AFR Cryptic, Saturday 16/10/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (9/10/2021) Worked Solution

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The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

A word or series of words that signify the removal of a letter, letters, word or words (or their equivalents) from other parts of the clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: taken from, decreased by, less.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

The answer is found by removing a letter, letters, or a word (either found directly in the clue or derived) from a word or words (or their synonyms). Subtractions involving synonyms must be done with contiguous letters, that is, a word will subtract directly unless specifically indicated. A subtraction indicator is present to initiate the action.
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AFR Cryptic (9/10/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SPIED
Rushed along carrying one saw (5) SPED outside I
4 MISSPELT
Fail to notice “teem” written incorrectly (8) MISS + PELT
10 MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Conductor claimed court is corrupt, right? (7,8) Anagram of CLAIMED COURT IS + R
11 THRILLER
Stream engulfed by the river could be an exciting story (8) RILL inside THE + R
12 TENANT
Temporary shelter housing an individual paying rent (6) TENT outside AN
14 DRAGON
Lizard is to proceed slowly and tediously (6) DRAG ON
15 RECITAL
Jerk turned around during heartfelt musical performance (7) TIC reversed inside REAL
18 ALB
Vestment strip of royal blue (3) royAL Blue
19 RASHEST
Old flame during time off is most reckless (7) ASH inside REST
21 AMBUSH
Drill guide following a mass attack that comes out of the blue (6) BUSH after (A + M)
24 CHOOSY
Particular Head Office situated in secure setting (6) HO inside COSY
26 IMPETIGO
I am favoured to leave following one contagious outbreak (8) IM + PET + (GO after I)
28 PERSONAL TRAINER
Exclusive coach redesigned on a laser printer (8,7) Anagram of ON A LASER PRINTER
29 TREATIES
Surprise that is added to first part of secret agreements (8) TREAT + IE + (S)ecret
30 SARGE
Police officer, heading to scene, changed gear (5) (S)cene + anagram of GEAR
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SAMITE
Place stocking a medium and heavy silk fabric (6) SITE outside (A + M)
2 INSURER
Nurse worked in industrial relations company that provides protection (7) Anagram of NURSE inside IR
3 DECALOGUE
Expert printed up journal in proper form of the Ten Commandments (9) (ACE reversed + LOG) inside DUE
5 IN IT
One fool from the UK is enjoying success (2,2) I + NIT
6 STELE
Upright pillar made of stone or metal it’s said (5) Sounds like STEEL
7 EXTRACT
Quote special newspaper edition in front of court (7) EXTRA + CT
8 THROTTLE
Suppress the mostly degenerate title not with it (8) (TH)e + ROT + (TITLE minus IT)
9 ALTERNATE
A coastal flyer, coming in, departed every second (9) A + (TERN inside LATE)
13 URBAN MYTH
Remarried man hurt by story of modern life? (5,4) Anagram of MAN HURT BY
16 CABLE-CARS
Clear broadcast, received by taxis, suspended transport (5-4) Anagram of CLEAR inside CABS
17 CRACKPOT
Fruitcake split container (8) CRACK + POT
20 SCOURGE
Beat Scot losing time on drive (7) SCOT minus T + URGE
22 SPINNER
Bowler’s wrong ‘un cut by Pakistan’s opener (7) SINNER outside (P)akistan
23 COARSE
Foul-mouthed rows taking place in middle of intercession (6) OARS inside inter(CE)ssion
25 STOUT
Tough, small plug (5) S + TOUT
27 BAKE
Heat up most of cooked kebab (4) Anagram of (KEBA)b

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 9/10/2021, Clue Hints

Did you have trouble working out last week’s crossword? Check out the worked solution here:
AFR Cryptic (2/10/2021) Worked Solution

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A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) around the OUTSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: holding, keeping, embracing - anything that creates the image of containment.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A question mark has been used to indicate "language abuse", that is, a word or words in a clue are used in a technically incorrect way, but the meaning can be still inferred.

Example: A indeed (?) could mean to insert A inside deed.

