly that’s decent? (6) SEE + (MANLY minus AN)
27 SPLAYD
Consumer’s tool is removed from different displays (6) Anagram of DISPLAYS minus IS
29 AFFAIR
A fine gathering of producers to promote business activity (6) A + F + FAIR
30 SMIRCH
Dirty edges fixed up next to church (6) RIMS reversed + CH
33 DEMONSTRATOR
Guitar owned by master or exhibitionist (12) STRAT inside (DEMON + OR)
35 TERRIER
Keen person’s lapse inside bank (7) ERR inside TIER
36 SMUG
Superior adhesives turned up (4) GUMS reversed
38 CHORE
Routine task that’s hard in essence (5) H inside CORE
41 SLEEP APNOEA
Sane people worked out a problem for some retired people (5,6) Anagram of SANE PEOPLE + A
42 PRAGMATISM
Treated stigma carried by pusher with common sense (10) Anagram of STIGMA inside PRAM
44 BURROWERS
They undermine prickly case linked to debtors (9) BURR + OWERS
46 STEELYARD
Restyled a replaced weighing machine (9) Anagram of RESTYLED A
48 BOLDNESS
Large object held back by supervisor is brass (8) (L + END reversed) inside BOSS
51 CLUTTER
Mess left in small sailing vessel (7) L inside CUTTER
52 ANSWER
Acknowledge a state centre in Canterbury (6) A + NSW + cant(ER)bury
54 ABEYANT
Inactive church building abandoned by bishop and social worker (7) ABBEY minus B + ANT
55 AREOLA
Region around a nipple ring, left covered with patch (6) (O + L) inside AREA
57 SERVE
Dish up some appetiser (vegetarian) (5) apperiSER VEgetarian
60 STAGE
Arrange for men only on drugs (5) STAG + E

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