AFR Cryptic (17/4/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RECIPE
Cream pie cooked without a MasterChef’s initial instructions (6) Anagram of CREAM PIE minus [A + (M)asterchef]
4 PROCLAIM
Officially announce large target after replanting of crop (8) (L + AIM) after anagram of CROP
9 FELLOW
Guy felt greatly depressed (6) (FEL)t + LOW
10 ENORMOUS
Big individual knocked back rum so irregularly (8) ONE reversed + anagram of RUM SO
12 SUNRISE INDUSTRY
In study, insurers redefined “new business” (7,8) Anagram of IN STUDY INSURERS
13 DISC
Quartet from England is cutting a record (4) englanD IS Cutting
14 CAPITALISE
Fund’s maximum amount is placed in one account (10) CAP + IS inside (I + TALE)
18 SERPENTINE
Series writer concluding with point that’s meandering (10) SER + PEN + TINE
19 SPAS
Hot baths reduced muscular contraction (4) (SPAS)m
22 EARTH-SHATTERING
Crook threatens a right of great importance (5-10) Anagram of THREATENS A RIGHT
25 IN DETAIL
Contents of binder to follow closely, item by item? (2,6) b(INDE)r + TAIL
26 CREASE
Car not taking a smooth line (6) CAR minus A + EASE
27 LORDSHIP
Retired doctor held in custody by corrupt Polish authority (8) DR reversed inside anagram of POLISH
28 ADVERT
Notice a person going under losing one ahead of time (6) A + (DIVER minus I) + T
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REFUSED
Denied sports official took drugs regularly (7) REF + USED
2 COLONISER
Pioneer is accommodated by company person with few friends (9) IS inside (CO + LONER)
3 PROFIT
Revenue paid sportsman in good shape (6) PRO + FIT
5 RAN ON
Right person with a secret identity continued in operation (3,2) R + ANON
6 CAROUSAL
Song about country party full of drunkards (8) CAROL outside USA
7 ADOPT
Choose suit in fitting (5) DO inside APT
8 MISTYPE
Tearful poet oddly hit the wrong key (7) MISTY + (P)o(E)t
11 PEDANT
High-level fighter cuffed by special person who likes to get things right (6) DAN inside PET
15 IGNITE
Fire up participants of meeting isolated in retreat (6) meETING Isolated reversed
16 IMPLICATE
Associate edited clip received by one partner (9) Anagram of CLIP inside (I + MATE)
17 MEPHITIS
Madonna’s first recording, a big success, is a stinker (8) (M)adonna + EP + HIT + IS
18 SPECIAL
Unique place is given a makeover (7) Anagram of PLACE IS
20 SEGMENT
Division transported around, say, third in command (7) SENT outside [EG + co(M)mand]
21 REARED
Brought up lots of authentic wine (6) (REA)l + RED
23 RADAR
Components of sensor, a dark object tracker (5) sensoR A DARk
24 HAITI
Country has reduced it by one (5) HA(s) + IT + I

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