A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
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AFR Cryptic (2/10/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KNEES-UP
Lively party spot taken by punk going through withdrawal (5-2) SEE inside (PUNK reversed)
5 EXCUSE
Let off partner once caught fronting operation (6) EX + C + USE
9 RADIO
Brazilian hotspot probed by commercial broadcaster (5) RIO outside AD
10 RECONCILE
One circle out of shape is square (9) Anagram of ONE CIRCLE
11 COAL DUST
A cloud formed by site that is dug out? (4,4) Anagram of A CLOUD + (SITE minus IE)
12 SCALES
They weigh small pieces of fish (6) Double Definition
14 GOLD-MEDALLISTS
Reproduction of small digest containing past winners (4-10) Anagram of SMALL DIGEST outside OLD
16 LARGE INTESTINE
Food processing section integrates cooking inside bar (5,9) Anagram of INTEGRATES inside LINE
20 SATURN
Astronaut relocated down to a planet (6) Anagram of ASTRONAUT minus (TO + A)
22 FORCEFUL
Dynamic captain punching official involved in foul (8) (C inside REF) inside FOUL
24 NOTORIOUS
Denial made by suitor, upset about love, is legendary (9) NO + (anagram of SUITOR outside O)
25 FROZE
Australian nabbed by ref out of line didn’t move (5) OZ inside anagram of REF
26 ANIMUS
One entering an arithmetic problem kept back intention (6) I inside [AN + (SUM reversed)]
27 SOLIDUS
Slash firm land (7) SOLID + US
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 KIRSCH
Risk not taken normally with church alcohol (6) Anagram of RISK + CH
2 ENDEAVOUR
Revised an overdue essay (9) Anagram of AN OVERDUE
3 SCOLDED
Slices of this cold edam should be served with rocket (7) thiS COLD EDam
4 PARISIENNE
French woman and a gentleman set up one tucking into pasta (10) [A + (SIR reversed) + I] inside PENNE
5 EACH
Every one separately considered some aspect of teaching (4) tEACHing
6 CYNICAL
Bitter and heartless city, one overrun by nomadic clan? (7) C(it)Y + I inside anagram of CLAN
7 SPILL
A lighter, small tablet (5) S + PILL
8 LENSES
Journalist not committed to ordering of needless camera equipment (6) Anagram of NEEDLESS minus ED
13 RACEHORSES
Drug taken by scorer has distracted competitors on track (10) E inside anagram of SCORER HAS
15 SANGFROID
Cool frog disturbed one buried in sand (9) (Anagram of FROG + I) inside SAND
16 LOSING
Being deprived of record about fall from grace (6) LOG outside SIN
17 EARDRUM
Listening device heard headless spirit? (7) (h)EARD + RUM
18 TACTFUL
Diplomatic court implicated in fault with resettlement (7) CT inside anagram of FAULT
19 FLEETS
Fine alloy picked up for craft groups (6) F + (STEEL reversed)
21 TITAN
Bird, an enormous thing (5) TIT + AN
23 WOWS
Who was totally out of hearts really impresses (4) W(h)O + W(a)S

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 2/10/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (25/9/2021) Worked Solution

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The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The entire answer can be discovered by mixing up letters. An appropriate anagram indicator will be present.
A type of clue where the WHOLE clue defines the answer, and the WHOLE clue also is the wordplay (a mechanism to derive the answer through various cryptic devices). "&lit" is short for "and literally".

To qualify as an &lit, a clue must have no unused components either in the definition or the wordplay - it must be readable one way as a definition, and another as the wordplay.

The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) on the INSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: held by, kept by, embraced by - anything that creates the image of being contained.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

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AFR Cryptic (25/9/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SORTER
One who organises length of semesters or terms (6) semesterS OR TERms
4 NAUSEOUS
One application in common sense is repulsive (8) (A + USE) inside NOUS
9 LASH OUT
Fiercely criticise yobbo bagging the result of smoking (4,3) LOUT outside ASH
11 FOREIGN
Strange fog cut off power (7) FO(g) + REIGN
12 DOUBLE ADAPTOR
Doubt about wire – a power or electrical connector? (6,7) DOUBT outside (LEAD + A + P) + OR
14 REDDEN
Crimson flower finally died in garden (6) flowe(R) + (D inside EDEN)
15 BUMP INTO
Come across worthless horse covered in spots (4,4) BUM + PINTO
18 APERTURE
A cocky user wriggled free from small opening (8) A + PERT + (anagram of USER minus S)
20 BAKERS
Fat-free breakfast cooked for food suppliers? (6) Anagram of BREAKFAST minus FAT
23 COMPANIONSHIP
Coalition’s head politician, dividing opinion, has disrupted society (13) (C)oalition + (MP inside anagram of OPINION HAS)
26 UPSURGE
Representatives of international shipping company advocate rise (7) UPS + URGE
27 KNEADER
Masseur massaged naked emperor’s front and back (7) Anagram of NAKED + (E)mpero(R)
28 BUDDHISM
Friend almost married, ending his religious belief (8) (BUDD)y + (M after HIS)
29 STEADY
Date organised inside, say, without a partner (6) Anagram of DATE inside (SAY minus A)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SALAD CREAM
Dressing a boy in character (5,5) (A + LAD) inside SCREAM
2 RESCUED
Delivered small reminder written in red (7) (S + CUE) inside RED
3 EMOLLIENT
Pesticide ultimately sprayed on millet is a softening agent (9) pesticid(E) + anagram of ON MILLET
5 AFFLATUS
A fine place to live, created by American with inspiration (8) A + F + FLAT + US
6 SPRAT
Fish species spotted by snake in the grass (5) SP + RAT
7 OMICRON
Number written up containing extremely small Greek character (7) NO reversed outside MICRO
8 SINK
Go under rapids in kayak for some distance (4) rapidS IN Kayak
10 TRAM
Shopping centre set up public transport (4) MART reversed
13 HOUSE PARTY
Benefit held in spring concluded with arty residential function (5,5) (USE inside HOP) + ARTY
16 PLAIN TEXT
Notepad’s contents, say, one found in plant extension (5,4) (I inside PLANT) + EXT
17 BROADENS
Road running through area of Scottish mountains branches out (8) ROAD inside BENS
19 ENCASED
Wrapped up court proceedings in conclusion (7) CASE inside END
21 ECHIDNA
Spiky creature sought refuge in field of cultivated cane (7) HID inside anagram of CANE
22 PICK
Best player of strings? (4) Double Definition
24 MARCH
Period specified each year to make headway (5) Double Definition
25 BULB
Flower child capturing heart of cheerleader (4) BUB outside cheer(L)eader

