AFR Cryptic (New Year 2020) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HOSPITAL
Centre of operations has pilot relocated (8) Anagram of HAS PILOT
5 SCAM
A number of musicians came with fiddle (4) musicianS CAMe
8 FARRAGO
A good way to ridicule opening piece of orchestra’s medley (7) FAR + RAG + (O)RCHESTRA
14 LET UP
Passengers sitting back inside hardtop ute like to relax (3,2) hardtoP UTE Like reversed
15 ERRANDS
Slip up and start to squander commissions (7) ERR + AND + (S)QUANDER
16 CORTISONE
Carbon monoxide in store contaminated hormone (9) CO + anagram of IN STORE
17 SADISTS
Grave is opened up by street people with a mean streak (7) (SAD + IS) outside ST
18 CALYPSO
Song transformed plays, in view of company (7) Anagram of PLAYS inside CO
19 CASINOS
Coins tossed around, for instance, gambling joints (7) Anagram of COINS outside AS
20 ENTAIL
Call for thanks in line with retirement (6) TA inside (LINE reversed)
22 SEEMLINESS
View lines included in manuscript with decorum (10) SEE + (LINES inside MS)
23 SLING
Throw out a sweet mixed drink (5) Double Definition
24 PATIENTS
Bond, wearing trousers, treated people (8) TIE inside PANTS
26 TALENT
Alcohol consumed by explosive person with great ability (6) ALE inside TNT
28 MIDGET
Slow turning around to pick up something small (6) DIM reversed + GET
31 SPRAYER
Distributor and supplier’s first appeal, supposedly, received by a higher authority (7) (S)UPPLIER + PRAYER
32 SEIZE
Apprehend witnesses in audience (5) Sounds like SEES
34 ART CLASS
Creative course of study is not accepted by terribly racist woman (3,5) (Anagram of RACIST minus IS) + LASS
37 ADDITIVE
Something extra – notice it in dip (8) AD + (IT inside DIVE)
39 NORSE
Text written in Russian or Serbian language (5) russiaN OR SErbian
40 EVIDENT
Indisputable form of identification needed in competition (7) ID inside EVENT
43 RUFFLE
Put out material that’s been gathered (6) Double Definition
45 LEARNT
Change to rental arrangement should be understood (6) Anagram of RENTAL
47 TEMPTING
Working irregularly, taking time, is attractive (8) TEMPING outside T
49 GUANO
Natural fertiliser available by August through back-order? (5) (ON + AUG) reversed
50 ELDERBERRY
Mixed breed rarely ignoring a juicy fruit (10) Anagram of BREED RARELY minus A
53 CALLUS
Hardened skin completely soaked in copper and sulphur (6) ALL inside (CU + S)
56 OCTOBER
Alliance in bloc to be reviewed in a set period each year (7) blOC TO BE Reviewed
58 ERECTED
Time included in amended decree should be fixed up (7) T inside anagram of DECREE
59 OUTDOOR
Go past centre to work in the open air (7) OUTDO + W(OR)K
61 THRILLING
Item found on banks of small stream is sensational (9) THING outside RILL
62 ELOPERS
Employees of developer stopped love-birds flying the coop? (7) devELOPER Stopped
63 CRUDE
Caltex’s primary unrefined oil (5) (C)ALTEX + RUDE
64 CARTING
Vehicle, sound as a bell, is transporting goods (7) CAR + TING
65 RATE
Trade adversely impacted without diamonds to value (4) Anagram of TRADE minus D
66 TROLLEYS
Provocative poster, yes, about running things in a supermarket? (8) TROLL + anagram of YES
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 HOLY SEE
Married one leaving homily to visit papal court (4,3) [HOMILY minus (M+I)] + SEE
2 SITED
Having vision, it’s said, put in place (5) Sounds like SIGHTED
3 IMPASSIVELY
One very much absorbing pressure with a straight face (11) I + (MASSIVELY outside P)
4 AVERSE
Reluctant cavers not needing lead guide ultimately (6) c)AVERS + GUID(E)
6 COST PRICE
Clubs spot refined grain for what a dealer pays (4,5) C + anagram of SPOT + RICE
7 MACH ONE
Love replacing one in machine with speed (4,3) MACHINE with O replacing I
8 FORECAST
Prophecy supporting a sect experiencing conversion (8) FOR + anagram of A SECT
9 RUINS
Flows blocking one dilapidated building site (5) RUNS outside I
10 ABOUNDING
Prolific one making great leaps forward (9) A + BOUNDING
11 OVERSIGHTS
Slips expression of regret into public statement at the outset (10) SIGH inside [OVERT + (S)TATEMENT]
12 TROCHE
Rock largely used in the tablet (6) (ROC)k inside THE
13 INFLAMMATION
Fit mailman worked on reaction to injury (12) Anagram of FIT MAILMAN + ON
21 TUTORED
Taught a group of members to drink (7) TU + TO + RED
23 SKILL
Needlepoint to do in craft? (5) S + KILL
24 POSE
Old storyteller stood up, not accepting a physical attitude (4) AESOP reversed minus A
25 TURN IN
Deliver tin-plated boiler? (4,2) URN inside TIN
27 TRACED
Detected temperature associated with burnt rubber (6) T + RACED
29 AS WELL
A bulge in addition (2,4) A + SWELL
30 ETHENE
Component of atmosphere, the neutral gas (6) atmospherE THE NEutral
33 EAR INFECTION
Interface redesigned by one just after auditor’s complaint (3,9) Anagram of INTERFACE + I + ON
35 SPECIAL
Extraordinary place is given a makeover (7) Anagram of PLACE IS
36 STAG
Part of Tour de France shortened for men only (4) STAG(e
38 IGLOO
Man expelled from Mongolia strangely bound for White House? (5) Anagram of MONGOLIA minus MAN
41 IMPRACTICAL
One new-fangled arctic lamp is visionary (11) I + anagram of ARCTIC LAMP
42 PROGNOSTIC
Expert revised costing forecast (10) PRO + anagram of COSTING
44 FLATTERER
Sports official upset about going after person out to gain an advantage (9) REF reversed outside LATTER
46 AGREEMENT
Deal with people interrupting a welcome (9) MEN inside (A + GREET)
48 YEARNING
The old crook rang in feeling great desire (8) YE + anagram of RANG IN
51 DREDGER
Digging machine died on border in middle of Murray (7) D + [EDGE inside MU(RR)AY]
52 RUDDER
Boat’s guide is not nice about closing of flooded river (6) [RUDE outside FLOODE(D)] + R
54 STREETS
Small planes, say, crossing capital of Thailand’s transport routes (7) S + [TREES outside (T)HAILAND]
55 BOWSER
Fuel supplier’s powerful jack must be fitted with bearing (6) S(outh) inside BOWER
57 BALTI
Type of Pakistani cuisine is north European mostly (5) (BALTI)c
60 OF USE
Effective ring connected to circuit breaker (2,3) O + FUSE

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One Response to AFR Cryptic (New Year 2020) Solution

  1. Jenny says:

    Please disregard previous comment. I have just worked out the answer.