AFR Cryptic (24/4/2021) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations
1 RASHIE
Impulsive one beginning to experiment with surf gear (6) RASH + I + (E)xperiment
4 PROTRACT
Extend authority connected to piece of land (8) PRO + TRACT
9 POLITE
Refined Information Technology installed in an extreme location (6) IT inside POLE
10 COMMERCE
Millions and millions put in to drive business (8) (M + M) inside COERCE
12 STICKERS
Head of security, watches, say, diligent people (8) (S)ecurity + TICKERS
13 ALTERS
Telstra, not using lead, reconfigured changes (6) Anagram of t(ELSTRA)
14 DIRE
Colourist sounded horrible (4) Sounds like DYER
15 RECAPTURED
Backed racehorse turned short of pole and recovered (10) PACER reversed + TUR(n)ED
19 CONSORTIUM
Fraud ruined tourism association (10) CON + anagram of TOURISM
20 PIES
Pepsi, lacking in capital, replaced AFL players (4) Anagram of p(EPSI)
23 DARKEN
Large floating vessel in cave is obscure (6) ARK inside DEN
25 BECHAMEL
Cold meat, glazed with honey, supplier left with sauce (8) (C + HAM) inside BEE + L
27 IMPROVER
Rogue wanderer, a do-gooder (8) IMP + ROVER
28 COOKIE
Baked food that is started off by chef (6) IE after COOK
29 MILITARY
One fired up in army transformed the armed services (8) (I + LIT) inside anagram of ARMY
30 ENERGY
Zip turned green then silvery in the end (6) Anagram of GREEN + silver(Y)
 Down  Answers and Clues Explanations
1 REPOSED
Agent given wrong dose took it easy (7) REP + anagram of DOSE
2 SOLDIER ON
Made money from ecstasy in club to survive (7,2) SOLD + (E inside IRON)
3 INTAKE
Section to paint a key mine’s ventilation shaft (6) paINT A KEy
5 ROOK
Cheat is caught – given up by criminal (4) CROOK minus C
6 TEMPLATE
Model employee who sometimes arrives late (8) TEMP + LATE
7 AGREE
Match may be on in time (5) RE inside AGE
8 TRESSED
Last course served up with strands of hair (7) DESSERT reversed
11 URGENT
Heart of honourable man requiring immediate attention (6) honoURable + GENT
16 ABUSER
One who takes advantage of muscle man on drugs, perhaps (6) AB + USER
17 RAINMAKER
Kick broken main sealed by gardener (9) Anagram of MAIN inside RAKER
18 FOREMOST
Initial way of working in a large wooded area (8) MO inside FOREST
19 CADMIUM
Rogue tight-lipped about one component of nuclear reactor control rods (7) (CAD + MUM) outside I
21 SILVERY
Large quantity of silt particularly light in tone (7) (SIL)t + VERY
22 THROWN
Human resources in urban centre may be put out (6) HR inside TOWN
24 REPEL
Drive off one who’s not wanted back (5) LEPER reversed
26 VEER
Change factors contributing to refractive error (4) refractiVE ERror

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