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 25/9/2021, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (18/9/2021) Worked Solution

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The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

A word or series of words that signify the loss of one letter at the start or end of a word or string of letters.

Examples: beheaded, cut short, endless, nearly, largely etc.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

A type of clue that involves the mixing up of letters without the inclusion of a letter or letters. This clue will have an anagram indicator to signify jumbling and a subtraction indicator to signify the removal of a letter or letters.

A removed letter may be as seen in the clue, an abbreviation for a word in the clue, or the result of another cryptic device like taking the initial letter from a word. Removed letters may be a whole word as seen in a clue, the synonym of a word in the clue (if that synonym is contiguous within the anagram fodder), or the result of another cryptic device like taking the middle two letters from a word.

A pointer that signifies the placing of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents) on the INSIDE of one or more parts of a clue (or their equivalents).

Examples: held by, kept by, embraced by - anything that creates the image of being contained.

A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

A word or series of words that signify the position of wordplay elements in the answer.

Examples: before, after, leading, in the middle of, under (down only) etc.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The clue has two parts, each one defining the answer without using cryptic devices. Ideally each definition should have no etymological relationship.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
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AFR Cryptic (18/9/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SOPRANO
Singer, for example, not included in remastered opera song (7) Anagram of OPERA SONG minus EG
5 BUSHIE
Coach that is following hard outback worker (6) BUS + (IE after H)
9 ROBOT
Factory worker, perhaps, born inside base (5) B inside ROOT
10 PAGEANTRY
Display part of a book, an essay (9) PAGE + AN + TRY
11 EMISSARY
Agent’s failure recognised after the first quarter of poor year (8) MISS inside anagram of YEAR
12 TERROR
Fear mistake coming from tee (6) ERROR after T
13 POTS
Bar sent back containers of beer (4) STOP reversed
14 ONCE AGAIN
Ocean battered land not for the first time (4,5) Anagram of OCEAN + GAIN
17 PLACEMENT
Political group recalled bond distribution (9) ALP reversed + CEMENT
18 MISS
Notice the absence of a schoolteacher (4) Double Defnition
20 LASTED
Young man, consuming large amount of stew, carried on (6) LAD outside (STE)w
21 RATIONAL
Clear-headed one arranged loan after reduction of rate (8) (I + anagram of LOAN) after (RAT)e
24 CLOSENESS
Friendship seen for a change in competitor’s first defeat (9) Anagram of SEEN inside [(C)ompetitor + LOSS]
25 DALLY
Detective and associate hang about (5) D + ALLY
26 STATUS
Pieces owned by artist, a Tuscan with standing (6) artiST A TUScan
27 STRAYER
One who heads off course right, on board a tireless horse (7) R inside STAYER
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 SURGE
Specialist doctor missing out on a significant increase (5) SURGEON minus ON
2 PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Strip club patron organised people mover (6,9) Anagram of STRIP CLUB PATRON
3 ATTEST
Manifest damaged state government ultimately (6) Anagram of STATE + governmen(T)
4 ON PURPOSE
Spooner, twisting around in an excited state, rolled over intentionally (2,7) Anagram of SPOONER outside (UP reversed)
5 BAGS
Claim as one’s right luggage (4) Double Defnition
6 SPACEMAN
High flyer came unstuck in bridge (8) Anagrma of CAME inside SPAN
7 INTERNATIONALLY
Throughout the world and locally taking action with carbon emission (15) INTERNALLY outside A(c)TION
8 HYDRANTS
Doctor living in shanty developed main sources of water (8) DR inside anagram of SHANTY
13 POPULACE
People generally crack a clue badly written (8) POP + anagram of A CLUE
15 CATHARSIS
Purification is ending at hospital inside machines (9) IS after [(AT + H) inside CARS]
16 VEHEMENT
Strong, virile fellows restrained by beastly doctor (8) HE-MEN inside VET
19 BINDER
Red pen scrawled over cover for loose papers (6) (RED + NIB) reversed
22 LAYER
Lawyer giving up, was lacking, for instance, cover (5) LAWYER minus (WAS minus AS)
23 MESS
Superstar football player losing out on final spot (4) MESS(i)

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The Stickler Weekly Status

The Stickler Weekly will take an indefinite break while I sort out some ongoing shoulder, back and neck issues that restrict my time working in front of a computer. These issues have been plaguing me on and off since my IT days in the 1990s, but have recently come to a head with episodes that come on me suddenly and stop me in my tracks. Various physios have tried their best to correct my bad posture that seems to be responsible for nerve damage, but nothing seems to have a lasting effect. I’ve been struggling on, but recent events have been a real cause for concern. Time to get serious.
In addition to medical remedies, I’m planning to set up a standing desk as a trial, the success of which may determine whether I ever write another crossword.

Thanks for your support in the past.

David
The Stickler

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The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 ROUGH IT
Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT
5 MUST-SEE
Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET
9 LYCRA
Dressmaker’s finishing obvious in restitching of lacy material (5) dressmake(R) inisde anagram of LACY
10 ESPIONAGE
Secret service, especially one on time (9) ESP + I + ON + AGE
11 CONVEYED
Moved kid looked at end of verse (8) CON + (EYED after V)
12 UPBEAT
Uranium and boron found in organic material is encouraging (6) U + (B inside PEAT)
14 TRIP
Hallucination is nonsense largely (4) (TRIP)e
15 DOORKNOB
Handle party or bash the wrong way (8) DO + OR + (BONK reversed)
18 MISCOUNT
Wrong calculation is checked initially entering horse (8) [IS + (C)hecked] inside MOUNT
19 GENE
Protein molecule is part of oestrogen essentially (4) oestroGEN Essentially
22 AUNTIE
A free person, relatively speaking (6) A + UNTIE
23 PARLANCE
Standard number of shots fired with weapon in a manner of speaking (8) PAR + LANCE
25 HELPED OUT
Mixed up “the dole” with “supplied assistance” (6,3) Anagram of UP THE DOLE
26 GREET
Shake hands and agree, losing a little time (5) AGREE minus A + T
27 SHYSTER
Unscrupulous practitioner is ignored by sister after fling (7) (SISTER minus IS) after SHY
28 DONATED
Gifted university fellow finished a course and died (7) DON + ATE + D
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RELOCATE
Transfer associate holding company up (8) RELATE outside (CO reversed)
2 UNCONDITIONALLY
Sort of induction concerning friend without qualifications (15) Anagram of INDUCTION + ON + ALLY
3 HEATER
Hard consumer could be warmer (6) H + EATER
4 TREMENDOUS
Harassed mentor sued great (10) Anagram of MENTOR SUED
5 MOPE
Move around slowly and aimlessly in vehicle mostly (4) (MOPE)d
6 SLOWPOKE
Plodder talked about mountain-climbing gear? (8) SPOKE outside LOW
7 STATE GOVERNMENT
Strong team event transformed regional authority (5,10) Anagram of STRONG TEAM EVENT
8 EVENTS
A war lost by veteran was changing engagements (6) Anagram of VETERAN WAS minus A WAR
13 CONTRACTED
Called about worker ultimately bound by a legal obligation (10) CONTACTED outside worke(R)
16 ACCIDENT
Chance I’d taken, in a manner of speaking (8) ID inside ACCENT
17 DEMENTED
Soldiers, with time in action, cracked (8) (MEN + T) inside DEED
20 MASHES
Helium kept in large-scale pounds (6) HE inside MASS
21 FLAGON
Amount of wine and spirit put into baked dish (6) GO inside FLAN
24 SOUR
Tart, a starter, possibly, not finished right (4) (SOU)p + R

 

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